Young Adult & New Adult & Adult
Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance
Elle Beaumont is a writer who loves creating vivid fantasy and science fiction worlds. She lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and two children. When not writing or chasing around her children she can be seen crocheting, candle-making, and taking care of her animals. More than once she has proclaimed that coffee is lifeblood and it is how she refrains from becoming a zombie.
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New Adult and Adult
Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Christis Christie lives on the east coast of Canada, in Nova Scotia. She gets most excited about diving into a new fantasy world while writing, but also loves a good supernatural plot. Tiss, as she is affectionately called by her friends, enjoys being creative in any way she can, so if she’s not writing then she’s crocheting or she’s embroidering. Her favorite animal is the sloth, and her favorite retellings are anything Beauty and the Beast related.
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New Adult and Adult
Cozy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, LGBT+
Born and raised in a small town near the Chesapeake Bay, Lou Wilham grew up on a steady diet of fiction, arts and crafts, and Old Bay. After years of absorbing everything there was of fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi she was left with a very serious writing/drawing habit. Leading to a need to tell stories through art and writing. These days when not daydreaming up new characters to write or draw, she can be found crocheting, making bookmarks, binge-watching whatever catches her eye, and chasing her Basset Hound named Sherlock.
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Young Adult & New Adult
Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words and hoping to one day find her own DeLorean time machine. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, watching classic movies, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.
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Kristin Jacques is speculative fiction author and content creator from New England. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Wells College. Her award-winning dark fantasy Marrow Charm was released from Parliament House Press in October 2019. In November 2019, Marrow Charm won the Fantasy Fiction category at American Bookfest. In 2020, she signed a four-book deal with City Owl Press for the paranormal series Midnight Guardians.
When not writing, she is juggling two rambunctious boys, spoiling her cats, and catching up on a massive TBR pile. She is currently working on projects full of magic, mystery, and delight.
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Young Adult + New Adult
Fantasy & Romance
Jenny grew up in Oakland, Maryland and currently lives in County Tipperary, Ireland with her lilting husband and two tyrannical children. Her love of reading blossomed the summer after graduating high school, when she borrowed a paperback romance from her mother during the annual family beach vacation.
From that sunny day forward, she has been a lover of stories with Happily-Ever-Afters. In early 2008, she wrote her first novel, The Mirrors at Barnard Hall. But it was not until she moved to Nashville, TN and met her mentor, Billy Block, that she was encouraged to self-publish the work in 2012.
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Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Natalie Murray is the author of Emmie and the Tudor King (March 2021), Emmie and the Tudor Queen (July 2021), and Emmie and the Tudor Throne (2022). Published by Midnight Tide Publishing, the YA time travel romance series follows a high school graduate to a reimagined Tudor England where she meets a doomed, but utterly dreamy, Tudor king who she must save from a dreadful fate. The Hearts & Crowns series has received acclaim from Foreword Reviews, InD’Tale Magazine, YA Books Central, and popular YA authors Brigid Kemmerer (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) and CJ Flood (Infinite Sky), among others. Emmie and the Tudor King was a finalist in the 14th Annual National Indie® Excellence Awards in the New Adult Fiction category. Natalie is currently penning her next angsty romance from beautiful Lake Macquarie on Australia’s east coast, where she lives with her husband, two children, and hangry miniature schnauzer, Otto.
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Nancy O’Toole is an author of fairy tale retellings and superhero fiction. Her body of work includes The Red and Black Series, The Lady of the Watchtower, and the upcoming Twin Kingdoms series. She is the co-host of One for All: A My Hero Academia Podcast. When not writing, or working as a librarian in Central Maine, she spends her time reading, watching anime, and taking far too many pictures of her cat, Coraline.
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Fantasy, Superhero, Science Fiction
Gianne is a writer of heroes and rom-com and an artist of character and comics from Lipa, Batangas, Philippines. Gianne has been interested in making her own stories with illustrations since her mother gave her little scrapbooks to fill in when she was in Gradeschool. She has never stopped writing and creating since. She is also a lover of all things superhero, from the compelling origins to the dramatic and tragic love between fellow caped crusaders. There are enough Batman-themed items on her bookshelf, but admittedly Robin and Batgirl have her heart. Her favorite book genres are Fantasy and Romcom and everything in between. She is also interested in sharing Philippine Mythology with the world.
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RJ is a wallflower, and mom of two smart kids. She earned her MSW and has worked with foster children. Writing has been her other great love. Yet growing up with dyslexia, she had a love/hate relationship with books. She loved the covers and the idea of escaping into them. Learning to read didn’t come easy. A lot of her classmates bullied her. Nevertheless, she wanted it enough and eventually became a proud bookworm.
