About the Author

Kelly Lynn Colby is a writer of all things fantasy. Whenever she tries to create a mundane story, a dragon pops in to take over. She eventually stopped fighting and caved to the magic. The dragons must have known something she didn’t, because her debut novel, Tarbin’s True Heir, won a bronze medal in the IPPYs for fantasy. You can find her work in the Recharging series as well as numerous short stories in anthology collections. Look for her new paranormal thriller series Emergence, with first book The Collector, set to release in FEBRUARY 2021.

For her day job, she is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing, LLC. We connect adventurous readers with speculative fiction authors to provide an endless array of fantastical worlds to explore. You can find out about this new company on CursedDragonShip.com.

Her BS in biology hangs above her desk looking important while she writes about other worlds. To learn more about Kelly, follow her on Facebook.com/kcolbywrites or Twitter @kcolbywrites.


  • 2015 Winner for Gabriella and Periwinkle in the sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal category of the Houston Writers Guild Spring Contest
  • 2017 Houston Writers Guild Best Cover Art Tarbin’s True Heir
  • 2018 Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Fantasy Tarbin’s True Heir
  • 2019 BEST FICTION BOOK in the YA (Middle School) Shorts category from the Association of Texas Authors for Winter Whimsy
  • 2020 Second Place for short stories in the NTBF Book Awards for Laundered – An Anthology of Monster Messes