CN James

CN JamesCN James writes socially conscious speculative fiction, featuring monsters, fantasy-science, and big ideas. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) and has enjoyed success with his first novel, Bone Machine, a second round finalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. He has also written several short stories, including “The Dark Room”, which won honorable mention in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for genre short story. James recently published the first in a guitar method book series, The Missing Method.

CN James is a co-founder of The Indie Writer’s Network and Revolution Indie and he teaches guitar and college writing. Learn more at

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @cnjameswriter

Facebook: CN James


Amy Joy

Amy Joy is an indie writer, artist, and web designer with probably a few too many degrees (two Bachelor’s and two Master’s), but she can’t help it: she really loves to learn. Her debut novel, The Academie (dystopian YA romance) was a Quarterfinalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel award and became an Amazon bestseller within months of its release. Amy Joy is also the creator of the What Happens Next?(TM) series for children 8-12, including The Princess and the Pepperoni Pizzaand she has a couple dozen more books sketched out for children from  toddler on up. Her other works-in-progress include a YA paranormal romance novel, Reach, and the sequel to The Academie.

Amy Joy’s also the co-founder and primary web designer for The Indie Writer’s Network, a social community for indie and aspiring writers, and the upcoming Revolution Indie, a network of sites featuring everything indie.

In her free time, Amy Joy teaches college writing.

Social Media links:

Twitter: @amyjoywriter and @theacademieseries

Facebook: Amy Joy Writer and The Academie Series

Also find Amy on WattpadDeviant Art, and Goodreads.



The Collaboration

Amy Joy and CN James are an incredible husband-wife writing team. It’s hard to say where the creative process of one stops and the other starts. While each is constantly spear-heading their own writing project, each project eventually ends up in the hands of the other at some point in time. Meanwhile, phrases they each say, experiences they’ve had, and plot ideas from each tend to end up in each of their books. 

How do you know who did what? Whichever writer is listed first gives you a clue into who’s baby the project was. The secondary author is the invaluable counterpart.

The The Armageddon Factor is their first official collaboration, piloted by CN James.