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Friday, May 10 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Setting and Tone: How to Create the Fright Mood

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You have a great story, but now you want to set the right mood for your reader. A creaking door. A rattle of a tree limb against a window. A whisper you can barely hear. These can help set your tone, but you have need more tools in your repertoire. Our panelists discuss the techniques they have used to get the perfect tone for a story, what elements have fallen into cliché, and what will break the tension you've worked hard to create.

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Eric J. Guignard

Dark Moon Books

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Alma Katsu

Award-winning author of seven novels. Her latest is The Fervor, a reimagining of the Japanese internment that Booklist called “a stunning triumph” (starred) and Library Journal called “a must read for all, not just genre fans” (starred). Red Widow, her first espionage novel... Read More →
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Michael Kozlowski

Author, M.A.Kozlowski
Mike is a writer of horror and suspense. His sarcastic humor and social opinions regular infiltrate his writing but not overtly so. The primary goal of his writing is to entertain but he also finds it very therapeutic (you just can’t let all that weird stuff pile up in your head).Mike... Read More →
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John Palisano

Vice President, HWA
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Yvonne Navarro

Yvonne is the author of twenty-three published novels and lots of short stories, articles and a reference dictionary. Her most recent published book is Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices (based in the Supernatural Universe). Her writing has won a bunch of awards and stuff. Lately... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Grand View Room A