D.C (Darren) McNaughton (@DCMcNaughton) is a writer and fantasy illustrator living near Detroit, Michigan. She graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts from College for Creative Studies in 2014 and has since lived buried in creative endeavors.

Reading her projects section you might notice that she is ambitious to a fault, but that’s okay. Darren enjoys every second of the personal hell she has created, and wouldn’t give it up for anything.

Darren lives in a fantasy world, which she is very excited to start introducing the public to very soon. She plans to query literary agents all around the U.S come September. In the meantime, she writes and writes, and hopes to gollygosh someone out there notices. Between hours of writing, she paints the characters from her worlds, hosts a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and raises a lot of fluffy backyard chickens.

Favorite Writers:
Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Diana Gabaldon, T.S. Eliot, Lovecraft, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Gerald Brom and William Blake.

I do still paint/illustrate from time to time, but hardly ever for work. Most of my time spent painting is for my books, or to help other aspiring artists. Always feel free to contact me about art tips, but please never contact me looking for professional work, as I’m far too busy writing these days. Watch my Twitter account (@DCMcNaughton) for any openings.

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