Friday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Can You Quit Your Day Job?

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“Don’t quit your day job” is common advice, but there are full-time writers, artists, and other creative professionals, so people do manage to quit. If this is your dream, what do you need to do to make it a reality? A panel of pros will discuss how to plan and prepare to make the leap and if it's advisable, as well as financial issues, social and emotional coping strategies, and what to expect from life as a full-time creative. 

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Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas but decided it was more fun to make up the people she wrote about. She’s written a number of fantasy novels for teens and adults and spends her spare time on knitting and music.

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Rhett C. Bruno

Author / Publisher, Aethon Books
Rhett C Bruno is the USA Today Bestselling Author of 'The Circuit Saga' (Diversion Books, Podium Publishing), 'Children of Titan Series' (Audible Studios), and the 'Buried Goddess Saga' (Audible Studios); among other works. I'm also co-owner and editor at Aethon Books.
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PublishDrive - Kinga Jentetics

CEO, PublishDrive
Kinga Jentetics is the CEO and founder of PublishDrive, a self-publishing platform that distributes ebooks globally to over 400 online stores. Her number one goal is to help indie authors and self-publishers succeed. She made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media in 2017 and similarly to... Read More →
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Margaret Dunlap

Margaret Dunlap writes for the small and smaller screens. Credits include: television (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Eureka, The Middleman), new media (The Lizzie Bennet Diaires, Emmy-winning transmedia adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), animation (Marvel Rising... Read More →
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A.K. DuBoff

A.K. (Amy) DuBoff is a Nebula Award finalist, full-time indie author specializing in space-based sci-fi and fantasy. Dubbed by her readers a modern “Queen of Space Opera”, she is most known for her acclaimed Cadicle universe. The second book in her standalone Dark Stars Trilogy... Read More →

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