Penned Con 2015

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Penned Con 2015 is coming up fast!

Join us at the St. Louis City Center Hotel and Suites this July 23-25th in St. Louis Mo.

100+ Authors, guest speakers, panels, workshops and an awards ceremony Masquerade Ball on top!

For more information on our teen day, one  or two day event tickets please go to our ticket link and pre-order your spot today!


Penned Con welcomes our 2015 Guest Speakers


AleathaAleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

INSIDIOUS is Aleatha’s seventh novel. It is her first time to delve into the world of erotic thrillers. The Consequences Series, her first series has been categorized as psychological thriller and dark romance. With INSIDIOUS, Aleatha took the twists and turns of CONSEQUENCES and turned up the heat.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

You can find out more about Denise at or email her at


42 thoughts on “Penned Con 2015

    • Yes. We will have a registration table open all day. If it is not being manned at the exact time you arrive there will be volunteers on hand that will be able to help you

  1. I purchased tickets sometime ago. Since then my Yahoo account was compromised in the great yahoo hacking of 2014. I have no way if obtaining my tickets or information. Can it be resent, please.

  2. Amy, I know you must be exhausted after the last few days, which were incredibly put together, but I was in the lobby this evening and was told by a lady after we exchanged names, that perhaps I was the Dana that left a signed book from Abby Glines. I had no idea but I can confirm it was me after taking inventory to ensure my book was not in my goody bags. I don’t know if there is anyway to leave it with the hotel and I’ll pick it up, if it can be located at this time. It completely slipped my mind at the Awards ceremony to ask someone about it. It seemed to be my M.O. leaving books behind as I had several people remind me throughout the day to take my books with me. I attribute it to all the excitement rather than loss of my mind. LOL!

    Thanks for an awesome 1st book convention for me, absolutely loved it!

  3. We just got our tickets for July 2015.☺ I never been to one before so I was wondering if we can bring our books in or do we buy them there. Thank you.

    • You are welcome to do either. The authors will have books on hand to sell but you are welcome to bring ones that you have prepurchased with you

  4. If i buy 2 day tickets , do i need to come thurs to register? Or is it on fri?
    Can i buy just a masquerade ball ticket for my husband, he has to work , but wants to escort me ?
    Do the authors have deal on their books purchased there?
    Sorry amy I need a guide of what we do , cause ive we never been to a signing and I’m so excited!,

    • If you purchase the two day tickets you are welcome to come to tge preregister on thursday if that best fits your schedule or come earlier on friday morning. Either time is perfectly fine. Yes, you can select the ball ticket only for your husband. You are welcome to preorder books (see the link on the website), purchase books agead of time to be signed or buy at the event. Most authors will sell their paperbacks lower than what you can get on amazon or bundle sets together.
      Please feel free to ask any questions you may have! Looking forward to seeing you in July!

  5. Ok This one’s kinda superficial!
    What is the attire most wear? Jeans and tshirt? Or dressy casual?
    And am i gonna look like a total newbie if i drag a wheeled back back around?!

    • Not at all. It is dar easier to carry your books that way. You will NOT be alone in that.
      Dress for the event is casual. Some authors will dress up while others wear jeans. Just come comfy

  6. I have seen pics of tables authors set up with swag, is it free or all for sale?
    Just t ring to figure how much spendi g money to bring!

    • Most of the swag will be free. Some authors will bring additional items for sale: tshirts, necklaces, etc but they should have prices on them to indicate that

  7. When we prerequisite on thurs, do we get a list of which authors will be there on fri and sat or r just a list of one’s there at all? And there are workshops right?
    Are they included in our ticket price?
    Ready to quit seeing my questions yet?! LoL!

    • We keep the website updated as best we can. Those final days there tend to be unexpected illness or travel issues so we cant update immediately. An author table list will be posted before the event so it will be easy for you to find the authors you want to meet. The authors will be there all day boths days so you will have plenty of time to meet and greet

  8. Do you know which stop on metrolink will be the one i invited get off at for shortest walking distance to the Sheridan?

    • The metro stops directly across the street from the hotel. Im not exactly sure of the stop name off the top of my head but it should be spruce street or scott trade center. The union station stop is one past

  9. I just realized Mary Ting and Alexandra Weis is there with my favorite Holly Kelly!!! I’d love to go to this! It would be my first convention and to meet my favorite authors would be a dream come true!!!! Thank you for posting this Mrs. Kelly! You just made my day!

    • If you have tickets you are welcome to register saturday morning. We will have volunteer staff on hand to get you sorted.

    • The location will be the same. The hotel staff are amazing to work with and we are thrilled to return to the St. Louis City Center Hotel. The dates for 2016 will be September 23-24th

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