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Sunday, May 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
How to Juggle Parenthood and a Professional Writing Career

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A panel of professional writers discuss the challenges of trying to "Have It All" (a thriving career and a meaningful relationship with your children). They'll offer tips on how to juggle a professional writing career and a fulfilling family life. How do you make word count while your teenager yells at you for a ride to the movies? How do you juggle deadlines and 2am diaper changes? What's the key to finding the right balance between being there for your family and holding onto your writing aspirations?

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E. D. Walker

Author
E.D. Walker, a native of Los Angeles, is the author of The Fairy Tales of Lyond Series that begins with Enchanting the King. Her short fiction has appeared in the USA Today bestselling anthology Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 and she will also participate in the upcoming Pets... Read More →

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Pablo Defendini

Publisher & Art Director, Fireside
Pablo Defendini is the Publisher and Art Director of Fireside Magazine. He is also a designer and developer for hire, with a focus on editorial design for digital media. He helped launch Tor.com, before moving on to work for companies that sit in the overlap between publishing and... Read More →
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Rachel Hartman

Writer
Rachel Hartman is the author of the NYT bestselling YA fantasy SERAPHINA and its sequel SHADOW SCALE. Her most recent book, TESS OF THE ROAD, was just nominated for the Andre Norton and Lodestar Awards. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she sings... Read More →
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Mike Chen

Author, HarperCollins
Mike Chen is the author of HERE AND NOW AND THEN (MIRA, 2019) and A BEGINNING AT THE END (MIRA, 2020). He has contributed to major geek websites (The Mary Sue, The Portalist, Tor), covered the NHL for mainstream media outlets, and is super proud of his Star Trek: TNG fan fiction... Read More →
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John Walters

writer
John Walters is a Clarion West graduate (class of 1973) who returned to the United States about five years ago after living abroad for thirty-five years in India, Bangladesh, Italy, Greece, and other countries. He writes science fiction and fantasy, thrillers, mainstream fiction... Read More →


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