Meet the Authors
SARA JO CLUFF, AKA JO CASSIDY
Jo Cassidy is a YA thriller author who loves all things creepy. Bates Motel and Criminal Minds are two of her favorite shows. Her thrillers consist of paranormal, psychological, and contemporary. She can’t wait to get her books into the world! She hopes her characters creep you out … in a good way.
Cassidy's alter (real?) ego is Sara Jo Cluff. That side of her writes bingeable contemporary.
She grew up in Yorba Linda, California, near the Happiest Place on Earth, but now lives in Utah with her husband and crazy cats. They’ll see where life takes them next!
Kelly Martin writes southern gothic, paranormal, contemporary, historical, and YA fiction. She has been married for over ten years and has three rowdy, angelic daughters.
When she's not writing, she loves taking pictures of abandoned houses, watching horror gamers on YouTube—even though she's a huge wimp—and drinking decaf white chocolate mochas.
She's a total fangirl, loves the 80s and 90s, and has a sad addiction to paranormal TV shows. (Basically, she likes creepy stuff.) Her favorite characters are the very flawed 'good guys'—and 'bad guys' who don't know they are evil. She loves giving her readers books with unexpected twists and turns.
V. ROMAS BURTON
V. Romas Burton has always loved reading and is still known for checking out a sizable stack of texts from the library. Her love of writing fiction began a few years ago and has grown ever since.
Her first published novel, HEARTMENDER, was released in September 2019 and received fabulous reviews.
Katie Coughran is a multi-genre author of the Clean & Quirky Romance series, Fantasy, and the Broden and Cookie Chapter Books. She is also a contributor to The Faithful Creative magazine, The Devils You Meet on Christmas Day, and has been featured on the Writer Mom Life Podcast.
When she isn't writing, you're likely to find Katie hanging out with her foxy husband and awesome kids, cooking something delicious, or deciding between watching an ultra-cheesy romance or Alaskan Bush People. And, of course, some tea or chocolate will be involved.
Kristiana Sfirlea knows what it means to get in character. She spent five years as a historical reenactor trying her best not to catch her skirts on fire as a colonial girl from the 1700’s. Working at a haunted house attraction, she played a jumping werewolf statue, a goblin in a two-way mirror, and a wall-scratcher—so if she’s standing very still, growling, checking her reflection or filing her nails on your wall, be alarmed. Those are hard habits to break.
Kristiana's speculative flash fiction has been published by Havok, and her debut novel is a spooky MG fantasy. She dreams of the day she can run her own mobile bookstore. Or haunted house attraction. Or both. Look out, world—here comes a haunted bookmobile! (And this is precisely why writers should never become Uber drivers.) She loves Jesus, her family, and imaginary life with her characters.
Allison Wells is an avid reader, writer, and author. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Communications and she spent several years as a newspaper reporter who quickly grew tired of always writing bad news. She began writing novels with happy endings. Bell of the Night is her newest release and the one she is most proud of. She lives in the foothills of South Carolina with her husband and four children. Allison's motto is "Life is short, eat the Oreos."
Mary Beesley believes humans are born to create, and promotes creativity in all its beautiful forms. She’s learning calligraphy and watercolor. She loves exploring our magnificent planet and finding all the best places to eat around the world. But nothing beats coming home and sharing a pot of slow-simmered spaghetti Bolognese and homemade sourdough with friends and family. If she's not in her writing chair, you'll probably find her hiking in the Utah mountains with her husband and four children.
Find Mary at her website www.marybeesley.com and on Instagram or Twitter @maryrbeesley.
L.G. McCary is an old school Whovian (Fourth Doctor is her Doctor) and a lifelong Trekkie. She has a bachelors in psychology which means she knows enough to mess with readers’ heads but not enough to diagnose their problems. She is the wife of an Army chaplain and the homeschooling mom of four rambunctious kids.
She writes supernatural and science fiction with intense emotional cores, complex characters, and plots that twist your brain in knots. Her Christian faith fuels every creative work, whether it’s a short story about sentient snowmen or a novella about a purveyor of potions disturbing the peaceful town of Pucklechurch.
Her first novel, That Pale Host, won third place in the speculative category at the 2018 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Foundation Awards.