The Team

THE AUTHORS

Raven J. Demers is a wordsmith living in a forest outside Seattle with xyr family. Xe is also author of Perdition and Aranya. Raven earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington, and teaches literature to homeschooling teens. Xe believes the answer to xyr farming obsession might be ducks.

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Robin Wood has been known by many names over the years. Robin enjoys crafting tales and experiences, from the far-fetched, to the close-to-heart. Robin currently lives in the Pacific Northwest when not traveling other lands.

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THE EDITORS

ellen-temp-photoEllen Klowden is a freelance editor, transcriptionist, ghost writer, auditor, and event coordinator, best known as the founder and coordinator of Creation Station, collective of panelists hosting a uniquely welcoming track of programming at literary and fandom conventions. She edits everything, from research for international journals on machine learning, to vocational textbooks, to fantasy novels, of which she particularly enjoys dreaming of beloved characters.  Kaylee Kitty will love it if you help her mama work from home. Rates and formats negotiable; barter accepted. Ellen provided editorial services for The Grasp of Time, Seal Breaker, and the first two thirds of Chains of Merzai.

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Charlie Knight is a loud and proud disaster queer, disabled and neurodivergent mom, SFF and fanfic author, and professional editor for independent authors. They are passionate about getting diverse stories into the world and spend their free time daydreaming about the stories they should be writing. They edited the last third of Chains of Merzai.

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THE ARTISTS

Natasha Swan works as an illustrator based in Montana, USA. Natasha’s work can be found on the covers of The Grasp of Time and Desir Vert, and on their Patreon account. [Caution: their art is often adult-oriented and NSFW.]

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IMG_20180418_230514_552Emily P. Fuller

works as a freelance illustrator in the United States and is always open to new and interesting opportunities. She takes a lot of inspiration from the shows she grew up watching which helped inspire her to start drawing. She works largely in a digital workspace but also picks up a pencil or a paint brush for larger projects when she can. When not working on commissions, she often spends her free time creating fan-art or designing and drawing more original characters than she knows what to do with. Emily provided the coloring pages for The Grasp of Time and Chains of Merzai..

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Athena digitally illustrates characters and stories while studying in her university. She is currently a freshman whose major is the study of German. She first started drawing seriously in 2013, when she found out that she was especially fond of colored pencils. She also almost always has a craving for pesto.

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Tru Scruggs Art works as an illustrator in the Greater Seattle area with over a decade of experience in portraiture, tattoo design, and line art. Inspired by their daughter, Tru focused their talents on drawing to develop their skills. Tru’s greatest drive as an illustrator is bringing life to the visions of their clients, and is open to illustrating any project. Their fluid style lends itself well to capturing the ephemeral essence of dreams and the vibrancy of subjects in their portraits. When not working for clients, Tru enjoys drawing portraits of their friends and family in many styles.

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SpaceAcne is a character illustrator living in the north of England with two dogs, Ruby and Maggie, who act as cheerleaders. SpaceAcne trained for three years at the Northern School of Art in Middlesbrough but started drawing at a young age with maternal support and encouragement through the years.

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UlvarArt, also named Marianne, is an illustrator and resin artist in England, originally from Norway. She works with both traditional and digital artwork, spanning from creatures to fantasy humanoids. She also creates character-designed resin pendants and jewelry. Mari has no formal art education, but has spent her life doodling and painting when she can. She has a passion for animals, and World of Warcraft.

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Bond Buwalda is a lesbian illustrator from Florida who likes high fantasy, women, and long walks on the beach. Also painting. They took maybe 3 drawing classes in college but actually majored in marketing with a focus on advertising, for some reason. These days they’re working as an in-house designer and taking freelance work on a limited basis. Bond illustrated the cover for Chains of Merzai.

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