Authors at StarFest 2018

These are the authors who will be at StarFest this year

Dayton Ward

Kevin Dilmore

Ella LeBain

Scott Beckman

Scott BeckmanScott likes to imagine far more interesting worlds than our own. Worlds with gods who give their followers super powers or dragons build mountain cities; where adventure is always just over the hill and through the dale; and where young heroes explore and discover their fantastic environments for themselves. These are worlds that only exist in imagination, but maybe they could be real, if only we could find them.

Scott lives in Denver, Colorado with his cat, Evie. He enjoys a daily cup of coffee, a weekly exercise regimen, a regular bottle of gin or whiskey, and the occasional trip to far-off places. His biggest influences are Tolkien, Palahniuk, Vonnegut, LeGuin, and McCarthy. He believes there’s nothing more awkward in the world than having people look at you while they sing to you, though writing about yourself in the third-person comes close.

Mel Koons

Travis Heermann

Travis HeermannFreelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.

He enjoys cycling, martial arts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and monsters of every flavor, especially those with a soft, creamy center. He has three long-cherished dreams: a produced screenplay, a NYT best-seller, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.

In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after living in New Zealand for a year with his family, toting more Middle Earth souvenirs and photos than is reasonable.

Corrine Desmond

Misty Visher

Paul Lell

Paul LellPaul Lell was born and grew up in the Denver area, where he was encouraged by friends and family to imagine worlds without limits. He wrote stories and game mastered RPGs for his friends, which led to the development of whole worlds and their inhabitants. After trying a few different careers, he returned to his first love and began writing and publishing science fiction and fantasy novels and role playing games. Paul enjoys fashion/cosplay design, prop making, video games, practicing martial arts/sword fighting, and watching Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, or Clone Wars with his wife and kids.

James Hunter

 

Author panels will be listed here.