Every dollar counts!

We still need your help! We are sooooo close to hitting our halfway goal of raising $1,000 for Action for Autism. If we meet this goal, Rick Miles will attend the Casino Night party decked out as a Vegas Show girl and will take pictures with everyone.
Each year this money goes toward helping provide much needed services, therapy and schooling for St. Louis based families who have an autistic child.
Every dollar helps us reach out goal. Please consider donating today or at least sharing the post.
Click here to donate:

Jasinda Wilder hosts virtual Q&A

Be sure to join us Friday, September 29th from 12-1pm as Jasinda Wilder hosts a virtual Q&A about her personal struggles with taking back control of her health. Her life changing books, BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING and BIG GIRLS DO IT STRONGER have impacted lives across the country and it can do the same for you.

We will have a LIMITED supply of her books on hand for sale.

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Swag Row

Swag RowSWAG ROW is the place to be at Penned Con 2017. Peruse the tables located just outside both author signing ballrooms for a chance to grab bookmarks, pens, treats, special deal cards, mini gift bags and more!!!

This is FREE to all attendees.

Event Tickets Available at the door

With only 17 days until Penned Con 2017 kicks off, we wanted to let you know that there is still time to grab your tickets. Haven’t snagged yours yet online? Don’t worry. We will have 2 day and single day tickets available for purchase at the door.

2-DAY EVENT TICKET$18.00 (plus tax) Includes access to Friday and Saturday book signing, keynote speakers, panels, workshops, author/reader activities, Friday night DJ party, and free swag table. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CASINO NIGHT AWARD PARTY. 

FRIDAY ONLY EVENT TICKET$10.00 (plus tax) Includes access to the Friday book signing, keynote speaker, panels, workshops, author/reader activities, Friday night DJ party, and free swag table.

SATURDAY ONLY EVENT TICKET$10.00 (plus tax) Includes access to the Saturday book signing, keynote speaker, panels, workshops, author/reader activities, and free swag table. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CASINO NIGHT AWARDS PARTY.

CASINO THEMED AWARDS PARTY$30.00 (plus tax) Includes access to our private casino themed evening, an allotted amount of Penned Con playing chips, raffles, and author awards. LIMITED QUANTITIES REMAIN AT THE DOOR.

If you have any questions about these tickets, please contact us at PennedCon@gmail.com



2017 Author Seating Chart is live!

Our 2017 Author Seating Chart has officially gone live. Attendees will receive a printed copy at registration but feel free to print off your own copy and plot our your fangirl/fanboy experience in advance.




Would you like the opportunity to plan your author table stalking in advance? Need to get a feel for the event layout? Penned Con 2017 is taking over the top floor of the St. Louis City Center Hotel on September 29/30. With elevators centrally located and registration nearby you will find yourself right in the heart of the event. Wander past our Action for Autism Silent Auction and raffle tables for a chance to grab some great deals, including signed book bundles, gift baskets, Kindle Fires, and more. 100% of the money raised goes back to our Penned Con AFA scholarship to assist local St. Louis families in providing necessary therapy and schooling services for their children.

Join us in the City View Ballroom for our Keynote speakers, workshop presenters and party with us on Saturday night at our Casino Night awards celebration (paid Casino Night tickets required for entrance).  Just down the hall, you will find our panels rooms for a quaint hang out with the authors throughout the day. Check out what panels and workshops will be happening here.

The lovely Breckenridge and Colonnade Ballrooms will be host to our favorite authors. These rooms will offer you plenty of opportunities to discover new to you authors and hang out with the ones you already love.

Want to know where your fave authors will be sitting?

