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.
Recipient of a Lambda Literary Award, two Publishing Triangle awards, and a Violet Quill award, Trebor Healey is the author of A Horse Named Sorrow, Faun and Through It Came Bright Colors, as well as a poetry collection, Sweet Son of Pan, and three collections of stories — A Perfect Scar, Eros & Dust and the recently-released Falling. He co-edited (with Marci Blackman) Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco and co-edited (with Amie Evans) Queer & Catholic. www.treborhealey.com
Miah Jeffra is the author of The First Church of What’s Happening (Nomadic 2017), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020), The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), and co-editor, with Arisa White and Monique Mero, of the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter 2020). Miah is the founding editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.
Michele Karlsberg is a producer, publisher, literary executor, advocate, and author. She is one of the founders/publishers of Amethyst Press and former publisher at Bywater Books. Last year Michele was awarded the Publishing Professional Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation. In 1989, Michele launched Lesbian and Gay Book Month with The Publishing Triangle. Michele’s WORDS column appears monthly in the San Francisco Bay Times.
Michele is the co-editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalist To Be Continued and To Be Continued: Take Two (Firebrand Books). Her non-fiction piece entitled “The Isle Of Staten” appears in the book Love, Christopher Street (Chelsea House Editions). She has won the Publishing Triangle Leadership Award, Community Health Action Advocacy Award, Saints and Sinners Literary Hall Of Fame and One Island/One Pride Award.
The annual Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival will take place in New Orleans March 27-29. For registration information: Sasfest.org Any AMBUSH readers can register with a 20% discount by using the code Ambush20 when registering.