Authors

Lauren Faulkenberry

Whittier
United States
US

Lauren Faulkenberry is author of the novel BAYOU MY LOVE (Velvet Morning Press, 2016), the novella BACK TO BAYOU SABINE, and the children's book WHAT DO ANIMALS DO ON THE WEEKEND? She is a contributor to the anthology HUNGRY FOR HOME: Stories of Food from Across the Carolinas With More Than 200 Favorite Recipes.

Lauren divides her time between writing, teaching, and making artist books. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an English teacher, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Georgia College...

Adria Cimino

Paris
France
FR

Adria J. Cimino is the author of Amazon Best-Selling novel Paris, Rue des Martyrs and Close to Destiny, as well as The Creepshow (release April 2016) and A Perfumer’s Secret (release spring 2016). She also co-founded boutique publishing house Velvet Morning Press. Prior to jumping into the publishing world full time, she spent more than a decade as a journalist at news organizations including The AP and Bloomberg News. Adria is a member of Tall Poppy Writers, which unites bright authors with smart readers. Adria writes about her real-life adventures at AdriaJCimino.com and on Twitter @...

Portrait of author Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Katie Rose Pryal

Chapel Hill
United States
US

Katie enjoys her three professions—novelist, freelance journalist, and lawyer—for one reason: her love of the written word. Fiction or nonfiction, Katie thrives on putting thoughts to paper and sharing them with the world. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where the energy of the campus and cafes inspires her writing. She is the author of ENTANGLEMENT (Velvet Morning Press 2015), LOVE AND ENTROPY (VMP 2015), and the forthcoming CHASING CHAOS (VMP 2016). She is also a contributor to the anthology CHRISTMAS, ACTUALLY (VMP 2015).

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Charlene Ross

Los Angeles
United States
US

Charlene Ross is an author and blogger. She likes to make people laugh even more than she likes French fries (but maybe not as much as she likes wine)! Her novel FROSTED COWBOY will be released on February 8th, 2016 by Velvet Morning Press.

Julie Gardner

Thousand Oaks
United States
US

Julie C. Gardner is an essayist and author of both memoir and fiction. Her novel LETTERS FOR SCARLET will be released on April 4th, 2016 by Velvet Morning Press.

Devon Michael

Devon Michael

Los Angeles
United States
US

I'm a wandering novelist, and the author of "Hollo" and "Graveyard Children".

Julie Hawkins

Sioux Falls
United States
US

J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her Renegade Series includes A Beautiful Glittering Lie, winner of the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the B.R.A.G. Medallion, and A Beckoning Hellfire, which is also an award winner. Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the...

Chikamso Efobi

York
United Kingdom
GB

Chikamso C. Efobi was born into a family of four children and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos. She then went on to earn a Masters degree in Information Systems Management from De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom where she graduated with Distinction.
Chikamso is an avid reader, writer and lover of nature. She published her first inspiring coming of age novel, Twisted in a Positive Way in the United Kingdom where she currently lives and works. She is also a self-professed food aficionado,...

Tempest Avery

Middletown
United States
US

I majored in Creative Writing, and currently write Teen and Romance fiction.