Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Akeem Favor


One of our writers for the Cryptid Chronicle. Find Akeem on Twitter below.

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Alli Grimes

Interior Illustrator

Alli is an illustrator and one of our amazing artists on the Cryptid Chronicle.

I’m a graphic designer in the film industry from Atlanta. I am working towards improving my illustration in hopes of using it more in my field. In my free time, I like playing dnd, podcasting, and play video games. “

Follow Alli on Twitter



Anthony Pinggera


Anthony is one of our fantastic writers on the Cryptid Chronicle.

I am a writer and a lawyer based in Los Angeles, CA. When I’m not working, I’m doling out lots of unsolicited RPG advice on his blog,”

Follow Anthony on Twitter or follow his TTRPG Blog.

@SpellTheory                SpellTheory


Bailey Megrian

Project Lead, Lead Designer and Designer

Bailey is a staff writer at Action Fiction, and the lead for the Cryptid Chronicle. 

“I’m a writer based out of Vancouver, Canada and am as Asexual as they come. I love cryptids. Like, looooove cryptids. I’m a huge TTRPG fan and absolutely in love with all things horror and Halloween. This book was a dream come true and I could not have asked for a more diverse crew! I felt truly at home as a queer, multi-racial woman with this amazing collective of creators!” 

Follow Bailey on Twitter.



Benji Ticheur

Interior Illustrator and Cover Artist

Benji is one of our incredibly talented illustrators on the Cryptid Chronicle. 

Franco-American Concept art & Illustrator – Happy to draw monsters and such while giving life to different worlds – I love food and plants and I am learning to play the drums!”

Follow Benji on Art Station. 



Cameron Blair


Cameron is a wonderful writer for our Cryptid Chronicle. 

I am a writer and storyteller. I endeavor to tell stories that help the listeners/readers in the same way that stories helped me grow.”

Follow Cameron on Twitter and visit his Portfolio.



Dana Wagner

Font Designer

Our incredible font designer for Cryptid Chronicle and beyond. 

As an illustrator, it’s rewarding to contribute to fun projects like this one! If you ever need a font for your manuscript, drawings of your characters, or a wizard for your D&D party, you know where to find me” 

Follow Dana on Instagram or take a peek at her Portfolio.



Jolene Yeo

Interior Illustrator

Jolene is one of our wonderful illustrators on Cryptid Chronciles.

A birb mommy and lover of all things creepy! Probably listens to too much Creepypasta while doing work.”

Follow Jolene and the illustration company she works for on Instagram, Twitter, and visit their website.

@collateralds                  @collateralds        


Kolzar Tsumagari (Kaleidosouls)

Interior Illustrator

Kolzar is one of our talented artists on the Cryptid Chronicle. 

“I’m a 23-year-old trans Japanese-Latino man-creature, I love focusing on creating characters and stories that center on themes of horror and healing from trauma and exploring people’s minds and souls. I make illustrations and character design and I’m still growing as an artist and person and I’m married to the most wonderful person ever that brings happiness in my life in these dark times. Hopefully, I’ll be making projects on my own in the future as well!” 

Follow Kalzar on Instagram, Twitter, and visit their portfolio. 

@kaleido_souls                       @kaleidosouls         


Laurence Kirkby


Laurence is one of our wonderful writers for the Cryptid Chroncile book.

Hi there! I spend a lot of time reading about, playing in, or writing for TTRPGs and board games. I’m also a classically trained opera singer. And it’s very lovely to meet you.”

Follow Laurence on Twitter. 



Lillian Fiedler

Interior Illustrator

One of our talented artists on the Cryptid Chronicle. 

“I’m a very gay Garfield gjinka with a love for hot women and cool robots!” 

Follow Lillian on Twitter. 



Luke Luftschein

Interior Illustrator

One of our awesome illustrators on Cryptid Chroncile. 

 “Hi! I’m a 22 year old art school grad who loves all things monsters and mayhem. Also, I’m pretty queer. And I like to draw cryptid butts. Enjoy!”

Follow Luke on Art Station. 



Madison Henline

Interior Illustrator

One of our incredible artists on the Cryptid Chroncile.

I am a collector of mythical creature lore, with a soft spot for sea monsters, which are the best types of monsters. Fight me. “

Follow Madison on Instagram, Twitter, and visit their Portfolio. 

