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Author's interview

Originally published on Awesome Gang

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I’m a non-binary, autistic writer and storyteller. Together with my

partner, I write queer fiction for the LGBTQA and neuro-divergent family

and allies.We have a special way of working, where we’ll first record the story

as it comes to us (sometimes over several months), then write it down

into fiction format. By now, we have 18 (eighteen) finished stories

recorded and we’re working on publishing our first novel. We have

published two short stories already.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Our latest book is a short story, Tina & the World of Winter, a queer fantasy for all ages. I

believe it came to us to cheer us up because it’s a really funny little

story with a lot of heart. It always gets me into a better mood

listening to it or reading it.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

It would be the process of writing the stories, from beginning to end.

They always come to me and my partner first as something that wants to

be told. So we sit down and record them, telling them to each other.

This process can be really quick, or it can be spread out over several

months and with breaks in between the “chapters”. Then comes the process

of writing it, and filling in the gaps that make it more coherent in

written format.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Priscilla Cogan’s Wiona series. It’s so full of heart and I feel so good

reading them (I’ve read them several times). Those books taught me what

an impact an author can have just from the way they write.

What are you working on now?

Our first novel, a queer sci-fi story about Bianca, a lost space

traveler who encounters a forgotten ship. Once in, she meets Alicia and

together they start to form a bond that goes beyond what they thought

was possible.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

I guess the ones I keep coming back to, which are Pricilla Cogan’s Wiona

series and Sarah Luddington’s all books (gay romance in different

genres). They are all so lovely and I’ve lost count of the number of

times I’ve re-read them.

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