In this series, we introduce you to some of the writers in the all-star lineup for #SAS20 this March in the heart of the French Quarter.
Deb Jannerson is an award-winning, Pushcart-nominated author. Her YA debut, The Women of Dauphine (NineStar Press, 2019), a New Orleanian lesbian ghost story, received praise from Kirkus Reviews, LoveBytes, and Ambush. She also has two collections of poetry, Rabbit Rabbit (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Thanks for Nothing (Finishing Line Press, 2018); the latter was a finalist for the Golden Crown Award. Her work has been widely published in magazines, including viral articles for Bitch. She lives in New Orleans with her wife.
Like Sharon Stone and the zipper, Mike McClelland is originally from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He has lived on five different continents but now resides in Georgia with his husband, their two sons, and a menagerie of rescue dogs. He is the author of the short fiction collection Gay Zoo Day (Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2017) and his work has appeared in a variety of anthologies and in publications such as the Boston Review, Entropy, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Permafrost, and others. Keep up with him at magicmikewrites.com.
Carter Sickels’s novel The Prettiest Star is forthcoming from Hub City Press in 2020. He is the author of the novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury 2012), an Oregon Book Award finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His essays and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in various publications, including Guernica, Bellevue Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, and BuzzFeed. Carter is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University.
The annual Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival will take place in New Orleans March 27-29. For registration information: Sasfest.org Ambush readers can register with a 20% discount by using the code Ambush20 when registering.