K.J. Quint believes everyone has a story to tell. Quint was born and raised in Woodbridge, Virginia, and has always had a passion for writing tales of adventure, and particularly: humor. Humor is his weapon to conquer life’s challenges. He loves a funny story, the sort you can get lost in. He views laughter as essential to life. Not just because something is funny, but just to express joy about life. We all go through trials and challenges, but laughter lets you enjoy life that much more. It gives you that wonderful, big feeling, you can only get through loving life, no matter what comes your way.
K.J. loves the aesthetic qualities of writing – the big picture created by big ideas and a boundless imagination, like peering out at the broad horizon of our beautiful world. He’s especially inspired by his late grandfather, who despite his own high standards, thought K.J. had a real skill, and bragged about him in private to his friends. K.J. loves to learn, loves music and dance and movies, loves to study history, and loves to find answers where other people see questions. He strives to see the world from different perspectives, even if to better understand his own.
In addition to a passion for making others smile, K.J. also has an eighty pound lapdog. Because, just like writing fantasy, there are no limits on your dreams. Or the potential for your adventures.
Being a mom means that I write whenever, and wherever I can. I finished my rewrites for When They Come Calling by getting up to write at 4 am every day for two months, and when I take my son to soccer practice, my laptop goes with me. I am driven by my passion to write.
Walking my two rescue dogs every day is what keeps me sane. I also love to cook, garden, bicycle, and hike. My favorite places to hike are Sedona, Arizona, Colorado Springs, and the Swiss Alps. Being a girl from Kansas, I also love any trip that takes me to an ocean.
I lost my father to cancer in 2011. Dad’s illness taught me not to wait: if there is something you need to do or want to do, make it happen because you may not have time tomorrow. Dad taught me my love for cooking. I grew up watching him and it’s a passion I’m trying to pass on to my son.
Authors like Sharon Shinn (the Archangel series), Barbara Hambly (The Darwarth Trilogy) and Robin McKinley (Sunshine) have always inspired me. I go back to their books time and time again. I relish stories that are fantastical yet touch real emotions, and I never mind a good love story on the side.
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E.D.E. Bell was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976. She grew up in Southeastern Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Electrical Engineering. She worked in engineering and data analysis in Northern Virginia for several years, and now works in Southwestern Ohio as an advisor in the technical intelligence field. She married husband G.C. Bell in 2002, and they have three children together. Bell has written the novel Spireseeker, the novella The Taking of Stonecrop, and she is currently working on a trilogy involving a modern twist on dragons and wizards.
Learn more about E.D.E. Bell at edebell.net.