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Kyrja - Author of Rupert's Tales

Kyrja enjoys writing a variety of stories within the fantasy genre, including  the recently-released “Sea God of the Sands” novel,  “First Shard of Light,” the first title in the “Shards of Light” series, and several titles in the “Gatekeeper’s Choice” series.  She has also penned “The Monster Got Mom,” along with a growing series of children’s books released by Schiffer Publishing entitled “Rupert’s Tales.”


Kyrja grows food, not lawn with her husband in their colorful home they  call “The Glitter Dome.”  She volunteers and helps to provide basic needs for the homeless of her community through her charity organization, “Hands of the Goddess.”  She has also been the captain of the “Friends of Rupert” Adopt-A-Road crew helping to care for Mother Nature for more than six years and has a “Free Share library in her yard to encourage reading and literacy.  Kyrja loves to write and sing children’s songs so may burst suddenly into song at any given moment!

Tonia ~ Artist Extraorinaire!

Tonia Bennington Osborn's life-long labor of love has been to explore and express the miracles that make up her world.  Born in Florida and raised in Ohio, Tonia distinguished herself as a serious artist by age 11 when she received an award from the Young Author's Guild for her work in illustrations.  From there, her recognition and respect only grew.  Her impressive resume describes and defines a successful and meaningful career filled with prestigious honors and awards.

Formally educated at OSU, the Columbux College of Art & Design, the Dayton Academy of Design, Tonia expertly creates in soft pastel, graphite, watercolor, acrylics, and oils.  Her favorite subject is figurative drawing and portrait work. Her favorite medium is soft pastel on suede - an art form which she has lovingly embraced and genuinely enriched through her own unique innovations and experiments.  Tonia's work is displayed internationally at various galleries and private clientele.

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