Award-Winning Author Laurel McHargue to Attend This Year's MileHiCon October 19-21

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Author and podcast host Laurel McHargue will attend the 50th Celebration of MileHiCon October 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel -- DTC Denver. She will be available for book signing and discussion all three days.

Author Laurel McHargue

The best part about literary conferences is meeting people who love to read . . .

Several years ago, Laurel McHargue could not have told you what a Comic Con was. She had published her first novel and was contemplating a fantasy adventure story when her friend, author Stephanie R. Sorensen, told her about meeting exciting local authors at a Denver Comic Con.

"One of the authors she loved was best-selling author Sherry Ficklin," said McHargue, "and after meeting her myself, I asked her why I should apply for this year's Denver Comic Con. She couldn't say enough about the opportunities to connect with readers and other authors," said McHargue.

After attending the 2018 Denver Comic Con and moderating seven unique author panels, McHargue was hooked.

"A woman named Cass visited my table during the convention and suggested I apply for MileHiCon as this year is its 50th Anniversary. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get a table, but I did, and I'm thrilled," said McHargue.

The focus of MileHiCon is on science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction, and it features authors, artists, speakers, performers and a variety of programming.

"I was honored to receive this year's CIPA EVVY Merit Award in the Juvenile Fiction category for Waterwight Flux, the second book in my Waterwight fantasy adventure trilogy," said McHargue. "I'm working on the final book, Waterwight Breathe, and plan to participate in NaNoWriMo to finish my first draft this year."

McHargue has published in multiple genres and will be available to discuss and share the following books at MileHiCon:

  • Waterwight: Book I of the Waterwight Serie s (2016 CIPA EVVY Silver Award for fantasy, 2017 CIPA EVVY Bronze Award for fairy tales/folklore, 2017 CIPA EVVY Merit Award for Audiobook)
  • Waterwight Flux: Book II of the Waterwight Series (2018 CIPA EVVY Merit Award for Juvenile Fiction)
  • "Miss?" (IndieReader Approved Award)
  • The Hare, Raising Truth
  • Hunt for Red Meat (love stories)
  • Haikus Can Amuse: 366 Haiku Starters
  • Hai CLASS Ku
  • Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Stupid Kid

She plans to share a table at MileHiCon with author friend D.R. Kiss, whose premiere novel "Seeing With Your Eyes Closed" will also be available. "Diane and I had quite a lot of fun sharing a table at Denver Comic Con," said McHargue, "and Diane's positive energy is contagious."

What did McHargue enjoy most about her first Con experience? "The best part about literary conferences is meeting people who love to read." She shared her favorite moment from Denver Comic Con this past June. "A woman I didn't even know ran to my table and told me I was one of three authors she was hoping to meet! Everything else that weekend was frosting."

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Thanks to Kaiju no Kami for permission to use the DCC 2018 video in this release.

Laurel McHargue hosts the weekly storytelling podcast Alligator Preserves where she shares her own stories and interviews fascinating people.

Find all of Laurel's books on Amazon and visit her website where she writes about life, real and imagined.

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