Janeen Ippolito is an author of creative breakthroughs in speculative fiction and everyday life. She writes urban fantasy and steampunk fantasy (with dragons) all featuring misfit characters facing impossible odds and with a side of snarky romance. She’s also a publishing industry professional in science fiction and fantasy with expertise as an author (self- and traditionally published), an editor, a marketer, and an entrepreneur. She’s the president/editor in chief of Uncommon Universes Press and co-hosts Indie Book Magic, an indie and small press podcast that offers practical advice, booksplosions, author interviews, and Q&A, all designed to add magic, joy, and dragons to your geek life.
Whether brainstorming a new plot twist or analyzing new marketing angles, Janeen is happiest when creating breakthroughs for her hapless characters and for the amazing authors and businesspeople she works with in the ever-changing publishing industry. Using her knowledge and degree in cross-cultural communication, Janeen created World-Building From the Inside Out, a highly-rated world-building textbook and workbook that offers a culturally conscious perspective on creating science fiction and fantasy worlds. In her spare time, Janeen can be found reading, cooking, watching geeky TV shows, or sword-fighting with her husband. Get in touch with Janeen at her website, janeenippolito.com to learn more and get a freebie or two!