62 The iWorld is Upon Us

British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
Frank B. Edwards Ontario

Writer/editor Frank B. Edwards moved from the magazine to the book business in 1985 when he became publisher and editorial director of Camden House, the book arm of Harrowsmith and Equinox magazines. In 1989 he moved into illustrated children’s books at Bungalo Books with his creative partner, cartoonist John Bianchi; by 2002 the pair had produced 38 books together, selling two million copies. Now Edwards has switched exclusively to e-books, focusing on illustrated projects for the iPad for both children and adults. Read more

Ross Laird British Columbia

Ross Laird is a professor of new media and creative writing and is the founder of the Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is also a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed consultant to organizations in creativity and technology. His interests lie in the intersection between creativity, technology and culture. Read more

Erin Latimer Alberta


Erin Latimer was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. She now resides on the snowy plains of Grande Prairie, Alberta, where she spends most of her time hibernating. She is currently working on a YA steampunk series and is represented by Jason Yarn of Paradigm Talent Agency. Read more

Dale Mayer British Columbia

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi- published writer best known for her Psychic Visions series. Besides her mystery suspense/thrillers, Mayer also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in various genres. When she’s not creating new stories, she can be found enjoying life in the Okanagan, British Columbia, with her family. @DaleMayer

Dale Mayer’s appearance is made possible by Wattpad. Read more

Rebecca Sky British Columbia


Law student by day and fantasy/ steampunk writer by night, Rebecca Sky spends her spare time haunting the aisles of her local bookstore or obsessing over her clock collection. She is represented by the Book Harvest Literary Agency and has had her work published in anthologies and magazines. She currently spends her precious spare moments writing for a UK- based production company. Read more

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:30am
Improv Centre

The world of publishing is changing—and changing fast. The Canadian company Wattpad has a monthly audience of 10 million readers. Authors can now build a fan base and get instant feedback from readers online and can publish books that could never be contained between hard covers. In this two-part discussion, three authors who are fully—and very successfully— embracing the new technology of Wattpad talk about finding readers, working with freelance editors and traditional versus self-publishing. As the conversation continues, two writers who are not only successful and innovative authors but creative thinkers share their experience with this new iworld. Their insights into where the world of publishing is heading will startle you.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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