Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Awesome Authors #5

Welcome to the fifth posting of Awesome Authors where the people behind the pages get the spotlight. In today's post we have Jennifer Estep, author of the Mythos Academy series, Rae Rivers, author of The Keepers series, and Kresley Cole, author of the Arcana Chronicles.

Jennifer Estep: Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone. Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more. Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and has more than 10 years of journalism experience. She’s a member ofRomance Writers of AmericaScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups.
Jennifer’s books have been featured in CosmopolitanEntertainment WeeklySouthern Living, and a variety of other publications.
Rae Rivers: I’m an avid reader and writer with a passion for writing romance novels. I live in Cape 
Town, South Africa, with my gorgeous husband,
two beautiful children and a zoo of house pets.
Besides writing, I love family time, the outdoors,
travelling, watching TV series, reading and

                                                         Kresley Cole: Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad. 
Before becoming a writer, Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Far North Queensland area of Australia (where, by the way, she would not recommend swimming outside of the stinger nets–at night).
Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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