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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.

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Meet Our Author: Xan West

Tell Us Something About Yourself

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.

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Meet Our Author: Eden S. French

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.

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Beyond Authenticity: When the Truth is Impossible to Express

“One does not always stay intact.”
—Judith Butler, Undoing Gender
 

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I’m not quite sure who I am. That’s why I write fiction. I can fade into a story and express myself through multiple voices. It’s also why I’m an academic. There’s some comfort working in a web of scholarship, made intricate with theory, forever weaving and reinforcing.

Blogging like this, however, is hard. I need to find a voice without relying on the imaginative sorcery of fiction or the theoretical cunning of academia. I need to figure out how to speak as me.

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Meet Our Author: A.P. Raymond

I’m A.P. Raymond. Call me Alex. My pronouns are they/he I like both. I’m from the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.