Follow the links below to discover more about our authors and their books.
Read full details about Lynda and Kel the Chamaeleon boy here
Katie W Stewart
You can find Katie’s extended biography here
Emily Lark writes fantasy for all ages with a strong emphasis on young adult and middle grade readers. When she isn’t weaving spells or summoning creatures from the abyss, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their small collection of pets.
J C Nusbaum
Come and meet Joe Nusbaum, author of The Mystic Travelogues
Read more about Maggie and the Timber Ridge Riders series.
Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and a bit of fantasy. She publishes in both traditional and indie venues. Patty is a member of SFWA. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. Her story Party, with Echoes was published in Redstone SF. Longer works include Watcher’s Web, The Far Horizon and Charlotte’s Army, all available in the usual ebook venues.
Patty is a member of the cooperative that makes up Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and she has also written non-fiction.
You can find Patty on Twitter (@pattyjansen), Facebook, Google+ and blogs at: http://pattyjansen.com/
Jan Hurst Nicholson
Born in the UK, Jan emigrated from Liverpool to South Africa in the 1970s.
She lives in Durban with her husband, two dogs that are forever on the wrong side of the door, two elderly cats, and the occasional visiting troop of boisterous vervet monkeys.
Leon Chameleon PI is a series of humorous animal detective stories set in a nature reserve. All are available for the Kindle from Amazon.
Marilyn Peake is the author of both adult and children’s literature. Her middle grade fantasy novels – THE FISHERMAN’S SON, THE CITY OF THE GOLDEN SUN and RETURN OF THE GOLDEN AGE – have received excellent reviews. Marilyn’s one of the contributing authors in BOOK: THE SEQUEL, published by The Perseus Books Group, with one of her entries included in serialization at THE DAILY BEAST. In addition, Marilyn has served as Editor of a number of anthologies. Her short stories have been published in seven anthologies and on the GLASS CASES Blog of Literary Agent Sarah LaPolla. Visit Marilyn’s website: http://www.marilynpeake.com
Author bio: J Wiz is a horror writer for kids. He’s the pen name of the award winning adult horror author, Jim Bronyaur. J Wiz lives in a small town in Pennsylvania complete with a vampire house a block away and a siren that goes off once a month to warn of any zombie attacks. Visit his site at www.JWiz.info
Kevis Hendrickson is an English Major student and aspiring filmmaker who has penned two full-length novels, one novella, and six short stories. Hendrickson lives in sunny Miami, Florida U.S.A. Kevis’s website is here: http://www.kevishendrickson.weebly.com
Jean Cross is a fifty two year old Irish author who should have written a book a long time ago. Born in Dublin, she lived and worked in London through most of the eighties and nineties and has since scuttled off to the west of Ireland. She is planning a big potato crop for this year.
Walter Eckland is an odd sort of duck who throws a bunch of words together and then hacks the heck out of them afterwards. Sometimes they align well and sometimes said words align humorously. Once they made someone cry. We don’t know why. Most times the words get tossed in an electronic waste receptacle to be reused in a more conventional manner by someone who probably DID pay attention in seventh grade English and did learn about grammar, punctuation and run on sentences while Walter was listening to his ADHD and trying desperately to sit still. Most of his ramblings fall into silly children’s books or old style Science Fiction. One SciFi book involves a fat lady and a Volvo. So there.
A native Detroiter by birth, I left the Motor City in 2001 for the Netherlands with my husband (a chiropractor) and my small children. In December of 2003, we moved again, this time to Ireland. While there, I took part in a mentorship program with the Irish author, Lia Mills, who helped me in making the transition from poetry to prose and from writing verses in poems to writing chapters in novels.
In August 2006, we relocated yet again to the Netherlands. Now, if only I was fluent in Dutch . . . The upside of this nomadic lifestyle is that I have much more time than I would have had in the states to spend with my writing.
Simon Haynes loves paper planes, computer games, living in outer space and riding bikes – not all at the same time. There’s a rumour he never grew up, and he hopes it’s true.
