in light of how certain transphobic authors continue to be unable to shut up, remember its not good enough to just condemn transphobic artists. you gotta also promote the work of the trans artists you like and give us the visibility that transphobes don't want us to reach.
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there's also Aiden Thomas, author of Cemetery Boys
Kacen Callender author of Felix Ever After
Mark Oshiro, author of Each of Us A Desert
Victoria Lee author of the Feverwake Series
dunking on transphobes is easy, but what about amplifying our voices instead?
if you have other trans authors, esp disabled and trans authors of color to promote, please do so right here in this thread!
@popstar Margaret Killjoy, author of two novellas with significant trans characters.
I'll start up with 5 books I love:
The Red Tree by Caitlín R Kiernan
Tiny Pieces Of Skull by Roz Kaveney
Margot & Me by Juno Dawson
Exquisite Corpse by Billy Martin (published under his alias Poppy Z Brite)
The Map Of Salt And Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
I read 3 of those books not knowing they were by trans authors so for all I know I have a lot more books I could recommend.
@popstar Not a person of color, but we're a plural trans writer.
All our stuff involves trans girls as the main protagonist, though most is incomplete atm. However, we have one major set of stories that we do plan on completing.
The Shadow is a trilogy of novellas centered around a dark magical girl of the same name, the first of which is already finished and published on our site. (Mind the cws)
@popstar yoon ha lee is a korean-american trans man who writes scifi/fantasy, deuceofgears on twitter. neon yang is singaporean and nonbinary, writes 'silkpunk', is at itsneonyang on twitter.
@popstar partner says: "Bogi Takács is a disabled nonbinary Jewish immigrant and so is eir spouse, RB Lemberg. eir at bogiperson on twitter. also Rivers Solomon, androgynoid on twitter"
@popstar in terms of white trans & disabled authors there's Merc Fenn Wolfmoor and Ada Hoffman as well
@popstar love these recs!
Okay DN Bryn is non-binary and the author of Our Bloody Pearl, with a non-binary main character. Man-eating sirens but ... cute? Amazing book.
AE Ross, non-binary author with a novella with non-binary/m mothperson cryptid romance
@popstar Rivers Solomon, award-nominated black non-binary author of The Deep and Unkindness of Ghosts.
@popstar Oh! Sarah Gailey, white disabled non-binary author of Upright Women Wanted and many others.
@popstar (sorry, keep remembering more)
Neon Yang (formerly JY Yang) singaporean non-binary author of BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN and many more.
@popstar this is good and important, great post!
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