Karen Heenan was born and raised in Philadelphia. She fell in love with books and stories before she learned to read, and has wanted to write for nearly as long. After far too many years in a cubicle, she set herself free to follow her dreams – which include gardening, sewing, traveling and, of course, lots of writing. She lives in Lansdowne, PA, not far from Philadelphia, with four cats and a very patient husband.
You can pre-order Karen's debut novel, Songbird: A Novel of the Tudor Court, here.
Madison Wheatley is a poet, fiction writer, and author of the debut paranormal thriller novel AMBROSIA. She specializes in speculative fiction that explores how people fight to overcome their own inner turmoil. Her young adult fiction has been featured in Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Avarice and Secrets in Our Cities: A Paranormal Urban Fantasy Anthology.
Madison lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she teaches high school English. She lives with her husband of eight years and her hyperactive Mountain Feist. When not writing or teaching, she can be found playing video games, reading, or trying to learn Spanish. She has an affinity for puns, memes, and stupid humor in general.
You can find Madison's debut novel available here.
BB Morgan lives in southern Illinois. She loves the country, but she hates bugs. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s playing video games or D&D. Morgan is a hopeless romantic, steadfast optimist, casual nerd, and caffeine addict. She often plays her music (a mix of classic rock and pop) too loud and drives too slow. She is the author of the Devil’s Blood series and Caroline Eversole and the Gilded Gauntlet.
And you can find her Devil's Blood series here.
Her latest novel, Stars and Bones: Thief in the Castle is now available here.
Lisa Borne Graves
Lisa Borne Graves is a YA author, English Lecturer, wife, and supermom of one wild child. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she relocated to the Deep South and found her true place of inspiration. Her love for all literature led her to branch out from the academic arena to spin her own tales. Lisa has a voracious appetite for books, British television, and pizza. Her inability to sit still makes her enjoy life to its fullest, and she can be found at the beach, pool, or on some crazy adventure.
Look for her fantasy romance novel, Fyr, here.
And you can find her other fiction here.
Kenneth W. Barber
Kenneth W. Barber was born in the small town of LaGrange, GA where he spent his childhood intrepidly exploring universes. He has been pirate and wizard, starship captain and spy, king and pauper, knight and monster. Now he creates universes of his own for other travelers to explore. Words are wielded as weapons in his quest to elevate the Oxford to the King of Commas. He writes to bring joy and adventure to others, hoping they realize that no matter how different they may feel they are in fact members of a larger community. His lifelong love of the written word inevitably resulted in penning stories of his own, the first at around seven years old. Books have been special to him his entire life and he hopes his work might ignite a passion for reading, or writing, in others. When not writing or reading his hobbies include Nerd Culture, movies, music, and Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
Look for his newest novel, A Knight of The Blood, available now!
And you can find his first novel, The Harrowing, here.
For Judy Lynn, writing stories has always been a pastime. Writing novels has always been a dream. Her favorite place to write is near the ocean in Northern California or in the middle of the woods. Nature calls to her and she loves camping, hiking, and just being outdoors at any time. She combines her love for nature and her love for writing into the same pastime. Currently she lives Northern California where she is the Circulation and Technical Services Manager for the library of a small college.
She's not fond of the city, but if you must live in one, being perfectly situated halfway between the mountains and the ocean is good. Judy has three boys keep to keep her busy, so finding time to write can be a challenge. But with the publication of her first novel Veil of Deceit, it is all worth it.
Look for her debut novel, Veil of Deceit, available now!
William Justus is the author of the fantasy novel, The Wind from Faerie and is currently working on book two of the series. When he isn’t writing, he is either traveling or running around as a wildlife biologist. He is obsessed with Tolkien, mythology, and the British Isles. He also enjoys pouring cups of tea at inopportune times. Will lives in Idaho, where he likes to hike with his wife and dog.
You can find William on Twitter.
Purchase his debut novel, The Wind from Faerie, available now!
Eva writes historical fiction. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She left that humidity pit at the age of three and spent the next twenty-one years in California, Idaho, Kentucky, and Washington before ending up in Oregon, where she now lives on a homestead in the western foothills with her husband and five children, two of whom are human.
Eva began writing stories when very young and wrote almost constantly until she was 25, after which she took a years-long break before coming back to pursue her old dream of becoming a published author for real. She loves crafting historical fiction that brings humanity to real times and events that otherwise might seem impersonal and distant, and making doodles to go with them.
