Kaitlyn Powell is a multi-talented artist, but tends to focus on being a illustrator. Her current project is illustrating the upcoming graphic novel The Beauty of Time, which she is co-creating with Colton Nelson. In her spare time she loves to read, write poetry, learn, and find new forms of art. Some sources say she is "heckin' adorable" but those sources have yet to be determined as credible. And no, she is not Asian, we've checked.
A long time ago in a town far, far away, Shelley came into the world, and neither she nor it have ever been the same since. Shelley has always been a creator in many disciplines -- drawing, painting and photography as well as writing. She says, “I have always had a head full of stories. As a child I would put myself to sleep by living scenes in my imagination until I dozed off. I didn’t just make up stories, I became a part of them, I felt all the emotional nuances of the characters. Eventually, my head became so full of those imaginary people, demanding their chance to be made real in words, that I just had to start writing.”
Early literary influences include the queen of Sci-Fi, Andre Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradley, both of whose novels still maintain a permanent place in Shelley’s personal library.
Huei Lin is a writer, musician, and photographer from New York City. His professional work in the film industry paired with formal training as a classical musician has led him to pursue various forms of media including screenwriting, directing, and composing. In 2016, Huei was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where his collaboration with the Indigenous Leadership Conference and Music as Theatre department produced an acclaimed short film, “Black Earth”, which he shot and directed. From 2017 to 2019, he held a position at Canadian documentary studio EyeSteelFilm as a post-production assistant and editor. Since 2011 he has lived and worked primarily in Montreal, Quebec. Huei is completing his debut novel.
Kevin Frei is a Youth Pastor from Texas, U.S.A and is an aspiring voice actor! He is hard at work building his portfolio with voice over projects ranging from animations to commercials, and of course audiobooks!
He has a wonderful wife, Stephanie, and they have three silly cats: Nacho, Mac, and Poutine.
In his free time, he creates content such as “Kevintendo” on YouTube and Twitch, and writes original music. His content can be found on his website Kevintendo.com.
Writing since the age of 12, Laura Sturgeon has published her first short story compilation, In Bloom: A Collection of Short Stories for Women. In 2019 she published her first junior fiction novel, The Big Ugly Sweater. She has written numerous articles for the Canadian Mental Health Society as well as had some published pieces in the Alberni Valley News. She is an active member of the writing community on Vancouver Island, where she lives. She has completed two children's picture book manuscripts, and has several junior and adult fiction novels in the works. Other than writing, Laura regularly partakes in community volunteerism and events and has worked in long term care homes as a health care aide.
Colton Nelson, a.k.a. The Undefined Creator, is a novelist and script writer, and a music, web show, and short film producer and director. His extensive credits include being the creator, show runner and head script writer for the RCN Media show No Dress Code. In 2015 Colton Nelson wrote his first short story "Feelings", which he posted onto his online blog, where it generated more than 3 million reads and sales. In 2015, Colton launched RCN Media, a publishing, marketing and distribution company for books, music, web shows, blogs, short films, and more. He currently works for RCN Media as the CEO and head of book publishing, where he is heavily involved with his and the company’s projects. Across all media, his content, both personal and for RCN Media, has been consumed more than 17.5 million times. Colton lives in British Columbia, Canada, where he is contemplating getting a duck tattoo.
Joan Jedy, a.k.a. Joan Elizabeth Donaldson-Yarmey, began her writing career with a short story, then travel and historical articles, and travel books. She progressed to four mystery novels, three Canadian historical novels, and one holiday romance. She has a young adult Sci-Fi novel titled The Fifth Planet, coming out in March 2021. The first book in her new fantasy/time-travel/witchy young adult series, Secrets of a Town Cursed, will be published in October 2021.