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SCIENCE FICTION • FANTASY & HORROR AUTHOR
SCIENCE WRITER • ARTIST
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Jendia Gammon is a Nebula and BSFA Awards finalist author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels and short stories. She is a current finalist for a Nebula Award (for THE INN AT THE AMETHYST LANTERN, as J. Dianne Dotson) and two 2024 BSFA Awards (as both Jendia Gammon and J. Dianne Dotson). Jendia writes compelling characters within rich world-building. Jendia’s campy horror novel, DOOMFLOWER, publishes in April 8, 2025 via Encyclopocalypse Publications. Her first thriller novel, with horror and sci-fi elements, ATACAMA, publishes May 13, 2025, via Sley House Publishing. Jendia is also Editor-in-Chief of a new speculative fiction publishing house, with details forthcoming.

Jendia conducts workshops and participates in panels on creative writing for international conventions. She holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Jendia is also a science writer and an artist. She has also written under the pen name J. Dianne Dotson (THE INN AT THE AMETHYST LANTERN; THE SHADOW GALAXY; THE QUESTRISON SAGA® books). Jendia is a member of SFWA, HWA, BSFA, BFS, TWI, SCBWI, and Sisters in Crime. Find all her published books and stories on her books page.

Born in Southern Appalachia, Jendia now lives in Los Angeles with her family. She is married to British author Gareth L. Powell.