Authors


Follow the links below to discover more about our authors and their books.

Lynda Wilcox

Read full details about Lynda and Kel the Chamaeleon boy here

Katie W Stewart

You can find Katie’s extended biography here

E.S. Lark

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

Maggie Dana

Read more about Maggie and the Timber Ridge Riders series.

Patty Jansen

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

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

J Wiz

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

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

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

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.

Debi Faulkner

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

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!

De Kenyon

Read more about De and her tales of horror and zombies, here.

Linda Benson

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 Santore

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 .

Deb Logan

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!

Visit me at my blog Deb Logan Writes (http://deblogan.wordpress.com/), or follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/deb_logan).

JC Andrijeski

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
about hamburgers.

To learn more about JC and her books, visit her blog page: http://jcandrijeski.blogspot.com/p/kids-books.html

RA Jones

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.

RJ Bucchianeri

RJ is the author of the Django Jagger series, including Django Jagger And The Mirror Of The Moon along with the forthcoming, Django Jagger And The People Of Darkness. He is also the author of The Watch That Could Do Anything, a fantasy-adventure for kids of all ages.
When he isn’t writing or having nightmares about the Amazon jungle, he can be found with his wife and son exploring Cape Cod where he lives in a cottage in the woods at the end of a long dusty road surrounded by cranberry bogs.
Anita Laydon Miller
Anita Laydon Miller is a Colorado wife, mom, kids’ ebook author and newspaper book columnist. She’s fluent in tortilla making and running from bears. Her two kids’ ebooks, EARTHLING HERO (a science fiction adventure) and A SCARY GOOD BOOK (a mystery) are great for both kids and families.
R. E. Washington
When she isn’t moonlighting as a ninja for the Society of Secrets, R. E. Washington writes YA and Middle Grade books. She loves diving into the world of superheroes and creating worlds where kids can summon fire with their minds and teens traverse the problems of first loves while battling pirates and monsters. She currently resides in the US and graduated from Goddard College with a MFA in Creative Writing.
Zi Kehimkar
Zi Kehimkar graduated with a Creative Writing degree in June 2008. Writing has been a passion of hers since around the age of 6. Animals are another passion of hers, and she has a dog named Daisy, as well as two water frogs. She wishes she could have a cat as well, but it’s not possible.
Stacy Juba
Stacy Juba wrote her first book, Face-Off, when she was a 16-year-old high school student and it was originally published when she was 18. She fell in love with hockey after watching the Olympic Winter Games and then becoming a fan of the Boston Bruins. Stacy couldn’t find any fiction novels about hockey and decided to write her own. She is also the author of adult novels, the creepy teen thriller Dark Before Dawn, and a children’s picture book about flags and teddy bears called The Flag Keeper. You can read some fan letters from kids who have read Face-Off on her web site, http://stacyjuba.com/blog/face-off/.
Alex Gerrard
Alex spent much of his early years exploring the great forest of Charnwood, in Leicestershire, and wandering Bradgate Park with its spooky ruins and running deer. The ancient Iron Age Hilltop Fort of Beacon Hill was also a magnet and Alex had many adventures there with his friends. He now divides his time between writing, especially, supernatural and mysterious works for adults and children – and being an historical archaeological advisor specialising in early medieval history – which used to be known as the Dark Ages and contains many mysteries.
Laura Lond
Laura Lond is a European-born author now living in the United States who still hasn’t acquired the taste for any kind of sweetened meat (“honey ham” sounds as disturbing to her as “salted chocolate cake”). Laura writes mostly fantasy and is slightly less eccentric than her characters. She loves animals and hates talking on the phone.
Krista Michelle Breen
Krista Michelle lives in Canada with her two children, Walker and Aniela, her husband Doug, three ponies and a puggle. Krista’s grade school teachers repeatedly asked her to stop talking about horses, stop writing about horses and to please draw something other than horses. She enjoys nerdy things like math and science and eventually went to university to study to be an Animal Scientist, because Horse Scientist was not an option. Today, when not thinking about T.J. and Dakotaroo, Krista spends her time teaching in the magical arena at the Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre. She is an Equine Canada certified instructor and proud to be a Canadian Pony Club Alumni. Krista loves to hear from her readers, visit her website at www.dakotaroo.com
D Robert Pease
D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
Maria Andreadaki and Dimitrios Sokolakis
Maria and Dimitrios are two enthusiastic parents of three lovely daughters. They live and work as Economists in Greece, unfortunately not any exotic part of it; in one of the big cities. During their spare time they love to escape from the hard reality by coming up with beautiful children’s stories, getting help from an unlimited imagination of their daughters. As a couple Maria and Dimitrios are complementary to each other, therefore it’s pretty hard to distinguish who contributes more to the stories. They mostly like rhyming stories easy to read and narrate to younger children. Other interests: playing with their kids, going to the sea and eating tons of chocolate!
Patricia Puddle
Click here to read more about Patricia and the funny little crreatures she sometimes shares her home with.
Lari Don

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

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…

Kurt Chambers

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.

Working with young children running a Brownie pack is what inspired me the most to start writing children’s novels, and I have never looked back since. My journey through the world of the writing community has been the most amazing journey I’ve ever undertaken. Writing for children is my passion. I love their sense of humour, their imagination, and most of all, their endearing innocence.
Ryan O’Neil
Ryan ONeil was born and raised in Upstate New York, but it was the hustle and bustle of Long Island and the love of a pretty woman that beckoned him to pull up roots and move away from home. When not sitting in traffic he spends the majority of his days as an Information Technology Engineer. His free time is spent with his wife and two extremely energetic children. He loves playing with Legos. He is a fanatic baseball fan (GO YANKEES!!!) and has a passion for bacon, barbecued meat, and 80’s glam rock.
Steven Stickler
Steven Stickler is no rocket scientist. He will never be confused with a professional athlete. He is not (despite widespread rumors) the actor who played Cousin Oliver in The Brady Bunch, nor was he a guest drummer for the Beatles during a brief period in the mid-1960s. He is something completely different: a writer. He began writing when he was five years of age and, perhaps due to an oversight by those in positions of authority, was never told to stop. Aside from the occasional story written for his son, he has spent most of his adult life writing non-fiction essays and reports for adults who enjoy spending their days in meetings, classrooms, and libraries. The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza is his first, but hopefully not his last, novel for children and young adults. He lives in the great Pacific Northwest of the United States, where he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and, of course, reading at least one book by Dr. Seuss every year.
S W Lothian
Read more about S W Lothian and his exciting Egyptian adventure books here
Linda M David
Meet the author of The Firestone Crystal here
Evie Glass
View Evie’s page
Bob Brooks
Read more about Bob and his  stories here
Jennifer Wallis
Meet the author of Scarlet the Dolphin on this page
Elmore Hammes
See Elmore’s page here
JB Rowley
Click here to visit JB’s page and learn more about her.
James Parkin
Visit James’s page for great ghost stories.
Jo Marshall
Read more about Jo and her books here
Robert W Sweeting
Click here to view Robert’s page

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