16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

L. E. Perez


Laura Perez is an author/publisher with Palmas Publishing. After 15 years working in Corrections and Victim Services, in 2010 she was given the opportunity to pursue two passions in life, writing and martial arts. As a 4th degree black belt, she loves to write fight scenes and act them out for realism. With Palmas Pub, she has published three full length novels under her pseudonym,

L.E.Perez, has spearheaded three thriller anthologies with a group of Indie Authors called The Thrill of the Hunt Anthologies and has helped her mother achieve her dreams of publication. Originally from New York, she made her way to Orlando, Florida via PA and VA in 2012. With a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a thesis shy of her Masters in Cultural Anthropology, she is an avid people watcher and finds all manner of things to write about here in Orlando, Florida. You can find her at the local theme parks enjoying a cup of coffee or an ice cream, at the Central Library in Orlando, volunteering to do workshops for aspiring writers, or teaching self-defense tactics at her dojo.


World Building: Creating the Best Environment for Your Story & Characters

Creating characters is one thing, people are people after all, but where do they live? What affects them? Do they look like us? Is this an advanced society? A dystopian society? Ancient Rome? The possibilities are endless, but they have to fit your characters and the stories.

  • Learn how to create a visual representation of your ‘world’.
  • Remember that everything old is new again-Learn how to utilize historical and societal references to create and sustain your world.
  • Learn how to insure that your characters interact with their world as fully as we do in ours.
  • Learn how to channel the power of “What if?” to create alternate scenarios and resolve conflicts that exist in your new world.
  • Learn how to create a believable reality for your reader.
Bring That Action Scene to Life

Whether you are writing about a street fight, an explosion in the middle of a war torn village, hand-to-hand combat, or a mind numbing rock climb with no hope of survival, how do we add life to that scene? How do we use our words to transport the reader into the scene as one of your characters?

Attendees will:

  • Explore which words elicit emotion on a visceral level.
  • Learn to describe the perfect fight scene.
  • Learn where, how and why to educate themselves about the scene they are writing.

Interview Topics

Indie publishing, diversity in publishing, marketing and social Media, graphics and why they are important


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