My books wouldn’t be what they are today without my team of illustrators and editors helping me along the way. While each book has its acknowledgements, it’s important to me to promote and support the professionals who add their skills to my publications.
Ellen Klowden is a freelance editor, transcriptionist, ghost writer, auditor, and event coordinator, best known as the founder and coordinator of Creation Station, a collective of panelists hosting a uniquely welcoming track of programming at literary and fandom conventions. She edits everything, from research for international journals on machine learning, to vocational textbooks, to fantasy novels, of which she particularly enjoys dreaming of beloved characters. Kaylee Kitty will love it if you help her mama work from home. Rates and formats negotiable; barter accepted. Ellen provided editorial services for The Grasp of Time, Seal Breaker, and the first two thirds of Chains of Merzai.
Charlie Knight is a loud and proud disaster queer, disabled and neurodivergent mom, SFF and fanfic author, and professional editor for independent authors. They are passionate about getting diverse stories into the world and spend their free time daydreaming about the stories they should be writing. They edited the last third of Chains of Merzai.
Robin Wood has been known by many names over the years. Robin is co-author of the Amakai series and enjoys crafting tales and experiences, from the far-fetched, to the close-to-heart. Robin currently lives in the Pacific Northwest when not traveling other lands.
Tesa L. Rabbat is a multi-media artist. She studied at Art Institute of Philadelphia and New York City in Graphic Design, and continues to study drawing in various art studios as well as painting, sculpting and craft skills. Resides in the Puget Sound area. Tesa provided the cover for Perdition.
Merris Asterios is an author and artist. He works primarily in the medium of watercolor and ink. He often works on collaborative projects with his wife, Lillian Asterios. He currently resides in Northwest Arkansas, and is open to new and interesting projects. Follow him on social media and watch his newest speedpaints on Youtube. Merris provided the cover art for Cress and the Medicine Show.
Natasha Swan works as an illustrator based in Montana, USA. Natasha’s work can be found on the covers of The Grasp of Time and Desir Vert, and on their Patreon account. [Caution: their art is often adult-oriented and NSFW.]
Emily P. Fuller works as a freelance illustrator in the United States and is always open to new and interesting opportunities. She takes a lot of inspiration from the shows she grew up watching which helped inspire her to start drawing. She works largely in a digital workspace but also picks up a pencil or a paint brush for larger projects when she can. When not working on commissions, she often spends her free time creating fan-art or designing and drawing more original characters than she knows what to do with. Emily provided the coloring pages for The Grasp of Time and Chains of Merzai..
Athena digitally illustrates characters and stories while studying in her university. She is currently a freshman whose major is the study of German. She first started drawing seriously in 2013, when she found out that she was especially fond of colored pencils. She also almost always has a craving for pesto.
Tru Scruggs Art works as an illustrator in the Greater Seattle area with over a decade of experience in portraiture, tattoo design, and line art. Inspired by their daughter, Tru focused their talents on drawing to develop their skills. Tru’s greatest drive as an illustrator is bringing life to the visions of their clients, and is open to illustrating any project. Their fluid style lends itself well to capturing the ephemeral essence of dreams and the vibrancy of subjects in their portraits. When not working for clients, Tru enjoys drawing portraits of their friends and family in many styles.
SpaceAcne is a character illustrator living in the north of England with two dogs, Ruby and Maggie, who act as cheerleaders. SpaceAcne trained for three years at the Northern School of Art in Middlesbrough but started drawing at a young age with maternal support and encouragement through the years.
UlvarArt, also named Marianne, is an illustrator and resin artist in England, originally from Norway. She works with both traditional and digital artwork, spanning from creatures to fantasy humanoids. She also creates character-designed resin pendants and jewelry. Mari has no formal art education,
but has spent her life doodling and painting when she can. She has a passion for animals, and World of Warcraft.
Bond Buwalda is a lesbian illustrator from Florida who likes high fantasy, women, and long walks on the beach. Also painting. They took maybe 3 drawing classes in college but actually majored in marketing with a focus on advertising, for some reason. These days they’re working as an in-house designer and taking freelance work on a limited basis. Bond illustrated the cover for Chains of Merzai.