Rob Howell

Rob Howell

     Author


Rob is a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for his stories and settings. He has also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk. Originally from Houston, Texas, he dutifully followed his parents as they went from there to Hillsboro, Texas, then to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and finally to Wichita, Kansas. Along the way, they discovered about the only way to keep Rob quiet was to give him a book. Unfortunately for them, it turned out he could read very quickly, so they had to give him lots of books. He latched onto the Hardy Boys series first, then about anything else he could reach. Without books, either he or his parents probably would not have survived. Possibly both. Rob has traveled extensively. Most recently, in 2012, he walked the majority of the Offa's Dyke Trail along the border of Wales and England. Many experiences on the trail shaped his writing. One might say the Offa's Dyke Trail led to Edward. He decided to write professionally when he discovered he was too educated for most jobs, and not quite educated enough for a few. Fortunately, he had always written and had always wanted to emulate Forester, Tolkien, Weber, Drake, Parker, Chandler, and Francis. Now he can.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Rob Howell

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Luck is Not a Factor: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe

Chris Kennedy moderates Luck is Not a Factor: More Stories from the Four Horsemen Universe. The 4 Horseman Roundtable: Readings, Q&A, Discussion, followed by a  Mass Autograph Session

Fri 02:30PM The 4 Horseman RT Mass Autograph Session

Chris Kennedy moderates The 4 Horseman Roundtable Mass Autograph Session

Fri 03:00PM The Bridges between Fantasy and Historical Fiction

Dr. Valerie Hampton moderates a discussion on how good historical research informs the essential elements of creating visual and written fantasy and good historical fiction.

Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and listen to our Guests of Honor speak!

Event
CC: Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
(60 min)
Fri 07:00PM Autograph Session (K. Bogen, HP & J Holo, Howell)

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 (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Reading: Teresa Howard & Rob Howell

Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works.

Reading
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches

Space Opera themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak! Costumes optional!

Sat 04:00PM Chris Kennedy Publishing - The Year Ahead

Join Chris Kennedy and his crew of writers as they discuss what the next year holds in store!

Sat 06:00PM Author's / Artist's Alley (Curtis, T. Howard/M, Wyers, Howell, Lowery, Weyand)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell present the Chris Kennedy Publishing combined Room Party and Book Launch for Alabaster Noon

Seventh Seal Press & Rob Howell present the Chris Kennedy Publishing combined Room Party and Book Launch for Alabaster Noon, the final book in The Omega War series.

Sun 10:00AM Author's / Artist's Alley (Braker, Frost, Howell, J.D. Jordan, McClure)

Come by the Author's / Artist's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Autograph
Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 01:00PM Pantsing For Beginners

Authors Rob Howell and Rich Weyand and Stephanie Osborn -- all write without an outline -- will teach their process for beginners who just can't seem to get that first novel done.

Workshop
M: Tennessee River Room
(120 min)
 
 
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