QSFer J. Coatsworth has a new MM contemporary fantasy short out:
Christopher woke with a splitting headache, from a night of drinking and trying to forget the loss of his husband Eric. Trying to block out the beautiful elfin man in his strange dreams.
It was time for Christopher to take his first flight since Eric’s mysterious mid-air disappearance. But the stress of it all was too much, as the world slowly closed in on him. When had everything gotten so tight?
Where had Eric gone?
And what would happen when Christopher just couldn’t take it anymore?
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The wind rushed past his face, cool drops of moisture hitting his cheeks as the ground flew past below—the buried machinery of Gas Works Park, the rippling waters of Lake Union, the crumpled form of Gehry’s EMP next to the Space Needle with the Seattle skyline as a backdrop. So close he could almost touch them. His hand was entwined with another’s.
He’d always wanted to fly…
Scott lives with his husband of twenty five years in a Sacramento suburb, in a cute little yellow house with a brick fireplace and two pink flamingoes out front.
He inhabits in the space between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into science fiction and fantasy by his mom at the tender age of nine, he quickly finished her entire library. But he soon began to wonder where all the queer people were.
After coming out at twenty three, he started writing the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Crown Books. If there weren’t many queer characters in his favorite genres, he would will them into existence, subverting them to his own ends. And if he was lucky enough, someone else would want to read them.
His friends say Scott’s mind works a little differently than most – he makes connections between ideas that others don’t, and somehow does more in a day than most people manage in a week. Although born an introvert, he forced himself to reach outside himself, and learned to connect with others like him.
Scott’s stories subvert expectations that transform traditional science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something different and unexpected. He runs both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark.
His romance and genre fiction writing brings a queer energy to his stories, filling them with love, beauty and power. He imagines how the world could be – in the process, he hopes to change the world, just a little.
Scott was recognized as one of the top new gay authors in the 2017 Rainbow Awards, and his debut novel “Skythane” received two awards and an honorable mention.