If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am non-binary and I am bi. I also am an indie author. I watched the cool people posting on #nbvember and wanted to specifically write a post about some awesome indie authors who shared my marginalizations. This list is not comprehensive, I sent out a tweet asking people to share their works from this year with me. If I missed you, please let me know and I would be happy to add you. So I present to you, in no particular order, a list of the wonderful works of indie authors who are bi and/or non-binary. I am dividing this up into two parts, because WOW there are a lot and that makes me so happy. Read Part One
Lindsay Maruska, gender uncertain (she/her for now), is a writer, a mother, a poet, a lapsed historian, academic washout, and a cat person. She is also queer and mentally/physically ill.
This year Linsay published Advice for Waking Up to the End of the World, a book of poems about Hurricane Sandy, haunting and gripping.
You can find Lindsay on Twitter @ellle_em
Lyssa Chiavari is an author of speculative fiction for young adults, including FOURTH WORLD, the first book in a YA sci-fi adventure trilogy set on Mars. She has also written several pieces of short fiction, and is the editor of PERCHANCE TO DREAM, a young adult collection of Shakespeare retellings. Lyssa lives with her family and way too many animals in the woods of Northwest Oregon.
This year, Lyssa Chiavari published CHEERLEADERS FROM PLANET X, a f/f YA adventure full of cheerleaders and alien invasion tropes!
You can find Lyssa On Twitter @LyssaChiavari
A. M. Blaushild is a fearless, frivolous fiend with a friendly affection for angels who is currently studying publishing and creative writing at University. This year, A.M. released Good Angel, described as “GOOD OMENS meets FANGIRL,” “an urban fantasy dramedy about good, evil, friendship, and the end of the world.”
You can find A. M. Blaushild on Twitter @AMblaushild
Anne Chivon thrives off of historical tv series, great fantasy and scifi books, and games. Most of her time is spent writing poetry that holds an element of cute and creepy, and stories about helpful monsters and magic wielding women. She strives to create works for and about the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as being an advocate for normalizing and destimatizing mental illness. This year Anne released Cottontail Games, a book of poetry that touches on emotional abuse, eating disorders, gender issues, and mental illness as well as being very sapphic.
You can find Anne Chivon on Twitter @PeonyWings
Carlo Matos is a writer, professor, pugilist, rapierist, bisexual, Editor of @CleaverMagazine, and Dad.
This year, Carlo published The Quitters, “a collection of creative essays explores the beauty and pain embedded in some of our favorite rough-and-tumble pastimes–roller derby, mixed martial arts, and teaching.”
Dusk Peterson (they/them) writes historical speculative fiction with diverse characters: historical fantasy, alternate history, and retrofuture science fiction. Friendship, romantic friendship, and romance often occur in the stories Dusk writes. Dusk currently resides with “several thousand books.”
This year Dusk published the last volume in the Eternal Dungeon series, Sweetblood, which is an alternate history series set in a nineteenth-century prison and centering bi characters. The omnibus of earlier volumes was a winner in the Rainbow Awards. You can find Dusk on Twitter @duskpeterson
Racheline Maltese is an award-winning romance author, writer/producer on Tremontaine, does game scripts for Voltage USA. is a SAG-AFTRA performer, political hobbyist and media analyst.
Erin McRae is a writer and blogger based in Washington, D.C. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University where she studied the role of social media in the Arab Spring.
This year they co-wrote and published The Art of Three, a book that promises “Two men. One woman. No love triangles.” It is a contemporary romance that celebrates families, and farce, in all shapes and sizes.
You can find Racheline on Twitter @racheline_m
You can find Erin on Twitter @erincmcrae
TS Porter (They/Them) is a writer of science fiction and fantasy, a tiny geek frequently mistaken for a collection of knobbly twigs wearing glasses. When not sleeping, they are usually found obsessively writing or baking sweet delicacies. TS’ physical location and momentum varies, but home is always online.
This year, TS released their first novel, Rescues and the Rhyssa, an epic space opera where unlikely allies must cooperate to rescue royal children.
Are you a bi and/or enby indie author who has a book coming out in 2018? Let me know!, I’d love to feature you on my blog!
I’m writing this from my in-laws couch with an awful cold! Despite the spotty wifi and the congestion, I am hoping to take this time away from my dayjob to knock out a short story called “Caitlin’s Song,” which will be a prequel or prologue to my current WIP novel. I am trying to figure out now how to pace it and how much to reveal in that short story. It focuses on the protagonists mother, who is forced to move from her small seaport town to the bustling capital, leaving behind a girlfriend and dreams of running her own sea-faring trading company. Despite this, she tries to make the most of her new life and the opportunities found in a large city. Until, that is, a charming and dashing man decides to propose to her.
I hope y’all who celebrate holidays have good ones, and that y’all are able to send off 2017 with a great time.