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The next Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con is being held on September 8-10, 2017 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center in Columbia, MD. Look for more information coming soon!
Our purpose is to gather readers and writers of all genre fiction; including mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal etc.
There will be panels to interest both writers and fans. All meals will be included and everyone will eat all of their meals together. There will be keynote speeches, guest interviews and so much more!
NY Times Bestseller and 5-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry!
JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning suspense author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.
Maberry writes in several genres. His young adult fiction includes ROT & RUIN (2011; now in development for film; named in Booklist’s Ten Best Horror Novels for Young Adults, a Bram Stoker and Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading winner; nominee for several state Teen Book Awards; winner of the Cybils Award, the Eva Perry Mock Printz medal, Dead Letter Best Novel Award, and four Melinda Awards); DUST & DECAY (winner of the 2011 Bram Stoker Award; FLESH & BONE (winner of the Bram Stoker Award; 2012); FIRE & ASH (2013); and BITS AND PIECES (2015), a collection of stories set in the world of ROT & RUIN. His thrillers include The Joe Ledger Thrillers from St. Martin’s Griffin: PATIENT ZERO, 2009, winner of the Black Quill and a Bram Stoker Award finalist for Best Novel; THE DRAGON FACTORY, 2010; THE KING OF PLAGUES, 2011; ASSASSIN’S CODE, 2011; EXTINCTION MACHINE, 2013; CODE ZER0, 2014; PREDATOR ONE, 2015; JOE LEDGER: SPECIAL OPS (2015), a collection of Joe Ledger short stories; and the soon-to-be-released KILL SWITCH (April 2016).
We are thrilled to have New York Times Bestselling thriller author Peter Blauner as on of our two keynote speakers!
Peter Blauner started in journalism. He was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger and the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut, and wrote for the New York magazine. In 1988 Blauner took a leave of absence from journalism and spent six months as a volunteer probation officer as research for his first novel Slow Motion Riot. It won the Edgar award, and was named an “International Book of the Year” in the Times Literary Supplement. For The Intruder, Blauner spent a year as a volunteer at a homeless shelter and visited the underground dwellings of “mole people” living beneath Manhattan’s Riverside Park. That novel was a New York Times bestseller. Blauner has been on the writing staff of three shows in the Law & Order franchise and was a co-executive producer of Law & Order: SVU. More recently, he has been writing as a co-executive producer for “Blue Bloods.” His next novel, Proving Ground, is scheduled for release in 2017.
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