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We are Delighted to Welcome

Allison Brennan


Michael Lister


and Local Featured Authors 

Tasha Alexander and Andrew Grant

to LIMCon Chicago 2016

Check back here and our Facebook page often for more news and info about the authors and topics to be featured at the new con!

for the 2016 Con

I really had a great time. It was illuminating listening to authors talk about their craft. I also liked the organizational structure of linking multiple sessions with a single theme. I attended the block of sessions on writing a mystery. The length of each session was just right at 50 minutes. Another thing that I enjoyed were the informal group activities like the cocktail hours, lunches, dinners, and afternoon tea with novelist interview. I was able to chat with some author and fellow attendees. Overall, five stars!

-Tom Willer
Who's Who

Check back often for updates on Publishers, Agents and Editors as they sign on for LIMCon 2016 

Meet the Agents, Editors and Publishers

Laura Barth is the Associate Editor for Harlequin's World Wide Library Mystery and Suspense program. Laura loves fast-paced stories with flawed but likeable characters and enough twists and turns to keep her guessing till the very end. After starting at Harlequin in 2005 as a proofreader, Laura was promoted to Editorial Assistant in 2006 and worked her way up through the ranks to her current position. She first came to the Mystery and Suspense program in the spring of 2012, and has been developing an appreciation for and understanding of the WWL product and the industry ever since. Laura is excited about growing with the WWL program, expanding her knowledge of the mystery and suspense genres and meeting authors and other industry professionals. A fair-weather hiker, cyclist and balcony gardener, Laura loves spending time in nature and can often be seen zipping about on her shiny red bicycle, terrorizing Toronto pedestrians. Follow her on Twitter at @LauraBarth2011.

Abby Saul is the Associate Agent at Browne & Miller Literary Associates, coming on in 2013 after spending five years on the production and digital publishing side of the industry, first at John Wiley & Sons and then at Sourcebooks. A zealous reader who loves her iPad and recognizes that ebooks are the future, she still can’t resist the lure of a print book. Abby’s personal library of beloved titles runs the gamut from literary newbies and classics, to cozy mysteries, to sappy women’s fiction, to dark and twisted thrillers. She’s looking for great and engrossing writing, no matter what the genre, and is actively exploring new digital possibilities for books. A magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Abby spends her weekends—when she’s not reading—cooking and hiking with her husband. Find her @BookySaul on Twitter.

Emily Clark Victorson is the owner/publisher of Allium Press of Chicago. Prior to starting the press she worked as a librarian, historian, and book designer. Allium was founded in 2009 as a small, independent press and publishes literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and young adult fiction, all with a Chicago connection. Recent releases include Tim Chapman’s thriller Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold; the fourth book in Frances McNamara's Emily Cabot Mysteries series, Death at Woods Hole; Libby Fischer Hellmann's thriller, A Bitter Veil; and David J. Walker’s thriller, Company Orders. All Allium Press books are published both in print and as ebooks.

Meet the Bookseller

Sue Petersen of Brain Snacks Bookstore in Downers Grove, IL will once again be the exclusive new-book seller for the Con. Brain Snacks is an independent bookstore specializing in mystery, science fiction/fantasy, and romance books. Since opening in 1994, Brain Snacks has evolved to find its place in the book business.

In addition to the bookstore, Sue is involved in providing the books for book conferences, author signings, and author appearances. If you are an author needing a bookseller for an appearance or book launch, please contact her: . Libraries or groups planning author events can also contact her for bookselling services.

Note: An increased demand for books during the winter holidays can affect your publisher’s ability to respond to and ship orders in a timely manner. To be sure your books are available to conference attendees, be sure to give Sue adequate lead time for ordering.

Final Ordering Deadline: February 1, 2016

Phone: 630.241.1040 ~ Fax: 630.241.1043 ~ Email:

2016 Attending
Adelene Ellenberg
Amy Alessio
Barbara Medeiros
Carman Curton
Carol DeBiak
Carolyn Allen
CC Dragon
Charlene Wexler
Cheryl Hollon
Cici Edward
D. M. Pirrone
Dan Hawkins
DB Kennison
Donna DiMaria
Dr. David Ciambrone
E.C. Diskin
Evelyn Cullet
Gail Lukasik
Helen Osterman
J. Michael Major
Jan Coy
Janette McNana
Jeanne Meeks
Joyce A. Krol
Judith Akers
Julene Kmiecik
Juli Schatz
Julia Buckley
Kelly Vos
L. D. Barnes
Lori Rader-Day
Marilyn Upchurch
Mary Eagan
Mary V. Welk
Michele (M. E.) May
Nana A. Herron
Nancy Fifield
Patricia Skalka
Rachael Passan
Richard Davidson
Savannah Reynard
Shane Gericke
Sharon Williamson
Steven Gulbrandsen
Steven Kuehn
Susanna Calkins
Tauna Sonn-LeMarbe
Tony Perona
Wally Duff

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