Publishing Scams (Stern Room, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:30-4:45) – James Macdonald’s efforts to expose publishing scammers have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times and he is widely known as an expert on the subject. At a time when many aspiring writers are taken in by predatory fake publishers and faux literary agents, Doyle and Macdonald give an overview of many of the most notorious scammers and how they work their cons.
Reading and Signing (Stern Room, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30) – Authors of more than 30 books ranging from children’s books to historical fantasy to space opera to naval fiction to superhero novels, Doyle and Macdonald will read from recent work and discuss how they became writers and the process of collaborating on fiction, as well as answering student questions.
About the Authors:
James D. Macdonald is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, ranging from space opera and military science fiction to (pseudonymously) military thrillers and an annotated book of sea chanties. A former Navy officer, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife and frequent co-author, Debra Doyle.
Debra Doyle is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, and an instructor at Viable Paradise. She has a doctorate in English specializing in Anglo-Saxon literature from the University of Pennsylvania.