Our Authors

Stars and Stone Books and Terra Publishing Authors

CaraMcKinnonHeadShotCara McKinnon

Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye fantasy romance series. She is addicted to adding magic to other genres and creating fantasy hybrids. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University, where she found her writing tribe. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake.

Cara McKinnon on Stars and Stone Books


A.E. Hayes is a professionally trained opera singer and published author. She has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers, and is currently working on her 6th novel, On Common Ground, as well as a collection of supernatural stories titled The Eynes Anthology. She studied English, Music, and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, logging miles by pacing around the living room floor in order to make her Fitbit happy, studying the violin, and plotting ideas for several new projects (which usually happens during her living room pacing time). She can be contacted at aehayes@aehayes.com, on Twitter as @AE_Hayes, or at aehayes.com.

A.E. Hayes on Stars and Stone Books

TraciDouglassHeadshot Traci Douglass

Traci is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Her stories feature sizzling heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes and heroines who are smart, tenacious, and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she loves animals, chocolate, coffee, hot British actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.

Traci Douglass on Stars and Stone Books

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Sheri Queen received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York—an area she loves to depict as a backdrop for her stories—and enjoys traveling to new places where she is constantly discovering inspirations for her writing. She particularly loves visiting old graveyards.

Sheri Queen on Stars and Stone Books

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L.J. Longo is a queer author, a geek, a feminist, sometime pirate, and is ARe best-selling author of Erotic Romance. An Evernight author, L.J.’s work appears in The Dishonest Lover, Dark Captive: Manlove Edition, and Evasive Love. L.J.’s story “The Scarf” appeared in Owned by the Alpha: Manlove Edition and the first book of L.J.’s first series, Hiring the Tiger: Heart of the Mountain, is now available.

L.J. Longo on Stars and Stone Books

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M. T. DeSantis currently resides in a small city on the U.S. eastern seaboard. When not writing, she can be found practicing yoga, attempting to answer trivia questions at restaurants, or plotting her next adventure.

M.T. DeSantis on Stars and Stone Books

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Mary Rogers is a Brooklyn native, now living in Southern California with her husband, her four kids, and way too many rescue animals. She has an addiction to books, and realized she wanted to write them. Knowing you should write from the heart, she is inspired by her personal romance hero, her children, her spoiled pets, and her friends, for showing her what true love really looks like, and for the wine.

Mary Rogers on Stars and Stone Books

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Elsa is a speculative fiction writer and poet. She lives in California with her family. In 2011, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing and English from Seton Hill University. Since graduating, Elsa’s work has been published in several anthologies, magazines, and e-zines.

Currently, she is revising her novel, Heathen Row, where you can read more about Nate, Duke, and Rena. In addition to that, she is gearing up for an academic conference in Romania this May, and writing more stories and poetry.

Elsa is an active member of HWA, RWA, SFPA, IAFA, and the Poetry Foundation. She regularly attends writing conventions and loves meeting new people!

DSC00388 Emmerite Sundberg

I live with my husband and daughter, five chinchillas, and two bunnies. In my free time, I breed dragons and tend a library. I quite like the steampunk aesthetic and enjoy making my own Victorian-type outfits. I am easily bribed with chocolate or videos of bunnies doing cute things.

Emmerite Sundberg on Stars and Stone Books

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Oriana Maret is a science fiction writer whose careers include the military, corporate sales and management in cancer genetic diagnostics, and nonprofit brand management. She’ll earn an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2018.

Rhonda Jackson Joseph

“Rhonda Jackson Joseph is an avid reader who sometimes writes the numerous characters who haunt her. Rhonda is also an English professor.

When the wife of one and mother of a blended family she describes as “”The Brady Bunch on steroids”” isn’t reading, writing, or grading, she can be found wrangling kids and furry babies in their Texas home.”

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Serena Jayne loves experimenting with different genres and mythologies. Anti-heroes and quirky characters are her favorites to write. While her first love is paranormal fiction, the mundane world provides plenty of plot bunnies. She studies Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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K.W. Taylor

K.W. Taylor’s first science fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers, came out in the spring of 2016 from Dog Star Books. Her debut novel, The Red Eye, combines urban fantasy and horror (Alliteration Ink, 2014). Taylor focused on horror for her novellas The House on Concordia Drive (Alliteration Ink, 2014) and We Shadows Have Offended (Etopa Press 2011). Anthology appearances include Ink Stains (Dark Alley, 2017), A Terrible Thing (555/Carrion, 2016), Life after Ashes (Alliteration Ink 2015), The Grotesquerie (Mocha Memoirs Press, 2014), 100 Worlds (Dreamscape Press, 2013), Sidekicks! (Alliteration Ink, 2013), Once Bitten, Never Die (Wicked East Press, 2011), and the forthcoming 555 Vol. 3 (Carrion Blue). Taylor holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, an MA in literature, and teaches college in Ohio, where she’s working on a PhD. She blogs at kwtaylorwriter.com.

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Rhonda Jackson Joseph

Rhonda Jackson Joseph is a Texas based writer and professor who must exorcise the demons of her imagination so they don’t haunt her being. A life-long horror fan and writer of many things, she has recently discovered the joys of writing in the academic arena about two important aspects of her life: horror and black femininity. She balances her natural darkness with the light and love of romance stories.

When Rhonda isn’t writing, teaching, or reading voraciously, she can usually be found wrangling one of various sprouts or sproutlings from her blended family of 11…along with one husband and two furry babies.

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