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Donald Aamodt
Aamodt, Donald

Donald Aamodt (born 1935) is an American fantasy author.

Rachel Aaron
Aaron, Rachel

Rachel Aaron was born in Atlanta, GA. After a lovely, geeky childhood full of books and public television, and then an adolescence spent feeling awkward about it, she went to the University of Georgia to pursue English Literature with an eye towards getting her PhD. Upper division coursework cured her of this delusion, and she graduated in 2004 with a BA and a job, which was enough to make her mother happy. She currently lives in a 70s house-of-the-future in Athens, GA with her loving husband, overgrown library, and small, brown dog.

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Ben Aaronovitch
Aaronovitch, Ben

Ben Denis Aaronovitch (born 1964) is a London-born British writer who has worked on television series including Doctor Who, Casualty, Jupiter Moon and Dark Knight. He is the son of the late economist and Communist Sam Aaronovitch, younger brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and British journalist David Aaronovitch.

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Zoe Aarsen
Aarsen, Zoe

Zoe Aarsen is a graphic designer and copywriter originally from the Midwest. She is pretty convinced that her apartment is haunted by the ghosts of every cat and hamster she’s ever owned.

Dafydd ab Hugh
ab Hugh, Dafydd

Dafydd ab Hugh (born David Friedman, 1960) is an American science fiction author. In the 1980s he served in the United States Navy training to be a Radar Intercept Officer, hoping to be selected to become an astronaut.

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Rafael Ábalos
Ábalos, Rafael

Rafael Ábalos (born 1956) lives in southern Spain. His first novel is Grimpow: The Invisible Road (2007).

Lynn Abbey
Abbey, Lynn

Lynn Abbey (born 1948) is an American author.

Adele Abbot
Abbot, Adele

Adele Abbot graduated from Manchester University, where she majored in law. Her interest in Fantasy was first fired when she came across the Lyonesse series by Jack Vance. Working backwards from there, Adele discovered Vance’s earlier works, including the Dying Earth series, and was immediately fascinated by the way violence and evil could be hidden behind beautiful prose or absurd situations.

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Edwin Abbott Abbott
Abbott Abbott, Edwin

Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838–1926), English schoolmaster and theologian, is best known as the author of the satirical novella Flatland (1884).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian - 7’2” tall, basketball’s all-time leading scorer, and a U.S. cultural ambassador. He’s written extensively, including What Color is My World (children’s), Brothers in Arms (military history), and On the Shoulders of Giants (black history).

Chelsea Abdullah
Abdullah, Chelsea

Chelsea Abdullah is an American-Kuwaiti writer born and raised in Kuwait. Consumed by wanderlust, she has put down roots in various states, the most recent being New York. She spends her days working with children’s book authors and her nights working on epic fantasy novels.

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Kobo Abe
Abe, Kobo

Kobo Abe, pseudonym of Kimifusa Abe (1924–1993) was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor. Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his surreal, often nightmarish explorations of individuals in contemporary society and his modernist sensibilities.

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Shana Abé
Abé, Shana

Shana Abé is an American author of romance novels. She is a past winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and has won numerous Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards.

Yoshitoshi Abe
Abe, Yoshitoshi

Yoshitoshi Abe (born 1971) is a Japanese graphic artist who works predominantly in anime and manga.

Joe Abercrombie
Abercrombie, Joe

Joe Abercrombie (born 1974) is a freelance film editor living in London. His family includes wife and daughter. He was nominated for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Paul Ableman
Ableman, Paul

Paul Ableman (1927–2006) was an English playwright and novelist. He was the writer of much erotic fiction and novelisations, and a freelance writer who turned his hand to non-fiction.

Ableman was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, into a Jewish family, and brought up mainly in New York. He settled in Hampstead, London in the United Kingdom. His father was a tailor and his mother was a small-time actress. Ableman was married 2 times, first to Tina Carrs-Brown in 1958, they had 1 son, then divorced; then to Sheila Hutton-Fox in 1978, they had 1 son, she was married to Paul until his death in 2006.

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Dan Abnett
Abnett, Dan

Dan Abnett (born 1965) is a British comic book writer and novelist. He has been a frequent collaborator with fellow writer Andy Lanning, and is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their UK imprint, Marvel UK, since the 1990s, and also 2000 AD. He has also contributed to DC Comics titles, and his Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 novels and graphic novels for Games Workshop's Black Library now run to several dozen titles and have sold over two million copies. In 2009 he released his first original fiction novels through Angry Robot books.

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Nik Abnett
Abnett, Nik

A pseudonym of Nik Vincent.

Brad Abraham
Abraham, Brad

Author of Magicians Impossible (Thomas Dunne Books, September, 2017), creator of the Mixtape comic book series (Space Goat Productions), screenwriter of the films Fresh Meat and Stonehenge Apocalypse, writer on the television series The Canada Crew, Now You Know, I Love Mummy, and RoboCop Prime Directives, and a journalist whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue, Dreamwatch, Starburst, and Fangoria.

Daniel Abraham
Abraham, Daniel

Daniel James Abraham (born November 14, 1969), pen names M. L. N. Hanover and James S. A. Corey, is an American novelist, comic book writer, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known as the author of The Long Price Quartet and The Dagger and the Coin fantasy series, and with Ty Franck, as the co-author of The Expanse series of science fiction novels, written under the joint pseudonym James S. A. Corey. The series has been adapted into the television series The Expanse (2015–present), with both Abraham and Franck serving as writers and producers on the show.

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Stephen Abrams
Abrams, Stephen

Stephen Abrams is a long-time co-creator of the fictional world of Midkemia. He lives in San Diego, CA.

Diana Abu-Jaber
Abu-Jaber, Diana

Diana Abu-Jaber is most recently the author of Birds of Paradise, an Indie Books Pick, as well as the award-winning memoir The Language of Baklava and the bestselling novels Origin and Crescent, which were awarded the PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction and the American Book Award. Her first novel, Arabian Jazz, won the Oregon Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Silverworld is Diana's first novel for children and started as a tale she told to entertain her young niece while vacationing in a condo lined with mirrors!

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Jus Accardo
Accardo, Jus

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. 

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J. J. Ace
Ace, J. J.

J. J. Ace is a globetrotting writer who resides in America, Argentina, Australia, and Canada. One of Ace's well known pseudonymous personas is the coauthor with New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony of the epic fantasy novel Quest for the Fallen Star, and editor of Fantasy Readers Wanted – Apply Within.

Mario Acevedo
Acevedo, Mario

Mario Acevedo is an American author. He is a former infantry and aviation officer, engineer, and art teacher. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Kathy Acker
Acker, Kathy

Kathy Acker (née Karen Alexander) (1947–1997) was an American experimental novelist, prose stylist, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer. She was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain School, William S. Burroughs, David Antin, French critical theory, philosophy, and pornography.

Peter Ackroyd
Ackroyd, Peter

Peter Ackroyd (born 1949) is a highly acclaimed historian, biographer, poet, and novelist. He was born in London and studied at both Cambridge and Yale universities.

Marta Acosta
Acosta, Marta

Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library. She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine. Marta lives with her husband and son and their crazy dog. An avid gardener, she likes independent films, funny novels, loud music and lively conversations. She's always happy to hear from readers, even the ones who point out typos.


Actus has been writing fantasy stories since the age of twelve, and he's been telling them since he could talk. He's currently working on three main series - Morcster Chef, Steamforged Sorcery, and My Best Friend is an Eldritch Horror. You can find his works on RoyalRoad & Patreon as well as on Amazon. 

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Cherry Adair
Adair, Cherry

Cherry Adair is an award-winning and best-selling American romantic fiction writer. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband and their schnauzers.

Alex Adams
Adams, Alex

Alex Adams was born in New Zealand, raised in Greece and Australia, and currently lives in Oregon – which is a whole lot like New Zealand, minus those freaky-looking wetas. Her debut novel, White Horse (Emily Bestler Books/Atria) hits shelves April 17, 2012. Her fingers are crossed that the world won't end before then.

Bethany Adams
Adams, Bethany

Ever since finding a copy of The Hero and the Crown in her elementary school library, Bethany has loved fantasy. After subjecting her friends to stories scrawled in notebooks during study breaks all through high school, she decided to pursue an English degree at Middle Tennessee State University. When not writing or wrangling her two small children, Bethany enjoys reading, photography, and video games.

Brock Adams
Adams, Brock

Brock Adams is a teaches English and creative writing at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He has published stories in Sewanee Review, Best American Mystery Stories, Barrelhouse, Acapella Zoo, and elsewhere. His book of stories, Gulf, was published by Pocol Press in 2010. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Florida.

C. T. Adams
Adams, C. T.

C. T. Adams is an American author. She began writing with Cathy Clamp in 1997.


Douglas Adams
Adams, Douglas

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) was an English author and dramatist. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a ”trilogy” of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime).

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Guy Adams
Adams, Guy

Guy Adams is the author of the best-selling Rules of Modern Policing: 1973 Edition, a spoof police manual 'written' by DCI Gene Hunt of Life On Mars. Published by Transworld, it has sold over 120,000 copies and led to two sequels: The Future of Modern Policing: 1981 Edition and The Wit and Wisdom of Gene Hunt.

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Jocelyn Adams
Adams, Jocelyn

Jocelyn Adams lives in the Muskoka region of Ontario with her high school sweetheart and five year old daughter.  She's a dark fantasy author, wife, mother, blogger, carbaholic, and a former IT geek.

John Joseph Adams
Adams, John Joseph

John Joseph Adams is an American editor.

Richard Adams
Adams, Richard

Richard George Adams (1920–2016) was an English novelist who is best known as the author of Watership Down, Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterwards, he completed his studies, and then joined the British Civil Service. In 1974, two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author.

Robert Adams
Adams, Robert

Franklin Robert Adams (1933–1990) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, formerly a career soldier. He is best known for his "Horseclans" books. He wrote as Robert Adams, an abbreviated form of his full name.

Sean Adams
Adams, Sean

Sean Adams is a graduate of Bennington College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His fiction has appeared in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Normal School, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Arkansas International, and elsewhere. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife, Emma, and their various pets.

Tessa Adams
Adams, Tessa

A pseudonym of Tracy Wolff.

Siobhan Adcock
Adcock, Siobhan

Siobhan Adcock received her MFA in fiction from Cornell University, and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. She has worked as a writer and editor for Epicurious,,, and The Knowm among other digital publishers. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Mark Adderley
Adderley, Mark

Mark Adderley was born in the railway town of Crewe, England. Like many of his contemporaries, he grew up devouring the novels of C. S. Lewis and, later, Ian Fleming and J. R. R. Tolkien. It wasn’t until he was studying at Cartrefle College in Wales, however, that he discovered the passion for the Arthurian legend that has now lasted almost a quarter of a century.

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Katherine Addison
Addison, Katherine

A pseudonym of Sarah Monette.

Sarah Monette is an American novelist and short story author, writing mostly in the genres of fantasy and horror.

