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.
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.
A Message from Lauren
I’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)