J. Scott Coatsworth

Scott has always inhabited the place between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into science fiction and fantasy at a young age by his mother, he quickly devoured her library. But as he read more and more golden age and modern works, he wondered where all the queer people were.

Coming out at twenty three, he started writing the kinds of stories he couldn't find at B. Dalton. If his favorite genres were lacking in queer characters, he would create them himself, filling them with men who loved men. And if he was lucky enough, he'd find people who wanted to read them.

His friends will tell you that Scott's brain works a little differently - he sees links between things that others miss, and does more in a day than many people manage in a week.

Scott's stories subvert expectations, transforming traditional science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something fresh and unexpected.

He runs the Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink sites with his husband Mark, promoting and celebrating fiction that reflects a queer reality.

His fiction is filled with queer energy and infused with love, beauty and power. He imagines the world that could be, and in the process he hopes to change the world that is just a little.

Scot lives in Sacramento with his husband of 25 years, in a little yellow house with two pink flamingoes.