About the Author

About the Author

author_pic1-2012_colorFaith L. Justice has worked as a lifeguard, paralegal, systems analyst, human resources executive, college professor, freelance writer and novelist. It’s not that she can’t keep a job; it’s that there’s always something new to learn.  She writes in her historic land-marked home “The Suffragette House” in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her husband, daughter, and the required gaggle of cats. For fun, Faith likes to dig in the dirt—her garden and various archaeological sites.

Her most recent novel, Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome, is out from Raggedy Moon Books and is available in print and pixels at all the usual places. TE won first place in the Historical category in the Maryland Writer’s Association contest. Her debut novel Selene of Alexandria was a finalist in the Global eBook Awards in 2011. In addition, Faith published a 1C “lesbian gladiator” novel in 2015 titled Sword of the Gladiatrix.  She is currently working on sequels to Twilight Empress and Sword of the Gladiatrix.

Faith’s newest venture is a series of middle-grade, illustrated chapter books featuring stories of adventurous girls inspired by traditional folk tales. Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter is out now through Raggedy Moon Books in print and eBook.

Faith’s short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as Alternate Realities, The Copperfield Review and Beyond Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story “Better the Devil” appears in the Circles in the Hair anthology and garnered honorable mentions in both The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Collection and the Writers of the Future Contest. She’s collected some of her best short stories in three volumes: Time Again and Other Fantastic Stories, Slow Death and Other Dark Tales and The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical StoriesAll are available in print, eBook, and audio book at all the usual places.

Faith on a dig.

Faith “cleaning dirt” on 1C Roman dig in Tuscany.

Faith collected her articles about Hypatia, Lady Philosopher of Alexandria (and a major character in Selene) in Hypatia: Her Life and Times, available in print and ebook. In addition, she’s published numerous non-fiction articles in venues such as Salon.com, Writer’s Digest (cover article), The Writer, and Bygone Days. Her creative non-fiction piece “A Child Like Me” appears in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism.

Faith is Chair of the New York City Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine, a frequent contributor to Strange Horizons, and co-founded a writer’s workshop more years ago than she cares to admit.

If you’d like to read a more personal account of Faith’s writing and publishing journey, check out this essay: The Life of an Unintentional Writer.

Full list of writing credits.

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