Lauren Jankowski has been an avid reader for most of her life. She holds a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Beloit College. She has been writing fiction since high school, when she noticed a lack of strong women in the popular genre books. Also known for her activism for asexual visibility, she has taught a course on writing asexual characters for the “Writing the Other” series. She founded Asexual Artists, is a member of Pack of Aces, and is an outspoken feminist. When she’s not writing or researching, she enjoys reading (particularly anything relating to ancient myths) or playing with her pets. Check out Lauren’s urban fantasy series, The Shape Shifter Chronicles, available now from AFP.
Tracy Korn is a sci-fi / urban fantasy author and all around science geek who may or may not have a "Lip Smackers" chapstick addiction. When she’s not inventing worlds (and subsequently saving them or wrecking them), she reads about other people doing it, practices her newbie cinematographer skills, and dreams of someday meeting James Cameron.
2019 plans include the AFP launch of Tracy’s new dystopian / urban fantasy hybrid series, First Bloods.
Brenda J. Pierson
Brenda J. Pierson is just a nerd living her dream. Inspired by Brandon Sanderson and R.A. Salvatore, she writes teen-friendly fantasy novels brimming with magic, monsters, and epic quests to save the world.
In addition to writing she’s a crafter, dedicated bookworm, avid gamer, lover of tacos, and crazy cat lady. She’s living the good life with her husband and kitties in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. You can find Brenda skulking around Twitter (@bjpwrites), as long as you don’t mind seeing her cats as well as her books.
Brenda’s fantasy epic, Soul of the Blade, is coming summer, 2019 from AFP.
J.P. Sloan is a speculative fiction author, primarily of urban fantasy, horror, and several shades between. His writing explores the strangeness in that which is familiar, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, or only hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed.
A Louisiana native, Sloan relocated to the vineyards and cow pastures of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina, where he lives with his wife and son. He worked in the city of Baltimore for several years, a setting which inspires much of his writing.
J.P.’s Horror/Western, Yea Though I Walk, is available now from AFP.
Ashley Tomlinson was born in a very small town in South Carolina and now she lives in a slightly larger city in South Carolina with her husband. Most days you can find her writing in her home office that is filled to the brim with books and candles. When she isn’t writing she’s spending time with her plethora of animals, curled up reading on her couch, painting, or crocheting a blanket that she will probably never finish. She also loves being apart of the bookstagram world, especially taking photos of books. She knew she wanted to be a writer in high school but didn’t pursue it fully until she was in her twenties. Now not a day goes by when she isn’t in front of her laptop typing away. Her head is always in the clouds thinking up new scenes or coming up with a new book idea.
Look for her new urban fantasy, Becoming Grim, releasing soon with Animus Ferrum!