Top TV Writers Unite at Comic-Con to Fight Lupus

Join Maurissa Tancharoen, Jane Espensen, Amy Berg and other top TV writers for a special autograph signing event at the San Diego Comic-Con July 25-26 from 5-7 p.m.
Empower Fight Like A Girl cover by Jennifer Quintenz
Empower Fight Like A Girl cover by Jennifer Quintenz
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SAN DIEGO - July 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Words Empower Media is excited to announce a special autograph signing at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 by top TV writers Maurissa Tancharoen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jane Espensen (Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Amy Berg (Caper, Eureka).

They’ll be joined by fellow TV writers and contributors to the new anthology, “Empower: Fight Like A Girl,” benefiting the nonprofit Lupus Foundation of America. “Empower: Fight Like a Girl” is available now on Amazon.

The special book and limited-edition poster autograph signings will be Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, from 5-7 p.m., at Autograph Area AA02 on the San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion second floor.

Authors present at each signing, subject to availability, include:
•Amy Berg, writer/executive producer (Caper, Eureka);
•Akela Cooper, writer (The 100, Witches of East End);
•Jane Espenson, writer/producer (Husbands, Once Upon A Time);
•Pang-Ni Landrum, writer/producer (Malcolm in the Middle, The Aftermooners)
•Kam Miller, writer/producer (Law & Order: SVU, Myth of Crime);
•Jess Pineda, writer (Zero Hour);
•Jennifer Quintenz, writer (Daughters of Lillith novels, The Red Star: Sword of Lies graphic novel);
•Kay Reindl, writer/producer (Twisted, Tanglewood);
•Kira Snyder, writer/producer (The 100, The Parish Mail eBook series);
•Maurissa Tancharoen, writer/executive producer (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog); and
•Jeane Wong, writer (DC Comics).

Lupus is called the “cruel mystery” because the chronic autoimmune disease can damage any part of the body, including the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, skin, and joints. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Producer Maurissa Tancharoen’s experiences with lupus inspired fellow TV scribes Jennifer Quintenz and Pang-Ni Landrum to launch the charitable fundraising project. They chose the book’s title and theme because 90 percent of individuals diagnosed with lupus are women.

The “Empower: Fight Like A Girl” anthology features supernatural thrillers, crime mysteries, horror, and comedies. Readers have expressed enthusiasm for the anthology. “Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths,” wrote Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of “The Chase” and “King City,” whose mother lost her hearing to lupus. Entertainment career coach Carole Kirschner said, “Reading ‘Empower: Fight Like a Girl’’s quirky heroines overcome zombies, evil, and Hollywood scumbags is a treat. With so many different narrative voices, there's a rich mix of styles and tones... each one compelling.”

The anthology includes contributions from Amy Berg; Cherry Chevapravatdumrong; Akela Cooper; Liz Edwards; Jane Espenson; Shalisha Francis & Nadine Knight; Lisa Klink; Pang-Ni Landrum; Lauren LeFranc; Kam Miller; Jess Pineda; Jennifer Quintenz; Lisa Randolph; Kay Reindl; Kira Snyder; and Jeane Wong.

With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. For more details, visit

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. For more details, visit


Contact Jennifer Quintenz at 323-459-2593, by email, or via Twitter @jennq.

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