Vylar KaftanVylar Kaftan writes speculative fiction of all genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and slipstream. She was nominated for a 2010 Nebula Award for her short story “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno.”
Julie KagawaJulie Kagawa (born October 12, 1982) is an American author, best known for publishing and writing The Iron Fey Series consisting of 15 books including: The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, and The Iron Knight. Kagawa has written novellas, along with novels. Kagawa has also opened her own Etsy shop where she sells her miniature clay figurines. She also draws illustrations that match her books.
Anna KashinaAnna Kashina grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She works as a biomedical researcher and combines career in science with her passion for writing. Anna's interests in ballroom dancing, world mythologies and folklore feed her high-level interest in martial arts of the Majat warriors. She published her first fantasy novel, The Princess of Dhagabad, which is the first of “The Spirits of the Ancient Sands” trilogy, in 2000. Kashina has published two other books in Russia, one under the pen name Ann Porridge. The Princess of Dhagabad was her first English-language publication.
Pádraig KennyPádraig Kenny is an Irish writer who hails from Newbridge in County Kildare. He is a graduate of Maynooth University where he obtained a master's degree in Anglo-Irish writing. He started his career writing radio drama. As an arts journalist he has contributed work to the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Sunday Independent, the Irish Examiner, and several other publications.
His debut novel Tin was published in 2018 and was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month. It has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Northern Ireland Book Awards. Tin has also been shortlisted for several other awards including the Irish Book Awards, the Great Reads Award, the Redbridge Children’s Book Award, and The Wirral Children’s Book Award.
His second novel Pog was published in April 2019 and was Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month. Pog has been nominated for the James Reckitt Hull Children's Book Award and shortlisted for the Sakura Book Medal.
His third novel The Monsters of Rookhaven is being published by Pan Macmillan in 2020 and will be followed by a sequel in 2021.
Sherrilyn KenyonThe #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.
Writing as Sherrilyn Kenyon or her pseudonym, Kinley MacGregor, she is an international phenomenon and the author of several series, including The Dark-Hunters, The League, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, and Nevermore. Her books always appear at the top of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today lists. She is also the first paranormal genre author to put a paranormal novel on The New York Times print list and to make an international bestselling list—the first to hit #1 more than once and the only one to land in that spot four times in a single year, or to spend more than one week in the #1 spot. Her first paranormal novel sold in 1992, making her one of the longest-writing authors in the genre.
Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins.
Ausma Zehanat KhanAusma Zehanat Khan is a Canadian novelist and author of crime and fantasy novels. According to the Washington Post, "Throughout Getty and Khattak's solid and comprehensive investigation, Khan's talents are evident. This first in what may become a series is a many-faceted gem. It's a sound police procedural, a somber study of loss and redemption and, most of all, a grim effort to make sure that crimes against humanity are not forgotten."