Presented by Dana Fraedrich

Tips for taking the pain out of networking no matter what your field.

Let’s face it, networking sucks. It’s terrifying and awkward and feels forced, yet it’s how you meet people. This session will discuss tips for how to network successfully no matter what your field. Spoiler alert: it’s easier than you think.

Dana Fraedrich

Dana Fraedrich is a dog lover, self-professed geek, and author of the steampunk fantasy series Broken Gears. Dana’s books are full of secrets and colorful characters that examine the many shades of grey that paint the world. When she isn’t busy writing or attending book shows and author conferences, she can be found playing video games and frolicking among the Bookstagram community (the bookish corner of Instagram). Dana runs a blog (WordsByDana) that provides helpful guides for navigating the writing world and has appeared on multiple podcasts and web-shows including Productivity Alchemy, Young Adult Edition, Steampunk Journal, and more. Even from a young age, she enjoyed writing down the stories that she imagined in her mind. Born and raised in Virginia, she earned her BFA from Roanoke College and is now carving out her own happily ever after in Nashville, TN with her husband and two dogs. Dana is always writing; more books are on the way!

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