Gini Koch, Jeff Mariotte, Aprilynne Pike, Janni Lee Simner and Jordan Summers Join PHXCC 2013

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Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that authors Gini Koch, Jeff Mariotte, Aprilynne Pike, Janni Lee Simner and Jordan Summers will be attending Comicon 2013.

“We are so pleased to have such a great and diverse group of authors coming to this year’s Comicon,” says Convention Director Matt Sorberg.

Gini Koch is a science fiction writer based here in Phoenix, Arizona. She is best known for the Alien Series (informally known as the “Katherine ‘Kitty’ Katt” series.” Her work Touched By an Alien was named one of the Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2010 by Booklist.

Jeff Mariotte is an author who creates his own original work while is also well known for writing novels and comic books based on licensed properties. He is the author of the series Witch Season and has written many Charmed and Angel books based on the television shows. Most recently, Mariotte has authored books based on the CSI television series, with CSI: The Burning Season released in 2011.

Aprilynne Pike is an internationally best-selling author best known for her debut novel Wings (2009). The novel debuted on the New York Times best-seller list and reached the #1 spot on the Children’s Best Seller list. Her second novel Spells also debuted on the New York Times best-seller list. Her most recent novel, Destined debuted on the USA Today Bestseller list in 2012.

Janni Lee Simner writes primarily for young adults and is best known for her 2010 Fiction novel Bones of Faerie. She has won the Judy Goddard/Libraries, Ltd. Arizona Young Adult Author Award. Her most recent work is the Fiction short story, Welcome to Bordertown anthology in 2011.

Jordan Summers currently has twenty-six published books to her credit and is best known for her Dead World trilogy. She was a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest in 2002 and won the Harlequin Blaze Published Author contest in 2005. Her most recent work, The Dark King was released in November 2012.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.

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