The Author and Advancing Technology

Session Abstract/Description: 

When Kelly McCullough started submitting short stories in the ‘90s, the writer’s side of the publishing process was conducted almost entirely on paper and through the post. These days, newer writers don’t even know what a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope is, and he handles interactions with his various publishers almost entirely electronically. Other changes include the rise of social media as both the dominant promotion platform and the water cooler of the industry, the introduction of the ebook as a major force, easy downloads of audio books, Kickstarter, online collaboration tools, epiracy, and countless productivity boosters and time sinks. Join him as he discusses the technological journey of the working novelist over the last two and a half decades.

Kelly McCullough is a short story, poetry, educational science fiction, novel, and micro fiction writer. McCullough has several publications including the WebMage series containing five books and the Fallen Blade series containing six books. Both are science fiction and fantasy works. He also has a micro fiction series called Dragon Diaries that he began writing in 2010. A few other short stories McCullough has published include Dying Season, Shatter, and The Sharp End, which can be found on his website along with his poetry works. McCullough has also made appearances in anthologies and magazines for his short fiction work, and assisted in the creation of a science comic for NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. McCullough lives in Wisconsin with his wife and cats and when not writing he enjoys indulging in biking and running. 

Time: 

Keynote 2

Friday, May 29, 2015 -
11:45am to 1:00pm