Meet our Queer Pack author: A.P. Raymond

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? I’m A.P. Raymond. Call me Alex. My pronouns are they/he – I like both. I’m from the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate, easily. But a good rich milk chocolate. Most American-produced milk chocolates are mediocre compared to the Canadian/international versions I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why? Robin Hood has been my hero since I was seven years old. We had just gotten a VCR when I came down…

Meet our Queer Pack author: E H Timms

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? My name is E H Timms and I live in the south west corner of the UK, in a tiny village near Swindon.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Sometimes I like to curl up in a nest of blankets with a plate of finger food and reread a familiar book even though I have a stack of new books staring resentfully at me.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why? I’ve never really connected with traditional superheroes. The closest I come is Discworld’s…

Meet our Queer Pack author: Carolyn Gage

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? Carolyn Gage and I live on a small island in Maine, in Southwest Harbor.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Playing hooky from work by going hiking.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive –  and why? I toured in a one-woman show about a lesbian Joan of Arc for twenty-two years, so I would have to say Joan.   #4 What’s your favorite book? Often my favorite book is the one I am currently reading… and right now that would be Jane Crow: The Life of…

Meet our Queer Pack author: Evelyn Deshane

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? I’m Evelyn Deshane and I live in a small university town in Ontario, Canada.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Truthfully, I don’t like to associate guilt with pleasure. So instead I’ll just say that I really enjoy trashy true crime books and trashy crime shows, like Law & Order: SVU. I also may have a questionable interest in alien-abduction stories.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why? This is quite tough because I adore comic books and frequently change my mind about what…

Meet our Queer Pack author: Nyri A. Bakkalian

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? My name is Nyri Bakkalian—that’s “Nyri”, rhyming with “fiery.” The greater Pittsburgh area has been my adopted home for nearly a decade.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Coffee snobbery. Turkish-ground Nicaraguan or Yirgachefe with a pinch of cardamom, please.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why?   This might fall outside the usual realm of superheroes, but I’d say Master Chief John-117, from the Halo series. Inasmuch as he’s often simply seen as a genetically engineered super-soldier who can simply plow his way…

Meet Our Queer Pack Author: Teresa Theophano

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? I’m Teresa Theophano and I live in Brooklyn, New York.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Gourmet doughnuts! So many cities have shops specializing in these and I can’t get enough of them. I joke that doughnuts are my kryptonite.   #3 Who’s your favorite superhero, dead or alive – and why? Anyone standing up to fascism, past or present, is a superhero to me. We need them all. We always have.   #4 What’s your favorite TV show? I’m obsessed with the now-defunct TV show Parks and Recreation…

Meet Our Queer Pack Author: Kay C. Sulli

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? Howdy! I’m Kay C. Sulli and I currently live in southern California. However, I’m a bit of a rolling stone. I grew up and spent most of my life in Colorado in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, then gallivanted in Wyoming for about three years, briefly worked for the Mouse in Florida, and spent some time in some pretty iconic places of northern California.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? I’m not sure it’s so much of a guilty pleasure, but I honestly just love sitting by lakes…

Meet Our Queer Pack Author: Shira Glassman

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? I’m Shira Glassman and I live in north central Florida. Florida is a huge state and not all of it is coconut palms, crowded beaches, and theme parks. If you go far enough north, you get to sprawling oak trees with scraggly gray Spanish moss dripping from their branches, and just about an hour into that area is where I live. Gainesville is a university town full of progressives, hippies, and sports fans. I grew up in the coconut palm area, though.   #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? I…

Meet Our Queer Pack Author: Sacha Lamb

#1 What’s your (pen) name and where do you live? Sacha Lamb, and I live in New England, USA. With occasional interludes in central Florida. #2 What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? I try not to be guilty about taking pleasure in things, but some pleasures that nevertheless give me guilt once in a while are young adult fantasy novels about evil queens, and young adult contemporary novels about toxic friendships between ballerinas. (Eating disorders AND bullying? Even when they are not queer, they are relatable.) I also have a large collection of stuffed animals (mostly lambs) but, honestly, I feel…