Avily Jerome is a writer and the editor of Havok Magazine, an imprint of Splickety Publishing Group. Her short stories have been published in multiple magazines, both print and digital. She has judged several writing contests, both for short stories and novels. She is a writing conference teacher and presenter, a new-author mentor, an editor, and she co-emcees the annual Realm Makers conference. In addition, she enjoys speaking to local writers' groups. She loves all things spec-fic and writes across multiple genres. Her writing heroes include Joss Whedon, Robert Jordan, and J.K. Rowling, among others. She is also a wife and the mom of five kids. She loves living in the desert in Phoenix, Arizona, and when she's not writing, she loves reading, spending time with friends, and experimenting with various forms of artwork.