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Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter

     Author

LibertyCon 30 30th Anniversary Guest (2017)

Faith Hunter, urban fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SciFi, fantasy, and gothic mystery. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time (about 60 hours a week) tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

The dark urban fantasy Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, is a New York Times bestselling series with multiple books and compilations. Jane Yellowrock is a Cherokee skinwalker who tracks, hunts, and kills rogue-vampires for a living -- that is, until she takes a gig working for Leo Pellissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans. The series is set in an alternate reality, modern-day world, one inhabited by humans, vamps, and other things that go bump in the night.

Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series, feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the Rogue Mage World Book and Role Playing Game, which contains lots of fiction for the readers!

The Soulwood series features Nell Nicholson Ingram, and is a spinoff from the Skinwalker series. Nell is an escapee from a cult, a solitary woman with magic of her own. In book one, Blood of The Earth, she is hired to help PsyLED (a division of Homeland Security) find a missing child.

Under her pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action adventure, mysteries, and thrillers.

As Faith and Gwen, she has more than 33 books in print in 29 countries.

Along with other published writers, Faith participates in an online writing community geared to helping fantasy writers with tips and publishing advice called www.MagicalWords.net.



(From Ms. Hunter's Amazon Biography Page)

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Faith Hunter

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM World Building in Dark Urban Fantasy
GOH Faith Hunter and Author David Coe / D.B. Jackson will run a 2 hour workshop on the ins and outs of world building in Dark Urban Fantasy genre.
Workshop
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Medicine, Monsters and the Apocalypse
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this panel on the medical aspects of surviving in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
Sat 11:00AM Autograph Session (Hunter, McCaffrey)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Urban Fantasy: Druids in the 'Hood Luncheon Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches
Urban Fantasy themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak!
Sat 03:00PM Dark Urban Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense: Where Do the Lines Blur?
David Coe/D.B. Jackson moderates this panel on the the tenuous seams between genres, and where the lines blur between Horror, Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Suspense.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 11:00AM Broken Heroes and How They Save the World (Or The Story)
John Hartness moderates this panel of the journeys and trials that "everyman" faces and how he evolves into a hero.
Sun 01:00PM The Influence of Dark Urban Fantasy on Mainstream Media
Gail Z. Martin moderates this in-depth look at the influence of dark urban fantasy on mainstream media.