Q&F Authors


AJ Skelly is an author, reader, and lover of all things fantasy, medieval, and fairy-tale-romance. And werewolves. She has a serious soft spot for them. As an avid life-long reader and a former high school English teacher, she’s always been fascinated with the written word. She lives with her husband, children, and many imaginary friends who often find their way into her stories. They all drink copious amounts of tea together and stay up reading far later than they should.


A former Circus dweller, Brittany writes lyrical stories of heart transformation with a timeless, feminine voice. You can find Brittany drinking tea, reading, and chasing her three kids, usually at the same time. If that fails, you’ll find her writing starcrossed romance with timeless endings or on Instagram as @brittanyedenauthor oversharing pictures of the scenery around her and her husband’s home in Vancouver, Canada, and passionately commenting on posts mentioning C.


V. Romas Burton grew up bouncing up and down the East Coast where she wrote her first story about magical ponies at age seven. Years later, after studying government and earning an M.A. in Theological Studies, V. Romas Burton realized something even bigger was calling out to her—stories that contained great adventures and encouraging messages. Because she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for, V. Romas Burton decided to write her own great adventure.


Despite dabbling in writing over the years, Amber’s fear of dialogue and proper tenses held her back from pursuing it more seriously. Like many others, the Great Plague gave her motivation to dust off some writing dreams, and Amber sat down to write a story which had been in her head since her teen years. It was intended to be merely something fun to let her kids read someday, but gradually evolved into an potentially award-winning fantasy that will be published when she can finish her edits.


Moriah is the author of the young adult fantasy Heart of the Sea and various short stories. She is a two-time graduate from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. It’s been said you can find perusing bookstores, attempting to persuade strangers to read her favorite books, oscillating between watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy (her husband’s favorite) or Harry Potter (hers), and keeping her books from the clutches of her two feisty cats.


Crystal Grant is a daydreamer who adores freshly-baked cookies and anything with fur or feathers. During the day, she strives to instill a love of books and learning within her young students. As a hearing-impaired, home-school graduate, she found her voice in writing and has had multiple short stories and poems published. When she’s not reading or writing stories that sweep her away to another time and place, she watches classic movies and TV shows that do the same.


Stories have always been part of Anna Augustine’s life—whether on the page, stage, or songs. She loves telling stories that speak truth, hope, and courage into the lives of her readers. She is the author of the Taletha series as well as two novella collections. Her short works include multiple flash fiction pieces on Havok Publishing and has been in a number of anthologies including Fool’s Honor and Aphotic Love. When she’s not writing, Anna loves spending time with her family, snuggling with her two dogs, and trying to put a dent in her never-ending stack of books.


Rachel Lawrence writes stories and poetry about the everyday joys and challenges of life, love, and choosing the perfect snack food for every occasion. She draws inspiration from her experience growing up in a huge family in the Carolinas and having her views expanded by new friends and family she’s met along the way, both at home and across the ocean. Her upcoming debut novel is a contemporary NA beach romance titled Seashells & Other Souvenirs.


Ashley Schaller is an award winning author who prefers tea over coffee, will never say no to puppy snuggles, and proudly wears the title of “Dog Mom”. When not writing, she can often be found reading her next favorite book, taking long walks, baking, obsessing over owls (but only the cute cartoon ones), or learning new crochet patterns. As a writer, she seeks to create stories that glorify God. Stories that entertain, but you never have to worry about the content.


Ellen McGinty is an author and editor of Young Adult fantasy and historical fiction. She lives in the Tokyo metropolis with her husband, three boys, and a hypoallergenic cat. When not writing or editing, you can find her exploring the wilds of Japan with an abundance of espresso. If we’re talking fandoms, Ellen is a proud Ravenclaw, Hobbit, and secret Fire-bender. She has a Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing, is a volunteer editor for TeensPublish, and a Silver member of The Christian Pen.


Hannah Honegger is an author, screen-writer, and actress. She was destined to write a series about the American Revolutionary War when she was born on July 4th. Having checked Europe off her bucket list, her next goal is to travel Asia and live in South Korea. Finding obscure stories in history is one of her passions and she never seems to be without a new book idea. Hannah is a Colorado native who currently resides in California where she enjoys reading, exploring, and watching kdramas.


L.E. Richmond is a lover of lore and fairy tales. Her YA fantasy duology Chronicles of the Undersea Realm is a spinoff of The Little Mermaid, and most of the other stories bouncing around her head connect to a classic tale of some kind. When she is not writing, she spends her time having adventures with her three little Muggles, running races with her Prince Charming, and brewing a magical elixir that mortals know as kombucha.


Hope Bolinger is an acquisitions editor and author of almost 30 books. When she isn’t accidentally writing a book in a week, she likes to model, do theater, and go hiking. Phantom of the Opera gets a twist in her upcoming book Angels Wept Tonight, which will release late 2024.


Abigail O’Bryan has a deep love of growing things and an even deeper belief in the transformative power of beauty and love. You can find her writing gritty but deeply satisfying fairytale retellings, hanging out with her littles, gardening, or–if it’s a Saturday–busting up with laughter while she plays D&D with her friends. If you want to get to know her better or get in touch, hop onto her website to join her newsletter or find her on Instagram or TikTok.


Lorie Langdon is one half of the author team that writes the best-selling DOON series, a young adult reimagining of the musical Brigadoon. A few years ago, she left her corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now she spends her days tucked into her office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word. Lorie has been interviewed on Entertainment Weekly.com and several NPR radio programs, including Lisa Loeb’s national Kid Lit show.


NY Times and USA Today Best-selling author, CAREY CORP wrote her first book, a brilliant retelling of Star Wars, at the prodigious age of seven. Since then, her love affair of reinvention has continued to run amuck. She has been featured at the New York City ComicCon, Book Expo America, BookCon, in Entertainment Weekly, the American Library Association national conference, and numerous regional book festivals including SOKY and Books by the Banks, participating as a panelist, lecturer, and guest speaker to educators, bloggers, readers, and students in the North American book community.


A message from Quill & Flame: Many of you may have known the late Lani Forbes, or devoured her Seventh Sun series (Blackstone Publishing 2020). Lani was a beautiful, precious soul who lost her battle with cancer a few years ago. However, her words have lived on, breathing hope and life into her readers. Quill & Flame is delighted to have acquired Lani’s last full manuscript, Master of Memories. It is forthcoming.


Amanda Wright lives in picturesque Canada where she can be found riding her horse, enjoying life with her children and husband, and slaving away like a Red Bull inebriated beaver crafting new tales of adventure and romance to the glory of her heavenly father. She was honored to be a finalist in the 2023 ACFW First Impressions contest in the Young Adult category.


Sara K. Anderson tends to acquire story ideas faster than she can write them down. When she isn’t frantically typing words, she’s listening to them; while washing dishes, at the gym or waiting to pick up her four kids from school. Sara resides in Arizona where they claim two seasons—boiling hot summers, and mildly cold winters. Because of this, she and her husband love traveling to places with bright fall colors.