Tomi Adeyemi
Adeyemi, Tomi

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE, comes out March 6th, 2018 and the movie is currently in development at Fox with the producers of Twilight and The Maze Runner attached. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 3,500 subscribers at Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Martin Adil-Smith
Adil-Smith, Martin

Martin Adil-Smith was born to a Persian mother and an English father in London, 1978. He completed a BA (Hons) in Criminology at Middlesex University in 1999, before pursuing a career in commercial Real Estate.

Martin’s literary heroes are Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, and Anne Rice. He is passionate about music, and in particular lesser known acts such as Paradise Lost, Fields of the Nephilim, and Serpico.

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is from Spring Valley, New York. He graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University.

He was the '16-'17 Olive B. O'Connor fellow in fiction at Colgate University.

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Mari Adkins
Adkins, Mari

Mari Adkins is a paranormal fiction writer who grew up in the coal mining community of Woodbine, KY. Her fiction has appeared in the anthologies Stories from the Red Light District, Aegri Somnia, Vampire Bytes, and Help, as well as in Toasted Cheese and Apex Magazine. She also does freelance editing, writing, and book reviewing. Her current home is Lexington, KY, where she lives with her husband and their calico cat. She is a mother and an avid supporter of kidney disease awareness and living organ donation awareness. The Kentucky mountains, their culture, their superstitions, and their particular magics will always be in her and her blood.

Patrick H. Adkins
Adkins, Patrick H.

Patrick H. Adkins (born 1948) is an American fantasy author and editor best known for his mythological fantasies. He is married and has three children.

In addition to his writing he has worked as ”a bookseller, small press publisher, 'slush pile' reader for Galaxy magazine, medical and technical editor and writer, freelance writer, story doctor, ghost writer, editor-in-chief of a multimedia publishing company, and software expert.” Together with fellow science fiction fan John H. Guidry he launched the ”Tarzana Project” to print the unpublished and uncollected works of Edgar Rice Burroughs under the imprint of Guidry & Adkins.

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Mark Adlard
Adlard, Mark

Mark Adlard (Peter Marcus Adlard, born 1932) is a British science fiction author.

Robert H. Adleman
Adleman, Robert H.

Robert H. Adleman (1919–1995) was an American novelist and historian.

L. J. Adlington
Adlington, L. J.

L. J. Adlington is the author of The Diary of Pelly D, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She graduated from Cambridge University, and has lived and worked in Japan and Spain. She now lives in York, England, where she teaches hands-on history lessons for museums, schools, and historical sites.

Alexandra Adornetto
Adornetto, Alexandra

Alexandra Adornetto (born 1992) is an Australian author.

Chris Adrian
Adrian, Chris

Chris Adrian is the author of The Great Night, Gob's Grief, The Children's Hospital, and A Better Angel. Selected by The New Yorker as one of its 20 Under 40, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lara Adrian
Adrian, Lara

Lara Adrian is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), “strikingly original” (Booklist), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

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Susan Adrian
Adrian, Susan

Susan Adrian works by day as a scientific editor in the wilds of Montana. When she’s not hanging out with her husband and daughter, she keeps busy researching spy stuff, eating chocolate, and writing more books.

Nadia Afifi
Afifi, Nadia

Nadia Afifi is a science fiction author who lives in Denver, Colorado. Although born in the United States, she grew up in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain before studying journalism and business in college. When she isn’t writing, she loves to hike, run and plan her next overseas trip.

David Afsharirad
Afsharirad, David

David Afsharirad is the editor of the Year's Best Military and Adventure SF series. his short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and sons.

Shilpa Agarwal
Agarwal, Shilpa

Shilpa Agarwal was born in Bombay and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Duke University and UCLA and has taught at both UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. As an unpublished novel, Haunting Bombay won a 2003 First Words Literary Prize for South Asian Writers. It is her first novel.

Charlotte Agell
Agell, Charlotte

Charlotte Agell (born 1959) is a Swedish-born American author for young adults and children who currently lives in Maine. Her second novel, Shift, was featured on the front cover of the Brunswick Times Record in October 2008. Agell has also written some picture books for young children.

Nadia Aguiar
Aguiar, Nadia

Nadia Aguiar received a BA from McMaster University in Canada and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia. She lives in Bermuda, where she was born and raised.

A. A. Aguirre
Aguirre, A. A.

A .A. Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann & Andres Aguirre, a husband-wife writing team.

Ann Aguirre
Aguirre, Ann

Ann Aguirre is an American bestselling author. She lives now in Mexico. She has written romantic science fiction and fantasy and young adult fiction.

She writes apocalyptic paranormal romance (with co-author Carrie Lofty) as Ellen Connor and paranormal romantic suspense as Ava Gray.

Renée Ahdieh
Ahdieh, Renée

Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of Flame in the Mist and Smoke in the Sun as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger.

Cecelia Ahern
Ahern, Cecelia

Cecelia Ahern (born 1981) is an Irish novelist whose work was first published in 2004. Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over 25 million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.

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Jerry Ahern
Ahern, Jerry

Jerome Morrell Ahern, USA, born 1946.

Sharon Ahern
Ahern, Sharon

Sharon Ann Ahern, USA, born 1948. Wife of Jerry Ahern.

Sarah Ahiers
Ahiers, Sarah

Sarah Ahiers spent her childhood running around outside with her siblings, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Now, as a grown-up, she is working toward an MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University. She lives outside of Minneapolis, MN, with three dogs and a house full of critters. She has a collection of steampunk hats, and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends, and good family.

Ania Ahlborn
Ahlborn, Ania

Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door. She'd spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal share.

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Paco Ahlgren
Ahlgren, Paco

Paco Ahlgren (born 1968) is an American novelist. His debut novel, Discipline, was published in July 2007 by Greenleaf Book Group and it went on to receive the 2008 Eric Hoffer Book Award in commercial fiction.

Saladin Ahmed
Ahmed, Saladin

Saladin Ahmed (born 1975) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. His 2012 book Throne of the Crescent Moon was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He has also been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Ahmed's fiction has been published in anthologies and magazines including Strange Horizons, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Clockwork Phoenix 2 and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He is also the author of the Black Bolt series from Marvel Comics.

Samira Ahmed
Ahmed, Samira

Samira Ahmed was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices, and potpourri. She currently resides in the Midwest. She’s lived in Vermont, New York City, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango.

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Robert Aickman
Aickman, Robert

Robert Fordyce Aickman (1914–1981) was an English conservationist and writer of fiction and nonfiction. As a writer, he is best known for his short supernatural fiction, which he described as "strange stories".


G.A. Aiken
Aiken, G.A.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston.

Joan Aiken
Aiken, Joan

Best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken (1924-2004) wrote over a hundred books and won the Guardian and Edgar Allan Poe awards. After her first husband’s death, she supported her family by copyediting at Argosy magazine and an advertising agency before turning to fiction. She went on to write for Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, Argosy, Women’s Own, and many others.

Ante Aikio
Aikio, Ante

Ante Aikio is a reindeer herder and modern entrepreneur living between two worlds himself, splitting his time between his company and his reindeer herd. Both are far beyond the polar circle - in the land of Sami mythology and tales.

Chingiz Aitmatov
Aitmatov, Chingiz

Chingiz Aitmatov (1928–2008) was an author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz. He was the best known figure in Kyrgyzstan literature.

Michal Ajvaz
Ajvaz, Michal

Michal Ajvaz (born 1949) is a Czech novelist, poet and translator, an exponent of the literary style known as magic realism.

John Ajvide Lindqvist
Ajvide Lindqvist, John

John Ajvide Lindqvist (born 1968) is a Swedish novelist and author of short stories. His debut novel Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) is a romantic and social realistic vampire horror story. It was published in 2004 and it enjoyed great success in Sweden and abroad.

Alan Burt Akers
Akers, Alan Burt

Alan Burt Akers is a pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer.

Alan Burt Akers is the author of the long-running Dray Prescot series. These novels were initially published as by Akers, but the later novels were published as by the first-person protagonist of the series, Dray Prescot himself.

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Tim Akers
Akers, Tim

Tim Akers was born in deeply rural North Carolina, the only son of a theologian. He moved to Chicago for college, where he lives with his wife. He splits his time between databases and fountain pens.

Zamil Akhtar
Akhtar, Zamil

When Zamil was fourteen, he moved from the dry, dune-spotted Arabian peninsula to the hilly, arctic wasteland that is Western Massachusetts. He despises the cold, isn’t very fond of the sun, and prefers spending all day indoors mashing the keyboard in the hopes something great will come of it. When not dreaming up dark and fantastical journeys, he enjoys binging horror movies, wasting precious time arguing about international relations on Reddit, and occasionally traveling somewhere exotic. He currently lives in Dubai with his loving wife and his badly-behaved pet rabbit.

Karen Akins
Akins, Karen

Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves taking care of her son and hanging out with her husband. And watching Downton Abbey. Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player. Loop is her first novel. No DeLoreans were harmed in the making of this book.

Jim Al-Khalili
Al-Khalili, Jim

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, OBE is an academic, author and broadcaster. He is a leading theoretical physicist based at the University of Surrey, where he teaches and carries out research in quantum mechanics. He is the author of a number of popular science books, including Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Scienceand the bestselling Life on the Edge (with Johnjoe McFadden). He has presented television and radio documentaries, including the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History and The Secret Life of Chaos, and hosts BBC Radio 4's popular The Life Scientific series. He was awarded the 2007 Royal Society Michael Faraday Medal and the 2011 Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. He lives in Hampshire.

Rumaan Alam
Alam, Rumaan

Rumaan Alam is the author of Leave the World BehindRich and Pretty, and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Courtney Alameda
Alameda, Courtney

Courtney Alameda is a veteran bookseller and librarian. She holds a degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Courtney has worked for Barnes & Noble stores in Orem, Utah, and Roseville, California, as a children's department manager and as a customer relationship manager. She is currently a youth services librarian at the Provo City Library, where she has also worked planning and promoting the library's major events.

Craig Alanson
Alanson, Craig

Craig Alanson used to create financial reports for a large IT services company. Writing fiction at nights and on weekends, he finally independently published three novels on Amazon. Within 6 months of his first ebook release, he was able to quit his day job and pursue a full-time writing career.

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Gennifer Albin
Albin, Gennifer

Gennifer Albin is the author of Crewel. She holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Missouri and founded the tremendously popular blog She lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

Kathleen Alcalá
Alcalá, Kathleen

Kathleen Alcalá (born 1954) is the author of a short-story collection and three novels set in the American Southwest and nineteenth-century Mexico and a collection of essays. She teaches creative writing at workshops and programs in Washington state and elsewhere, including Seattle University, the University of New Mexico and Richard Hugo House. Alcalá is also a co-founder of and contributing editor to The Raven Chronicles. A play based on her novel, Spirits of the Ordinary, was produced by The Miracle Theatre of Portland, Oregon. She served on the board of Richard Hugo House and the advisory boards of Con Tinta, Field’s End and the Centrum Writers Conference. She is the winner of several awards for her writing, including an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship in 2007.

