K.J. MCPIKE grew up in rural Virginia, where she started writing stories as a way to escape small-town horrors like Drive Your Tractor to School Day. (Yes, that was an official part of her high school’s spirit week.) Since escaping said small town, she has made a habit of moving across—and out of—the country. Despite her nomadic tendencies, she spends at least a few months out of every year in Seattle. No matter where she is around the globe, she is surely consuming too much caffeine and spending more time in coffee shops than her own apartment.
K.J.’s debut novel, XODUS, is the first book in her Astralis series and a 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards Finalist. Her short story “Hands” appeared in Paradox Ethereal magazine and will appear in Fuzzy Hedgehog Press’s 2017 anthology entitled Beyond the Hedge: Chimeras & Phantasms.
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