elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett

Miss Jaida Jones is a student at Barnard College, majoring across the street at Columbia University in East Asian Languages & Cultures. Basically, she's spending most of her time trying to learn Japanese and research her undergraduate thesis, roughly titled "Very Long Paper About Japanese Monsters."

Writing fantasy has long been her dream. Her favorite animal is the otter, followed closely by a more specific category known as "the orange cat." She lives in New York City with two overgrown kittens and two underappreciated parents.

"I'm a 21 year old native New Yorker, free at last from school without much direction in life. Perhaps that will come soon; for now, I am both feckless and aimless!

I've worked as an editor for Harris Publications (assistant editor, 2006 - 2007) and Scholastic (summer 2005). My poems have appeared in Hanging Loose Press, Mythic Delirium and Jabberwocky magazines, and in the compilations Where We Are, What We See and The Best Teen Writing of 2004; I edited the collection of The Best Teen Writing of 2005. A collection of my poetry, Cinquefoil, was published by New Babel Books in November, 2006.

Havemercy, an original fantasy novel co-written with Danielle Bennett, was published by Bantam/Spectra in June 2008. A second fantasy novel, Shadow Magic, was released in 2009.

I'm an unrepentant nerd, a total dork, and a lover of carbohydrates, Danny Kaye and lolcats.

For other projects, check out Pie IX (an original graphic novel co-produced with Kyla Sturgeon), or The Shoebox Project, a Harry Potter fanfic written with Rave."

Miss Dani Bennett escaped the thrilling, dangerous life of a Starbucks barista in Victoria, BC to write stories about magicians and enormous metal dragons instead. Nevertheless, she still knows how to make a mean cup of coffee--or a nice one, depending on what you're in the mood for.

Her other talents include unflagging politeness (after all, she is Canadian) and being able to spot a snake from a mile away.

"Dani. Twenty-one. Currently co-writing adult fantasy novels. Addicted to tea, hand lotion, general movie-ridden laziness, and tiny tiny rolls. Sometimes things get read. Sometimes things are written!

I stay up later than I should, enjoy rainy days better than the sunny ones, and laugh at terrible jokes."

Source: http://www.jonesandbennett.com/

Further Readings:

Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Spectra; Reprint edition (July 28, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553591371
ISBN-13: 978-0553591378
Amazon: Havemercy
Amazon Kindle: Havemercy

This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors—and a world brimming with natural and man-made wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom. Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years’ war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps’s mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov’s greatest weapon. But now one of its members is at the center of a scandal that may turn the tide of victory. To counter the threat, four ill-assorted heroes must converge to save their kingdom: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student—and the unpredictable ace who flies the city’s fiercest dragon, Havemercy. But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it.

More Spotlights at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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