J.A. Knighted was born in California but is now a resident of Colorado. Graduating with an art degree; she is an artist, teacher and mother of a daughter with autism. Her first love is painting but she has always been a storyteller.
When she is not working she can be found: writing, painting in her studio, exploring the wonders of Colorado, or playing autism advocate.
“When I was in middle school, I wasn’t interested in heavy drama,” says the author. “Too many books now are so serious and frankly, a bit depressing. At that age, I wanted to play make believe and imagine other worlds. By creating the land of Eylenda, I’ve indulged that side of my personality and filled a gap in the genre.”
Continuing: “When I was younger, I also loved spending time with my siblings. Those memories are what anchor ‘The Pendant Saga’ – that love for my siblings and how I wanted to look after them. That special bond between the Pemberton children is what keeps them fighting for each other, even when they might be up against immeasurable odds! This first book introduces the first pendant of four. We will meet other pendant keepers in the next books. Their stories are what will keep kids coming back for more.”