Amanda Arista was born in Illinois, raised in Corpus Christi, lives in Dallas but her heart lies in London. Good thing she loves to travel. The summer of second grade, she read every book in the young adult section of the library. So she started making up her own stories and hasn’t stopped since. She spends her weekends writing at coffee shops, practicing for the day that caffeine intake becomes an Olympic sport, and plotting character demises with fellow writers Wolvarez, Killer Cupcake and Keith (names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent).
Dakota Banks writes the Mortal Path dark urban fantasies for Eos: paranormal thrillers with a splash of romance.
A.A. Bell is the winner of the prestigious 2011 Norma K. Hemming Award for Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Themes (Race, class, gender, sexuality, disability etc) for her debut novel, DIAMOND EYES.
Merrie Destefano's debut novel, AFTERLIFE: The Resurrection Chronicles, comes out in September, 2010 from Eos Books.
New York Times bestseller Jocelynn Drake is the author of the Dark Days series for Eos Books.
Bestselling SF/Fantasy author Kim Falconer's new works take readers into the depths of the sea where dwell an ancient vampiric race, godlike in their beauty . . . yet unable to rise without the grace of human blood. Born in Santa Cruz, California, Kim lives and writes in the far eastern coast of Australia, sharing her dwelling with two black cats and a pair of Torresian crows. Loving dystopia and SF/F, Kim's current projects include paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult fantasy. Professional daydreamer by day; Eco warrior by night! Her latest 2013 release is Supernatural Underground: Vampires Gone Wild - Blood and Water. Follow her on Twitter: @kimfalconer or on Facekook
Leigh Fallon was born in South Africa, raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cork in her 20’s. While living in beautiful Kinsale, The Carrier Trilogy was conceived. She promptly abandoned her ‘riveting’ career in corporate treasury when she was discovered on Inkpop, a website for writers of teen fiction. Within weeks, book one of the in the series, Carrier of the Mark, hit the coveted top five spot and was reviewed by an editor at HarperCollins. A few emails and some hysterical screaming later, she signed her first deal with HarperTeen. Leigh and her family now share their time between Ireland and the US.
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to eighteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she swears like a sailor, rarely cooks, and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car.
Terri Garey is the RITA© award winning author of six novels, two series, and various novellas. Her devilishly delicious tales from the dark side have been described as "sweet yet smouldering" by Publishers Weekly, and "sultry and upbeat" by Library Journal. Despite her choice of spooky subject matter, Terri prefers to avoid graveyards, especially on Halloween.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than two dozen novels in a variety of genres--most of them with some sort of supernatural element. From vampire hunters in Regency England to dystopian romance (as Joss Ware), Colleen has run the gamut. She even has two gothic romance novels, complete with ghosts, a haunted antiques shop, and a deck of Tarot cards that are trying to bring a message from beyond. Her most recent release is Roaring Midnight, a spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles, in which she brings the vampire hunting family to Roaring Twenties Chicago.
Helen Lowe is a FSF author, poet, interviewer and blogger. She won the prestigious Gemmell Morningstar Award for The Heir of Night, the first novel in her The Wall of Night series in June 2012. The Gathering of the Lost, the second The Wall of Night novel, was described as a "a classic right up there with the likes of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire" by SF Site. Helen has twice won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Excellence in SciFi-Fantasy: for Thornspell (Knopf) in 2009, and The Heir of Night in 2011. When not penning tales of darkness, heroism, and doom, she has been known to bake a mean cake and enjoys such off-the-edge pastimes as gardening, reading, and watching the stars. She posts every day on her Helen Lowe on Anything, Really blog and you can also follow her on Twitter: @helenl0we
Kristin Miller writes the dark and sexy Vampires of Crimson Bay series featuring a blood war between vampires and shap-shifters. Her debut paranormal, InterVamption, released from Avon Impulse Summer of 2011 and was followed up by Vamped Up in December. Those vampires are slippery suckers--be on the lookout for more in 2012!
Nicole Murphy has been a primary school teacher, bookstore owner, journalist and checkout chick. She grew up reading Tolkien, Lewis and Le Guin; spent her twenties discovering Quick, Lindsey and Deveraux and lives her love of science fiction and fantasy through her involvement with the Conflux science fiction conventions. Her urban fantasy trilogy Dream of Asarlai is published in Australia/NZ by HarperVoyager. As Elizabeth Dunk she writes contemporary romance, published by Escape Publishing. She lives with her husband in Queanbeyan, NSW. Visit her website http://nicolermurphy.com.
New York Times bestselling author Pamela Palmer writes the Feral Warriors shape-shifter series for Avon Books.
Missing the romance, relationship drama, and action of her favorite television shows, X-Files, Roswell, and Highlander, New York Times bestselling author Jaime Rush has created her own mix in the Offspring series.
Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Her most recent release, Wild About You, was the 13th book in a series that mimics its own subject matter by refusing to die. Book 14, The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo, will go on sale August 27, 2013. Kerrelyn’s paranormal and historical romances are published by HarperCollins. For more information, please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com.