Meet Our Author: M. Hollis

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I’m M. Hollis and I live in the south of Brazil.

From movies I can say Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You was a character I always identified with. I tend to be grumpy all the time and people say that I look like I want to murder someone all the time, but it’s just my face! And I’m also extremely passionate about the things I believe in. More recently, Elena from One Day at a Time is a character that sounds so much like teenage me. I love watching that show and I’m glad other young girls can look up to her now and see themselves on the screen.

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Meet Our Author: Pascal J. Ellen

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I live in Offenbach, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

My pen name for this anthology is Pascal J. Ellen. I sometimes write things under my real name too, but this is my first fictional work so I thought I’d come up with a name especially for this.

Pascal is the name my mother always told me she would have named me if I was a boy. Oh well, what do parents know about the gender of their kids anyway, huh 😉

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Meet Our Author: Andrew L. Huerta

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My name is Andrew L. Huerta and I live in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson is home to the DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun, which houses the extensive work of famous Southwest artist, Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia. Whenever I have some free time, I like to visit the gallery. In 2012 I completed my doctoral work in Education, and when I needed to get away from my research and writing, I would go and sit in the back room which is dedicated to DeGrazia’s paintings of the Bullfight. The quiet gallery and the brilliance of the paintings always rejuvenates me and helps me find some peace in my often hectic world.

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Meet Our Author: Xan West

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I write under the name Xan West, and I live in Oakland, California.

I find pieces of myself in various characters, but rarely come close to seeing my whole self in a character. Which is one of the reasons I write what I do, to write folks like me into the story.

One thing I often do when I read, instead of thinking about what character is like me, is to think about which characters I might want to be friends with. I have always thought that I might be a good bosom friend for Anne Shirley (from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery). I thought we could have a lot of fun making up stories together. I also really wanted to be friends with Jess and Ruth from Stone Butch Blues. The end of that book feels so hopeful, and I wanted to be part of that kind of trans community.

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Meet Our Author: Eden S. French

Queer Pack author Eden S. French (2017)Tell Us Something About Yourself

It’s a messy situation. My first two novels were published as Sophia French, which is my legal name, and my third as Eden S. French, which is my preferred name. But I’ve recently gotten engaged to my girlfriend, the artist Wren Fay, and will be taking her name—so my future work will be published as Eden Sophia Fay. A publicist’s nightmare, I’m sure.

I live in Hobart. That’s a messy situation too, but only because we keep leaving our clothes on the floor.

Deadwood has always impressed me through its use of a troubled and lawless cast to articulate an ethos of kindness, community, and moral courage. But I wouldn’t single out any one of its characters: it’s an ensemble drama, and what resonates with me is the interplay of conflict and understanding. (Though I never fail to tear up for Joanie Stubbs.)

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