Shea Ballard

Shea Ballard has been a reader and a writer all his life. He walked into a library at eight years old and never looked back.

Shea loves fantasy and science fiction, as well as tales of the macabre. His stories seek to take us away from our ordinary world and into places full of magic and wonder.

When not writing, Shea enjoys reading, watching movies, and feeding a Netflix addiction. He dabbles in astrology and tarot. He is passionate about history, languages, and mental health advocacy. Get him talking about these things, and you may not get him to stop.

In 2013, Shea self-published a short story to Amazon called The Light That Never Goes Out. Since then, he’s self-published two books in his Faerie Tale series, Noble (2016) and Brave (2017) which will be re-released by Inked in Gray.

Find Shea on Twitter via @SheaBallard

Elaina Parsons

Elaina Battista-Parsons is a middle grade and young adult author who grew up on the Jersey Shore, barefoot and full of sand in her bathing suit. She loves to explore the female psyche in both MG and YA. 

Growing up in an Italian household, she learned the secrets of anything related to fresh mozzarella and good bread. She writes to connect with young minds, and to encourage reading as a lifelong love. In her free time she drinks coffee and loves antique stores. 

Elaina’s debut novel, Black Licorice, will be released by Inked in Gray in Summer 2020.

You can find Elaina on Twitter via @BraveIrene77

Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Crain Miller is a novelist, poet, screenwriter and memoirist who lives in Carrboro, N.C. with her husband and their lab, Slim Shady. 
She annually publishes poetry with the Heron Clan, a N.C. collective.  Her short story, Genuine, will be out included in a crime anthology -Murderers, Miscreants and Thieves due out in February. Currently Suzanne is also writing Fly, a serialized novel that can be found on Wattpad here.

Inked in Gray will be publishing Souvenir – a crime drama surrounding a mother struggling with PTSD and OCD who is forced to do things she never imagined in the wake of her child going missing.

Suzanne is an advocate for others like herself–those who live with chronic pain disease and those who’ve survived a suicide attempt. She writes about topics others tend to shy away from by using characters that people can easily connect to. She writes to show others they’re not alone, and believes we write the past to lessen it’s affect on our future.

Follow her on Twitter via @TattooedDaughtr or check out her blog for updates on her work at  |

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