K. J. Joyner (1971-she lives!) was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to a Brotherton Indian family thanks to various biological mechanizations we won't talk about here. She was first published at the tender age of 18 (or so) with her poem Unicorn placing in the Trouveare's Laureate. Heavily influenced by such greats as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne MacCaffery and Elizabeth Boyer she always thought her work would be serious and dire. When she began work on her webcomic, Akashik, she soon learned her other influences - Mel Brooks, Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett - had the upper hand in the echelon of her mind.