Louisa May Alcott
Alcott, Louisa May

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

Alanea Alder
Alder, Alanea

USA Today BestSelling Author, Alanea loves reading almost as much as she loves writing and can be found at any given moment either in front of the computer lost in her own world or on the couch with her iPad reading some of her favorite authors. She believes that love truly conquers all and that everyone no matter what, deserves a chance at that love and a place they can call home.

Mark Alder
Alder, Mark

Mark Alder is the pseudonym for fantasy author M. D. Lachlan.

Gill Alderman
Alderman, Gill

UK, born 1941.

Naomi Alderman
Alderman, Naomi

Naomi Alderman is the recipient of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. She is also the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in ten languages, and has been made into a film by Rachel Weisz. Alderman was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to The Guardian and presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.

Ben Alderson
Alderson, Ben

Ben Alderson is a collaborator in the NYT Bestselling anthology Because You Love To Hate Me.

He grew up in Berkshire, England. Not only does he write he also runs a successful micro-publishing house called Oftomes.

He enjoys- reading, traveling, greek food, music, and anything fantastical.

Brian Aldiss
Aldiss, Brian

Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (1925-2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss, except for occasional pseudonyms during the mid-1960s.

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Sophie Aldred
Aldred, Sophie

Sophie is a television actor, presenter and voiceover artist best known and much loved for her role as ‘Ace’ in Doctor Who, with seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy.

Her voice is regularly heard on a range of animations including Dennis and Gnasher and Tree Fu Tom, audio books ranging from Jacqueline Wilson to AS Byatt and dramas including the Big Finish range, the BBC comedy series Ectoplasm and the comedy podcast, Strangeness in Space with Trev and Simon.

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Alan Aldridge
Aldridge, Alan

Alan Aldridge is a UK artist. Born in 1943 in east London, he currently resides in Los Angeles.

Ethan M. Aldridge
Aldridge, Ethan M.

Ethan M. Aldridge is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and author. He was raised in a very small town in Utah, where his parents read him books about dragons and ghosts. He studied art at Snow College, where he learned how to better draw things both real and imaginary. Ethan lives in New York and Florida with his husband, Matthew, and some kind of small wolf.

Ray Aldridge
Aldridge, Ray

Born 1948.

Buzz Aldrin
Aldrin, Buzz

Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Aldrin, Jr., 1930) is an American mechanical engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.

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Wendy Alec
Alec, Wendy

Wendy Alec is an author, television host and producer. She has written the epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Brothers. Along with her husband Rory Alec, she is the co-founder of GOD TV, and the network’s Director of Television.

Katie Alender
Alender, Katie

Katie Alender grew up in South Florida, which probably explains the recurring alligator dreams (one of which is documented in Bad Girls Don’t Die). She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy) and the child of three very loving and encouraging parents.

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Alma Alexander
Alexander, Alma

Alma Alexander is the pen name of the fantasy author Alma A. Hromic (born 1963).

J. E. Alexander
Alexander, J. E.

Joshua Elijah Alexander loves veering off the main road in search of abandoned mines, dense bogs, and other ghost-infested settings for future stories. He is an ardent devotee of esotery, sarcastic fringeheads, and jam. Especially jam. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with near-term plans for lunar relocation, weather permitting. He encourages fans to connect with him online where his attention can be caught with discussion of cryptids or ginger-infused confections. Or ginger cryptids.

K. C. Alexander
Alexander, K. C.

K. C. Alexander is the author of Necrotech - a transhumanist sci-fi called “a speed freak rush” by NYT bestseller Richard Kadrey and “a violent thrillride” by award-nominated Stephen Blackmoore. She co-wrote Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising with NYT bestseller Jason M. Hough, Bioware’s first novelization for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Other credits consist of short stories to Fireside magazine and a contribution to Geeky Giving. Specialties include voice-driven prose, imperfect characters, and reckless profanity. Also, creative ways to murder the deserving - in fiction. Probably.

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K. M. Alexander
Alexander, K. M.

K. M. Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native and novelist living and working in Seattle with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid hiker, wannabe cyclist, and self-proclaimed beer snob. His work explores non-traditional settings within speculative fiction, bending and blending genres to create rich worlds and unique approachable characters.

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Lloyd Alexander
Alexander, Lloyd

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924–2007) was a widely-influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969.

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Marc Alexander
Alexander, Marc

Marc Alexander (born 1929) is a New Zealandian author. He has written several books under the pseudonym of Mark Ronson.

Rebecca Alexander
Alexander, Rebecca

Rebecca Alexander has had a career in psychology and education, and having spent years listening to the stories of the traumatised, dying and mentally ill, she was compelled to write her own. She has an MA in Creative Writing and lives in Devon with her husband and children.

Bruce Algozin
Algozin, Bruce

Bruce Algozin has written numerous books for both children and adults. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and their cat.

Hanna Alkaf
Alkaf, Hanna

Hanna Alkaf is a writer from Malaysia, where the legend of the pelesit originated. She is the author of the young adult novel The Weight of Our Sky, and her work has appeared in Shape, Esquire, and Marie Claire, among others. The Girl and the Ghost is her first novel for middle grade readers. She lives in Kuala Lumpur with her family.

MJ Allaire
Allaire, MJ

MJ Allaire is an American author. She grew up in South Florida and lives now in Connecticut.

David M. Allan
Allan, David M.

David got hooked on reading at a young age by borrowing to the max – 3 books, twice a week – from the public library. He was caught up and transported to fabulous other worlds by the likes of Wells, Verne and Burroughs (and later by Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Le Guin, Wyndham...). Alas, the journeys were temporary and he had to return to Earth.

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Nina Allan
Allan, Nina

Nina Allan was born in Whitechapel, London, grew up in the Midlands and West Sussex, and studied Russian literature at the University of Exeter and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She wrote her first short story at the age of six. Recurring obsessions include old clocks and rare insects, forgotten manuscripts and abandoned houses. Writers who have inspired and continue to inspire her include among many others Vladimir Nabokov, Iris Murdoch, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Auster, J. G Ballard, Roberto Bolano, M. John Harrison and of course Christopher Priest, her partner and first reader. They live and work in the historic seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex.

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Becky Allen
Allen, Becky

Becky Allen grew up in a tiny town outside Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Brandeis University with a major in American studies and a minor in journalism. For the last eight years, she has held various positions at, an online HIV resource. She is now the website director. Becky loves New York, brunch, and feminism. She cannot function without coffee. She lives in New York City with her sister, Rachel, and their cat, Lily. It was a conversation with her sister about irrigation that inspired Becky to wonder about a fantasy world where irrigation was fueled by magic, and what that would mean. Their discussion became Bound by Blood and Sand and its sequel, Freed by Flame and Storm.

Judy Allen
Allen, Judy

Judy Allen is a British writer.

Justin Allen
Allen, Justin

Justin Allen (born 1974) is an American writer of speculative fiction.

Justin Allen received his MFA in fiction from Columbia University and his BA in philosophy from Boise State University. He is the author of the fantasy epic Slaves of the Shinar. He lives in New York City with his wife, Day.

Mike Allen
Allen, Mike

Mike Allen is an American author.

Nancy Campbell Allen
Allen, Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of thirteen novels, including Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and Kiss of the Spindle. She has been a speaker at numerous writing conferences and events. She has a degree in elementary education and is the mother of three children.

Roger MacBride Allen
Allen, Roger MacBride

Roger MacBride Allen (born 1957) is an American science fiction author.

Sarah Addison Allen
Allen, Sarah Addison

New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction -- a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town sensibility.

Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food (she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter). In college, she majored in literature -- because, as she puts it, "I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction. It was like being able to major in eating chocolate."

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Sean Allen
Allen, Sean

Sean Allen was born in the U.K. to American military parents. He spent a majority of his childhood and early adult years in Colorado, where he earned a B.S. degree in Economics and a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from the Colorado School of Mines. Sean spent several years in the thriving Twin Cities arts community as a performing musician. He is currently living in California with his wife, indulging his love for writing and the great outdoors.

Lisa Allen-Agostini
Allen-Agostini, Lisa

Lisa Allen-Agostini is a poet, playwright and fiction writer from Trinidad and Tobago. The Chalice Project is her first novel. She says: "I love writing in all forms, but I especially enjoy writing for young people. My two daughters, Ishara and Najja, are my inspiration – and my biggest fans!" An award-winning journalist, she is the Internet Editor and a columnist with the Trinidad Guardian.

Alison Allen-Gray
Allen-Gray, Alison

Alison Allen-Gray is a British author. She has studied English and Drama. After university Alison co-founded a performing arts centre and co-wrote two children's musicals. She performed in theatres all over the country, mainly in children's theatre. Her first picture book was shortlisted for The Children's Book Award. Since 1999 Alison has been working as a magazine editor.

Isabel Allende
Allende, Isabel

Isabel Allende Llona (born 1942) is a Chilean-American novelist.

Kristy Dallas Alley
Alley, Kristy Dallas

Kristy Dallas Alley is a high school librarian in Memphis, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, four kids, three cats, and an indeterminate number of fish. She studied creative writing at Rhodes College in another lifetime and holds a master of science in instruction and curriculum leadership from the University of Memphis. In an ideal world, she would do nothing but sit on a beach and read every single day of her life, but in reality she's pretty happy reading on her front porch, neglecting the gardens she enthusiastically plants each spring, and cooking huge meals regardless of the number of people around to eat them. The Ballad of Ami Miles is her debut novel.

Kit Alloway
Alloway, Kit

Kit Alloway writes primarily for young adults, having always had an affection for teenagers. In addition to writing, she plays various musical instruments, decorates cakes, mixes essential oils, and studies East European languages. She lives in Louisville, KY with her family and four very tiny dogs.

Aaron Allston
Allston, Aaron

Aaron Allston (1960-2014) was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels. His works as a game designer include game supplements for role-playing games, several of which served to establish the basis for products and subsequent development of TSR's Dungeons & Dragons game setting Mystara. His later works as a novelist include those of the X-Wing series: Wraith Squadron, Iron Fist, Solo Command, Starfighters of Adumar. He also wrote two entries in the New Jedi Order series: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream, and Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand. Allston wrote three of the nine Legacy of the Force novels: Betrayal, Exile, and Fury, and three of the nine Fate of the Jedi novels: Outcast, Backlash and Conviction.

G. T. Almasi
Almasi, G. T.

G. T. Almasi graduated from RISD and moved to Boston to pursue a career as a graphic designer. While he built his design portfolio, he joined a band as the bass player, and wrote and designed the band’s newsletter. Once his career as an art director took off, he continued to supplement his design talents by writing copy for his clients. Almasi lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with his wife, Natalie, and their lovably stubborn dog, Ella.

