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Penned Con is a three day book convention hosted annually in St. Louis, MO. Each year we bring over one hundred and fifty authors together along with industry professionals and over 1,000 readers! 


Each year we host education day workshops, inspiring keynotes, panels and a two day book signing. Along with this we host VIP Parties, the Red Coat PR Lip Sync Battle and round the event off with a themed awards night. 


But, the most important part about Penned Con is our charity. Each year we donate one hundred percent of the profits to Action for Autism, a 501 (c) (3) charity based in St. Louis. Since starting the event we have donated over $89,000 to AFA which has helped fifteen families with autistic children with their therapy services.  


Get to Know Us

Rick is the Co-Founder of PennedCon.

Rick Miles

Co-Founder of Penned Con

Rick Miles is the CEO and co-founder of Red Coat PR. He understands the minefield of the publishing world and created Red Coat PR to be the company that provides authors and publishers with unique opportunities in marketing, branding and business management.
Previously he was the Vice President of an International Risk Management company specializing in strategic and financial risks.
Along with his wife Amy and son Landon, he is the co-founder of Penned Con, a book convention hosted annually in St. Louis, MO where all proceeds are donated to charity. He created the Penned Con Scholarship Fund at Action for Autism, a 501 (c)(3) charity.
He is an avid golfer, wood worker and Chelsea Football Club fanatic.


Amy Miles

Co-Founder of Penned Con

Amy Miles is the author of multiple published novels, including her bestselling young adult immortals books, The Arotas Series. Unwilling to be defined by any one genre, she has written paranormal romance, science fiction/fantasy, post-apocalyptic, romance, inspirational, and plans to continue to explore new genres. She is the co-Founder of Red Coat PR, a firm helping indie authors build a marketing base for their career. Amy is also the co-Founder of Penned Con, an annual two day convention held in St. Louis MO bringing readers and authors together with industry professionals to learn, grow and give back. She and her husband are heavily involved in charity work through Action for Autism, a St. Louis based organization aiding families with autism and founded the Penned Con scholarship to benefit area families. She is an avid reader, urban homesteader, weekend golfer and netflix binge addict who lives with her husband and son in South Carolina.

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Nikki Bunch

Conference Manager

Nikki Bunch is an Accountant by day and a PA by night. Her keen eye for detail and passion for organization has made her an integral part of planning and coordinating Penned Con, a charity author event in St. Louis. Nikki has also become an important part of the Red Coat PR Team as their PA, working on special projects as needed.
Nikki enjoys reading, crafting and lives with her husband and her 2 children in the St. Louis area.


Angela Marie

Event Coordinator

Angela is a full time social media manager, virtual assistant, website developer. Her love of reading led her to attend PennedCon where she has volunteered for several years. 
Angela loves reading and lives with her two children in the St. Louis area.

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