Amanda and Kayla began writing fantasy together back in the era of flip phones and pop rocks - 2001. Of all possible places to meet, it was Neopets and AIM (that’s AOL Instant Messenger for those too young to remember) that brought them together - the most unexpected of friendships built on a mutual love for fantasy writing. Kayla was residing in southern California, and Amanda in British Columbia, Canada. They didn’t even meet in person until 2008, when Amanda ventured to Disneyland (and Kayla spotted the trip on Facebook), and a lifelong friendship truly cemented between them.
Kayla’s life loves also include theatre, crafting, Shakespeare, and of course her husband Ricardo and her cats Vivi and Asimov. She currently resides in Salem, OR but visits Vancouver frequently for the sushi (and Amanda, of course).
Amanda’s passions beyond writing include painting, music, and animals while living with her husband, Adam, and son, Nathan. She lives just outside of Vancouver, BC because even if you work in Vancouver, that doesn’t mean you can afford to live there.