• Vonnie Winslow Crist, BS Art-Ed, MS Professional Writing – Towson University, is a freelance writer & illustrator. Her Young Adult-friendly books include Murder on Marawa Prime, The Enchanted Dagger (fantasy novel, Compton Crook Award Finalist & Maryland Writers Association Book Award Winner), Owl Light (sf/f stories), The Greener Forest (fantasy stories), River of Stars, (poetry, Maryland State Arts Council Award-Winner), Essential Fables (poetry, Baltimore’s Artscape Award-Winner)Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales (children’s book, One of the Best Books of 1995 – PCRM), and multiple eBooks (Sideshow by the Sea, Assassins, and Bells, Echelon Press, etc.) Over 1,000 of her illos have been published, including her fantastical paintings on covers of FrostFire Worlds, Bards & Sages Quarterly, Outposts of Beyond, Spaceports & Spidersilk, Aoife’s Kiss, Illumen, Scifaikuest, and Harford’s Heart Magazine. A 2014 calendar featuring her art was published by Alban Lake Publishing. Her YA-friendly fantasy & science fiction stories appear in: Faerie Magazine, Chilling Ghost Short Stories (UK), Les Cabinets des Polytheistes, The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places, Hoofbeats: Flying with Magical Horses, Fantasia Divinity, Weird Sisters (fairy tales), Cast of Wonders, Dragon’s Lure, Dia de los Muertos, Devolution Z, The Night Cafe, Dogs of War, Potter’s Field 4 & 5, Ocean Stories, Zombies for a Cure, Jouth Anthology: the Fantastic Flying Saucer Stories, The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures, etc. She illustrated the children’s books: Keeping Memories Alive and The Day Sara’s Sneakers Sneaked Away by Mimi Zannino (Memory Lane Press) and Woe Is Me & My Birthday Tree by Diane S. Kelly (Stonestep Press). She is Senior Editor for Pole to Pole Publishing and editor of The Gunpowder Review.


  • Born in the Year of the Dragon, Vonnie Winslow Crist has had a life-long interest in reading, writing, art, fairy tales, folklore, and legends. Believing the world around us is filled with magic, mystery, and miracles, Vonnie celebrates the power of myth and imagination in her writing and art work.

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