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  1. Amy Hale
  2. A.D. Ellis/Anna Hague
  3. Christina Walker/Lichelle Slater
  4. Michele G. Miller/Mindy Hayes
  5. Alexia Purdy
  6. E.M. Lacey/ Lynn Cahoon
  7. Susan Fanetti
  8. Tiffani Lynn/ Katharina LeBoeuf
  9. Michelle N. Files
  10. Meg Welch Dendler
  11. Linda Joyce/Lynda J. Cox
  12. Shannon Bell/ Bella Bordeaux
  13. Chris Cannon
  14. BB Swann
  15. Becca Vincenza
  16. Stacey Rourke
  17. Pam Godwin
  18. CP Smith/ Jessica Cage
  19. Elizabeth Hunter/ April White
  20. Tish Thawer
  21. Sloane Howell
  22. Tonya Kappes/ Megan Kelly
  23. B. Kristin McMichael
  24. Bridget Blackwood
  25. J.L. Weil
  26. Suzie T. Roos/ Michelle Sharp
  27. Sandy Goldsworthy/ Kelly Risser
  28. Tracy Broemmer/ Kate Carley
  29. Jane Washington
  30. Kristie Cook
  31. L.A. Remenicky
  32. Brooke Williams/Bethany Adams
  33. AnnaLisa Grant
  34. Cynthia St. Aubin
  35. Char Webster/Raye Wagner
  36. Susan Garwood/ Ann Marie Frohoff
  37. Eric Asher
  38. Hildie McQueen
  39. Randi Cooley Wilson
  40. Mignon Mykel
  41. Quinn Loftis
  42. L.P. Dover
  43. Cameo Renae/ N.L. Greene
  44. Angie Fox
  45. L.G. Miles
  46. Amy Miles
  47. Danielle Bannister
  48. JD Nelson/Julie Cassar
  49. Emily R. Pearson
  50. BT Urruela/ CD Bradley
  51. Rob Somers
  52. Mae I Design
  53. Shannon Myers
  54. Bailey Ardisone
  55. Jamie McGuire

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  1. Claudia Shelton/ Melanie Jayne
  2. A. Payne/ N.D. Taylor
  3. April Wood
  4. Candace Carrabus/ T.W. Fendley
  5. Bess Sturgis
  6. Teri Riggs
  7. Michele Shriver
  8. Evelyn Lederman/ ML Guida
  9. Christine Alvarez
  10. Melanie James
  11. A. J. Culey/ Meg Farrell
  12. Savannah Verte/ Jolanthe Aleksander
  13. K Margaret/Shawnee Small
  14. Mikea Howard
  15. Rachel Carter/ R. L. Blalock
  16. Rachel Van Dyken
  17. S. J. West/ Stephanie Wallace
  18. Rachael Brownell
  19. Lyssa Lane/ Ava Danielle
  20. A.M. Hargrove
  21. Karen Lynch
  22. Ednah Walters
  23. Carrie Thomas/Linda Gilman
  24. Brandy Nacole/ D. A. Roach
  25. Ben Hale/ Chanda Hahn
  26. SF Benson/Ellie Mack
  27. Julie Wetzel/ Kay Camden
  28. John G. Hartness
  29. Shannon Nemechek/ Rachel Jones
  30. Maggie Adams/ HK Szczesiak
  31. Layla J. Omorose/ Debbie Browdy
  32. Michelle Grey/ Nadege Richards
  33. Tierney James
  34. Jennifer Lynn/
  35. Jiffy Kate
  36. P. M. Hernandez/ Victoria Noe
  37. Barb Speak
  38. Marie Meyer/ Emme Burton
  39. Renee George
  40. Suzannah Daniels
  41. KT Webb/ Tara Benham
  42. George Sirios/ CJ Anderson
  43. Victoria H. Smith/ Raven St. Pierre
  44. Jewel E. Ann
  45. Laura Hawks
  46. Liz Monroe/ Yessi Smith
  47. Nikki Jefford/ S.E. Summa
  48. Jenny Bullington/ Gretchen Dee
  49. Neeley Bratcher/Alisha Basso
  50. Brad R. Cook
  51. Betty Shreffler/ Gina Drayer
  52. Mindy Ruiz/ Michelle Areaux
  53. Jason J. Nugent/ John Smith
  54. Rosalie Stanton
  55. Kat Mizera
  56. Stephanie Hoffman McManus/ Monica Desimone
  57. Beth Carter/Shirley McCann
  58. Jacquelyn Ayres/Theresa Sederholt
  59. Teresa Gabelman
  60. Jolene Buchheit/Emily Cyr

How to Support your Favorite Author panel.

