Hello, Kitty here (author K.M. Shea/A.M. Sohma)!
I could never keep everything in our community running all by myself–there’s too much to do! Thankfully, I have the fantastic, irreplaceable Shea Team to help me! My book publishing schedule, website, and reader discussion areas are all made possible thanks to this fantastic team, so I’d like to take a minute and introduce them to you.
Vin is our sassy and quick witted community manager. You’ll find her posting fun discussion topics on our Discord server and in the Champion Facebook Group. Actually, everyone who loves the Facebook Group should send all of your “thanks” to Vin since I would never have had the ability to start that group without Vin’s help. She’s a wizard at coming up with monthly themes and if you see “Vintertainment” anywhere those are Vin’s trademark fun (and often funny) activities!
If you send me an email then you will get to meet my Rock Star Assistant Meg, as she reviews all of my emails. Meg is the sweetest, but she’s got a wicked sense of humor that has inspired more than a few of my humorous lines in one of my books. Meg will respond to your email, but don’t worry, she always checks with me if you have a question she doesn’t know the answer to! Just to warn you, we don’t give out spoiler info for future books, so if you have have a spoiler question Meg won’t be able to confirm or deny your theories. Meg also does some behind the scenes tasks like formatting all the ebooks and paperbacks, and uploading fanart to the website!
Cindy is the chief Sheacon planner and uses her awe-inspiring skills of organization and leadership to map out Sheacon. She is responsible for inviting and scheduling the authors/panelists who speak during the convention, plots out everything that needs to be done in order to make Sheacon happen, and leads all the other amazing volunteers in everything from vetting games to helping me find artists to commission freebies I give away to you Champions. If you’ve ever attended Sheacon–or listened to one of the panels afterwards–you have Cindy and the Sheacon planners (listed down below) for the experience!
In addition to Vin, we’ve got three moderators on our Discord server, SuperRog, BookMadWoman (aka, Smasher), and Mythical_Cat. SuperRog is pretty much the community dad with a penchant for zombies, and he also does a lot with our Lord of the Rings online kinship! BookMadWoman is a Marvel fan with a wonderful sense of humor and has also served as an advisor for me when it comes to audiobooks since she loves them! Mythical_Cat is thoughtful, kind, is also involved with our Lord of the Rings Online kinship, and is considered our Animal Crossing Empress!
The Sheacon planners are an amazing team that works hard every year to put together our annual convention held for a weekend in summer on discord. Without them, Sheacon wouldn’t happen, so a huge thank you to: Anneli, Battatack, Bluefires, Chelsc, Cheybri, Cwang, Dino, Ellarose, Gwen, Kay, Lavalectrix, LouBerry, Miriel, Narel, PumpkinPi, Rachel, wish.I.was.in.a.fairytale, Wertful, and last–but certainly not least–Zooknar.
MyrrhLynn was originally my only cover artist, although I write so fast I now work with other cover artists as well so you will see different names in the Copyright sections of my books. However, she is still the Queen of Quote Images, and all the images on my Pinterest Quote board featuring quotes from my books were made by her. She makes most of my graphics, and helps me a lot with some of the more technical stuff–like making changes on this website! Myrrhlynn has wry humor–which she uses a lot when making pointed observations about the number of hours I’m (over)working in any given week!
Britta is what I’d call an alpha beta reader! She’s the first person to read my rough drafts because she’s amazing at helping me keep track of tiny continuity issues and emotional arcs. She’s also incredible at finding all the name misspellings and various typos in my book, too!
RayJay is the super talented and awesomely creative artist who does the majority of our original graphics. She created the images you see at the end of the “Which Supernatural Are You?” and the “What Fae Court Do You Belong to?” quizzes, and more! If you want to see more of her work, here’s her instagram!
And that’s the team! My life–and our community–wouldn’t be the same without them! So let’s give it up for the Shea Team!