Our Authors (J-K-L)

Original thinkers, imaginative and creative world-builders, skilled crafters of short stories, Bear Publications proudly presents our writing team (in alphabetical order):

Kristin Janz

"The Workshop at the End of The World", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

Kristin Janz was born in Vancouver, Canada, and since then has moved across the continent three times, ending up in the Greater Boston area for the last 20 years. Her short stories have appeared in 2 dozen different publications, including Escape Pod, On Spec, and NewMyths.com.


"The Workshop at the End of the World" was first published in Daily Science Fiction in December 2015. Kristin is also a 2008 graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and the current secretary-treasurer of SF Canada, Canada's professional speculative writers' organization.


She is married to fellow author Donald S. Crankshaw, with whom she co-edits and co-publishes online magazine Mysterion, devoted to fantasy, science fiction, and horror that engages meaningfully with Christianity, though not exclusively from a Christian perspective. Mysterion can be found at mysteriononline.com; Kristin's own website is at kristinjanz.com

Cindy Koepp

"The Dragon's Bane," Medieval Mars; "Interference," "Jewel Among Stones," "The Fall of the Invincible Man," and "Hard Knocks," Avatars of Web Surfer; "Chasing the Sun", Victorian Venus; "Seeking What's Lost", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

Originally from Michigan, Cindy Koepp combined a love of pedagogy and ecology into a 14-year career as an elementary science specialist. After teaching four-footers – that's height, not leg count – she pursued a Master's in Adult Learning with a specialization in Performance Improvement.


Her published works include science fiction and fantasy novels, a passel of short stories, and a few educator resources. When she isn't reading or writing, Cindy is currently working as a tech writer, hat collector, quilter, crafter, and strange joke teller.

Visit her website:  https://ckoepp.com/

L. Jagi Lamplighter

"HMS Mangled Treasure," Mythic Orbits 2016; "Gaslight Jungle", Victorian Venus.

Jagi is the author of the YA fantasy series: The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment. She is also the author of the Prospero's Daughter series: Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained.


She has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best Of Dreams of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Coliseum Morpheuon, Bad-Ass Faeries Anthhologies (where she is also an assistant editor) and the Science Fiction Book Club's Don't Open This Book.


When not writing, she switches to her secret identity as wife and stay-home mom in Centreville, VA, where she lives with her dashing husband, author John C. Wright, and their four darling children.


Keturah Lamb

"Unerella", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

Keturah Lamb is a young woman learning how to both live in and embrace God's reality. The written and verbal words help this process. She likes to call herself a realistic idealist. She has many passions in life, the first being her ideas concerning friendship {love}, the second being laughter {smile}.


She grew up in Missouri and currently lives in Montana but travels several times a year to visit friends who live too far away. Though her first love is writing, she cleans houses as she strongly believes artists shouldn't starve.


You can read more of her work at keturahskorner.blogspot.com where she posts every Wednesday.

Rebekah Loper

“The Path of Mercy,” Beatitudes & Woes

Rebekah Loper, author of “The Path of Mercy,” began creating fictional worlds and magical stories as a child and never stopped. Now she also helps inspire others to write their stories through her volunteer work as a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and with her workbook, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch.


Rebekah lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, a dog, two formerly feral cats, a flock of chickens, and an extensive tea collection. She is often found battling the elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead on a shoestring budget.


She blogs about writing and urban homesteading at rebekahloper.com, and has been a contributing writer for Fantasy-Faction.com. You can follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/RebekahLoper), Instagram (rebekah.loper), and Twitter (rebekah_loper)

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