Michelle Naragon joined Coffee House Writers in September 2019, writing multi-genre fiction under a pseudonym, and was promoted to Chief Editor in July 2022.
Michelle discovered her ideal degree program at Southern New Hampshire University and quickly realized she could fuse her two loves, books and writing, with a degree in literary study and creative storytelling. She earned a dual Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing, specializing in fiction writing and its subgenres. She also has a background in fine art drawing, painting, and art history from the Academy of Art University.
She’s an avid reader, book collector, and book reviewer. A storyteller at heart, Michelle is drawn to fantastical storylines centered on myth and legend. As a child, she invented lively characters and conjured epic tales that fed her imagination. This creative spark and love of words still fuel her today. She gleans inspiration from her family heritage, to create sublime love stories with strong heroines that are smart, sassy, and a little bad-assy. This love of storytelling has led her to write her debut novel, currently untitled, and written under a pseudonym.
When she’s not editing or writing, you’ll find her running Bookish by Nature, her online platform for author services and book reviews. Michelle also enjoys painting, drawing, gardening, diving into research for every story she writes, drinking copious amounts of coffee, traveling, and wine!
She’s originally from Arizona but currently lives in the South, following a soldier from place to place because home is where the military sends you. She also has four children, two grandchildren, and one spunky Irish Terrier.
The first draft of anything is shit.Ernest Hemingway
Verona Jones is a paranormal enthusiast and a horror writer who writes under the pseudonym V.L. Jones. She grew up in a haunted house in Washington state, which fueled her passion for the supernatural and monsters. V.L now lives in Casa Grande, Arizona, where she uses her home base to explore haunted sites with a history.
Her explorations fuel her imagination, and she writes horror stories with elements of urban legends, cryptids, and folklore blended in. V.L. loves anything about cryptids such as Bigfoot, the Ozark Howler, the black dog, and the Mothman, to name a few. V, L. also loves the paranormal and supernatural worlds. As her schedule permits, you will find her plotting the next trip to a paranormal hotspot.
She furthered her education at the University of Arizona Global Campus to work on improving her writing skills. V.L earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction writing. Now, she is working on her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is focusing on fiction and professional writing.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.Steven King
L. C. Ahl
LC Ahl has been writing for Coffee House Writers since 2019. She has written over sixty articles of fiction and nonfiction works. Her favorite genres are thrillers, true crime, mystery, paranormal, and time travel.
Besides writing, Lucy also enjoys cooking, reading, soaking up sun rays by her pool, drinking alcoholic beverages, watching movies, biking, and working out. She also dabbles in photography.
Her favorite person to hang out with is her husband, Dana, along with her fur babies, Betty and Nacho.
She has authored two published books so far; One in Eight—A Teen’s Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer and The Purple Lily, a psychological crime thriller, co-written with CB Hartwell. Her third novel, Roadside Killer, is currently in the drafting stage and being critiqued by her writing workshop buddies.
Lucy graduated from SNHU with a BA degree in English and Creative Writing.
Because she lives in the most haunted city in the US, she derives some stories from both the physical and spiritual worlds.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.Ernest Hemingway
Never sit at a table when you can stand at the bar.Ernest Hemingway