J. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist of fantasy, horror, and humor. He is best known as the creator of the fantasy heroine, Chadhiyana, though his short stories and artwork have appeared under many publishers including Heavy Metal Magazine, Static Movement, Innsmouth Free Press, and Atlas Unleashed. Notably, he was the cover artist for The Book of Charlie: Spirit of the Pompey Hollow Book Club (Little York Books) and wrote the short story, Diwali, for Steampunk Originals: Volume 1 (Arcana).

J. M.'s first graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, began as a web-comic (on chadhiyana.com) in 2013. J. M. is currently working on a number of other projects, including his weekly blog on his website, jmdesantis.com, where one can also keep abreast of his latest work and projects.