Meet our authors! These are the people who make Candlemark & Gleam truly special – the ones who invent the worlds we get to experience.

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Natania Barron

Natania Barron has been traveling to other worlds from a very young age, and will be forever indebted to Lucy Pevensie and Meg Murry for inspiring her to go on her own adventures. She currently resides in North Carolina with her family, and is, at heart, a hobbit–albeit it one with a Tookish streak a mile wide.

Twitter: @nataniabarron

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Anne E. Johnson

Drawing on an eclectic background that includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, Anne E. Johnson has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. She lives in Brooklyn, and blogs at

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Leonard Richardson

Leonard Richardson is the author of robotfindskitten, Beautiful Soup, and RESTful Web Services.

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Justin Robinson

Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.

Twitter: @JustinSRobinson

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A.M. Tuomala

A.M. Tuomala grew up in the wilds of West Virginia, and now cares for four affectionate and energetic plants and two cats.