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Young Adult Fantasy
Heather Kindt is the author of Not Quite Dorothy: A Modern Day Wizard of Oz Romantic Comedy and the New Adult Paranormal Romance, The Weaver Trilogy published through Parliament House Press, the YA Fantasy series, The Eternal Artifacts, and the soon to be released YA Fantasy series, the Vradian Academy.
Heather lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, skiing, teaching, reading and cheering for the best team on earth: the Denver Broncos. Traveling to new places with her husband is on her bucket list.
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Alexis Menard is a fantasy romance author and happily ever after enthusiast. She lives in Hammond, Louisiana with her husband, toddler, and two dogs. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in nursing.
She enjoys long walks through the Renaissance Fair, reading smutty romance into the dark hours of the night, and wine nights with her "Finer Things Club." She hopes to enrich the lives of her readers with worlds they can both escape in and take with them long after the final chapter.
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Whitney Spradling is a full time Occupational Therapist and autism mama, who has had a dream to write and publish a novel since she was a little girl. She lives outside of Cincinnati with her husband, son, and cat. When she is not writing she can be found in her craft room making custom tumblers, or curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine).
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Adult, Young Adult
Jason grew up (mostly) in central California, surrounded by rolling hills, wheat fields and grapevines. He has been creating worlds for himself and his friends for decades, and is a gigantic nerd for everything sci-fi and fantasy related. He enjoys creating stories with diverse voices, intricate details, humor and humanity. He has a BAS in Web Development, which pays the bills, but his heart has always been with his AAS in Film and Television production. Telling stories, visual and written, is his passion.
He currently lives a stone's throw from Portland, OR, with his lovely wife, two crazy children, two very patient in-laws, and a neurotic bernadoodle. When he's not writing or reading, he enjoys role-playing and boardgames, video games, RVing with his family, video editing, and of course, cooking.
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Kristen is a fantasy romance author in the Pacific Northwest. As a lifelong reader, words and fictional places have always been her passion. Her books are sure to include; swoon-worthy romance, fierce female leads, and worlds worth getting lost in.
When not writing or reading, Kristen can be found chasing around her toddler or spending quality time with her husband. She’s never turned down a coffee in her life and spends as much time roaming the woods that life will allow.
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Cynthia Brubaker lives in two worlds. One is populated with loved ones, her cat, and coffee. The other is a realm made authentic by the words she uses to create vivid characters and unique experiences.
Cynthia has been writing since childhood but became serious about her craft in the Spring of 2020. Since then, fantasy (urban, dark), romantic suspense, and contemporary romance works have been her passion. Her début romance novel, Masquerade, was published in June of 2022. Her true sanctuary is writing fantasy and supernatural-themed novels.
G.D. Roman is my pen name, but people call me Nina. I am fully bilingual and live overseas as a passionate elementary school teacher. I travel to see my family in Colombia and Florida at every chance. I love romance and fantasy! All my books will have that, with no exception. I am a compulsive reader, so my Kindle is my best friend. When not reading or writing, I spend time with my husband and my border collie mix, Misti.
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Jaclyn Warren is originally from New Jersey and is currently located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She studied biochemistry at George Mason University and loves to use her science background to help develop her speculative fiction novels. When not writing, Jaclyn spends her free time with her two loving dogs and husband.
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Shar Khan (they/them) lives and breathes the air of Orange County, California. Their passion for writing stemmed from elementary school, winning small short story awards to start the obsession of becoming a published author someday. They studied English Lit and Creative Writing, no shock to anyone let alone themselves. When not writing and drinking coffee to help through epic fantasies with a dark, twisted undertone, they're found volunteering at libraries and spending time with their two little lovebirds and bunny, searching for their next adventure.
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M.A. Brown is a stay-at-homeschooling mom living in Colorado with her husband and four kids. She loves to write fantasy with a dash of romance, dreamy worlds, and a whole lot of magic. When she's not creating, she enjoys hiking, camping, and gardening with her family
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Stephanie’s passion for literature ignited at a young age, shaping her into an insatiable reader. She wrote short stories and poems as a child, and in college, she wrote for the newspaper while studying Broadcast Journalism. Stephanie's sense of humor shines through her writing, infusing her work with witty banter and endearing characters. She resides in Maryland with her musical husband and four rambunctious children. When she’s not sneaking in a writing session, you can find her nose stuck in a book or baking goodies for the family.
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Valerie lives in sunny South Florida with her pilot husband and three children. Not your typical fantasy author, she brings a fresh perspective to the genre because of her unique background as an artist and intensive care nurse. In her free time, when she isn’t writing, she’s either working on her next art project obsession or lost in the landscape of her imagination. She uses her creativity to write captivating stories that take readers to amazing places.
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