My LTUE 2016 Panel Schedule


Here is my panel and event schedule for LTUE (Life, The Universe, And Everything) writing symposium coming up next week. To learn more about LTUE, and why it is so awesome you should come join us for panels, book signing, and networking with local authors, visit or check out the Facebook page for the latest updates.

Thursday, February 11

  • 2:00-3:00 PM: The Spread of Disease (Cedar)
    Johnathan Marson (Moderator), Charlie Pulsipher, Sarah E. Seeley, Holli Anderson
  • 5:00-6:00 PM: Applied Biotechnology (Timpanogos)
    Wayne Hanewicz (Moderator), Tyler Jolley, Sarah E. Seeley

Friday, February 12

  • 8:00-10:00 PM: Evening Mass Book Signing (Zion, Bryce, Arches, all three roomes opened up in one)

Saturday, February 13

  • 1:00-2:00 PM: John Williams: The Power of Film Score (Timpanogos)
    Renee Collins, Joe Monson, Craig Nybo, Sarah E. Seeley
  • 6:00-7:00 PM: Steampunk: Don’t Break Your World (Cedar)
    J Scott Savage, Sarah E. Seeley, Dan Willis, Paul Genesse

**I will be selling books all three days! Look for me in the dealers’ room with S. A. Butler and Deren Hensen. I will also possibly be helping a little at the Utah HWA booth when things aren’t too crazy.

See you there!

(To see other events I’ll be appearing at this year, check out my Events tab.)

Thoughts on LTUE 2015

The LTUE Dragon and Me

It has been a busy few weeks, so it’s nice to finally be able to sit down and write about my wonderful experience at LTUE. This was my second year as a panelist, and my fourth year in attendance overall.

(“The Elements of Horror Fiction” Panel with Virginia Ellen Baker, Nathan Shumate, Steve Diamond, Andrea Pearson, and Me)




This year I had Xchyler Publishing and my family of “X-Team” authors to tote. The gang included Candace J. Thomas, Mackenzie Dolan, Scott William Taylor, John M. Olsen, Scott Tarbet, Jodi Milner, and Editor-in-Chief Penny Freeman.





Since I still can’t find who took that FanX photo of everyone posing with everyone else’s book, we reenacted the photo:


I had a blast bonding with these people, and Penny was kind enough to let those of us with self-published works sell our titles at their table.


Jodi was a hoot! I loved getting to know her and her side-splittingly hilarious personality.



Mackenzie Dolan is new working with Xchyler. It was fun to get to know her, and to swap rings for good luck before one of my panels. This girl is going to do great things with her career. And school. And life. 🙂


It was wonderful to check in with BYU’s Leading Edge Magazine staff. Their new logo is awesome, so naturally I bought a t-shirt with said logo to wear at the symposium to show my support. I was directed to this wonderful little magazine post-graduation from BYU where I learned about the science fiction short story market, as well as what it takes to edit and write short sci-fi/fantasy. It continues to provide wonderful volunteer editing and publishing opportunities for university students of all writing levels, and I was excited to let people know about my short story “Driveless” featured in their latest volume.


IMG_1743LTUE staffers Kevin Haws and Acasia Woodberry


It was so wonderful to bond with author friends who are both self-published and working with a variety of small (and large) press publishers.

Craig Nybo


Lisa Mangum


Sara Butler, Angie Lofthouse, Nathan Shumate, Dave Butler



The mass signing on Friday the 13th was a blast. I sold some books and made lots of new friends.


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(To various authors whose photos I’m sharing with my own, thank you!)

I was on a panel with Tracy Hickman called “Modern Fantasy & Its Relation to Folklore and Myth.”





Michael Jensen, co-author of Woven, bought a copy of my novelette Blood Oath: An Orc Love Story! #socool


Jodi and I had a lovely chat with David Farland about Writers of the Future, creativity, and life in general.


Vladimir Chopine took and edited some amazing photos of each author attending the event. Here are some of mine:


LTUE is never complete for me without attending the gala banquet. James Owen gave a wonderfully heart-warming banquet address. And I got to wind down at the end of a long, busy, exciting conference eating my fabulous gourmet dinner with the Space Balrogs: Jason King, James Wymore, and Holli Anderson (and two other guests).


I want to give a shout out to all the people I shared panel time with at the symposium. You’re all amazing authors with great minds, voracious curiosity, and incredible talent. It was such a pleasure to engage creative discussions with you about writing horror, fantasy and myth, and our individual techniques for story generation. I gained as much listening to you describe your creative processes and perspectives as I did in sharing my own experiences.

LTUE felt like a big family reunion. There was so much energy, and everyone was willing to share and give their all to each other. It was hard to say goodbye at the end of the night.

Until next year, LTUE!

Life, The Universe, And Everything Writing Symposium 2015


This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I’ll be at the Life, The Universe, and Everything Writing Symposium at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Provo.

I’ll be on a variety of panels, and selling my books at the Xchyler Publishing booth in the dealer’s room. I will also be selling my orc valentines again this year! Be sure to pick one up for the special nerdy someone in your life this weekend.



Check out my full 2015 Panel Schedule below:


  • 9 AM: Pushing the Edge: How Far is Too Far in a Horror Story? (Nathan Shumate, Sarah Seeley, J. R. Johansson, Lehua Parker, Suzanne Vincent)


  • 11 AM: Beginnings and Endings (Larry Correia, Jacob Gowans, Aneeka Richins, Sarah Seeley, J. Scott Savage)
  • 3 PM: The Elements of Horror Fiction (Virginia Ellen Baker, Steve Diamond, Sarah Seeley, Nathan Shumate, Andrea Pearson)
  • 7 PM: So, You Want to Write Horror? (Sarah Seeley, Cody Langille, Lehua Parker, Johnny Worthen, C. H. Lindsay)
  • 8 PM: Mass Book Signing


  • 1 PM: Modern Fantasy & Its Relation to Folklore and Myth (Tracy Hickman, Jaclyn Weist, Sarah Seeley, Megan Hutchins, Karen Webb)

Finally, Scott William Taylor did this really nice author profile of me on his blog yesterday. Check it out here:

(“Sarah Seeley…The Sweet POLAIK”)

Upcoming 2015 Events

The first two events on my author schedule for this year are Salt Lake Comic Con FanX and LTUE.

At FanX, I will be sharing a booth with Xchyler authors to sell copies of the Legends and Lore anthology which contains my short story “Peradventure.” The Event will be held January 29-31 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I will post more when I get the information for booth location inside the vender room.

Next up is the LTUE (Life, The Universe, and Everything) writing symposium, where I will be sharing a dealer’s room table with other authors to sell my books, attending the Friday night mass signing, and participating on panels. The symposium will be held at the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center February 12-14. More information on that to come soon as well. For any of my friends who live nearby that are interested in learning more about the business of writing, honing their craft, networking, etc., I highly recommend attending this particular event! You can learn more about it on their website ( and their Facebook Page (