Tone Almhjell
Almhjell, Tone

Tone Almhjell grew up, then quickly un-grew up. At 33, she quit her job as a journalist to become a fantasy writer. The Twistrose Key is her debut book.

David Almond
Almond, David

David Almond (born 1951) is a British children's writer who has penned several novels, each one to critical acclaim.

Anthony Alongi
Alongi, Anthony

Anthony Alongi is a fantastically good-looking, talented writer who doesn't deserve his fantastically good-looking wife, the gifted writer MaryJanice Davidson (Undead and Unwed, Undead and Unemployed, Undead and Unappreciated, The Royal Treatment, Hello,Gorgeous!, "Wicked" Women Whodunnit). He spends far too much time playing games on the computer and doesn't appreciate his wife, although he makes a mean bacon dinner and stumbled his way through Carleton College and Harvard University. He is a contract writer for Hasbro, Inc. His interests include annoying his wife, chasing his children around the house, and writing his wife's bio.

Elaine Marie Alphin
Alphin, Elaine Marie

Elaine Marie Alphin (born 1955) is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. Although she specializes in fiction, she has published many non-fiction titles, including biographies of Davy Crockett, Louis Pasteur, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Paul Jones, which she co-wrote with her husband Arthur Alphin (as part of Lerner Publishing's History Maker Biographies series).

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Sasha Alsberg
Alsberg, Sasha

Sasha Alsberg is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Zenith: The Androma Saga. When Sasha is not writing or obsessing over Scotland, she is making YouTube videos on her channel, Abookutopia. She lives in North Texas.

B. B. Alston
Alston, B. B.

B. B. Alston is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Amari and the Night Brothers and Amari and the Great Game. His books have been published in over 30 countries and won numerous awards including being named the Overall Winner of the Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Awards. A major motion picture is currently being developed by Universal.

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Madelyn Alt
Alt, Madelyn

Madelyn Alt is the national bestselling author of the witchy and hip Bewitching Mysteries series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The Bewitching Mysteries features small town single girl and fledgling empath Maggie O'Neill, her witchy boss, and an unlikely circle of ghosthunting friends, the N.I.G.H.T.S., as they investigate increasing levels of paranormal disturbance – not to mention a series of unrelated murders – in Maggie's hometown of Stony Mill, Indiana. 

Tara Altebrando
Altebrando, Tara

Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including The Leaving and Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr. She lives in New York City with her family.

Steve Alten
Alten, Steve

Steven Robert "Steve" Alten (born 1959) is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his Meg series, a set of novels around the fictitious survival of the megalodon, a giant prehistoric shark. Alten holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University, a master's in sports medicine from the University of Delaware and a doctorate in sports administration from Temple University. Alten is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a nationwide secondary school free reading program promoting works from six authors, including his own. Alten resides in South Florida.

Paula Altenburg
Altenburg, Paula

Paula Altenburg lives in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, with her husband and two sons. Once a manager in the aerospace industry, she now enjoys the luxury of working from home and writing full-time. Paula also co-authors paranormal romance novels under the pseudonym Taylor Keating.

Genrikh Altov
Altov, Genrikh

Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller (1926-1998), was a Soviet engineer, inventor, scientist, journalist and writer. He is most notable for the creation of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, better known by its Russia acronym TRIZ. He founded the Azerbaijan Public Institute for Inventive Creation, and was the first President of the TRIZ Association. He also wrote science fiction under the pen-name Genrikh Altov.

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez received a degree in English literature from UC Berkeley. She lives with her family in Northern California. Starfire is her first novel.

Jorge Amado
Amado, Jorge

Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (1912—2001) was a Brazilian writer of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work reflects the image of a mestizo Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. A cheerful and optimistic country and at the same time, with deep social and economic differences.

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Scarlett Amaris
Amaris, Scarlett

Scarlett Amaris likes playing devil's advocate on the dark side of the moon. She spends a large amount of time tracking through ancient ruins and decoding old texts in the Pyrenees. She's also co-written scripts for the anthology film The Theatre Bizarre, the documentary The Otherworld and the upcoming feature films, H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space, Replace, and Black Gate. Saurimonde is her first novel and she's currently finishing up Hidden Montsegur before getting started on Demon Priest, her next erotic endeavor along with the next Saurimonde story.

E. C. Ambrose
Ambrose, E. C.

E. C. Ambrose is a fantasy author, history buff, and accidental scholar. She lives
with her family and a very friendly dog in New Hampshire.

Alison Ames
Ames, Alison

Alison Ames lives in Colorado with a lot of animals and her almost-wife. She loves birds, comics, and the rule of three. To Break a Covenant is her debut novel. Find her on social media @2furiosa, and if you know (or are) Harry Styles she insists you do so.

John Edward Ames
Ames, John Edward

John Edward Ames (born 1949) is an American writer of novels and short stories from Toledo, Ohio. A critically acclaimed writer of western fiction, Ames began his career writing for pulp magazines before penning horror novels and stories. In 1995, Ames' historical novel The Unwritten Order was a finalist for a Western Writers of America Spur Award.

Phyllis Ames
Ames, Phyllis

Phyllis Ames loves tramping through the forests of the Pacific Northwest with camera and binoculars. Her most treasured moments are catching sight, and photo of elusive white-tailed deer, bear cups, coyotes, and yes a blurry image of a cougar leaping from the roof of an abandoned cabin into a tall Douglas fir. She is more afraid of things that go bump in the night than the shadowy depths of forest trails.

Ruth Ames
Ames, Ruth

Ruth Ames has written several best-selling young adult novels under another name. She loved reading spooky stories as a child. She now lives in Manhattan, where she has yet to meet a real vampire.

Jay Amory
Amory, Jay

Jay Amory is a pseudonym of James Lovegrove.

John W. Anacker
Anacker, John W.

John W. Anacker (Montana) spent thirteen years sitting behind a desk as an academic administrator. In 1999, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. He has spent his entire life in Bozeman climbing mountains, skiing and visiting Yellowstone National Park. He is fascinated by Norway, Norse mythology and birds (especially ravens). In addition, Anacker is an artist whose paintings have been shown in galleries around the Northwest and purchased by several collectors.

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Giovanni Anastasi
Anastasi, Giovanni

Giovanni Anastasi is the pen name of Luca Tarenzi, winner of Premio Italia fantasy and SF literature prize in 2012, author of the novels "When the Devil Strokes you" and "Godbreaker" (Salani Editore).

Heather Anastasiu
Anastasiu, Heather

Heather Anastasiu grew up in Texas and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and young son. She spends most days most days writing at a coffee shop or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

K. Ancrum
Ancrum, K.

K. Ancrum grew up in Chicago, Illinois, under the illusory rigor of the Chicago public school system. She attended Dominican University to study fashion merchandizing, but was lured into getting an English degree after spending too many nights experimenting with hard literary criticism and hanging out with unsavory types, like poetry students. Currently, she lives in Andersonville and writes books at work when no one is looking.

Charlie Jane Anders
Anders, Charlie Jane

Charlie Jane Anders is the co-editor-in-chief of, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was subsequently picked up for development into a NBC television series. Her mainstream novel Choir Boy (2006) won the Lambda Literary Award.

Jessica Andersen
Andersen, Jessica

Jessica S. Andersen is an American writer of mystery and medical romances. She obtained a PhD in Genetics, but when she finally settles on a single career, she will have been many things: a doctor of molecular genetics, a patent agent, a freelance editor, a professional horse trainer and riding coach, a fiance and the proud owner of a pair of corgis. But if you ask her who she is, Jessica will say, "I'm a writer. The rest is all background research."

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Laura Andersen
Andersen, Laura

Laura Andersen is married with four children. She has a BA in English. After more than thirty years spent west of the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in Massachusetts with her family.

Barth Anderson
Anderson, Barth

Barth Anderson lives in Minnesota with his wife and children. He has written short fiction in numerous publications and anthologies, and six of his stories have received honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. He was the winner of the Spectrum Award for best short fiction in 2004.

Brian D. Anderson
Anderson, Brian D.

For more than a decade, Brian D. Anderson tried breaking into the music business while holding down day jobs. To relieve stress, he would sit at his computer and write short stories. He had always loved writing, but had never considered it for a career. This changed when his son came to him, excited as only a seven-year-old can be, and told his father the idea he had for a story. This was the moment everything changed. What his son told him became the foundation for an entire career. And the beginning of The Godling Chronicles.

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Chester Anderson
Anderson, Chester

Chester Valentine John Anderson (1932-1991) was a novelist, poet, and editor in the underground press. Raised in Florida, he attended the University of Miami from 1952 to 1956 before becoming a beatnik coffee house poet in Greenwich Village and San Francisco's North Beach. As a poet he wrote under the name c v j anderson and edited the little magazines Beatitude and Underhound. In journalism he specialized in rock and roll. In that area he was a friend of Paul Williams and edited Crawdaddy! for a few issues in 1968-1969.

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Gillian Anderson
Anderson, Gillian

Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress. After beginning her career in theatre, Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the American television series The X-Files. Her film work includes The House of Mirth (2000), The Mighty Celt (2005), The Last King of Scotland (2006), and two X-Files films, The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

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James G. Anderson
Anderson, James G.

James G Anderson is a teacher, catechist, musician, and poet, and holds a BA and MA in theology from Francican University in Steubenville, OH. His interests range from gardening to flying fish, from winemaking to songwriting. He lives with his wife and three sons on the Canadian prairies outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Janet S. Anderson
Anderson, Janet S.

Born and raised in western New York where she attended a two-room schoolhouse, Janet S. Anderson later attended Cornell University and went on to teach high school English. She has also worked in libraries and for the New York State Department of Education. Having lived in Canada, Germany, and Sweden, she has settled in Latham, New York with her husband.

Jodi Lynn Anderson
Anderson, Jodi Lynn

Jodi Lynn Anderson grew up in New Jersey, where she spent her time walking in the woods and pretending she was queen. Today she spends her time daydreaming and making things up.

John David Anderson
Anderson, John David

John David Anderson lives in Noblesville, Indiana, with his wife and young twins. Standard Hero Behavior is his first book.

Karen Anderson
Anderson, Karen

Karen Kruse Anderson is the widow and sometime co-author of Poul Anderson, and mother-in-law of writer Greg Bear. She wrote the first published science fiction haiku (or scifaiku), ''Six Haiku'' in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, in July 1962, and is one of the founders of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She has been invested as a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and is active both in Sherlockian groups and in the Los Angeles Science-Fantasy Society.

Kevin J. Anderson
Anderson, Kevin J.

Kevin J. Anderson (born 1962) is an American science fiction author who has published more than 175 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a unique steampunk fantasy trilogy beginning with Clockwork Angels, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Wake the Dragon and Terra Incognita fantasy trilogies, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson is the director of the graduate program in Publishing at Western Colorado University. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.

