I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1993.

I have been writing stories ever since I first learned to write. My first book I ever wrote was The Rainbow Heart at the age of four. It was more pictures than words. Still, since then, I've been hooked.

Through elementary up until high school, I read up to a book a day. My loves have always been supernatural, horror, and fantasy, but I do occasionally fall in love with a well-written drama or romance.

Despite my love for it, I had doubts about being a writer.


My Short Biography

       Website of K.J. Bryen          

                     (Also Kelsey Warren-Bryant)

At the beginning of college, I double majored in English and History. Probably to your surprise (and definitely to mine), I didn't enjoy English. My favorite thing about all art forms is that they are subjective. I didn't like being told that my personal interpretations of literature could be right or wrong.

So I dropped the English major and pursued History. Studying history, I got to do a similar amount of reading and writing without having to face criticism for my opinions. I graduated with a B.A. in History in 2013.

I wrote my first book while I was in college, the first draft I ever wrote of Lokte. It was only after writing it that I realized it was dreadful.


Thinking that a failure, I temporarily scrapped the project and started a Young Adult Paranormal. It took a year and a half to complete, but in 2013 I finished my first novel that I was actually proud of, The Victoria Benson Saga: The Lamia (to be released 2015). It was only after that when I decided I would rewrite Lokte.


Throughout time, I realized that God called me to write. So that's what I'm doing, and I plan to give back accordingly. A portion of all the proceeds of my novels will go to charity. Lokte as well as it's prequel, Unlocked, will be dedicated to the A21 Campaign to fight human trafficking. I am excited to be able to donate to such an amazing program.


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