Names appear in the order of when the authors first published on the SpAN.
- Cait Gordon
- Amy M. Young
- Jamieson Wolf
- Martin the Fibro Jedi
- Nathan Caro Fréchette
- Robin Elizabeth
- Susan Franzblau
- Madona Skaff-Koren
- Derek Newman-Stille
- Talia Johnson
- ’Nathan Burgoine
- Jen Desmarais
- Stephen Graham King
- Rachel Jeffrey
- April Laramey
- Marianne Granger
- Angela S. Stone
- Laurie Stewart
- Melissa Guida-Richards
- Dominic Bercier
Cait Gordon (our humble SpAN editor) published her first novel of a three-book series in September 2016, called Life in the ’Cosm. Two months later, she created The Spoonie Authors Network as a way to gather up all the awesome spoonie writers so we could share our real-life stories. You can read more about Cait’s upcoming books, Tales from the Crip, and flash fiction on her website.
Read a selection of Amy’s fiction on her website, including stories about rock band Torrent. Her first book, A Desert Song, is currently in editing. Read about it on her website!
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 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.)
Stephen Graham King’s first book, Just Breathe, tells the blunt, funny, and uncompromising story of his three-year battle with metastatic synovial sarcoma. Since then, his short fiction has appeared in the anthologies North of Infinity II (Pas de Deux), Desolate Places (Nor Winter’s Cold) and Ruins Metropolis (Burning Stone). His first space opera novel, Chasing Cold, was released in 2012, and the first book in the Maverick Heart series, Soul’s Blood, came out in 2016. The second, Gatecrasher, was released in 2017. He is currently working on the next in the series, A Congress of Ships.
Read about April’s works in progress, her fiction, articles, blog, and more on her website!
See the collections of books by Canadian romance author Angela S. Stone on her website!
Ooo, check out the books and ebooks by Canadian author Laurie Stewart on her website! Dark, feminist fantasy looks intriguing!
Being a Spoonie has its challenges, and so does being a parent. Melissa Guida-Richards tells about her life as both on her blog, Spoonie-Mama. Check it out!
Classically-trained artist Dominic Bercier is the writer-artist-designer behind Mirror Comics Studios, a boutique comic book and graphic novel production and publishing entity from Ottawa, Canada. You can read more about him, Mirror Comics Studio, and the Signal Saga comic book at the following links: