The Book Valkyries


Meet Jen

Jen is an introverted reader and occasional writer. An English student at Univ. of Washington, she’s a science fiction lover with a killer Marvel Bro passion. Total nerd. Caffiene addict. The works.

Oh, and did she mention she’s an introvert?

Her favorite genres include Hard Science Fiction, New Wave Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Sci Fi (Star Trek: TNG), cyberpunk.  Favorite sci fi novums are Android, robot, space, cyborg Favorite topic is exploring what it means to be human.


Meet Ari

Ari is obsessed with peppermint chocolate, video-gaming, and absorbing the world through a camera lens.  Her heart, however, will always belong to stories, and the awesome humans who write them. It’s her dream to do it all: read, write, edit, and agent.

In 2016, she created Bookish Valhalla, a slice of the bookverse for Valkyries on the hunt for stories to sink their talons into. In 2018, she co-founded CraftQuest  with Maria Tureaud, where she works as a developmental editor. Formerly a literary intern, she studies English Literature and Japanese. 

As a reader with eclectic interests, Ari’s favorite genres include:

  • YA and Adult Fantasy. She prefers low to high fantasy, with a deep appreciation for urban, grimdark, and gothic. Bonus points for new twists on folklore, mythos, lores, and legends. She’s interested in reading more magical realism and portal fantasy. To better understand her tastes, check out her reviews.
  • YA and Adult horror. She adores gothic settings akin to Madeleine Roux‘s House of Furies haunted by hordes of ghosts, supernatural phenomena, or the occult.
  • Adult Science Fiction. She enjoys cyberpunk, biopunk, steampunk, soft sf, dying earth, military sf, alt history, and apocalyptic. She’s not a huge fan of dystopians, sorry.
  • Adult thrillers. Ari loves to be on the edge of her seat, skin blooming with goosebumps. Give her all your supernatural thrillers, psych, techno, mysteries, or stories of suspense. The darker and twistier, the better.
  • Poetry and short, experimental prose. Ari is an oddball whose love of literature began with poetry and prose. So she loves to read in this form & genre.

You can find a complete list of everything she reads at her editing site, CraftQuest.

Preferred formats: Paperback is highly preferred, but if unavailable, mobi or PDF.


Meet Morgan

Morgan has been a devourer of books since she learned how to read and has always been a passionate storyteller! She is currently an education director for a nonprofit and formerly a science teacher which is why she loves books that are hard on the sci. Outside of reading and writing, her hobbies include playing D&D, snuggling with her three-legged kitty, hiking the wilderness with her hubs and dogs and seeing as much of the world as she can.

Her favorite genres include:

fantasy, urban fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, horror and apocalyptic.

Not a fan of: Anything with explicit rape/sexual assault/incest are not for her. She’s fine with sexual tones, but doesn’t want to read about someone being sexually assaulted or abused.

Preferred formats: all formats are fine.



Meet Nicole

Nicole spent 30 years in the desert and sunshine and has now moved to the Seattle climate of overcast and rain. All. the. time. But change brings the chance to grow!

An engineer by day, a performer by night, she finds there’s never enough time in the day to do all that she wants to do. But you have to try everything at least once, right? 


Her favorite genres to read include: historical fiction, fantasy, and thriller.

Preferred formats: all formats are fine.


Meet Max

Max hails from the Deep South, born and raised in Alabama. After a stint in the Navy, he decided to see the world. He’s lived in Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Georgia and Brazil. 
When he’s not writing, he can usually be found reading a good book or playing with one of four rescue pets: Meryl and Tallulah, mini-schnauzer sisters, rescued from a kill shelter. Chickadee, a gray and white short-haired kitty cat adopted from The League of Animal Welfare, and Peanut, a calico/bengal mix who was dumped onto the street this past winter.
Max enjoys all kinds of foods, music and cultures. Obsessed with Killing Eve, Stranger Things, Big Bang Theory, and any supernatural show that is interesting. He also loves road trips and all of the crappy gas station sweets that accompany them! 
You can reach him on his social media, as he does love to interact with fellow writers and people in general. 
Preferred formats: all formats are fine.

Meet Hunter


Hunter is a long time reader and writer, and a soon to be self-published author herself! She is a tea addict, a heal and environment enthusiast, and an animal lover. She grew up in the ice cold Minnesota, but now resides in the deserts of Arizona. She is a college student studying business and a part time worker by day, and an artist by night! Hunter’s other hobbies include dance, yoga, drawing, photography, cooking, and swimming.

Her favorite genres: dystopian/apocalyptic, fantasy, poetry, and a little mystery!


Not a fan of: steampunk/cyberpunk, horror, Gothic, thriller, and graphic novels/manga.

Preferred formats: all formats are fine.



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