When Eva is not writing, she is teaching her human children, eating chocolate, cooking or baking, wasting time on Twitter, and making weird shrieky noises every time she sees her non-human children. Also enjoys driving in snow when opportunity arises, because snow is the bomb.
Her debut novel, The War in Our Hearts, available now on Amazon.
Diane Anthony is the author of SUPERNOVA, which is being sold online worldwide. Diane lives in central Wisconsin with her husband and three boys. When not reading or writing, she likes to go hiking as often as she can. Her favorite trail—so far—is the Ice Age Trail with Skunk Foster Lake being her favorite section of it.
Diane's fascination with superheroes sparked the idea for her first novel, SUPERNOVA, taking some inspiration from X-Men. Her latest novel takes a darker turn following a suicidal teenager battling depression in a post-apocalyptic setting.
Her next novel, The Rare, is available now on Amazon.
C. Bradley Owens
C. Bradley Owens was born in the small coal mining town of Grundy, Virginia. After a stint in the suburbs of Chicago, C. Bradley’s family settled near the even smaller coal mining town of Haysi, Virginia, where he spent most of his childhood in the woods on the side of a mountain in the heart of the coalfields of Appalachia, dreaming of a larger, more complex world. Through reading, he found a more complex world, and as an adult he seeks to create such a world through his fiction.
He writes for all of those children sitting alone in their rooms, whether in the woods or in the city, hoping, longing, wishing for just a glimpse of another world, another possibility. He writes for the outsider in all of us, for the kids that desperately want to fit in but consistently find that they cannot for whatever reason, and he writes to let everyone know that, no matter what age or condition of birth, they are not alone on that mountain side, or in that forest, or in that apartment building, or in that house in the suburbs.
His debut novel, The First Story, is available now on Amazon.
Lisa is a copywriter working on her next novel, or two. She currently lives outside Toronto, Ontario, with her family and subscribes to Canadian politeness, but doesn’t answer to ‘Ma’am.’
Ma’am is a Four-Letter Word, is her first romantic comedy though she has written and performed comedy for the stage before. When not writing, she’s likely reading, working out, or performing improv somewhere.
More information on Lisa is coming soon!
Melion lives with two dogs, one spouse, and a fluctuating amount of chaos. When not writing, Melion practices historical fencing and other martial arts, studies medieval history, lifts weights, and wages the Battle of Dog Fur.
Melion has had short pieces appear in Deep Magic, Cast of Wonders, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, and Helios Quarterly Magazine, along with numerous other venues.
Chief Operating Officer
Renee has been published in two anthologies, and is currently working on two standalone novels with two series in pre-development. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy for both adults and young adults. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs: a puggle named Ziggy and a chihuahua named Megatron. Renee graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University with a BA in English Literature. When she is not writing, she makes her living in instructional design, technical writing, and teaching dance.
B. C. Marine
Chief Administration Officer
B. C. Marine's Ballads of Carum Sound are heavily influenced by the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The scenic views of Puget Sound and the Cascades provide plenty of inspiration for her superpowered romantic fantasies. A Western Washington University alumna and former cosmetologist turned work-at-home mom, she writes in between family life and work for A4A Publishing. She loves knitting and spends far too much time researching for her stories.
Her debut novel, A Seer's Daughter, will be available now on Amazon.
You can also find her short stories here.
Chief of Business Development
Rebecca Mikkelson has been writing fantasy stories since her early teens for fun and was thrilled to turn her dream into a reality when she was published for the first time in an anthology, She currently lives in Hawaii with her husband of seven years where they enjoy not going outside and avoiding the scare ball in the sky. In her free time, Rebecca likes to cross stitch to relax.
You can find her short story "The Measure of a Princess" here.
The Just-Us League is a group of friends dedicated to the craft of telling stories. They come from all over the world–America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
With different backgrounds, different styles of writing, and a variety of preferred genres, their fiction ranges from fantasy to sci-fi, from horror to romance, and more.
The one thing they have in common is storytelling. They bonded over their writing, and their love of putting words onto a page to entertain is what makes them truly happy.
Learn more at the JL Writers website.
A4A Member, Co-Owner Rowanwood Publishing
Fueled by chocolate and moonlight, Heather Hayden seeks to bring magic into the world through her stories.
A freelance editor by day, she pours heart and soul into her novels every night, spinning tales of science fiction and fantasy that sing of friendship and hope.
Heather’s publications include Augment, a YA science fiction novel, and several short stories in the JL Anthology series. She is currently working on Upgrade, the sequel to Augment, as well as a gaslamp fantasy series titled Rusted Magic.