Good stories begin with good authors. Meet the authors of Owl's Nest Publishers.
Devin Brown fell in love with reading during a family camping trip in middle school—the kind where you drive 50 miles to a state park in Northern Indiana and sleep in a pop-up trailer. Before leaving, he checked out four really big books from their public library in case of rain. While his two brothers were hiking and swimming, for most of the trip he ended up staying behind at their campsite so he could finish reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Today Devin is an English professor at Asbury University where he shares his love of reading through his classes in adolescent literature, creative writing, and the works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. He has published over a dozen books. Devin and his wife, Sharon, live in Lexington, Kentucky.
Devin's debut book with Owl's Nest Publishers, A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ANNOTATED FOR TEEN AND MIDDLE GRADE READERS, is releasing in November of 2023, just in time for Christmas!
His follow up with Owl’s Nest is a MG novel called NOT EXACTLY LOVE dedicated “To Anyone Who Ever Had a Friend They Wished Was More.” (Coming February 2024)
Emma C. Fox
Emma C. Fox spent much of her childhood climbing trees, writing adventure stories, and plotting expeditions to Middle Earth. She eventually found her own corner of the Shire on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, where she tutors young writers and tends to her garden, children, and book-loving husband. Emma is a contributor to THE LOST TALES OF SIR GALAHAD (Rabbit Room Press, 2022), and author of THE ARROW AND THE CROWN (KDP, 2019), an award-winning fantasy with echoes of Beauty and the Beast.
Her debut with Owl’s Nest, a YA historical fantasy based on Siberian folklore, releases late summer 2023.
Find Emma Fox on Instagram at @emmafoxbooks or visit her website at emmafoxauthor.com.
K. B. Hoyle
K. B. Hoyle’s love of good stories began when she stepped through a wardrobe at age six, and she never looked back. She is the multiple award-winning Young Adult author of THE GATEWAY CHRONICLES and THE BREEDER CYCLE. In addition to her many novels, she is a longtime columnist at Christ and Pop Culture, a sought-after voice in the areas of storytelling and culture, and she has contributed articles and essays to a variety of publications.
K. B. stays busy at her home in Wisconsin on a winding creek with her husband, their four sons, and the foxes, deer, woodpeckers, cardinals, grass snakes, hawks, and toads that frequent their land.
SON OF THE DEEP, her debut with Owl’s Nest Publishers, released on March 15, 2022. Find it on our books page.
For more information on K. B. Hoyle, visit her website at kbhoyle.com.
Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” She’s an author of long, short, flash fiction, and poetry for both children and adults, often written with a touch of humor. When not writing, she can usually be found on, in, or near the water; kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling with rays, swimming in the Gulf, and even parasailing above the waves. She finds inspiration at home in the often forgotten northwest corner of Florida with her husband and two dogs, Winkin and Ozzie.
Suzanne's debut with Owl's Nest Publishers is a MG novel in verse called HERTZ GETS FUSED, coming spring of 2023!
Learn more about Suzanne on her website at suzannepurvis.com or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
W. Scott is an author, poet, performer and creative spirit. He is the writer of three books of poetry in a series titled Bottled Messages. The second collection of poetry in that series, Notecards and Scrolls, reached #1 on both Amazon's “African Poetry” and “African and Middle Eastern Literature” categories. He is a consumer of coffee-related beverages and a constant dreamer who, when not writing, can be found pondering what lies behind the Pennsylvanian mountains that he calls home.
Watch for W. Scott's debut with Owl's Nest Publishers, coming early 2023!
Find W. Scott on Instagram @w_scott_author or visit his website at wscottauthor.com
Katie Stewart can disappear into a book like no one else, so it only makes sense that she would one day turn to writing about them. Her debut with Owl's Nest Publishers is a deep dive, as one of our Classics authors, into a new edition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. With a firm belief that old stories can teach modern adolescents new tricks, Katie's insights as both author and editor of Owl's Nest's Classics list is sure to delight readers and parents alike.
Katie lives somewhere in the clouds of whimsy in the hills outside Madison, WI with her husband and their three kids.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: ANNOTATED FOR TEEN AND MIDDLE GRADE READERS released summer of 2022. Find it on our books page.
Find Katie on her Instagram at @lifebetweenwords