Topic: Strong Female Characters & the MEN who Write Them
Born in England, Ged Gillmore is a best selling author of both Children’s and Crime Fiction. He attributes female editors with pointing out inaccurate portrayals of women in his earlier works. He now makes a point of writing strong female leads on both sides of crime which has had to interesting experiences. Ged is a regular online contributor to the Good Men Project, where he challenges gender stereotypes with wit and panache. He has also studied at the Australian Writers’ Centre and the Writers’ Studio, both based in Sydney. www.GedGillmore.com.
Nick Abdilla believes it was his dad’s influence that led him to utilize comic books as his story-telling medium of choice. Writing and drawing comics since the age of four, he cites being picked up by Game Informer as the highlight of his career, creating a considerable body of work. After moving away from comics to write his first novel, he eventually returned to his first love and created the Adam X series. Visit Nick online at bit.ly/NickAbdilla.