Meet The Dames

Rachel Vincent

A recent transplant into the deep south, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an over-active imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She loves cats, devours chocolate and lives on flavored coffee. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

She maintains a website at and an active blog at


Devon Monk

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by colorful and numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. She has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. Her stories have been published in five countries and included in a Year’s Best Fantasy collection. When not writing, Devon is either knitting, remodeling the house-that-was-once-a-barn, or hosting a family celebration.

To visit her web page or blog, go to: or


Jackie Kessler

Jackie Kessler used to run around in Wonder Woman Underoos and watch Challenge of the Super Friends. Now she watches superhero cartoons with her kids. Jackie’s superpower is stamina: she survived pitching 1,000 beloved comic books after a battle with a flooded basement. (Comic books, contrary to popular belief, are not waterproof.) When not writing about superheroes and the villains who beat the heroes into a bloody mess, she likes to write about demons.

For more about Jackie, visit her website:


Jenna Black

Jenna Black got her BA in physical anthropology from Duke University. She dreamed she’d be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making discoveries about primate behavior. But then she did some research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend about 80% of their time doing exciting things like sleeping and eating. Concluding this discovery was her life’s work in the field of primatology, she moved on to such jobs as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. She writes urban fantasy for Pocket Books and young adult for Tor.

Visit her on the web at

Karen Mahoney

Karen Mahoney has been a professional Tarot reader, a college counsellor, bookseller and dating agency consultant. Ever since she was six years old what she really wanted to be was Wonder Woman, but has instead settled for being a writer. Karen writes urban fantasy for young adults, and does nothing to hide the fact that she is a total geek.

She is British, but hopes that you do not hold this against her.

You can visit her at:

Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur grew up sharing her life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and the occasional talking horse. Which worried her family to no end. Of course, now that she’s actually making a living sharing her life with the abovementioned creatures, her family no longer contemplates calling the men with the little white coat. When not at her keyboard writing the next in her NYT bestselling Riley Jenson series, she can be found zoning out in front of the TV, or taking her two dogs for a walk.

Please visit Keri at

Lilith Saintcrow

Lilith Saintcrow fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She’s been doing it ever since, through many jobs, two kids, a foster kid, at least eight cats, one divorce, and thousands of rejection slips. Much to her surprise, she’s found out she can write full time while juggling homeschooling, childrearing, and assorted cleanup tasks. She volunteers in a bookstore for fun and is generally a boring person, despite the subject matter of her novels.

Please visit Lilith at her website/blog:


Rinda Elliott

Rinda Elliott loves unusual stories and she credits growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and horror kept them amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, Rinda tried to separate her darker side with her humorous and romantic one. She published short fiction, but things really started happening when she gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, she loves making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with her husband and two children. (Rinda also writes sexy LGBT fiction as Dani Worth.)

Please visit Rinda at her website/blog:


Toni Andrews

Toni Andrews likes to say it’s easier to list the jobs she hasn’t tried. From lifeguard to lounge singer, bartender to bill collector, door-to-door salesperson to corporate business analyst–Toni has been there and done that. Then, she decided that what she really wanted to be was a writer. After fifteen years in Southern California and seven in Miami, Toni returned to the lakeside cottage in Connecticut where she spent her childhood summers, where she writes full time. Toni also writes romance novels under the pen name Virginia Reede.

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