Category: Authors

T.J. Baer

T.J. Baer is a queer, trans author of both adult and young adult LGBTQ+ fiction. Born in Western Pennsylvania, he currently resides in his adopted hometown of Chicago with two cats and a well-stocked cupboard of tea. When not writing, T.J. can be found either discussing queer media on his YouTube channel or failing to escape from murderous ghosts on Twitch.

A.G. Rodriguez

AG Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican American, multi-genre author specializing in Latino/a/e/x stories and characters. He is the multi-genre author of the debut novel Stone Feather Fang from Deep Hearts YA, a fantasy reimagining of Taíno mythology and Puerto Rican history. He holds a MFA in Creative Writing and has penned three published short stories along with four full-length manuscripts in the past ten years. They all have sequels planned, if he can just stop coming up with new projects to work on. He currently resides in the Land of Enchantment where the beautiful mountains and never-ending skies inspire all his work.

Author photo (c) Mike Martinez at MJMFotos LLC

Books by A.G. Rodriguez

Harry F. Rey

Harry F. Rey is a Pushcart-nominated author and lover of gay themed stories with a powerful punch.

Alongside Of Gods and Boys, Harry is also the author of the adult gay romance series The Line of Succession series and the gay rom-com All The Lovers, also available from Deep Desires Press. His other works include the queer sci-fi series The Galactic Captains, the WWII-era gay historical novel Why in Paris? and Six Days in Jerusalem. His work has also been featured in anthologies including Not Meant for Each Other from Lost Boys Press and Queer Life, Queer Love from Muswell Press.


Cali Kitsu

Cali Kitsu lives in a very sunny state with her amazing husband and daughters, and she enjoys making people smile. She tries to bring a little bit of her Cali sunshine and energy wherever she goes. Cali believes that love is for everyone, and she's found the perfect way to express that in her writing. Cali absolutely loves writing—she's having so much fun telling steamy boy love stories, with a bit of her Cali sense of humor!

In addition to You Can Call Me Cooper, Cali is the author of two upcoming MM YA novels in a series, and is the co-host of the podcast Cali and Craig Talk. Cali is also assistant to the publisher of Story Perfect Books, home of five publishing imprints including Deep Hearts YA.

Cali's other hobbies include watching Anime, reading Manga, baking, going to the beach, and she's an avid gamer in all forms: console, tabletop, strategy card games…Magic the Gathering is probably her favorite strategy card game.

Elizabeth Hopkinson

Elizabeth Hopkinson is the author of the Asexual Fairy Tales series and podcast. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, and won several prizes.

She lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire—home of the Brontë sisters and the Cottingley Fairies—with her husband and cat.

Elizabeth is a romantic asexual and is committed to asexual representation in fiction.

Instagram: @angeliocitystate

Christina Bagni

Christina Bagni is the chief editor at Wandering Words Media and a writer on the Captain Bitcoin comic book series. She loves mythology, rock climbing, buying far too many books to ever actually read, and writing the kind of queer-led stories she wished she had as a teenager. My Only Real Friend is the Easter Bunny at the Mall is her first novel. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Jenn Storey

Jenn Storey, née Treado, (she/they) is a storyteller who uses genre as a framework for exploration. She has studied under faculty from Alverno College, Northwestern University, Texas State University, and holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction/experimental writing have been published in various digital and physical journals. Tilting Gravity is her first novel-length work. Learn more at

Joe Baumann

Joe Baumann’s fiction and essays have appeared in Passages North, Third Coast, Electric Literature, and many other journals. His debut short story collection, Sing With Me at the Edge of Paradise, was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Iron Horse/Texas Tech University Press First Book Award. He possesses a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and lives outside St. Louis, Missouri. He can be reached at