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Kurt Anderson
Anderson, Kurt

Kurt Anderson has held jobs as a roofer, machine operator, toxicologist, and environmental scientist. A regular contributor to outdoor magazines, Anderson spends his free time in the woods and on the water, hunting, fishing, ’shrooming, wild ricing, tapping maple trees, and trying — usually in vain — to repair haying equipment on his ranch. He lives in northern Minnesota with his wife and two sons. Devour is his first novel.

M. T. Anderson
Anderson, M. T.

M. T. Anderson is the author of Feed, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; the National Book Award winning The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party and its sequel, The Kingdom on the Waves, both New York Times bestsellers and Michael L. Printz Honor Books; Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of LeningradLandscape with Invisible Hand; and many other books for children and young adults. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Margaret J. Anderson
Anderson, Margaret J.

Margaret J. Anderson was born in 1931 in Gorebridge, Scotland. She grew up in Lockerbie, a small town in the south of Scotland. She studied biology and genetics in University of Edinburgh. After she came to live in Oregon she took up writing.

Poul Anderson
Anderson, Poul

Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.


R. J. Anderson
Anderson, R. J.

Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.

As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she discovered more contemporary authors like Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.

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Robert L. Anderson
Anderson, Robert L.

Robert L. Anderson grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from college in 2004 with a degree in philosophy. Since then, he has lived in five states and twelve countries, and on three continents. Dreamland is his first novel.

Ros Anderson
Anderson, Ros

Ros Anderson trained as a dancer but now works as a copywriter and design journalist. She has written for publications including The Guardian, The Independent, and Elle Decoration. The Hierarchies is her debut novel.

Sophie Anderson
Anderson, Sophie

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher in several parts of the UK. She wrote textbooks until characters from Slavic fairy tales began appearing in her work.

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Taylor Anderson
Anderson, Taylor

Taylor Anderson is a gun-maker and forensic ballistic archeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He has a Master's Degree in History and teaches at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

William C. Anderson
Anderson, William C.

William Charles Anderson (1920–2003), better known as William C. Anderson, was the author of several novels, historical and true life stories, and author or coauthor of several screenplays for film and television, including the adaptation of his own Bat*21, which was made into a film, starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover, and Hurricane Hunters, was made into a TV-movie for ABC, starring Martin Milner.

C. Dean Andersson
Andersson, C. Dean

C. Dean Andersson has also written books as Asa Drake.

R. A. Andrade
Andrade, R. A.

Ron writes from a small community in Michigan, sometimes at three in the morning when ideas wake him from sleep. He was born and raised in New England, sometimes drawing on those childhood and teen experiences for his novels. Driven to write, his goal is simply to entertain by bringing you the unexpected.

Claire Andrews
Andrews, Claire

In her own words:

"I was raised in both Alaska and Scotland, but currently live in Vermont; when not writing, I can usually be found outside swimming, skiing or hiking across the state’s famous green mountains. Driven by my fascination with Greek archaeology and mythology, I sought to breathe new life to the forgotten and often underappreciated Greek myths. My YA debut about ancient Greece, tentatively titled Daughter of Sparta, is forthcoming in spring of 2021."

Ilona Andrews
Andrews, Ilona

Ilona Andrews is an urban fantasy novelist. She was born in Russia (English is her second language) and came to the United States as a teenager. She attended Western Carolina University, where she majored in biochemistry and met her husband Gordon, who helped her write and submit her first novel, Magic Bites. Her husband co-authors her books. Ilona and Gordon currently live in Georgia. They have two children and three dogs.

J. A. Andrews
Andrews, J. A.

JA Andrews is a writer, wife, mother, and unemployed rocket scientist. She doesn't regret the rocket science degree, but finds it generally inapplicable in daily life. Except for the rare occurrence of her being able to definitively state, "That's not rocket science." She does, however, love the stars. 

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Toni Andrews
Andrews, Toni

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.

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Pierre Andrézel
Andrézel, Pierre

Pierre Andrézel is a pseudonym of Karen Blixen.

Melissa Anelli
Anelli, Melissa

Melissa Anelli (born 1979) is an American author. She is the author of the bestseller Harry, A History, which chronicles the Harry Potter phenomenon with exclusive interview material and a foreword written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.

Janella Angeles
Angeles, Janella

Janella Angeles is a Filipina-American writer and avid book-hoarder who works in children’s publishing by day while penning novels by night. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, but found the most valuable way of learning to write was in creating glorious Harry Potter fanfiction and reading obscene amounts of books. Janella currently resides in Massachusetts, most likely to be found reading and writing like she’s running out of time. She is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Her debut novel, WHERE DREAMS DESCEND, will be out in 2020 from Wednesday Books.

Josephine Angelini
Angelini, Josephine

Josie was born in a tiny town in Massachusetts called Ashland. When she meets people from Massachusetts and tells them 'what part' she hails from, she usually gets one of two answers. The first is: "Isn't that in Oregon?" And the second is: "I drove by it once on Rt. 9, I think."

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Evan Angler
Angler, Evan

Evan lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon.

Swipe is his first book. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn't hear anything from him. Don't make eye contact if you see him. Don't call his name out loud. He's in enough trouble already.

And so are you, if you've read his book.

Ernest Angley
Angley, Ernest

US, born 1921.

CM Angus
Angus, CM

Born and raised in a steel-town in the Northeast of England, CM Angus now lives in Yorkshire with his better half, his children and an awesome dog.

Having struggled with English at school and having never written fiction before, he decided to become a writer while submerged in the bath one Saturday morning in 2014. Since then he has had stories published in a number of recent anthologies and manages a growing colony of notebooks.

With a background in e-Commerce and technology, he has previously written technical non-fiction & is interested in all things creative, technological & scientific. His work is inquisitive and blends a passion for story telling with a strong scientific grounding.

When not working or writing, he spends his time as a Reiki master, a meditation guide and multi-instrumentalist. With a PhD in esoteric hard sums and a strong interest in Martial Arts, CM Angus jokingly describes himself as a gentleman, a scholar and an acrobat who dreams of, one day, owning some woodland.

L.B. Anne
Anne, L.B.

L. B. Anne is the author of the Amazon best-selling Sheena Meyer series. She is also the author of the Lolo and Winkle, Curly Girl Adventures, Everfall, Brave New World, Children of the Glades series, and more. She writes diverse chapter books geared toward six to fourteen-year-old readers (depending on the series). She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a guest speaker; presenting at libraries and schools nationwide, a mentor, and a mental health advocate. L. B. Anne resides on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband. When she is not inventing new obstacles for her characters to overcome, you can find her reading, playing bass guitar, running on the beach, or downing a mocha iced coffee at a local cafe while dreaming of being your favorite author.

Jay Anson
Anson, Jay

Jay Anson (1921–1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that novel, he wrote 666, which also dealt with a haunted house. He died in 1980.

His work, The Amityville Horror, was sold as "a true story", and it was based on the reported experiences of George Lutz and Kathleen Lutz at 112 Ocean Avenue in December 1975. The Lutzes had sold the rights to the book to Anson, who had added and adapted to some of the Lutz's original claims. A film was later made of the book, which exemplified these additions.

Joëlle Anthony
Anthony, Joëlle

Joëlle Anthony lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Mark Anthony
Anthony, Mark

Mark Anthony (born 1966) is an American fantasy author.

Patricia Anthony
Anthony, Patricia

Patricia Marie Anthony (1947–2013) was an American science fiction and slipstream author. Anthony published her first science fiction novel in 1992 with Cold Allies, about the arrival of extraterrestrials in the midst of a 21st-century Third World War. This was followed by Brother Termite, Conscience of the Beagle, The Happy Policeman, Cradle of Splendor, and God's Fires, each of which combined science fiction plots with other genres in unconventional ways. Several of her short-fiction works were republished in the 1998 collection Eating Memories.

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Piers Anthony
Anthony, Piers

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 1934) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. He is most famous for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth.

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Kim Antieau
Antieau, Kim

Kim Antieau is the author of several novels and short stories for adults and teenagers, including Mercy, Unbound. She graduated Eastern Michigan University and lives with her husband, poet Mario Milosevic, in the Pacific Northwest. Aside from writing books, she works as a librarian.

Antonis Antoniades
Antoniades, Antonis

Antonis Antoniades is a Greek author born in Germany. He studied physiotherapy in Serbia and now lives in Greece. He has written and published many studies on weird fiction, fantasy fiction, and history, as well as two novels, The Wolf of Sparta (2009) and Expedition into the Desert (2010). Necronomicon: The Manuscript of the Dead has been translated from Greek by Maria Mountokalaki and Elizabeth Georgiades.

Nick Antosca
Antosca, Nick

Nick Antosca (born 1983) is an American author of literary fiction.

Christopher Anvil
Anvil, Christopher

Christopher Anvil (born 1922) is a pseudonym used by author Harry C. Crosby.

Christopher Anvil began writing science fiction in the early 1950s, publishing stories in the vintage SF magazine Imagination in 1952 and 1953. In 1956 he debuted in Astounding, the leading magazine in the field, with his story "The Prisoner." That was the beginning of an avalanche of stories for Astounding (and Analog, as the magazine was retitled in 1960) which combined fast-paced adventure plots with a pointed satirical sensibility, puncturing dogmas and bureaucracies both human and alien. His stories in Astounding/Analog frequently took first place in the magazine's reader polls, and were nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards. His work also appeared in such SF magazines as Galaxy and Amazing Stories. He lives in New York state.

Toni Anzetti
Anzetti, Toni

Toni Anzetti is a pseudonym of Ann Tonsor Zeddies.

Ryka Aoki
Aoki, Ryka

Ryka Aoki is a writer, performer, judo black belt, and professor of English at Santa Monica College.

Marc Aplin
Aplin, Marc

Marc Aplin is probably not what you would consider your 'conventional fantasy fan'. Having held British titles in Mixed Martial Arts, he has won fights both by submission and knockout within a cage.

Fighting on an almost monthly basis in Thailand and then bi-monthly basis when he returned to the UK, the abuse on his body tallied up. In 2010 he retired from the sport with a number of minor injuries and some well earned cauliflower ears.

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Allen Appel
Appel, Allen

Allen Appel (born 1945) is a novelist best known for his series about time traveler Alex Balfour. In the series, fictional characters are interwoven with actual historical people and events.

Appel grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia, graduated from West Virginia University in 1967 and moved to Washington, D.C., where he found work as an illustrator and photographer. He made his mark with a series of collage illustrations for the Sunday magazine section of The Washington Post, and this work led to his first book, Proust's Last Beer: A History of Curious Demises (1980), a collaboration with writer Bob Arnebeck. Appel's imaginative black-and-white collages illustrated Arnebeck's profiles of people and animals.

John Appel
Appel, John

John Appel volunteered to jump out of planes before he’d ever been in a plane; his friends and family say this sums up his approach to life pretty well. He writes science fiction and fantasy and the occasional tabletop RPG adventure. A lifelong Marylander, he lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife and children. He masquerades as a technology risk manager to pay the bills after two decades as an information security pro. When not writing, rolling dice, or keeping the bad guys at bay, he enjoys rum and swords, but not both at the same time. John is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop.

