Here you can read about the team that makes up Queer Pack. While we feel our Queer Pack team represents a lot of different genders, political views, nationalities and life experience, we are aware that we do not represent all sections within the queer community be it regarding ethnicity/race, class, and/or (dis)ability. As there are so many facets of queer life, we know we can never represent all of them. Nevertheless, we would like to offer a space for all queer people to feel safe and find the best queer books out there.
We are always looking for more sensitivity readers and appropriate guest bloggers. If one or both of these sound like you, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katja Ken Kohlsdorfer | Business Coordinator
In their other life, Katja Ken is a banker with heart and soul. They love numbers, regularity, and the smell of paper. In compensation for such an orderly life, they very often escape into the fantastic world of TV shows and, even more often, into the world of a damn good book. It was only a matter of time until they found their way into the world of publishing. Simply the reading of books was no longer enough.
As a realistic person, Katja Ken was aware their own writing would, unfortunately, always read like a business letter. What to do? Luckily, due to their passion, it was then that they were discovered as a beta reader for various authors and a perfect candidate to do submission reading.
Along the way, Katja Ken does the finances and taxes for the Queer Pack team. Katja Ken identifies as feminist, non-binary, lesbian and genderqueer. And that journey will go on…
G Benson | Commissioning Editor
G Benson aka Gabby is a travel lover, a word lover, and very much a cat lover. You can normally find her with her laptop, a coffee, and most likely procrastinating. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Spain, eating all the tapas available, and desperately missing the ocean. But the mountains are close by, and a love of the ocean is quickly being challenged by a love of the snow. She can be found falling down mountaintops and pretending it’s snowboarding.
Gabby is the author of four books featuring lesbian, pansexual, and bisexual women. Passionate about diversity in every facet of life, Benson is delighted to be a part of the Queer Pack team. She herself is a bisexual woman who is loving the term pansexual.
Sam Achilles | Media & Design
Sam loves doing almost everything involving new media, e.g. layout, formatting, and using all kinds of weird Adobe software. Other than that, they like watching US-American television, especially fictional drama and comedy, and especially with queer main characters.
Growing up in North Germany, Sam has lived near Frankfurt am Main for quite a few years now. Sadly, they miss the ocean very much, so if you want to make Sam happy send them to a peaceful location overlooking the sea.
While rather reticent in “real” life, they love their private queer Instagram and Tik Tok filter bubble. Sam identifies as non-binary, trans, demi, gray-ace, a TV junkie, a spoonie, and a chocoholic.