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Neurodiverse Universe, Laura Diaz de Arce
Laura Diaz de Arce
is a Floridian author with a lack of tact and an unwillingness to conform to polite society. She has a deep affection for anything kitsch and weird, and that goes quadruple for any sort of media. In her spare time, she overthinks identity, ethics, epistemology, and cartoons. Laura is the author of
Monstrosity: Tales of Transformation
. You can find her poorly spelled musings on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon @QuetaAuthor.
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#brownexcellence, Gitz Crazyboy
is a Siksikatsitapi (Blackfoot) and Dene youth facilitator. Gitz works with youth and creates youth-focused programs. Gitz’s passion and purpose is helping the next generation and he has held many positions within the youth education profession. Ever the activist for the environment and Indigenous rights, Gitz is known for his leadership and participation in the Idle No More movement. A storyteller to his core, he has always had a deep connection to traditional teachings since his mother read to him as a child, and continues to be guided by the ancient wisdom the Elders carry. Along with writing, Gitz loves to create music and enjoys being introduced to new sounds. Currently Gitz is actively reconnecting with his Blackfoot roots. He believes the truth of who we are is in the truth and mysteries our ancestors carried – through ceremonies, songs, medicine, love and laughter.
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Reading Ever After, Margaret Kingsbury
writes about fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales for
, Star Trek, and other websites, and she’s co-creator of
where she, a friend, and their children write about the children’s books they love. Her fairytale fiction has been published in Nonbinary Review, Devilfish Review, and Expanded Horizons, among other places. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, daughter, and their many, many books. Find out more on her
and follow her on Instagram
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My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys, Chris La Tray
Chris La Tray
is a writer who lives near Missoula, MT. His first book,
One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Large
(2018, Riverfeet Press) won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award. He is currently at work on a new book that will be published by Milkweed Editions in late 2020. Chris is Chippewa-Cree Métis, and is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
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Indigenous Issues Commentator E.M. Lunsford
is an Indigenous writer who has opted not to use a standard bio. Some biographical details are available in Lunsford’s article on
Native American Heritage Month
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Reviewer Vanessa Rodriguez
is half Pinay and a Midwest gal at heart. She primarily writes YA in both contemporary and fantasy and dabbles in adult romance. Her short stories can be found in anthologies and online publications. Earlier this year two of her YA books, Whiteout and The Paranormal Playbook, released through Lerner Publishing under the name Vanessa Lanang.
She resides with her family in Los Angeles.
The Tiger at Midnight
Hot Pink Gaze, Ivonne Spinoza
is a trilingual Latina writer and illustrator. She’s been a Feminist since her early teens and this fact inevitably tints her work to this day. She believes in the transformative power of art and in sisterhood through lifting other female voices. She sometimes writes for television, and is always jet-setting around, drinking coffee, and spoiling her kitties. You can learn more about her at
and find her everywhere online as @IvonneSpinoza
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