- Cait Gordon
- Amy M. Young
- Jamieson Wolf
- Martin the Fibro Jedi
- Caro Fréchette
- Robin Elizabeth
- Susan Franzblau
- Madona Skaff-Koren
- Derek Newman-Stille
- Talia Johnson
- ’Nathan Burgoine
- Jen Desmarais
Cait Gordon (our humble SpAN editor) published her first novel of a three-book series in September 2016. Life in the ’Cosm is about a little green writer who’s crushing on the female half of his two-headed colleague. Cait manages arthritis, Celiac disease, and fibromyalgia. When her mobility became greatly impaired, she wrote ‘Cosm, which includes a feisty character with a disability. In late winter of 2016, Cait realised there were lots of spoonies who write words so she went on a mission to gather them together to share their stories. The Spoonie Authors Network got borned.
Read a selection of Amy’s fiction on her website, including stories about rock band Torrent. She is currently working on turning these stories into books, so keep going back!
Jamieson Wolf is an award-winning, number one bestselling author of over sixty books. He also writes a blog about having Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy called Two Steps at a Time. You can read more about him and his works on his website.
Robin Elizabeth writes hilarious and sexy fiction in the What Happens in Book Club series (think of it as an Australian Sex in the City, with books). She just recently released the amazing nonfiction, Confessions of a Mad Mooer, Postnatal Depression Sucks. Her author pages shows where you can buy her work.
Susan Franzblau is an author and a hypnotherapist who writes fantasy, science fiction, and romance. You can browse her books on her Amazon author page!
Madona Skaff-Koren wrote an incredible mystery (in this editor’s humble opinion) about a marathon runner disabled by MS, who turns sleuth in order to find her missing friend. I gobbled it up in a weekend. Journey of a Thousand Steps is available on Amazon and through Renaissance!
Derek Newman-Stille’s Speculating Canada is not only a website but also a radio show that promotes Canadian genre fiction in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. Derek created the website and radio show to draw our attention to speculative fiction, so we might recognise its validity, bringing it out of the margins.
Talia is a noted speaker, educator, and workshop facilitator on trans issues, intimate partner violence, policy development, and bridging faith and LGBTQ+/queer communities. She is also involved with queer activism and politics in general. If you are interested in having her facilitate a workshop, provide education, or work with your organisation please contact her. Talia offers one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentorship for those who are exploring their gender identity and expression as well as those who are seeking support in other aspects of life.
One just has to look at ’Nathan Burgoine’s published works to see he is an accomplished writer of short queer fiction and novels. You can see a complete list of his writing on his website, and where you can purchase them.
Jen Desmarais is a bit of everything! She is the lead copy editor at TEGG, works for AJ Travel in Ottawa, is the co-founder of JenEric Designs (where she creates unique geeky crocheted items, and writes bi-weekly articles on sexuality and bi-weekly articles on Fandom Travel), and she is also one of the co-organizers and founders of CON (Creative Ottawa Nerds craft fair). Jen won a short story contest and you can read the work here, but this humble editor’s favourite thing she’s done is to create the Blush game, which teaches families how to discuss sex in a fun way! (Spoiler: you as an adult will not know all the answers.)