Attending Author: Melissa Klein

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Melissa Klein.
Genre: Romance
Melissa KleinMelissa Klein writes contemporary romance about everyday heroes fighting extraordinary battles. Whether facing the demands of caring for a child with special needs or the struggles of a soldier returning home, her characters take on the challenges life throws at them with perseverance, courage, and humor. Her favorite work-avoidance devices are gardening and reading. While she won Georgia Romance Writers Unpublished Maggie award and Rose City Romance Writers Golden Rose award, she still hopes to win the lottery. If she does, she’ll buy a huge farm in north Georgia and convince her children to live next door. Until that time, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, who puts up with frozen dinners with the words are flowing.
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Attending Author: Savannah Verte

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Savannah Verte.
Genres: Fantasy, Suspense, Mystery, Women’s Lit, Thriller
Savannah VerteA lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to create. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.
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Attending Author: M.A. Grace

Penned Con 2018 welcomes M.A. Grace.
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
M.A. GraceMy name is M.A. Grace. I was born and raised in Western North Carolina’s beautiful mountains. I have and will always refer to the mountains as my home. Especially since I still live here. When I’m not being a wife, daughter, or sister I am lost in my thoughts and multiple story ideas.
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Attending Author: Kay Camden

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Kay Camden
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Kay CamdenKay Camden is equal parts writer, reader, and metalhead, who believes the best stories are love stories and all heroes must have a cool car. She writes twisty plots with smart heroines, haunted heroes, ancient feuds, forbidden love, magic, and revenge. She lives with her husband, two children, and three cats in the middle of the U.S.A. next to a big river. Other interests include learning the Irish language and listening to a lot of EBM/industrial/synthpop electronica and dark/progressive/hardcore metal the only way those types of music are meant to be played: LOUD.
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Attending Author: Jennifer Vester

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Author Jennifer Vester.
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Mystery
Jennifer VesterJennifer Vester is a romance author whose ambition is to entertain readers with quirky, off-beat female characters and the men that love them. Her work is infused with raunchy humor and suspense, while exploring relationships from the female perspective. Characters are often facing difficulties in life and love.
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Attending Author: Jessica Mathews

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Jessica Mathews.

Genres: Fantasy, Children’s, Young Adult

Jessica MathewsJessica Mathews began writing picture books for children at a young age. Her father would write down all of the stories she told him. Jessica likes to continue the tradition of making up stories for children starting with her debut picture book, The Old Man and the Pirate Princess. Jessica wants to be able to work with schools, libraries and after care programs to help children discover their love of reading, writing and creating. She wants her books to inspire others as much as her favorite books inspired her when she was growing up.

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Facebook: @jessicamathewsbooks

Attending Author: Jennifer Stolzer

Penned Con 2018 welcomes Jennifer Stolzer.

Author and Illustrator

Jennifer StolzerJennifer Stolzer is an author and illustrator living and working in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Webster University with a degree in digital media and animation and uses this skill set to create bright and engaging characters. Her illustration company, Jennifer Stolzer Illustration, has served the St. Louis area and its authors for six years. You can see samples of her work at or on facebook under Jennifer Stolzer Illustration.

Jennifer is also secretary for the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and head of their critique group program.

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Attending Author: E.J. Stevens

Penned Con 2018 welcomes E.J. Stevens.

Genres: Fantasy, Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Non Fiction
EJ StevensE.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS’ GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.
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Snag your 2018 event tickets today!

5 years

Penned Con 2018 is celebrating our 5th year and we are going bigger and better than ever!  Did you know you can grab a one day event ticket for only $10 (plus tax)???  Or a 2-day pass for only $18 (plus tax)???

With over 150 authors, amazing keynote speakers Amy Bartol and Meredith Wild, DJ party, swag row, free book bags and more, there has never been a better time to grab your ticket and reserve your place.

Just click on the ticket name that best suits your needs and you will be directed to our ticket site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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ALL INCLUSIVE VIP EVENT TICKET$115.00 (plus tax) Includes full access to the 2-day book signing, keynote speakers, panels,  Thursday night murder mystery party, Friday night DJ party, the Saturday evening awards celebration party and dinner, access to free swag table, 2018 event t-shirt, friday day grab and go lunch for ONE person and special Roaring 20s themed gift bag.

2-DAY EVENT TICKET$18.00 (plus tax) Includes access to Friday and Saturday book signing, keynote speakers, panels, Friday night DJ party, and free swag table. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE AWARDS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS OR DINNER. 

FRIDAY ONLY EVENT TICKET$10.00 (plus tax) Includes access to the Friday book signing, keynote speaker, panels,  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 AWARDS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS OR DINNER. Ticket promo

ROARING 20s AWARDS PARTY AND DINNER$35.00 (plus tax) Includes access to our private Roaring 20s themed evening, author awards celebration and sit down meal. LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE. 

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