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We are the Just-Us League, a group of friends dedicated to the craft of telling stories.We come from all over the world–America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

With different backgrounds, different styles of writing, and a variety of preferred genres, our fiction ranges from fantasy to sci-fi, from horror to romance, and more.

The one thing we have in common is storytelling. We bonded over our writing, and our love of putting words onto a page to entertain is what makes us truly happy.

We hope you enjoy our works–from short story anthologies to full-length novels. Immerse yourself in the worlds we create and the stories we tell…

A Fairy Tale Remix
A Fairy Tale Remix
We're excited to introduce our next guest poster! Lynden Wade spends as much time as possible in other worlds to avoid the dirty dishes piling up...
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Guest Post: The Top 5 Challenges of Retelling Snow White
Guest Post: The Top 5 Challenges of Retelling Snow White
Hello, everyone! This is my first time guest-blogging on JL, so let me introduce myself. I’m Tahlia Merrill Kirk, creator and editor of Timeless Tales...
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Fairy Tales: A History
Fairy Tales: A History
Meet today's guest blogger - Renee Frey!  Renee has been published in two anthologies and is currently working on two standalone novels with two series...
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The Disney Effect, Part 3
The Disney Effect, Part 3
Hello everyone! It is I, Allie, your favorite resident Disney obsessed JL blogger. I took my nine month old to Disneyland again this weekend. Why?...
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Neurodiversity in Writing: Part One
Neurodiversity in Writing: Part One
Welcome to our monthly discussion! As it's Autism Awareness Month, we've decided to take the opportunity to discuss neurodiversity in writing. Neurodiversity means recognising and...
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Discussion: Animals in Books
Discussion: Animals in Books
Several Just-Us League members got together and had a chat about their favourite books with animals and different ways that animals are used in books....
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Of Legend and Lore: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

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New life is given to eleven old stories in this second collection of irresistible fairy tale retellings.

Royalty faces magical challenges: a prince uses his powers on a rescue mission and reveals a terrible secret about his people; a king takes drastic measures to save his daughters from a troublesome curse; and a princess befriends an unusual frog.

Mythical creatures can be friend or foe: three brothers face a depressed dragon with a legendary treasure; an ancient crow brings a child’s wishes to life; and one young girl discovers dragons aren’t always the enemy.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: a miser is in danger of losing everything one cold night; a struggling mirrorsmith meets an invisible recluse; a boy must relive the fairytale based on his ancestor’s life; a child is rejected because of his love of drawing cats; and an evil witch is sealed in a glass coffin.

Be transported to new worlds and enjoy fresh twists on old favorites.

TV Series Review: Stranger Things 2
TV Series Review: Stranger Things 2
It's time for JL movie buff Katelyn Barbee's next review! Katelyn Barbee is a Phoenix college student by day and a writer by night. When...
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Movie Review: Thor – Ragnarok
Movie Review: Thor – Ragnarok
It's time for JL movie buff Katelyn Barbee's next movie review! Katelyn Barbee is a Phoenix college student by day and a writer by night....
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Movie Review: Geostorm
Movie Review: Geostorm
JL movie buff Katelyn Barbee is back with another review! Katelyn Barbee is a Phoenix college student by day and a writer by night. When...
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Fairytale Commentaries for the 21st Century
Fairytale Commentaries for the 21st Century
Nobody can do away with reviews in fairytale celebrations here at JL. For such an occasion, I handpicked several well-known fairytales that have some relevance...
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Beneath the Sugar Sky Review
Beneath the Sugar Sky Review
    An Abundance of Candy! Beneath the Sugar Sky is the third novella in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. For those new...
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Unite! An Oathbringer Review
Unite! An Oathbringer Review
Oathbringer Review The Stormlight Archive is intimidating to new readers of the fantasy genre. At a whopping 1,248 pages, Oathbringer is the third installment in...
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A Fairy Tale Remix

We’re excited to introduce our next guest poster! Lynden Wade spends as much time as possible in other worlds to avoid the dirty dishes piling up in her home. She enjoys writing stories inspired by fairy tales, legends, and history. She has had two fairy tales and a poem published in …

Cover Reveal: A Bit of Magic

The Just-Us League are proud to announce their next release: A Bit Of Magic, a Collection of a Fairy Tale Retellings. The anthology won’t be released until May 31st, but today we get to release the cover, courtesy of Louis Rakovich at Indigo Forest Designs. The oldest story can be …

Fairy Tales: A History

Meet today’s guest blogger – Renee Frey!  Renee has been published in two anthologies and is currently working on two standalone novels with two series in pre-development. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy for both adults and young adults. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Mike, and their two …

The Disney Effect, Part 3

Hello everyone! It is I, Allie, your favorite resident Disney obsessed JL blogger. I took my nine month old to Disneyland again this weekend. Why? Because. He loved it. He was so excited to meet the princesses. Cinderella was his favorite, I think. It was so much fun to see …

Neurodiversity in Writing – Part Two

Welcome back to the second part of our monthly discussion! As it’s Autism Awareness Month, we’ve decided to take the opportunity to discuss neurodiversity in writing. Check out Part One here. Neurodiversity means recognising and respecting neurological differences. This covers a range of labels from Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyscalculia, the Autistic …

Neurodiversity in Writing: Part One

Welcome to our monthly discussion! As it’s Autism Awareness Month, we’ve decided to take the opportunity to discuss neurodiversity in writing. Neurodiversity means recognising and respecting neurological differences. This covers a range of labels from Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyscalculia, the Autistic Spectrum, and Tourette Syndrome. We are also including discussion …

Writing on the Spectrum

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, and to kick off our monthly theme of neurodiversity, Corinne, our resident expert and an Aspie herself, sat down with some other group members to talk about life on the spectrum.  Autism is a developmental disorder. The causes are unknown, but discoveries have …

Spring Book Sale!

Pick up any of these great reads for only 99c from 1st – 7th April 2018!   From the Stories of Old – a JL Anthology Vol. 1 A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure. Mythical …

Discussion: Animals in Books

Several Just-Us League members got together and had a chat about their favourite books with animals and different ways that animals are used in books. Have a read of our discussion and add your own comments at the bottom! What’s your favourite book with animals in? Louise: My favorite animal …