A. J. Vrana
I write dark contemporary fantasy and supernatural horror inspired by lesser known folklore.
A. J. Vrana is a Serbian-Canadian academic and writer from Toronto, Canada. She lives with her two rescue cats, Moonstone and Peanut Butter, who nest in her window-side bookshelf and cast judgmental stares at nearby pigeons. Her doctoral research examines the supernatural in modern Japanese and former-Yugoslavian literature and its relationship to violence, and her Master of Health Studies research focuses on type 1 diabetes and emotional labour in young adults.
When not toiling away at caffeine-fueled, scholarly pursuits, she enjoys jewelry-making, cupcakes, and concocting dark tales to unleash upon the world. Her favourite videogame franchise will always be Zelda, with Majora’s Mask capturing her heart like no other game. She has a soft spot for Capcom’s Okami and the Devil May Cry series, but she will rabidly defend Ninja Theory’s horrendously underrated DmC: Devil May Cry reboot.
A. J. Vrana’s published works include The Chaos Cycle Duology: The Hollow Gods (2020) and The Echoed Realm (2021) from The Parliament House Press, and a short supernatural horror story, These Silent Walls (2020), printed in Three Crows Magazine.
I am represented by Emmy Nordstrom Higdon at Westwood Creative Artists.
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