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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…

The Disney Effect, Part 1
The Disney Effect, Part 1
Hello everyone! It's Allie, the resident JL Disney expert. I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times, probably due to the fact that my dad worked...
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Sharp Pointy Things 3: Now with More Slashing
Sharp Pointy Things 3: Now with More Slashing
Here we are, back with more swords and even more mayhem. In my first Sharp Pointy Things post, you might recall that I flippantly raised...
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Books To Look Out For In 2018
Books To Look Out For In 2018
A new year brings with it a wealth of new books. If you are a fan of science fiction or fantasy, here is taste of...
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New Year – New Reading Challenge
New Year – New Reading Challenge
I like to set myself a reading challenge every year, as do some other writers here at JL. Have you ever considered doing a reading...
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Sharp Pointy Things 2: The Re-sharpening
Sharp Pointy Things 2: The Re-sharpening
So . . . I'm back. And I've brought more swords. To be honest, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted...
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Fictional Festivals
Fictional Festivals
Writing fiction is hard. Writing fantasy can be even harder. Fully immersing your reader in your made-up world can sometimes seem impossible. How do you...
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Of Legend and Lore: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

COMING SOON!

 

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.

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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Movie Review: Happy Death Day
Movie Review: Happy Death Day
Time for another review from JL movie buff Katelyn Barbee: Katelyn Barbee is a Phoenix college student by day and a writer by night. When...
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Movie Review: IT
Movie Review: IT
Today's Halloween guest post is from JL movie buff Katelyn Barbee: Katelyn Barbee is a Phoenix college student by day and a writer by night....
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Are You a Do-Be?
Are You a Do-Be?
Misery: Stephen King Reread   What better horror story for a group of writers than that of Paul Sheldon's, a romance writer held captive by...
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The Disney Effect, Part 1

Hello everyone! It’s Allie, the resident JL Disney expert. I’ve been to Disneyland hundreds of times, probably due to the fact that my dad worked for Disney in the R&D department when I was in high school, and my husband works in the Ride Engineering department now. Oh, and my …

Cover Reveal: Of Legend and Lore

We know what you’ve all been waiting for. The Just-Us League are proud to reveal the cover for Of Legend and Lore, courtesy of Louis Rakovich, cover designer at Indigo Forest Designs. Drum roll, please! *drums fingers on computer* New life is given to eleven old stories in this second collection …

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 to this series, Every Heart a Doorway, the first book and Hugo/Nebula Award-winning novella, features a boarding school for children who have fallen into magical …