Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin Anderson

New York Times Bestselling Author, Publisher of WordFire Press, Cofounder, Superstars Writing Seminars, “Master of Universes”, Professor and Director of Certificate in Publishing at Western State Colorado University

Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 140 books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels andClockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.

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“Kevin Anderson is the perfect conference presenter. He’s generous with his expertise, inviting in his interactions with attendees, and very, very knowledgeable. He’s also savvy in what conferences try to achieve, which makes him an invaluable and easy-to-work-with participant. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, book him while you still can.”

— Mark Todd, Program Director, Writing the Rockies, Western State College


Bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson has given hundreds of inspirational, informative, and entertaining talks on four continents, at business, government, and military facilities, universities, writing conferences, and pop-culture conventions. He is equally at home speaking on productivity, writing, hiking, and professionalism.

Places he has spoken include the US Air Force Academy, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, The Explorer’s Club, Sharjah Book Fair (UAE), Book Expo America, Frankfurt Book Fair, Supanova Sydney, Brigham Young University, Writers of the Future, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder, Superstars Writing Seminars, San Diego Comic Con, DFW Writers Conference, Brisbane Writers Festival, Cal State Fullerton, Supanova Perth, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, LDStorymakers, LA Times Book Fair, When Words Collide (Calgary), the Science Fiction Museum (Seattle), the Air and Space Museum (San Diego), Johnson Space Center (Houston), Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral), Celsius 232 (Spain), World Horror Convention, and the Challenger Centers for Space Science Education.

Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most popular and prolific writers working in his field, with more than 140 books published, including 56 national or international bestsellers, with 23 million copies of his books in print in 30 languages. Along with his own fiction, he has been fortunate enough to write in such famous universes as Star Wars, Dune, X-Files, Batman, Superman, and others, as well as projects with the legendary rock band Rush.

One of Kevin’s favorite sayings is, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” He has earned his success through a combination of persistence, reliability, and a passion for his work. He loves sharing with audiences the lessons he has learned in his adventures along the way. In 1998 he even set the Guinness World Record for “largest single-author book signing” in Hollywood, California.


Sample Speaking Topics

The Popcorn Theory of Success
(Motivational or General Interest Keynote—45–60 min)

Inspiring the Future
(Motivational or General Interest Keynote—45–60 min)

Unlocking Shared Creativity: How to Brainstorm for Innovative Solutions
(Leadership Keynote or Workshop—30 or 60 min)

Kevin’s Elevens: 11 Tips to Increase Your Productivity
(Keynote or Workshop—30 or 60 min)

Things I Wish Some Pro Had Told Me When I Was Just Starting Out
(Workshop—60 min, 2 hr, or 3 hr)

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