About Lauren Jankowski

Lauren Jankowski

Lauren Jankowski, an openly aromantic asexual, adoptee, feminist author from Illinois, has been an avid reader for most of her life. She holds a degree in Women and Genders Studies from Beloit College. In 2015, she founded “Asexual Artists,” a site dedicated to highlighting the contributions of asexual identifying individuals to the arts. To date, she has interviewed over 900 artists.

She has been writing fiction since high school, when she noticed a lack of strong women, particularly queer women and women from non-traditional families, in the popular genre books. When she’s not writing or researching, she enjoys reading (particularly anything relating to ancient myths), playing with her pets, watching ballets, or working on her next cosplay. She hopes to bring more strong heroines to literature, including badass asexual women. As an adoptee, she also hopes to bring more accurate and positive portrayals of non-traditional families to genre.

Her ongoing series, The Shape Shifter Chronicles, is published through Crimson Fox Publishing. Signed paperbacks of the series can be purchased via Lauren’s Square Marketplace or the Crimson Fox Online Store. The books can also be purchased in ebook or paperback format through all major retailers.

Keep up with Lauren on InstagramFacebook & Twitter! You can also buy her a coffee on Ko-Fi 🙂 Thank you for the support.

A Message from Lauren

Lauren JankowskiI’ve always been a writer. There’s just something about a well-written book that has always appealed to me. I’ve always been very imaginative and naturally gravitated towards the fantasy genre (though I had a love of all things horror and Science Fiction as well). However, the more fantasy I devoured, the more I was struck by the absence of tough warrior women (or even women in general).

So I set out to create a fantasy novel that featured strong women, who weren’t defined by men. One turned into two, which then turned into five. Now I just can’t seem to stop writing. It’s what I do and who I am.

Photos by K. Tempest Bradford (above) and Eva Maliones (right)