John began the groundwork for his dark fantasy trilogy, Tears of Aeryeth, in 2012. Part one of the trilogy, The Glass Thief will be out in early 2016, followed up by part two and three in 2017 and 2018 respectively. When he’s not writing, he and his wife are busy chasing around their twin toddler daughters in Ontario, Canada.
Joshua began crafting the world for the dark fantasy series, Thrice Nine Legends, in 1999. Melkorka, the first book of The Kaelandur Series, was published in 2015. The sequel is due to be released in 2016. In October 2015, a standalone novel in the same world [80 years prior to the events in Melkorka], called Anaerfell, will be available. Joshua currently lives in Alaska with his wife and children.
Beth Hammond, is an author/illustrator who writes anything from YA fantasy to children’s picture books. She is a wife, mother, and lover of life. Her early years were spent serving in the military. Her middle years spent raising babies and figuring out her place in the world. She created stories for her book loving children and recently released “Do Your Toes Stink Good?”, “The Blond Korean and the Blue-Eyed frog”, and “Puppy Waits”. Her YA fantasy novel “The Sound Of The Stones” will be released September of 2015 through eLectio publishing. Her later years are yet to come, and filled with hopes and endless dreams. She spends her days creating worlds through words and illustration. You can find her on:
Angel Thomas graduated from college in 2013 with a degree in English. She’s been editing for three years on her own (and once briefly on a professional level) with many successful and happy clients. She offers both proofreading and content editing for one affordable rate. She strives to offer professional quality editing at a rate everyone can afford that way the best books are being published by indie authors. As an author, Angel writes under the name Angel Blackwood generally in the fantasy genre. She has three short stories in three different anthology (two of which with proceeds going to charity)– one for bad trips, one for abandoned Earth locations, and one for thieves – and has an agent working tirelessly to get her a publication deal for her novel. She also writes with The Ed Greenwood Group and is currently in talks to find a publication date for her most recent novel. For questions about her rates, method, or free samples, visit her website. You can check out her facebook author page for updates on her latest projects, interesting articles, and all sorts of other things.
Kim Fry is an editor and writer in her down time from raising a family and working another full time job. She currently resides in Casper, Wyoming with her husband, children, cats and the most stubborn beagle ever. She has a dark sense of humor and an enormous obsession with Edgar Allan Poe. She writes many genres, including fantasy, horror, thriller and paranormal. You can find information about her and her works at www.authorkimfry.com
Christopher Taylor is a single man living in Salem, Oregon with his brothers and cat Dexter. He has written two novels and has been writing gaming supplements and articles since the early 1990s. First featured in the Fantasy Hero Companion in 1990, Christopher has recently published several products for the 6th edition Fantasy Hero rules.
Christopher enjoys role playing games, hiking, bicycling, reading mysteries, historical novels, and sea novels, computer games, and feels strange about writing about himself in the third person.
Lorraine Johnston is from Glasgow, Scotland. She was a children’s nanny for thirteen years and spent many hours making up stories for them using her vivid imagination. This was always met with giggles and laughter. She worked for a New Orleans family, and through them, was introduced to The Crescent City. After many years and many visits, she considers New Orleans to be her home away from home. Lorraine started writing in October 2011 and quickly discovered how much she enjoyed creating children’s stories. She was passionate about writing a book set in New Orleans, while adding a little Scottish flavor to her story. Later Tartan Gator is her first children’s book, but it certainly won’t be her last!
Harper is a brilliant author you’ve never heard of, kitten claw-sharp editor (AKA Grammar Nazi), Superwife and award-winning mother living in the expensive and overcrowded state of New Jersey. She is fluent in Spanglish and Sarcasm and enjoys watching Arrow, Psych and The X-Files repeatedly. You can find her either in the grocery store buying cat food and diapers, hovering near her Keurig coffee brewer or shaking her fist at the heavens in front of her computer. Occasionally, you may spot her on the beach or out shopping (when she actually has money to spare). However, you should avoid approaching her at such times as she is likely enjoying a rare moment of relaxation and can become moody if interrupted. If you decide to engage her during any one of these activities, approach with caution and a sizable cup of Starbucks in hand to avoid any ill effects.
E.C. Jarvis is a British author working mainly in speculative and fantasy fiction genres. For the last thirteen years, Jarvis has been working her way through the ranks of the accountancy profession in various industries. During ten of those years she has also been writing.
“It was always a hobby. I’d knock a poem out every now and then, or enter something into a short story competition, with very little success, but that never stopped me. There has always been an underlying need to write. It comes and goes with varying intensity, but it’s always there, like an itch that needs to be scratched.”
Her first success at publishing was a poem in a collection titled Fear Itself published by Forward Poetry in 2012. Following a three year hiatus where she “couldn’t even bring myself to write a shopping list”, 2015 saw a turnaround that has seen her complete two full novels, gain two publishing contracts, win a number of online writing competitions and is on track to complete her first trilogy.
She lives in Hampshire, England with her husband and daughter and cat.
Author website https://emma-jarvis-x6ba.squarespace.com
Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired child in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed the third novel in the Bloodmark Saga and is embarking on writing and illustrating her first children’s book. She is a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job, an oil painter, obsessive reader and a barefoot dancer. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
Rosa has studied acting, music, spirituality, as well as writing for non-fiction, fantasy, and film. Over a dozen of her scripts have been produced to date, including short educational and promotional videos.
Rosa is the creator of the animated series, Zomb-Eh? She is also the artist and writer for Eeyayho’s Adventure, a family-friendly video game created by her daughter. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and children.
Dana Villa-Smith is a Wielder of Words. She has spent the greater half of her life dedicated to a High Fantasy series that has yet to make its debut in the world. Currently published in two anthologies, with the hope of many more to come, Dana eagerly pecks away at the keys when time allows. The very first story she wrote was a condensed re-telling of The Red Pajamas. Moving beyond construction paper, crayons and staples, Dana began dabbling a bit in fan-fiction after discovering Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings. Between the cinematic explosion of Middle Earth and the incredible land of Narnia, her imagination was alive and well.
Currently she lives in the Heart of Texas, raising her two children, while her husband attends Baylor University. When the weather is nice-which is not all that often-she can be found spending time with her children in the great out-of-doors. If the weather is at all disagreeable, she enjoys grocery shopping, and art projects. Artistically, she draws and paints, and creates fantasy maps for author friends. Some of her favorite things include teaching, coffee, walking, exercise, herbalism, and “discovering” dinosaur bones in the hallway with her toddler.
She is also an avid fan of science fiction, taking photos of nature, writing a fiction novel, master minding with like-minded people… And her Maltese dog Caspian (as in the Prince from Narnia, not the sea). Website: www.Marketing4Traffic.com, Twitter: @DevaniAnjali