Writer, editor, and fan, Laurel Ann Hill was SageFenCon’s first Founding Member and sponsor! Laurel has been a mentor to many in the writing community. She is often donates her time as a professional on panels at conventions and writing conferences across the Pacific Northwest and California. Her work includes many stories in anthologies and two published novels. Heroes Arise (released in October 2007) was selected by “ForeWord Magazine” for their 2007 Book of the Year Award (bronze, science fiction). The Engine Woman’s Light (released as an e-book in 2016 & trade paperback in 2017) received the 2017 Independent Press Award in the steampunk category and a Kirkus Star. Visit Laurel’s website to find more of her work!