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FanX® 2019 Guest Author



    APPEARING: Both Days*
    KNOWN FOR: Novels The Haunted, The Deep, and The Ridealong, Screenplays Barricade and Darkroom
    PANEL: Michalebrent Collings Author Spotlight | Convention Stage | Saturday, April 20th, 2019 |  3 pm to 3:15 pm – View Schedule*
    BOOTH: Written Insomnia Press – Booth #01 
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    *Guests appearances and Panels are subject to change or cancellation. 


    Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, including as a #1 bestseller in several different countries, and is one of the most successful indie horror writers in the United States, as well as a produced screenwriter and member of the Writers Guild of America. He also cooks awesome waffles.

    He published his first “paying” work – a short story for a local paper – at the age of 15. He won numerous awards and scholarships for creative writing while at college and subsequently became the person who had more screenplays advance to quarterfinals and semifinals in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition in a single year than anyone else in the history of the competition.

    His first produced script, Barricade, was made into a movie starring Eric McCormack of TV’s Will & Grace and Perception and was released in 2012. Michaelbrent also wrote the screenplay for Darkroom (2013), starring Kaylee DeFer (Gossip Girl, Red State) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle, Law & Order, Heroes).

    As a novelist, Michaelbrent has written enough bestsellers that listing them seems weird, especially since they’re already listed his website, In addition, he has also written dozens of non-fiction articles which have appeared in periodicals on several continents.

    Michaelbrent is a frequent guest at comic cons, writing symposiums, and their ilk. He’s also been interviewed or featured on everything from mom-and-pop podcasts to network affiliate news programs to NPR. He speaks on all aspects of writing, marketing, and being a writerly type. He also speaks often about mental health issues: as a sufferer of major depressive disorder with suicidal tendencies and psychotic break, he offers unique insights into creatives and other people going through mental stresses.

    He hopes someday to develop superpowers, or, if that is out of the question, then at least to get a cool robot arm.  Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that’s a low bar to set), and also cooler than he is. He is a very lucky guy.