Our Lifetime Guests of Honor
David & Sharon Weber – Mark & Joy Wandrey – Chris & Sheellah Kennedy
David & Sharon Weber
David is a prolific writer best known for creating The Honorverse and Honor Harrington. He has written many other books with many collaborators. Check out his website.
Perhaps one of the most challenging factors in the proper care and feeding of an author is dealing with the enormous amount of stuff associated with the writing craft. Sure, there are maps, and manuscripts, but for each book David has written, we have received 10 – 20 complimentary copies. Sounds great, huh? But that means we get copies of all the hardbacks, the paperbacks, and each foreign language edition… for each of David’s (over 50) releases! Then, of course, you have to factor in all of the reference books, the Baen books that wander our way, and the fact that both David and I have extensive book collections…
Well, we won’t run out of anything to read soon!
The kids are getting to the point that they are really starting to enjoy reading, and they are really excited that David has written a book about a younger protagonist. But, interestingly, when I was reading over it the other day, I came to the conclusion that “A Beautiful Friendship” really has a little something for everyone in it. You certainly can’t classify it as your typical cookie-cutter “coming of age” story. I’m really excited about its release. I keep asking when I’m going to get my own treecat… maybe that can be a Christmas present?
Chris & Sheellah Kennedy
A Webster Award winner and three-time Dragon Award finalist, Chris Kennedy is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and small-press publisher who has written over 40 books and published more than 300 others. Get his free book, “Shattered Crucible,” at his website, https://chriskennedypublishing.com.
Called “fantastic” and “a great speaker,” he has coached hundreds of beginning authors and budding novelists on how to self-publish their stories at a variety of conferences, conventions, and writing guild presentations. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, “Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores.”
Chris lives in Coinjock, North Carolina, with his wife, and is the holder of a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degrees in both business and public administration. Follow Chris on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ckpublishing/.
Mark & Joy Wandrey
Mark Wandrey has been writing all his life, and publishing for over 20 years now. He has several Dragon-Award-Finalist novels, and several bestsellers among his works. He is best known for his work in the Four Horsemen Universe, which he created together with Chris Kennedy. He has several other series including The Earth Song Series (space opera) and the Turning Point series (zombie apocalypse). Mark excels at world-building and action-packed military science fiction.
Joy was raised in Indiana but has never let the grass grow under her feet. She has lived in many states, and is currently a full-time RV’er, along with her husband Mark. Joy is a textile artist, bagmaker, and toymaker who has to keep her hands busy. She loves to spin, knit, crochet, and weave, as a creative outlet. She has also written a few short stories that can be found in anthologies published by Chris Kennedy Publishing. She and Mark are working on an urban fantasy novel currently.