Support Panel

In today’s marketing culture it is easier than ever to connect and support your favorite authors. Join us as we discuss ways that you can step up and help make a difference in an author’s journey toward their dreams.

Friday, Sept 29th from 12-1pm

Then check out what other great panels and workshops we have available for you to attend during Penned Con 2017 by clicking on our Panel/Workshops tab on the HOME page.

Pajama Party fun!

Pajama PartyAre you a VIP attending Penned Con 2017? Be sure to arrive early to pre-register on Thursday from 6-8pm, September 28th then change into a cute pair of jammies and join the authors for a pre-event party. Featuring snacks, games and a bartender in the downstairs sports bar.

This event will be author lead. We will have games for those who want to get a bit wild and games for those just looking for a bit of wholesome fun.


Charity Raffle Donations

LOGO 2017It’s that time of year when we start prepping for our Penned Con Raffle donations!! YAY!!! I love seeing so many people come together for a great cause. And it’s so much fun to walk by those tables filled with goodies and hope that your ticket is called!

In the past, we’ve only opened this up to our attending authors, but this year we want to invite YOU to join in.

I’ve created a super quick and easy doc to fill out if you would like to donate. I just need to collect basic info so we know what to plan for. When you tell me what you want to donate, you can literally be as general as “Gift Card” or “gift basket”. I’ll let you work out the finer details closer to time. Every little bit helps!

All items need to be turned in to our staff the Thursday evening before the event so we have time to prep for Friday morning. If you are unable to arrive at that time, just let us know so we can plan for that.

Please know that this is completely VOLUNTARY. 100% of the money raised goes directly to our Penned Con/Action for Autism charity scholarship.

To donate: https://goo.gl/forms/EkcrjcCkM1PC3gkz2

Jasinda Wilder presents the Wilder Way at Penned Con 2017!


Jasinda Wilder has taken the nation by storm with her amazing healthy living books, BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING and BIG GIRLS DO IT STRONGER. Join the Wilder Way at Penned Con St. Louis when Jasinda dials in to present a virtual workshop chat and Q&A session for us Friday Sept 29th.

Still need to grab your event tickets? http://bit.ly/PC2017Tickets

From New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder comes BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING, a straightforward guide to lifelong health and wellness.

No gimmicks, no counting, no measuring, just practical advice on how to eat better, get moving, and live well, delivered with refreshing honesty and humor.

Do you want to start a journey to health and strength, but are afraid of failing yet another diet or exercise program? Have you ever struggled with your weight? Do you have problems losing weight and keeping it off? Do you have allergies, ADHD, PCOS, diabetes, constipation, skin problems, or insomnia? Are you worried about your kids developing unhealthy eating habits and making poor lifestyle choices, but don’t know how to help them make changes? Do you want to eat healthier and be stronger, but just don’t know where to start? Using her own unique life experiences, Jasinda has developed an 8-week plan, The Wilder Way, that will get you eating, moving, living well, and feeling great.

BIG GIRLS DO IT RUNNING contains everything you need to succeed in achieving your goals and become a fit and fabulous health warrior: tear-out shopping lists, easy menu plans, delicious recipes, and simple, effective workouts. If you find yourself struggling and failing to manage your weight, then read this book-it will change your life!

Go ahead, put on your big girl panties and let’s kick some ass!

Let the voting begin…

It’s that time of year when we get excited about meeting this year’s authors in person. All of us on the Penned Con staff are super book fans so we like to fan girl/fan boy with the best of them. And with 180 in attendance in 2017 we are beyond giddy!

Each year we like to give a special dose of love back to our attending authors by hosting our 4th annual awards ceremony. The initial round of nominations are done by the authors. From those, the top 5 authors are presented to the voting public for consideration. Today…the voting begins!

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Help us decide which of our 2017 authors are the best of the best.  Cast your vote and make it count. You only get one!

Then join us Saturday, Sept 30th at our Casino Night awards party to see who will win.

Cast your vote HERE!

Don’t have your event ticket yet? Grab your 1 day, 2 day, and Casino Night tickets HERE!!!