Jessi Woodruff is a fantasy romance author who most notably writes fan fiction under the pen name Shaya Lonnie. She is best known for her epic-length series, The Debt of Time, and several others such as Presque Toujours Pur, Storm of Yesterday, and Safe Word is Devil's Snare.
She credits fan fiction with saving her during a time in her life when depression and anxiety had deeply rooted themselves. “This is why I write. If any of my stories can do for others what fan fiction has done—and continues to do—for me, then I hope to never stop writing.”
Jessi currently lives in New Mexico with her husband of fifteen years, Matt, who is both her inspiration and sounding board for her stories.