Our Authors

Here is the list of authors who have had stories published in Iron Faerie Publishing anthologies. We are working on updating our list of authors. If your bio does not appear or needs updating please email us! Making sure to put “Author Listing” in the subject line. Updates to this page will take place each Monday.

Amber M. Simpson

Amber M. Simpson is a poet and fiction writer, penning primarily in the horror and dark fantasy realms. Her work has been published in multiple anthologies, in magazines, and online. When she’s not focused on short stories or poetry, she is working on getting her first novel, Wolves Hollow, completed.

Aside from writing, Amber enjoys traveling, crafting, collecting books, genealogy, chess, and learning the tarot. She lives in Northern Kentucky with her fiancé, two sons, three birds, and their dog, Odie.


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Andra Dill

When not daydreaming about plot lines and characters, Andra practices yoga, reads voraciously, and drinks too much coffee. She loves road trips and going off on wild tangents.

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Contributed 1 story to Fable & Mythica anthologies

Andrea L. Staum

Andrea L. Staum is the author of the Dragonchild Lore series, The Attic’s Secret novella, and has contributed to several anthologies. She’s a trained motorcycle technician, an amateur home renovator, and somehow manages to find time to write. She lives in south central Wisconsin with her husband and their overlords…err…cats.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

Archit R. Joshi

Archit Joshi is a published short-story author who loves writing character-driven stories. Besides writing, he studies Computer Science and occasionally lends his hand to Social Services. He has also flirted with Entrepreneurship and had been running a start up in the food sector, before deciding to give his passion for writing a professional platform. Currently, Archit is studying for a Masters degree in Computers along with his pursuit of Creative Writing.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

A.S. Charly

A.S. Charly loves to lose herself in fantastical worlds far away between the stars, filled with magic and wonder. She also writes and draws when her head is not stuck in the clouds. Her writing has been published in various anthologies and online publications. Visit her at: https://m.facebook.com/A.S.Charlydreams


Contributed 1 story to the Divinity & Mythica anthologies

Aziza Sphinx

Aziza Sphinx is a firm believer that reading and writing go hand in hand. A southerner through and through she loves her peaches and pecans while curling up with a good book. A master of resourcefulness, her love of research leads her down paths of discovery that touch every aspect of her writing. Her love of reading ignited her passion for writing leading her to frequently fill page after page with tales of her beloved characters’ adventures. An influence and an adversary she loves to sprinkle facts about her beloved Georgia throughout her fictional worlds.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Barbara Robinson


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Beth W. Patterson

Beth W. Patterson was a full-time musician for over two decades before diving into the world of writing, a process she describes as “fleeing the circus to join the zoo”. She is the author of the books Mongrels and Misfits, The Wild Harmonic, and a contributing writer to twenty anthologies.

Patterson has performed in eighteen countries across the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia. Her playing appears on over a hundred and seventy albums, soundtracks, videos, commercials, and voice-overs (including seven solo albums of her own). More than a hundred of her compositions and co-writes have been released. She studied ethnomusicology at University College, Cork in Ireland and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans.

Beth has occasionally worn other hats as a body paint model, film extra, minor role actor, recording studio partner, record label owner, producer, and visual artist.


Contributed 1 story to Fable & Divinity anthologies

Christie-Lee Louis

Christie-Lee Louis is a writer from South Africa. Her stories are often immersed in the genres of horror, dark fantasy and weird fiction, her love for the strange and unusual contributing greatly to her tales. When she’s not writing, Christie-Lee is either reading, watching a good movie or listening to music and jotting down ideas for other stories to write.

Contributed 1 story to Fable and Divinity anthologies

Cindar Harrell

Cindar Harrell loves fairy tales, especially ones with a dark twist. Her stories are often fairy tale inspired, but she also loves mystery and horror. Her stories can be found in various anthologies. She regularly moonlights as another human, but no matter who she is, she is always writing.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable, Divinity & Mythica anthologies

David W. Landrum


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

DJ Tyrer

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world, such as Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree), All The Petty Myths (18th Wall), Steampunk Cthulhu (Chaosium), What Dwells Below (Sirens Call), The Mad Visions of al-Hazred (Alban Lake), and EOM: Equal Opportunity Madness (Otter Libris), and issues of Sirens Call, Hinnom Magazine, Ravenwood Quarterly, and Weirdbook, and in addition, has a novella available in paperback and on the Kindle, The Yellow House (Dunhams Manor).


Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Elizabeth Montague

Elizabeth Montague is a multi-genre author from Hertfordshire, England. Since March 2018 she has featured in eight anthologies from Clarendon House Publications and is currently working on her first short story collection with them. She has also been featured in A Flash of Words from Scout Media and several online literary magazines. She is currently working on her first novel, Soul Less alongside continuing to produce short stories in several genres.