@rhunevild                 @rhunevild         


Manuel “Snails” Olonia

Art Director and Designer

Snails is a staff writer and art director at Action Fiction, and worked on the Cryptid Chroncile. 

“I’m a disabled Non-binary bi-racial queer person, American, art director– how many more identity buzz words can I fit in here? I like cryptids, TTRPGs and animals. What else do you need to know? I guess I super loved working on this project and my team was a blast.”

Follow Snails on Twitter. 



Michael Bonar


Michael is one of our incredible writers on the Cryptid Chroncile. 

I am a writer, designer, gamer, horror fanatic, and father. Just simply happy to be here.”

Follow Michael on twitter. 



Sabrina Clark

Interior Illustrator 

One of our wonderful artists on the Cryptid Chroncile.

I like monsters”

Follow Sabrina on Twitter. 



Tim “Strato” Bailey


Strato is one of our awesome writers on Cryptid Chroncile. 

Born to create, forced to tech support. Musician, Actor, Gamer, Writer, Comedian, Magician, Wobbly, Air Force Brat, Coffee Lover, Philosophy Fan, Pinoy, Father. I might even be one of those things. Put me in your project, and watch me get weird with it.” 

Follow Starto on Twitter.



Yanni Panagiotopoulos

Interior Illustrator 

Yanni is one of our talented artists for the Cryptid Chroncile. 

I’m a full-time concept artist, part-time pigeon, and forever DM. I love TTRPGs, vinyl collecting, cinema watching, fighting games and crafting fantastical worlds by whatever means necessary.”

Follow Yanni Instagram, Twitter, Artstation and visit his Portfolio. 

@theurbanavian               @TheUrbanAvian                @theurbanavian  

Jaron R. M. Johnson

Jaron R. M. Johnson


Jaron is a self-proclaimed nyctophiliac turbonerd from southeastern Ohio. Jaron has been a creative since his earliest days, creating comics, stories, and poetry as a child. From there, Jaron united with CJ and another colleague, Clark Campbell, to form Death By Typewriter, where he helped write, direct, and score short films. He also spent time working on Centerpiece: a Tim-Burton-meets-Shel-Silverstein graphic novel. He went on to write for With a Terrible Fate, speaking on several PAX panels.

Jaron currently spends every free minute he has either working on Action Fiction’s next big project, or listening to math rock like a big, big nerd.

C.J. Thomas

CJ Thomas


CJ Thomas is a writer from southeastern Ohio who has done work in a variety of mediums: From working with Jaron R. M. Johnson and Clark Campbell to create short films in Death Typewriter, to graphic design work, to publishing academic articles on the gaming journalism site With a Terrible Fate. While he keeps a variety of creative hats in the closet, CJ’s true passion is for writing and understanding stories—particularly science fiction and fantasy TTRPGs. 

Aside from working on Monsters of Murka, he is currently working on a sci-fi novel called Ozymandias.

Brad S. V. Roberts

Brad S. V Roberts


Brad doesn’t really know who or what he is, but he does know that he’s from Columbus, Ohio. Brad has been a storyteller for as long as he can remember, and is always looking for inspiration for his next poem, short story, or lie. He grew up without any comics, anime, or DnD to warm him against the cold wind of this world, but since discovering these things in late high school and college, he’s trying to make up for lost time. He published a couple of poems in his college’s literary magazine, and has an unreasonably bratty cat, Cortina, whom he loves and spoils rotten.

Brad is always working on himself and can usually be found working almost as hard as he should on Action Fiction’s next big project, running or playing in far too many TTRPG games, or raging against the capitalist machine that refuses to acknowledge its own failings.

Adelaide Gardner


Adelaide Gardner is a Texan born-and-bred creative best known for being the warlock patroness of TTRPG Twitter. Now a new transplant to Ohio, Adelaide has traveled the world working in various nerdery fields, including esports and game community management. Her writing talents have ideally grown since her childhood years spent roleplaying on Neopets and Harry Potter forums. An advocate and voice for especially LGBTQ and Deaf and Hard of Hearing players, as well as women in gaming, Adelaide helps to ensure representation and accessibility is at the core of Action Fiction’s games.

She spends her free time juggling five TTRPG campaigns a week and wrangling both a beloved pit bull and Jaron Johnson.