Lenore Appelhans
Appelhans, Lenore

Lenore Appelhans moved frequently growing up due to her dad’s US Air Force career. To date, she’s lived in six countries and visited nearly sixty. She currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, with her illustrator husband Daniel Jennewein. Level 2 is her first novel.

Kirsty Applebaum
Applebaum, Kirsty

Kirsty was born in Essex and grew up in Hampshire. She has had a wide variety of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signalling, picking stones off conveyor belts, putting lids on perfume bottles and teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband on top of a hill in Winchester.

K. A. Applegate
Applegate, K. A.

Katherine Alice Applegate (born 1956) is an American author. Applegate's most popular books are science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. She has won the Best New Children's Book Series Award in 1997 in Publishers Weekly.

She also writes books for young readers as Katherine Applegate.

Katherine Applegate
Applegate, Katherine

#1 New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate has written many books for young readers, including THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal.

Katherine Applegate is a pseudonym of K. A. Applegate.

Victor Appleton
Appleton, Victor

Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books.

The following series have been published under the Victor Appleton name:

  • Tom Swift, 1910–1941
  • Motion Picture Chums, 1913–1916
  • Moving Picture Boys, 1913–1922
  • Movie Boys, 1926–1927
  • Don Sturdy, 1925-1935
  • Tom Swift, Jr., 1954–1971 (technically, "Victor Appleton II")
  • Tom Swift (Third Series), 1981–1984
  • Tom Swift (Fourth Series), 1991–1993
  • Tom Swift (Terror on the Moons of Jupiter)

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Gill Arbuthnott
Arbuthnott, Gill

Gill Arbuthnott (born 1958) is a Scottish author.

E. L. Arch
Arch, E. L.

E. L. Arch is a pseudonym of Rachel Cosgrove Payes.

Alex Archer
Archer, Alex

Alex Archer is a house name for the Rogue Angel series, published by the Harlequin Publishing's Gold Eagle division.

The first eight novels were written by Victor Milan and Mel Odom. New writers joining the series starting with book nine include Jon Merz and Joseph Nassise.

C.J. Archer
Archer, C.J.

C.J. Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of historical mystery and historical fantasy novels including the GLASS AND STEELE series, the CLEOPATRA FOX MYSTERIES, the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES and the FREAK HOUSE books.

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband, two children and a black & white cat named Coco.

E. Archer
Archer, E.

E. Archer lives in New York City. He is a fantasy geek.

Jeffrey Archer
Archer, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s bestselling authors, with sales of over 275 million copies in 97 countries, and is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (twenty times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). He was born in London, and brought up in the West Country. He gained a Blue in Athletics at Oxford, was President of the University Athletics Club, and went on to run the 100 yards in 9.6 seconds for Great Britain in 1966. Jeffrey has served five years in the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament, and thirty years as a Member of the House of Lords. 

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Jennifer Archer
Archer, Jennifer

Jennifer Archer has written several novels for adults and Through Her Eyes is her first novel for teens. The mother of two grown sons, Jennifer lives in Amarillo, TX, with her husband and two dogs.

Nathan Archer
Archer, Nathan

Nathan Archer is a pseudonym of Lawrence Watt-Evans.

Ron Archer
Archer, Ron

Ron Archer is a joint pseudonym of Ted White and Dave van Arnam.

Carrie Arcos
Arcos, Carrie

Carrie Arcos is an award-winning author of books for young adults, including the National Book Award Finalist Out of Reach, We Are All That's Left, and Crazy Messy Beautiful. Several of her books have been Junior Library Guild selections and on best book lists. She originally hails from upstate New York; however, Los Angeles is where she calls home with her husband and kids. She loves teaching high school students, cooking, traveling, and talking. After recently visiting Ireland, she now understands that she's Italian at heart, but she's Irish in soul.

Kian N. Ardalan
Ardalan, Kian N.

Kian N. Ardalan was born in Germany, Dusseldorf to Persian parents and has since travelled between so many places that he sees himself as a person of the world; well, with one exception.

When he wasn’t playing video games or reading novels (mostly Darren Shan and Anthony Horowitz) or trying to convince his parents to watch that R-rated movie about vampires and werewolves, he delved into fantasy worlds of his own making.

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Katherine Arden
Arden, Katherine

Born in Austin, TX, Katherine Arden has always been a wanderer. She spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, Katherine deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow, Russia. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature, taking eight months’ study abroad in Paris and another eight months in Moscow. Having received her BA magna cum laude, Katherine moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she worked every kind of odd job imaginable, including guiding horse tours, working as a personal tour guide for international visitors, making crepes in a stand, and doing freelance grantwriting. After two years on the island, is currently living in France again and writing full time.

Tom Arden
Arden, Tom

David Rain (1961–2015), known by his pen name Tom Arden, was a British science fiction and fantasy writer. He was born in Australia. His main work is the five volume Orokon saga, as well as the novels Shadow Black, The Translation of Bastian Test and the Doctor Who novella Nightdreamers.

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Daniel Arenson
Arenson, Daniel

Daniel Arenson is an epic fantasy author.

He began his career writing short stories. He sold his first story, "Worms Believe in God", in 1998. Since then, his work has appeared in various publications, among them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card's Strong Verse.

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Michael Ares
Ares, Michael

Michael David Ares is an entrepreneur and educator who has started four community service businesses while writing and editing books for other people on the side. He is now a full-time author, and lives with his family in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Amber Argyle
Argyle, Amber

Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing her debut novel.

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Steve Vander Ark
Ark, Steve Vander

Steve Vander Ark is the creator of the famed web site devoted to the seven Harry Potter novels and is much-loved by the millions of Potter fans world-wide.

Elena Armas
Armas, Elena

Elena Armas is a Spanish writer, a self confessed hopeless romantic, and much to Mr. B's dismay, a proud book hoarder. After years of devouring HEAs and talking––okay fine, yelling––nonstop about them, she has finally taken the leap and decided to create some of her own.

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J. Frederick Arment
Arment, J. Frederick

J. Frederick Arment winters in Florida on the sailboat "Serenata" and summers with his family in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He is author of "The Synthesis," an innovative techno-thriller from Blue Hot Books. In addition to a bachelor of science in history education, he holds a master's degree with a focus on the eighteenth-century American and French Enlightenment. His post-graduate study has focused on the integrated disciplines of philosophy, theology, and physics.

Jennifer L. Armentrout
Armentrout, Jennifer L.

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband, her Border Jack Apollo,  Border Collie Artemis, six judgemental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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Ian Armer
Armer, Ian

Ian Armer was born in Preston in 1976. He is a freelance writer, optioned screenwriter and poet. His written work has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online resources.

He is a regular contributor to the cult magazine The Illustrated Ape where his short stories and poetry have appeared alongside contributions from Maximo Park's Paul Smith and Radiohead's Stanley Donwood.

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Julia Armfield
Armfield, Julia

Julia Armfield is a fiction writer and occasional playwright with a Masters in Victorian Art and Literature from Royal Holloway University. Her work has been published in The White Review, Lighthouse, Analog Magazine, Neon Magazine and The Stockholm Review. She was commended in the Moth Short Story Prize 2017 and won the White Review Short Story Prize with two of the stories in this collection. She lives in London.

Jennifer Armintrout
Armintrout, Jennifer

Jennifer Armintrout (born 1980) is an American author.

Jennifer Armintrout is the pseudonym of Jenny Trout.

Erin Armknecht
Armknecht, Erin

Erin Armknecht lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and rescue dog. Sister of the Chosen One is her debut novel.

F. W. Armstrong
Armstrong, F. W.

F. W. Armstrong is a pseudonym of T. M. Wright.

Jon Armstrong
Armstrong, Jon

Jon Armstrong is an American author.

K. L. Armstrong
Armstrong, K. L.

K. L. Armstrong is a pseudonym of Kelley Armstrong.

Karen Armstrong
Armstrong, Karen

Karen Armstrong’s (born 1944) first book, the bestselling Through the Narrow Gate (1981), described her seven years as a nun in a Roman Catholic order. She has since published numerous bestselling books, including A History of God (1993) and The Great Transformation (2007). She is a freelance writer and she lives in London.

Kelley Armstrong
Armstrong, Kelley

Kelley Armstrong (born 1968) is a Canadian writer, primarily of fantasy novels since 2001.

She has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen to date in her Women of the Otherworld series, two in her Cainsville series, six in her Darkest Powers series and one in the Age of Legends series. She has also published two middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell Pages Trilogy, with co-author Melissa Marr. As well, she is the author of three crime novels, the Nadia Stafford trilogy. She has also written several serial novellas and short stories for the Otherworld series, some of which are available free from her website.

Eleanor Arnason
Arnason, Eleanor

Eleanor Atwood Arnason (born 1942) is an American author of science fiction novels and short stories.

Mindee Arnett
Arnett, Mindee

Mindee Arnett lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. She’s addicted to jumping horses and telling tales of magic and the macabre. Her short stories have appeared in various magazines. Arnett has a Master of Arts in English literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She blogs and tweets, and is hard at work on the next novel in the Arkwell Academy series.

David Arnold
Arnold, David

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite, Mosquitoland, and The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. His books have been translated into a dozen languages.

Elana K. Arnold
Arnold, Elana K.

Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for children and teens, including the middle grade novels A Question of Miracles, Far from Fair, and A Boy Called Bat, and the YA novels What Girls Are Made Of and Infandous. What Girls Are Made Of was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award, and her other books have been variously included on the Los Angeles Public Library’s Best Books of the Year list, the Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year list, and the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list, have been ALAN Picks, and have been selected for inclusion in the Amelia Bloomer Project. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing/fiction from the University of California, Davis, and currently lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.

Luke Arnold
Arnold, Luke

For the last decade, Luke Arnold has been acting his way around the world, playing iconic roles such as Long John Silver in the Emmy-winning Black Sails and his award-winning turn as Michael Hutchence in the INXS mini-series Never Tear Us Apart. Recently, he has moved into writing and directing his own films, beginning with the upcoming short film Gutterpunks.

Jason Arnopp
Arnopp, Jason

Jason Arnopp is a British author and scriptwriter. His background is in journalism: he has worked on titles such as Heat, Q, The Word and Kerrang!. He recently co-authored the Black Mirror tie-in book with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, and has also written comedy for Radio 4 and official tie-in fiction for Doctor Who and Friday the 13th. The cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks was the first novel which was entirely Jason's own fault, and it is followed by the chilling supernatural thriller Ghoster.

Michael A. Arnzen
Arnzen, Michael A.

Michael A. Arnzen is a horror author and writer of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, Grave Markings (Dell Books). He won his second Bram Stoker Award for his newsletter (The Goreletter) and his third for his poetry collection, Freakcidents.