For more information on Elizabeth’s works and publications you can visit her online at https://www.facebook.com/elizabethmontaguewrites/ or @lizzymontwrites on twitter.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

Gabriella Balcom

Gabriella Balcom lives in Texas with her family, loves reading and writing, and thinks she was born with a book in her hands. She works in a mental health field, and writes fantasy, horror/thriller, romance, children’s stories, and sci-fi.

She likes traveling, music, good shows, photography, history, interesting tales, and animals. Gabriella says she’s a sucker for a great story and loves forests, mountains, and back roads which might lead who knows where. She has a weakness for lasagna, garlic bread, tacos, cheese, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

Galina Trefil


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

G. Allen Willbanks


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Isabella Hunter

Isabella Hunter is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University and had her debut story published last year in The Book of Dragons along side fantasy author A J Dalton. Her genre of choice is fantasy with fairy tale elements especially taking influence from Asian mythology and folklore.

Contributed 1 story to the Fable & Mythica anthologies and 2 stories to the Divinity anthology

Jasiah Witkofsky

Jasiah Witkofsky…writer, editor, landscraper, artistic dabbler, and rabblerouser from Northern California.  His works can be found in the anthologies of Iron Faerie Publications, Black Hare Press, Breaking Rules, and Raven & Drake Publishing.

Contributed 1 story the Hexed anthology

Jill Hand

Jill Hand is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Her work has appeared in more than thirty publications and in many anthologies, including Postcards From the Void, Test Patterns, Mrs. Rochester’s Attic, and Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns, among others. Her Southern Gothic thriller, White Oaks, will be released by Black Rose Writing in May 2019.

Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Joanna Koch

Author Joanna Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. Her short stories have been published in journals such as Hello Horror and New Millennium Writings, and in several anthologies including Doorbells at Dusk. An artist and a fan of folklore, fairy tales, and anthropology, Joanna is a Contemplative Psychotherapy graduate of Naropa University. She lives and works near Detroit.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

John H. Dromey


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Joshua D. Taylor

Joshua D. Taylor is an amateur writer in his thirties who started writing a few years ago when he realized he was too old to play make-believe. He lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and a one-eared cat where he works as a lab tech.  He enjoys gardening, comic books, ska-punk music, Disney World, and traveling with his wife.  Raised during weirdness that was the late 20th century Josh’s eclectic interests produce eclectic works. He loves to mix-n-match things from different genres and stories elements to achieve a madcap hodgepodge of the truly unexpected. Josh strives to take old ideas and twist them into something new and unusual.  And sometimes he succeeds.  Josh writes for the thrill of it but would be happy for any glory sent his way.

Contributed 1 story to Divinity & Mythica anthologies

KA Masters

KA Masters is a fantasy writer who specializes in twisted fairy tales and zombie-infested historic fiction. She attributes her passion for Greco-Roman mythology and Germanic folklore to her alma mater, Dickinson College. Iron Faerie has published several of her stories, including “Over Spilled Milk” in the Mythica anthology  and “A Nest Full of Love” in the Faerie anthology.  Her recent novel, Cupid’s Ax, was recently published by JMS Books.

Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

K.B Elijah


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Kerry Lee Holder

Kerry Lee Holder is a South African writer who has only recently given writing a try. She started her first story in 2015 and found it amazing and inspiring. Kerry enjoys reading a lot of Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance and Young Adult genre books and has decided to write in those same genres as well. Kerry has studied various forms of massage and obtained International Diploma’s for each course, and learnt other forms of massage throughout her massage career. Kerry enjoys reading, listening to all types of music and playing pc games, and now, writing.

Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

K. Parr


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Lionel Ray Green

Lionel Ray Green is a horror and fantasy writer, an award-winning newspaper journalist, and a U.S. Army gulf war veteran living in Alabama.
His short stories have appeared in eleven anthologies and two magazines, including Alabama’s Emerging Writers; The Heart of a Devil; and In Creeps the Night. His short story “Scarecrow Road” won the WriterWriter 2018 International Halloween Themed Writing Competition All Hallows’ Prose, and his short story “A Tale of Two Shards” was third runner-up in the WriterWriter 2018 International Fantasy Writing Competition Phoenix Rising.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

L.T Waterson

L.T. Waterson lives in a house full of books, halfway up a hill in Southampton, England.  As well as the books her home is also full of boys, three sons and a husband, meaning that finding a quiet spot to write is quite the task! Finding the real world a little mundane, her favourite genre for reading and writing is fantasy. In the past she has been both a journalist and an archaeologist, and has an abiding interest in history. She has written many short stories which have been published by Iron Faerie Publishing, Clarendon House Publications and Zombie Pirate Publishing to name just three. She is currently working on the first draft of a fantasy novel.

Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Majanka Verstraete


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Maggie D. Brace

Maggie D Brace, a life-long denizen of Maryland, teacher, gardener, basketball player and author attended St. Mary’s College, where she met her soulmate, and Loyola University, Maryland.  She has written ‘Tis Himself: The Tale of Finn MacCool and Grammy’s Glasses, and has multiple short works and poems in various anthologies.  She remains a humble scrivener and avid reader.

Contributed 1 story to Hexed anthology

Matthew M. Montelione

Matthew M. Montelione is a horror writer born and raised on Long Island in New York. His stories have been published in Quoth the Raven: A Contemporary Reimagining of the Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Thuggish Itch: Devilish, and other titles. Matthew is also an American Revolution historian who focuses on the local experiences of Loyalists on Long Island. His work on the subject has been published in Long Island History Journal and Journal of the American Revolution.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

McKenzie Richardson

McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. A lifelong explorer of imagined worlds on the written page, over the last few years she has been finding homes for her own creations. Most recently, her stories and poetry have been published in anthologies from Eerie River Publishing, Black Hare Press, and Iron Faerie Publishing.

In addition, she has published a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way, and her middle-grade fantasy novel, Heartstrings, is available on Amazon.

McKenzie loves all things books and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences. When not writing, she can usually be found in her book hoard, reading or just looking at her shelves longingly.


Contributed 1 story to Villains and 3 stories to Hexed anthologies

Natasha Sinclair

From the heart of Scotland, Natasha finds inspiration to write in just about everything — from the maddeningly mundane to the utterly horrific. She likes to provoke deep emotional reactions in readers or a twist of a viewpoint that stirs fresh thought.

Her first published piece, a memoir, ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ was released March 2018. This was followed by some short story fiction and poetry works. With writing that spans genres including — speculative, fantasy, horror, psychological and erotica.

Out-with her own publications, she is a contributor to several anthologies and supports other writers by way of proofreading and editing via ‘Word Refinery’.

She’s an avid gig-goer, reader, vegan, home educating, nature-loving, adopter of wonky animals.


Contributed to Hexed anthology

Olivia Arieti
Olivia Arieti lives in Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy, with her family. Besides writing and reading, she loves walking her four dogs. She writes drama, poetry and fiction. Her stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies including, Enchanted Conversations, Enchanted Tales Literary Magazine, Fantasia Divinity Magazine, Forgotten Tomb Press, Horrified Press, Infective Ink, Pandemonium Press, Sirens Call Publications, Blood Song Books, Black Hare Press, Pussy Magic Magazine, Stormy Island Publishing, Breaking Rules Publishing, Scarlet Leaf Review, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dark Dossier Magazine.

Contributed 1 story to Hexed anthology.

Rennie St. James

Rennie St. James shares several similarities with her fictional characters (heroes and villains alike) including a love of chocolate, horror movies, martial arts, history, yoga, and travel.  She doesn’t have a pet mountain lion but is proudly owned by three rescue kitties.  They live in relative harmony in beautiful southwestern Virginia.  The first books of Rennie’s fantasy series, The Rahki Chronicles, are available now; however, a new series is already in the works for 2021.





Contributed 2 stories to the Divinity anthology

Sam M. Phillips

Author Bio: Sam M. Phillips is the co-founder of Zombie Pirate Publishing, producing short story anthologies and helping emerging writers. His own work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines such as Full Metal Horror, Flash Fiction Addiction, World War Four, and Dastaan World Magazine. He lives in the green valleys of northern New South Wales, Australia, and enjoys reading, walking, and playing drums in the death metal band Decryptus. You can find out more about his books and publishing at www.zombiepiratepublishing.com. He is also a prolific poet and his poetry can be read on his blog www.bigconfusingwords.wordpress.com

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

Sasha Hanton

Sasha Hanton grew up in the tropics of Darwin, Northern Territory. From a young age, she devoured books and iced coffee, both of which she continues to intake on an almost daily basis. Now living on beautiful Bribie Island in Queensland her time is split between writing and spoiling her dogs, Miley and Akela.

Sasha, who has a Bachelor of Journalism from Bond University, has dabbled in the journalistic profession but finds fiction far more fascinating. Coming from a multicultural background (Eurasian) she aspires to make her writing inclusive for people from all walks of life and to bring a unique blend of eastern and western culture to her writing.

Throughout her life, she has been a lover of history and mythology, and frequently finds some way to worm one or the other into her storytelling. When she’s not writing or reading she can be found walking her dog and volunteering.

