Redemption Reef is a joint venture between multiple m/m authors.
Andrea Speed writes way too much. She is the Editor In Chief of CxPulp.com, where she reviews comics as well as movies and occasionally interviews comic creators. She also has a serial fiction blog where she writes even more, and she occasionally reviews books for Joe Bob Briggs’s site. She might be willing to review you, if you ask nicely enough, but really she should knock it off while she’s ahead.
To purchase Andrea’s books, please visit her page on the Dreamspinner Press website.
J.J. Levesque grew up in New England in a family that encouraged her reading and writing. Now she is an avid book collector who compulsively buys anything that looks remotely interesting. Aside from books, her other obsessions include tennis and ballet, which her family finds odd since she is neither graceful nor athletic enough to do either. When not reading or writing, she can sometimes be found at the bookstore where she works. It is a very dangerous place for her to be; her overloaded bookcases are begging for mercy.
To purchase J.J.’s books, please visit her page on the Dreamspinner Press website.
Unlike many authors, A.B. Gayle has not been writing stories all her life, she’s been living life. A.B.’s travels have taken her from the fjords of Norway to the southern tip of New Zealand. In between, she’s worked in so many different towns she’s lost count. She has shoveled shit in cow yards, mustered sheep, been polite to customers, traded insults with politicians. Sometimes she need to be forgiven as she gets confused as to who needs what where. Now living in Sydney, Australia, A.B.Gayle finally has time to allow her real life experiences to morph with her fertile imagination in order to create fiction that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
A.B. Gayle’s first stories published were sci-fi and featured Cedric the Sex Slave Cyborg. These appeared in “Echoes of the Future” and “Echoes of Possibilities”. Following these was a novella “Mardi Gras” based on Sydney’s famous LGBT parade all are available from Noble Romance Publishing. Since then she has had the novella “Caught” released by Dreamspinner Press and another short “The Go Between” published in Silver Publishing’s 2010 Christmas anthology. Her non-fiction book, “In Search of the Perfect PinotG: Mornington Peninsula” which has been co-authored with William Maltese as Book IV of his Wine Taster’s Diary will be available in print form from Wildside-Borgo press later this year. She would get more stories finished if she didn’t spend so much time editing other people’s work and playing around with the authors here.
Jessie Blackwood is the pen name for a girl who began writing thirty years ago, but who realized there is no substitute for life experience, of which she had little back then. Since those days, she has never been quite sure if she has experienced life or if life has experienced her. In 2009, after years battling against low self-confidence, Jessie screwed up her courage and attempted fan fiction. Plenty of encouraging reviews later, she finally turned her dream of becoming a writer into reality by creating something of her own.
An inveterate role-player, historical re-enactor and incurable romantic, Jessie is an avid supporter of LGBT rights and is passionate about her writing, her extended family, history, and happy endings. She firmly believes that whatever form love takes, well, it always beats the dark. Jessie’s favorite time of the day is just before waking, when most of her best ideas come to her, or any time she is juggling five tasks at once. If, in the process of creating a story, her characters suddenly decide to take matters into their own hands and make their own decisions, she considers her work as a writer is done.
To purchase Jessie’s books, please visit her page on the Dreamspinner Press website.
Katisha Moreish is the pen name for a woman who has been writing since she was a child. She is a long-time fantasy and sci-fi fan and has been writing slash fiction and editing and contributing to fanzines since the eighties. She has also been role-play gaming since she was in her teens. She founded and, for seven years, ran one of the biggest international Live role playing gaming groups in the world and she still plays both Live and Tabletop RPGs whenever she can.
Katisha identifies as ‘humanosexual’ and declares that she has ‘a polyamorous heart’. She is an enthusiastic supporter of LGBT rights and issues and wishes she had more time to devote to campaigning and activism. Her writing celebrates diversity, her characters coming from a variety of backgrounds and identifying in a wide range of ways, sexually.
Katisha has, as well as writing fiction, bravely tracked her own journey through mental health problems and gender issues on her various blogs, sharing her experiences in the hope it might help others facing similar problems to feel less alone while on their own journeys. Writing is, to Katisha, both an escape and a crucial tool for survival.
Collaborating with her long-time friend and fellow author, Jessie Blackwood, Katisha is currently working a sci-fi fantasy with an m/m leaning. She contributes to Torchwoodian and Whoniverse on-line fan fiction when she gets the time and is also an enthusiastic Blue Gillespie fan.
Katisha loves, lives, games and works in the UK city of Manchester, and online.
Information on other authors will be added when they join the cast