Lou Aronica
Aronica, Lou

Lou Aronica (born 1958) is an American editor and publisher, primarily of science fiction. He co-edited the Full Spectrum anthologies with Shawna McCarthy. As a publisher he began at Bantam Books and formed their Bantam Spectra science fiction and fantasy label. Later he moved on to Avon and helped create their Avon-Eos science fiction and fantasy label.

Michael Aronovitz
Aronovitz, Michael

Michael Aronovitz is the acclaimed author of two short story collections, Seven Deadly Pleasures and The Voices in Our Heads, and a novel, Alice Walks. Aronovitz lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Wilbur Arron
Arron, Wilbur

Wilbur Arron is the pseudonym of a retired professional engineer, project manager, and government official who has spent over 40 years in various engineering fields throughout the Southeast United States. In this time he has worked mostly on environmental issues, but also promulgated government regulation, performed forensics investigations, and investigated and corrected manufacturing problems.

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Raymond Arroyo
Arroyo, Raymond

Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, producer, and lead anchor and managing editor of EWTN News. As the host of The World Over Live, he is seen in more than 250 million homes internationally each week. You can follow Arroyo on Facebook and on Twitter at @RaymondArroyo.

Jon Del Arroz
Arroz, Jon Del

Jon Del Arroz began his writing career in high school, providing book reviews and the occasional article for a local news magazine, The Valley Citizen. He is the writer of the weekly web comic, Flying Sparks, which has been hailed by Comic Book Resources as “the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel comics: an equal balance of super-powered action and personal/relationship drama.” The comic has garnered national attention and has given me the opportunity to speak on expert panels at many conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con. He has had short stories published with Zharmae Publishing and If-X magazine and serves as associate editor of Albedo One Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine.  He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.

A. C. Arthur
Arthur, A. C.

A.C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently lives with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters, and fresh dialogue - thus keeping the readers on their toes!

Keri Arthur
Arthur, Keri

Keri Arthur, the author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than fifty novels. She’s won five Australian Romance Readers Awards for Favourite Scifi, Fantasy, or Futuristic Romance & has also won the Romance Writers of Australia RBY Award for Speculative Fiction. The Romantic Times also awarded her a Career Achievement Award for Urban Fantasy. Keri’s something of a wanna-be photographer, so when she’s not at her computer writing the next book, she can be found somewhere in the Australian countryside taking random photos.

Stephen Aryan
Aryan, Stephen

"I’m a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. It started with The Hobbit, The Belgariad, the Earthsea books, the Shannara books and then David Gemmell, who was a huge influence on me and my writing. For most of that time I have also been reading comics. It began with superhero comics from DC and Marvel, but now I read comics across many genres and from a wide variety of comic book publishers.

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Catherine Asaro
Asaro, Catherine

Catherine Asaro is a scientist (Ph.D. from Harvard), a jazz and ballet dancer and a writer of science fiction and fantasy. The author of twenty-five novels, she is acclaimed for her Ruby Dynasty series, which combines adventure, science, romance and fast-paced action. Her novel The Quantum Rose won the Nebula Award, as did her novella ”The Spacetime Pool.“ She is a multiple winner of the AnLab from Analog magazine and a three time recipient of the RT BOOKClub Award for “Best Science Fiction Novel,” and she has won numerous other distinctions.

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Aurora Ascher
Ascher, Aurora

Paranormal & fantasy romance author Aurora Ascher loves misunderstood mythical monsters, redeemable anti-heroes, and epic happily-ever-afters. A woman of many creative pursuits, Aurora is also a professional musician and visual artist. She currently resides in Montreal with her trusty espresso machine and her endlessly patient husband, whom she sometimes doesn’t see for hours until she emerges from her writing cave like a bear in springtime.

Miranda Asebedo
Asebedo, Miranda

Miranda Asebedo completed her master’s degree in creative writing in 2009. She currently teaches English as a second language in a university setting. Her short fiction has been published in Midway Journal and Touchstone.

Sarah Ash
Ash, Sarah

Sarah Ash read music at New Hall, Cambridge for four years, studying with Robin Holloway and John Rutter for her finals. Her interests in music and drama led her into teaching where she has been lucky to work with many dynamic and talented young people.

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Ivy Asher
Asher, Ivy

Ivy Asher is an International Bestselling Author that’s addicted to chai, swearing, and laughing a lot—but not in a creepy, giggling alone kind of way. She loves snow storms, her family of two humans and three fur-babies, and writing badass women in books that will have you begging for more. She has worlds and characters just floating around in her head, and she’s lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing people who support that kind of crazy.

Lauren Asher
Asher, Lauren

Plagued with an overactive imagination, Lauren spends her free time reading and writing. Her dream is to travel to all the places she writes about. She enjoys writing about flawed yet relatable characters you can’t help loving. She likes sharing fast-paced stories with angst, steam, and the emotional spectrum.

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Neal Asher
Asher, Neal

Neal Asher (born 1961) is a British science fiction author.


Asaf Ashery
Ashery, Asaf

Asaf ashery is an author, editor, academic and screenwriter. He is also a functioning workaholic, an organic vegetable grower and a dog Lover. He lives in a cooperative village in the Jerusalem Mountains with his lovely wife, Yael and two rescue dogs - Mazzy & Bill.

Allen Ashley
Ashley, Allen

One of the most distinctive voices in modern literature, Allen Ashley has been published in dozens of books and magazines in the UK, USA, Canada and Spain and has now passed his first century of short story publications. Allen is a highly respected author equally adept at novels, short stories, poetry and lyrics. He is also well known for a wealth of critical commentary and non-fiction articles and, more recently, as an acclaimed and award winning editor.

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Jennifer Ashley
Ashley, Jennifer

USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance, historical mystery, and historical mainstream fiction. She writes as Jennifer Ashley and also under the pen names Ashley Gardner (mysteries) and Allyson James (paranormal romance).

Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA for Best Novel with Romantic Elements (A Lady Raised High), the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer's Choice awards, the Prism award, among others. Jennifer's novels have been also been translated into several European and Asian languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

Mike Ashley
Ashley, Mike

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than 100 books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. His books include Adventures in The Strand (British Library, 2016), Out of This World, a brief illustrated history of science fiction (British Library, 2011), and The Age of Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950 (British Library, 2005). Most recently he is the author of a multi-volume history of science fiction magazines, published by Liverpool University Press.

J. P. Ashman
Ashman, J. P.

Born Lancashire, England, J. P. Ashman is a Northern lad through and through. His parents love wildlife, history, fantasy and science fiction, and passed their passion on to him. They read to him from an early age and encouraged his imagination at every turn. His career may be in optics, as a manager/technician, but he loves to make time for writing and reading every day. Now living rurally in the Cotswolds with Wifey and their little Norse Goddess Freya, he’s inspired daily by the views they have and the things they see, from the deer in the fields to the buzzards circling overhead.

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Brodi Ashton
Ashton, Brodi

Brodi Ashton received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Utah and a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. Her background in television news includes stints as a reporter, anchor, weathergirl, producer, photographer, and editor. She lives in Utah with her family.

Charles Ashton
Ashton, Charles

Charles Ashton is the author of The Dragon Fire TrilogyJet Smoke and Dragon Fire (shortlisted for both the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the W. H. Smith Mind Boggling Books Award), Into the Spiral and The Shining Bridge – as well as the novel Billy's Drift, and, for younger readers, The Giant's Boot (shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize),The Boy Who Was a Bear and The Snow Door.

Dyrk Ashton
Ashton, Dyrk

Dyrk Ashton was born in Athens (Ohio, not Greece), on a chilly Halloween morning. He whiled away his adolescent years and teens in cornfields, woods, rivers, ditches and haymows, climbing trees, running along barn beams, riding, wrestling, soccering, fighting BB gun wars, reading Stuart Little, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, everything Verne, London, Kipling, White, Lewis, Doyle, Burroughs, Poe, Howard, Fleming, Lovecraft, Tolkein, Zelazny, and generally ignoring school - though he somehow managed excellent grades (except in Algebra, of course).

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Edward Ashton
Ashton, Edward

Edward Ashton is the author of the novels Three Days in April, The End of Ordinary, and Mickey7. His short fiction has appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Escape Pod, Analog, and Fireside Fiction. He lives in upstate New York in a cabin in the woods (not that Cabin in the Woods) with his wife, a variable number of daughters, and an adorably mopey dog named Max, where he writes—mostly fiction, occasionally fact—under the watchful eyes of a giant woodpecker and a rotating cast of barred owls. In his free time, he enjoys cancer research, teaching quantum physics to sullen graduate students, and whittling.

Francis Leslie Ashton
Ashton, Francis Leslie

Francis Leslie Ashton (1904–1994) was a British writer known for his first novel Breaking of the Seals in 1946 and a kind of sequel Alas, That Great City from 1948. The two novels concern disasters involving objects orbiting the Earth in prehistoric times. In 1952 he co-wrote Wrong Side of the Moon, which concerns space travel.

Davis Ashura
Ashura, Davis

Davis Ashura is a bestselling author and a full-time practicing physician, who is best known for several fantasy series, including Instrument of Omens, the Castes and the OutCastes, and the Chronicles of William Wilde. All of them are interconnected and part of his Anchored Worlds universe.

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Sharon Ashwood
Ashwood, Sharon

Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romances instead.

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Isaac Asimov
Asimov, Isaac

Isaac Asimov (born Isaac Yudovich Ozimov, 1920–1992), was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited about 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (the sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology).

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Janet Asimov
Asimov, Janet

Janet Asimov (maiden name Janet Opal Jeppson, born 1926) is an American science fiction author, psychiatrist, and a psychoanalyst.

Janet Asimov started writing children's science fiction under the name J. O. Jeppson in the 1970s. She was married to Isaac Asimov from 1973 until his death in 1992, and they collaborated on a number of science fiction books aimed at young readers, including the Norby series.

Austin Aslan
Aslan, Austin

Austin Aslan was inspired to write his debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii. He earned a master's degree in tropical conservation biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His research on rare Hawaiian plants located on the high slopes of Mauna Loa won him a pair of destroyed hiking boots, a tattered rain jacket, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He lives outside Tucson, Arizona, deep in the Sonoran Desert, where he pets scorpions and hugs saguaro cacti with his high-school-sweetheart wife and their two young children. Austin is pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of Arizona and thinking up new stories while conducting ecosystem resilience research atop the Peruvian Andes. He continues to write fiction and looks forward to the publication of this novel's sequel, The Girl at the Center of the World.

Julia P Aspenn
Aspenn, Julia P

Julia P Aspenn is an indie author, a fantasy enthusiast, and an incurable dreamer. Her first published novel is Runecursed, the first book of an enchanting epic fantasy series The Gods' Drum.

Robert Asprin
Asprin, Robert

Robert Lynn Asprin (1946–2008) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He is best known for his humorous Myth Adventures series.

Cynthia Asquith
Asquith, Cynthia

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (1887–1960) was an English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. She also wrote novels and edited a number of anthologies, as well as writing for children and on the British Royal family.

