Jean Lorrah

Jean Lorrah is the author of a number of novels, and three children's books (with Lois Wickstrom).  Her novel BLOOD WILL TELL won two awards: the Lorry for best Paranormal Romance (given by the Romance Writers of America), and Best Vampire Novel of 2001 (given by the Lord Ruthven Assembly).  NESSIE AND THE LIVING STONE, co-authored with Lois Wickstrom,was named the best children's ebook of 2000 by the Independent Ebook Association.  Jean also writes Sime~Gen novels (a science fiction series) with Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and together with Jacqueline owns  She is currently pursuing a new career in screenwriting.  Jean lives in Kentucky, where she and her cat, Dudley, do pet therapy with the Humane Society, while her dog Kadi is just bemused by the whole thing.


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Thu1600Sapir–Whorf HypothesisIn the early 20th century, Sapir and Whorf hypothesized the nature of a particular language influences the thought patterns of its speakers. This concept is pervasive in western thought. Has research proven or disproven this, and is the concept a useful tool or a dead end?Geoffrey A. LANDIS, Jean LORRAH, Lawrence M. SCHOEN
Fri1100Autographs Jean LORRAH
Sat1400Making Writing More Vivid and MemorableHow can a writer make their story particularly vivid or memorable? Show, don't tell? How else do writers bring their writing to life? Why do some passages stay with us after the book is done, but others are gone a month later. Panelists are welcome to bring their favorite passages.Alma ALEXANDER, Jean LORRAH, Kirsten (KJ) BISHOP, Jay LAKE