David G Pearce
Hi, I’m David Pearce. I teach English to foreign students and I write my novels in exercise books on my train journeys into London! I have four children who think the idea of Dad being an author is fairly cool. I’ve lived in lots of different countries. My favourites are Australia and Japan. My all time favourite book is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and my favourite series of books is Harry Potter. By the way, the girl on the train on my book cover is my daughter!
Read more about De and her tales of horror and zombies, here.
Linda is the author of two previous children’s novels, THE HORSE JAR and FINDING CHANCE. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with two donkeys, two dogs, and several cats. She is a long time horsewoman and she loves all animals. She loves to read and write, ride horses and hike, and her favorite food is chocolate. You can find out more at www.lindabenson.net or follow her blog at www.lindabenson.blogspot.com
J. Scott Tyler
J. Scott Tyler is a superhero enthusiast and author of children’s and young adult fantasy fiction. In addition to the first book of his Return of the Mages series, his Inheritance short stories are also available. Look for more from J. Scott Tyler soon.
Sue lives in Maine and is a grandmother of four lively boys. She makes quilts and plays a mountain dulcimer. She loves to read, especially fantasy, and to write. For years she had her own fantasy stories spinning around in her head and now that she is retired from many years of teaching in middle school, she is putting those stories into book form. You can visit my blog at www.suesantore.com and follow me on twitter @SueSantore .
Hi! I love fantasy of all flavors, from Celtic mythology to Native American legends. Dragons are my favorite fantasy creatures, but I love faeries, water horses, sasquatch, and thunderbirds, too.
Of course, I like normal critters too. My dog is my favorite. She’s a bull mastiff and is the exact color of a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Oh, and you might like to know that I’m a mother of twins…boy-girl twins. Just like the main characters of Thunderbird!
JC Andrijeski is from California, but currently lives in a small town
at the foot of the Himalayas in India, which is pretty cool, since
there are monkeys that climb everywhere (although they sometimes like
to steal your clothes), and parrots that fly around and sit on all the
trees. There she writes stories, sips tea and occasionally dreams
To learn more about JC and her books, visit her blog page: http://jcandrijeski.blogspot.com/p/kids-books.html
RA Jones live in wet and windy West Wales in a house on a hill. He writes spooky stories: The Obsidian Pebble is the first in a quintet featuring eleven-year-old Oz Chambers whose family inherits a ‘haunted’ house. RAJ has three grown up children and lives with his wife and two Labradors whose job it is to chase squirrels (the dogs that is, not Mrs Jones).
Most commonly asked questions of RAJ:
Chocolate or chips? Chocolate
Harry Potter or Twilight? HP
Where/when do you get your best ideas? Walking the dogs.
I’m a full time writer, full-time mum and occasional traditional storyteller, and I live in Scotland with my two daughters and my two cats. I’ve only been writing children’s books for about five years, and I already have eight books published. Four are fantasy novels, which each take at least a year to write, and the others are picture books and retellings of myths, so I’m struggling to remember how I fitted them all in! I write in my tiny study, at bus stops, on trains and planes, outside my kids’ ballet classes and sports clubs, and even on clifftops and in caves when I’m researching locations. I had an idea for one of my novels while playing with my kids, and another while cooking lunch (which I think I burnt!) So I never really stop thinking about stories. That’s why I love writing, because it lets me live inside stories.
You can email me through my website: www.laridon.co.uk or follow me on Twitter: @LariDonWriter
Claire Theyers lives in York, England, with her husband and three children. Her two daughters are spies. Well not really, but they are doing a lot of practice spying and are getting very good at it. They are the inspiration for the book, Spies like Us. Claire’s little boy is an astronaut, but that’s another story…
I live in the UK in the leafy county of Hertfordshire where I write whenever I find the time. I am the moderator of an online children’s writer critique group and help mentor other writers. I have some of the most awesome hobbies, which include building rockets and telescopes, and I’ve played in quite a few rock bands in my younger days. I was convinced I was going to be a rock star.