Alex Aster
Aster, Alex

Bestselling author of the Lightlark series (soon to be a major motion picture) and the Emblem Island series, inspired by her Colombian heritage. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English.

Mickey Asteriou
Asteriou, Mickey

Following a lengthy writer's block lasting many years, Mickey published several short stories for Kindle and is now poised to release his first fantasy novel. He is currently working on the multi-volume "Red Horn Saga", with co-author J.R.Mabry.

John Jacob Astor
Astor, John Jacob

John Jacob Astor IV (1864–1912) was an American millionaire businessman, real estate builder, inventor, writer, a member of the prominent Astor family, and a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War. He died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 14, 1912.

William Waldorf Astor
Astor, William Waldorf

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848–1919) was a very wealthy American who became a British nobleman. He was a member of the prominent Astor family.

Michael Atamanov
Atamanov, Michael

Michael Atamanov was born in 1975 in Grozny, Chechnia. He excelled at school, winning numerous national science and writing competitions. Having graduated with honors, he began to study material engineering. Soon, however, his family had to flee their house which was destroyed during the first Chechen campaign.

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Philip Athans
Athans, Philip

Philip Athans (born 1964) was raised in Chicago. He graduated from film school in 1985 and started small circulation literary magazine called Alternative Fiction & Poetry.

In 1997, Athans became Managing Editor for Wizards of the Coast Book Publishing, where he has spent most of his time as the Forgotten Realms novel line editor. There he has edited dozens of anthologies and novels, and continues to write his own. His most recent works are the three novels in the Watercourse Trilogy.

Gertrude Atherton
Atherton, Gertrude

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857–1948) was an American writer.

Kate Atkinson
Atkinson, Kate

Kate Atkinson was born in York, Britain in 1951 and now lives in Edinburgh. She has won several prizes for her short stories. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was then chosen as the overall 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year.

A. A. Attanasio
Attanasio, A. A.

Alfred Angelo Attanasio (born 1951) is an American author of fantasy and science fiction.

A. A. Attanasio wrote The Dominions of Irth trilogy under the pseudonym of Adam Lee.

Olivia Atwater
Atwater, Olivia

Olivia Atwater writes whimsical historical fantasy with a hint of satire. She lives in Montreal, Quebec with her fantastic, prose-inspiring husband and her two cats. When she told her second-grade history teacher that she wanted to work with history someday, she is fairly certain this isn't what either party had in mind. She has been, at various times, a historical re-enactor, a professional witch at a metaphysical supply store, a web developer, and a vending machine repairperson.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes wrote her first novel, In the Forests of the Night, when she was 13 years old. Other books in the Den of Shadows series are Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror and Midnight Predator (all ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults). She has also published the five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawksong (a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List Selection), Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyvernhail.

M. C. Atwood
Atwood, M. C.

M. C. Atwood is a children’s book editor and an adjunct creative writing professor at Hamline University. She has been an active member of the kidlit community since 2000. She created the YA imprint Flux, speaks at conferences, leads writing workshops, and emcees kidlit events whenever she can. She is a bona fide cat addict and lover of horror movies.

Margaret Atwood
Atwood, Margaret

Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born 1939) is a Canadian author, poet, critic, feminist and social campaigner. She is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history; she is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award seven times, winning twice.

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Rachel Atwood
Atwood, Rachel

A pseudonym of Irene Radford.

Rachel Atwood is the author of Walk the Wild with Me. She grew up enchanted with British History. Now she writes historical fiction with enchantments. Every time she visits the British Isles, she basks in the shadows of standing stones and glories in ancient crypts while drinking in the lush accents of the people she meets. She thinks driving on the left is natural and roundabouts are efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Edward Aubry
Aubry, Edward

Edward Aubry lives in rural Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters, where he has taught high school math for the past twelve years. His first novel, Static Mayhem was published in 2010 by WorldMaker Media. Caprice is his second novel.

Anselm Audley
Audley, Anselm

Anselm Audley (born 1982) is a British fantasy author.

Jean M. Auel
Auel, Jean M.

Jean Marie Auel, born Jean Marie Untinen (born 1936), is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth's Children books, a series of historical fiction novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. Her books have sold 34 million copies world-wide in many translations.

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Steve Augarde
Augarde, Steve

Steve Augarde was born in Birmingham, but spent most of his life in the West Country, working as an illustrator, paper-engineer, and semi-pro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated over 70 picture-books for younger children, and has produced the paper-engineering for many pop-up books, including those by other artists – as well as providing the artwork and music for two animated BBC television series. His first book for older children, The Various, won a Silver Smarties Award in 2003. Steve is married with two daughters and lives in Yorkshire.

John August
August, John

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from USC. As a screenwriter, his credits include Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie. In addition to his film career, he hosts a popular weekly podcast, Scriptnotes, with Craig Mazin. He also created the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool that was distributed to over 2,000 classrooms in partnership with non-profit literacy groups like 826LA and NaNoWriMo. John and his family live in Los Angeles.

Albert Augustus, Jr.
Augustus, Jr., Albert

Albert August, Jr. is a pseudonym of Charles Nuetzel.

Rachel Aukes
Aukes, Rachel

Rachel Aukes is the bestselling author of over thirty books (and many short stories), including 100 Days in Deadland, which made Suspense Magazine’s Best of the Year list. Her books have repeatedly been Amazon bestsellers and have been listed as a "recommended read" by USA Today. She was one of the first Wattpad Stars, with her stories having over eight million reads. She writes in several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, romance, and more. Her series includes Waymaker Wars, Space Troopers (cowritten with Jamie McFarlane), Flight of the Javelin, Fringe, Deadland Saga, Colliding Worlds, Guardians of the Seven Seals, and the nonfiction Tidy Guides. Her books have been touted, "The best science fiction I've read in a long while" by SF Reader. 

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Andrew Auseon
Auseon, Andrew

Andrew Auseon is a video game designer and the author of Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot and Funny Little Monkey, a finalist for the Borders Original Voices Award which received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jane Austen
Austen, Jane

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist, whose realism, biting social commentary and masterly use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.

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Paul Auster
Auster, Paul

Paul Benjamin Auster (born 1947) is an American author known for works blending absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning in works such as The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002), and The Brooklyn Follies (2005).


J. D. Austin
Austin, J. D.

J. D. Austin is a pseudonym of Joshua Dann.

Graham Austin-King
Austin-King, Graham

Graham Austin-King began his writing with children's stories to entertain his children when walking them to and from school.  When he started getting demands to repeat the same story over and over again he decided to write them down.

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Jonathan Auxier
Auxier, Jonathan

Jonathan Auxier, raised in Canada, now lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he works as a screenwriter. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is his first novel.

Asa Avdic
Avdic, Asa

Asa Avdic is a journalist who for years was a presenter for Swedish Public Service Radio and Television and is currently a host of Sweden’s biggest morning current events program. She lives with her family in Stockholm, Sweden. The Dying Game is her first novel.

Victoria Aveline
Aveline, Victoria

Victoria Aveline has always enjoyed immersing herself in a good romance. Alpha males are her weakness but, while possessive dominating heroes have always been titillating, she craved something more. So she decided to create a world in which devastatingly sexy men could be aggressive and domineering but still bow down before the matriarchy. 

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Alan Averill
Averill, Alan

Alan Averilllives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sue, his dog Sam Perkins, and a whole lot of rain.

Fiona Avery
Avery, Fiona

Fiona Avery is a writer working in Los Angeles, California. Her work ranges from prose to screenwriting, with everything in between. Previous television credits include work on Babylon 5, Crusade andEarth: Final Conflict. The foremost news magazine in the industry,Wizard Magazine has listed Fiona Avery in its exclusive Top Ten Creators list.

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Richard Avery
Avery, Richard

Richard Avery is a pseudonym of Edmund Cooper.

Victoria Aveyard
Aveyard, Victoria

Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter, born and raised in a small town in Western Massachusetts. She has a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling series, Red Queen, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Realm Breaker.

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Richard Awlinson
Awlinson, Richard

Richard Awlinson is a pseudonym used by Troy Denning and Scott Ciencin.

Jonathan Aycliffe
Aycliffe, Jonathan

Jonathan Aycliffe is the pen name of Denis MacEoin.

Jonathan Aycliffe was born in Belfast in 1949. The author of many critically acclaimed ghost stories including Naomi's Room, The Lost, and A Shadow on the Wall, he lives in the north of England.

Nathan Ayersman
Ayersman, Nathan

Born in the flat rural terrain of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, I occupied my mind with the escapism of fantasy novels to explore the worlds created by Robert Jordan, Brian Jacques, and Christopher Paolini. Eventually, the image of a sword with a hilt in the shape of a dragon's mouth came to me and inspired me to write what would eventually become the Ancient's Armor series. The first book "The Dragon's Rising" took several years to write while also attending veterinary school, but I expect the books that follow to have a shorter delay.

Steve Aylett
Aylett, Steve

Steve Aylett (born 1967 in Bromley, United Kingdom) is a satirical science fiction and slipstream author.

Michael Ayrton
Ayrton, Michael

Michael Ayrton (1921–1975) was an English artist and writer, known as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, and also as a critic, broadcaster and novelist. He was a stage and costume designer, working with John Minton on the 1942 John Gielgud production of Macbeth from age 19; and a book designer and illustrator, for Wyndham Lewis's The Human Age trilogy and William Golding. He also collaborated with Constant Lambert. His work is in several important collections including the Tate Gallery, London, National Portrait Gallery, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fry Art Gallery, Essex.

Nafiza Azad
Azad, Nafiza

Nafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars, a website dedicated to all things children's literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family.

Karen Azinger
Azinger, Karen

Karen L. Azinger has always loved fantasy fiction, and always hoped that someday she could give back to the genre a little of the joy that reading has always given her. Twelve years ago on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge she realized she had enough original ideas to finally write an epic fantasy. She started writing and never stopped. The Steel Queen, her first book, born from that hike in the gorge, became the start of The Silk & Steel Saga (SASS). Silk & Steel was originally intended to be a trilogy but the story was so epic, she ended up writing a sweeping seven book saga. The saga is now finished! The Steel Queen, The Flame Priest, The Skeleton King, The Poison Priestess, The Knight Marshal, The Prince Deceiver, and The Battle Immortal are all published as e-books and print books and getting great reviews.

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Basma Abdel Aziz
Aziz, Basma Abdel

Basma Abdel Aziz is an Egyptian writer, psychiatrist, and visual artist. Early on, she earned the nickname ’the rebel’ for her indefatigable struggle against injustice, torture, and corruption. A weekly columnist for Egypt’s al-Shorouk newspaper, she represents a fresh and necessary female voice in Arabic journalism and fiction. She is the winner of the Sawiris Cultural Award, the General Organisation for Cultural Palaces award, and the Ahmed Bahaa-Eddin Award. She lives in Cairo.

Christine Aziz
Aziz, Christine

Christine Aziz is a homeopath and freelance journalist. The Olive Readers is her first novel.