Alex Beecroft, author of the Under the Hill series. Alex was raised on the works of Tolkien, Ursula LeGuin and Isaac Asimov, with a not so secret passion for The Mighty Thor comics, and considers herself to be in the same chilly Northern tradition as Tolkien, though with a good dash of Celtic whimsy thrown in to soften it.
A. Catherine Noon is an author and textile artist based in the Chicagoland Area. She has loved fantasy since childhood and is a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye, Steven Brust, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Patricia McKillip, among others. With co-author Rachel Wilder, she has written Burning Bright and Emerald Fire. She loves to knit and do other crafts as well as write, and is a huge fan of coffee and dark chocolate, together or separately.
Violetta Vane grew up a drifter and a third culture kid who eventually put down roots in the Southeast US, although her heart lives somewhere along the Pacific coast of Mexico. She’s worked in restaurants, strip clubs, academia, and the corporate world and studied everything from the philosophy of science to queer theory to medieval Spanish literature. She has a faintly checkered past, a cinematic imagination and a passion for stories that make readers shiver, sweat and think. Together with Heidi Belleau, she’s written several cross-genre m/m romances that incorporate the fantastic, including Hawaiian Gothic, Cruce de Caminos and The Druid Stone. She’s a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, China Miéville, Angela Carter, Samuel R. Delany and H.P. Lovecraft, among others.
Kay Berrisford is a historian who realized it was even more entertaining to make stories up and add a ton of fantasy, sex, and BDSM fun. She loves writing stories set in any time and place where she can indulge her love for research while imagining two hot guys getting it on, but has a particular passion for English folklore. She is author of the ‘Greenwood’ m/m fantasy novels, Bound for the Forest, and Bound to the Beast, a tale of Herne the Hunter. Her most recent publications are contemporary paranormal Catching Kit and the forthcoming Sex, Simon, and the Solstice Stone.
Jennifer Thorne is still finding her voice in writing, but so far she seems to gravitate towards fairytales and fantasy. It’s not a big surprise, as that’s what she has loved to read since she was able to choose her own books. She ended up with a B.A. in Classical Studies (Greek and Roman culture and language). She enjoys growing veggies and herbs, and riding her recumbent bicycle when not grafted to the keyboard exorcising the characters in her head. So far she has one altered fairytale published, The White Cat, based on one of her favourites from France. She also has a short contemporary coming out in early September 2012 called A Road Not Taken.