A.R. Cook of Gainesville, Georgia, is the author of The Scholar and the Sphinx young adult book series published by Mithras Books, the YA imprint of Knox Robinson Publishing. She also has short stories published in the anthology The Kress Project from the Georgia Museum of Art, and the dark fairy-tale collections Willow Weep No More and Shadows of the Oak from Tenebris Books.
Gerald L. Coleman is a philosopher, theologian, poet and author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in philosophy and english at the University of Kentucky. He followed that by completing a degree in religious studies and concluding with a master's degree in theology at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
Ashley Chappell writes satire and young adult epic fantasy featuring expansive worldbuilding and universes filled with magic, mayhem and monsters. She is also a writer for season two of "The Blood Crow Stories", a serialized horror podcast featuring one complete story each season.
Upcoming releases include The Hotting, a Dreams of Chaos spinoff adventure for younger readers; The Rimguard, a new adult urban fantasy; and The Harrows, a gritty adventure in which hell is a job for life. Or rather, a job for the afterlife.
Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning speculative fiction author originally from Illinois. Since August 2015, she has written nine full-length novels and published five. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil, has won numerous reader awards.
Now, when she is not interviewing indie authors on her Desu Beast Blog, being super mom, wrangling stampeding miniature dachshunds or managing her 9 to 5, she is interweaving genres, creating languages and adding just the right edge to keep you turning pages.
Darin M. Bush is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, specializing in short stories. His latest story, A Game with Death, was a finalist in the Creative Loafing 2017 fiction contest.
CANCELLED: Due to scheduling constraints, Martin Powell will not be appearing at JordanCon this year. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein and Tarzan of the Apes.
L.R. Barrett-Durham (aka Leia Powell) has been producing stained glass masterpieces for nearly twenty years. Licensed by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., she is the first stained glass artist in history to be the sole licensee to create glass art of an author’s trademarked characters. She was given the great honor of both the Polly Freas Viewer’s Choice and Best 2-D art awards at LibertyCon28. She is also the maker of the JordanCon stained glass dragon!
When she’s not adventuring in her dreams, Ellie Raine is half awake and conjuring fantastical quests of scythes, sorcery and battle-clad wonder. Fueled by passion fruit tea and coffee-bean concoctions, her stories and poems are as real to her as the physical plane she wanders through when her stomach demands it. She’s a lover of ravens and a dreamer of dragons, but above all else, she’s a scribe to the stories that guide her.
Robyn Huss is a freelance editor who specializes in heavy developmental and copy editing; she is a thorough grammarian and has a good eye for inconsistencies. She is able to focus on character development, dialogue, paragraphing, sequencing of events and details, theme, and symbolism, in addition to providing a thorough review of grammar, usage, style and word choice.
Clay Gilbert has been hearing the voices of aliens, vampires, and people from the future since about the age of four. It wasn't long before he started to think taking notes on what they said might be a good idea.