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Saturday, May 5 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Making a Living as a Midlist Writer

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Look around Penguicon and you'll find big-name writers who make the big bucks, have movie deals, and win awards. But there's a bunch of other writers, too. Some of them pay their bills by mining words from the void. Their names don't appear in Billboard and their books aren't in grocery stores, yet somehow they keep a roof overhead and don't starve. How? Come to this panel and find out.

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Michael W. Lucas

I pay the mortgage writing novels and nonfiction books. Best known for BSD tech books, the Immortal Clay series, and (heaven help me) satirical Linux erotica. Talk to me about BSD operating systems, pet rats, martial arts, writing and publishing, and gelato. | | Latest tech books... Read More →
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David Erik Nelson

Award-winning science-fiction author and essayist. His stories and novellas regularly appear in ASIMOV’S, THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, anthos like BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, and elsewhere. Author of DIY books like SNIP, BURN, SOLDER, SHRED: SERIOUSLY GEEKY STUFF TO MAKE... Read More →
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Lucy A. Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is a five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author. She wrote the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, and Switchblade Goddess, the nonfiction book Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide, and the collections While the Black Stars... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm

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