Claire Aagaard is a certified grief counselor and critical incident responder and educator, primarily working in the hospice field for over twenty years. She is the former director of the Center for Grief, Education and Healing in San Luis Obispo, California. She resides with her husband, Jim, in Atascadero, California.
C. J. Aaron is a fantasy author with a communications degree from Susquehanna University. When he isn't writing fantasy, you can find him working on the road in an outside sales position. At home he shares his time with his wife, two children, dog, cats and an ever changing menagerie of rescue animals.
Rachel Aaron lives a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, Georgia, with her four-year-old son, loving husband, and obese wiener dog. She also writes science fiction under the name Rachel Bach, including the Paradox trilogy. Visit her at rachelaaron.net.
Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full-time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He lives in London.
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.
Even with over 1.5 million copies of her books in print, Carolyne Aarsen still feels like she hasn't written the perfect story. From her office in the woods of Northern Alberta, she will keep trying. Inspired by spectacular sunrises and long walks through winding trails, the stories keep coming.
Lina Abascal is a writer born and raised in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, WIRED, and more. She formerly wrote the VICE column "Around the World in 80 Raves." She is the author of three self-published essay and short story paper zines and teaches English at California State University, Long Beach.