Jendia Gammon is a Nebula and BSFA Awards finalist author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror novels and short stories. She became a finalist for a 2024 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). She is also currently longlisted for two British Fantasy Awards (for LANTERN as well as for THE SHADOW GALAXY; the latter was also longlisted for a BSFA Award). 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. A sequel and prequel to THE INN AT THE AMETHYST LANTERN publish in Autumn 2025 and Autumn 2026. Three of Jendia’s dragon fantasy novels publish in 2026, 2027, and 2028 (titles TBA). Jendia is also Editor-in-Chief of Stars and Sabers Publishing.

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 and its sequel, THE SECRET OF THE SAPPHIRE SENTINEL – 2025, and prequel THE DAWN OF DUSK AND TWILIGHT – 2026; 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.