Julia S. Mandala

Julia S. Mandala

Panelist Guest / Writer

Julia S. Mandala (http://www.juliasmandala.com) holds a BA in history from Kansas State University and a JD in law from Tulane University. In addition to being editor of the Fantasy Writers Asylum, an imprint of Yard Dog Press, she is a scuba diver and belly dancer. She lives in Plano, TX with her husband Larry and two very demanding, but adorable cats. She co-authors the Four Redheads of the Apocalypse series (with Linda L. Donahue, Rhonda Eudaly, and Dusty Rainbolt), and the Corimar series, along with Villains in Training (with Linda L. Donahue). Solo books include Blood Songs, House of Doors and Dracula’s Lawyer and Other Stories, and many short stories.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julia.k.mandala

Website: https://www.juliasmandala.com

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer B

The Writers' Group: Band of Allies or Dysfunctional Family

A discussion of writers' groups: their dynamics and their possible value. Compare online forums versus face-to-face groups. How can you tell if you've stumbled into something dysfunctional or delightful, without a sounding board? How to network? Advice for authors at any stage of development looking to join a writing group.

Panelists: Karen Thrower, Linda L. Donahue, Julia S. Mandala, Seth Skorkowsky, B. J. Thrower, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Business & Marketing

Tags: Panel

Friday, June 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Yard Dog Roadshow

Join the crew from Yard Dog Press as they offer their usual brand of comedy.

Panelists: Selina Rosen, Tim Chessmore, Sherri Dean, Linda L. Donahue, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Rhonda Eudaly, Tim Frayser, James Hollaman, vickey malone kennedy, Lee Killough, Julia S. Mandala, Ethan Nahté, Bradley H. Sinor, Sue Sinor, Laura J. Underwood, Mel. White

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Performing Arts

Tags: Performance

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A

The Lore Breakers

For awhile, everyone knew how to kill a vampire or werewolf, until writers started changing things to make their critter “better.” Where is the line drawn? When is a bloodsucker or changeling no longer a vampire or wolf man?

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sherri Dean, Linda L. Donahue, Tim Frayser, Julia S. Mandala, B. J. Thrower

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Yard Dog Press Booth


Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Julia S. Mandala

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Creating Despite Depression or Anxiety

At some point, every creator will be afflicted with these issues as part of the ups and downs of life. Creating through depression and anxiety instead of walking away is sometimes the best option. Authors and artists talk about the techniques they use for working while living with a neuro-atypical brain.

Panelists: Alexandra Bohannon, Hazel Conley, Julia S. Mandala, Marguerite Reed, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Health & Wellness, Writing & Publication

Tags: Panel

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: Fantasy

Panelists: Julia S. Mandala, Dennis McDonald, Laura J. Underwood

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma B1

Build Your Own "Choose Your Ending" Story

Our panelists discuss the nefarious and often emotional media that is the Choose-Your-Own Adventure, while writing one!

Panelists: David "Oak" Rice, vickey malone kennedy, Julia S. Mandala, Kim Ventrella

Tracks: Writing & Publication, Gaming

Tags: Workshop

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