Contributed 1 story to the Faerie anthology

Shebat Legion

Shebat Legion is a consummate story teller, best known for her genre-leaping, often disturbing and/or humorous short stories published and re-published in numerous anthologies. She is the producer of Klarissa Dreams, The Art of Klarissa Kocsis, and, The Fork Tree, a book for very young children. She is the producer and creator of the series, Vampire Therapy, The Chronicles of The Cat’s Ass Boutique, as well as the first full length novel in the Vampire Therapy universe, Jackson and Eva. Legion’s latest offering is a collection of diverse, original short fiction, Hubris, A Collection of Short Stories.

Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Spencer Helsel

Spencer Helsel was born in Culpeper, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Christopher Newport University and has spent the last decade as a middle school and high school English teacher. He has since self-published three novels and contributed to multiple anthologies such as And Man Grew Proud and The Ringed Giant.
He currently lives with his wife and sons where ever the U.S. military sends them.

Contributed to the Hexed anthology

Stacey Jaine McIntosh

Stacey Jaine McIntosh was born in Perth, Western Australia where she still resides with her husband and their four children. Although her first love has always been writing, she once toyed with being a Cartographer and subsequently holds a Diploma in Spatial Information Services.

Since 2011 she has had over two dozen short stories and drabbles printed for online consumption and in various anthologies, both in print and forth coming. She has also had two poems accepted for publication. Stacey is also the author of SolsticeMorrighanLost and she is currently working on several other projects simultaneously.

When not with her family or writing she enjoys reading, photography, genealogy, history, Arthurian myths and witchcraft.


Contributed 1 story to Fable, Divinity & Mythica anthologies

Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative fiction, finding success in a variety of magazines and anthologies, the latest being The Way of the Mother in Nosetouch Press, The Fiends in the Furrows anthology. Her own collection of short stories has been published in The Reckoning and her dark verse has been gathered in Dark is my Playground. She is co-editor and contributor to The Infernal Clock, a fledgling press which has produced three anthologies to-date. She is also co-editor of Trembling With Fear, HorrorTree.com’s online magazine.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Tristan Hurree

Tristan currently studies biology at the University of Queensland. Although his days are spent dissecting toads and watching beakers boil over, his true passion is words – speaking them, reading them, and especially writing them. This anthology marks his first opportunity to share some of those words with the world.

Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Umair Mirxa

Umair Mirxa lives in Karachi, Pakistan. His first published story, ‘Awareness’, appeared on Spillwords Press. He has also had stories accepted for anthologies from Zombie Pirate Publishing [Flash Fiction Addiction], Blood Song Books [Curses & Cauldrons], Fantasia Divinity Magazine and Publishing [Of Kami and Yokai], and Black Hare Press [Dark Drabbles: Book One – Worlds].

He is a massive J.R.R. Tolkien fan, and loves everything to do with fantasy and mythology. He is a football fan, enjoys history, music, movies, TV shows, and comic books, and wishes with all his heart that dragons were real.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity anthology

Vickie J Litten


Contributed 1 story to the Mythica anthology

Violette L. Meier

Violette L. Meier is a happily married mother, writer, folk artist, poet, and native of Atlanta, Georgia, who earned her B.A. in English at Clark Atlanta University and a Masters of Divinity at Interdenominational Theological Center. Writing since her preteen years, she has written over 1,200 poems, 25 short stories, and 11 books.

Her books include: The First Chronicle of Zayashariya: Out of NightAngel CrushSon of the RockArchfiendRuah the ImmortalTales of a Numinous Nature: A Short Story CollectionLoving and Living Life, Violette Ardor: A Volume of Poetry, and This Sickness We Call Love: Poems of Love, Lust, and Lamentation.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable anthology

Vonnie Winslow-Crist

Vonnie Winslow Crist, SFWA, HWA, is author of Beneath Raven’s Wing, The Enchanted Dagger, Owl Light, The Greener Forest, Murder on Marawa Prime, and other award-winning books. Her fiction appears in “Amazing Stories,” “Cast of Wonders,” “Faerie Magazine,” Chilling Ghost Short Stories, Best Indie Speculative Fiction: 2018, Killing It Softly 2, Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction, and elsewhere. A cloverhand who has found so many four-leafed clovers that she keeps them in jars, Vonnie strives to celebrate the power of myth in her writing.

Contributed 1 story to the Divinity, Mythica, and Villains, 2 stories to Faerie, and 3 stories to Hexed anthologies.

Zoey Xolton

Zoey Xolton is a published Australian writer of Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. She is also a proud mother of two, and is married to her soul mate. Outside of her family, writing is her greatest passion. She is especially fond of short fiction and is working on releasing her own collections in future.


Contributed 1 story to the Fable, Divinity & Mythica anthology