✣ ┅ ABOUT ┅ ✣

You can call me August, but I will also be summoned by cool pond bugs and/or pictures of cats.

I'm a queer spec fic writer with a fondness for chucking characters into things they think they aren't prepared for. Most of my work is Dark Fantasy or Sci-Fi, but I cross paths with Horror, Paranormal, and Romance more often than not.

If my books have anything in common, it's wild settings, happy endings, casual rep, and kickass disaster queers being disasters but also kickass!

In the normal world, I'm a biology-trained engineering grad student (it's complicated) who plays with words and keeps Carassius and Corixidae in outdoor aquaria. I am five years old inside.

I wasn't kidding about the pond bugs.

✣ ┅ BOOKS ┅ ✣

I have a lot of books. For update schedules, quick synopses, recommended reading order, and more, check out the link below─it's a google doc with the most up-to-date info. If you can't click it here, it's also linked at the bottom of this description!


If you still have questions, shoot me a PM, drop a comment, or post on my wall. I don't bite :)



The completion statuses of all my books can be found in their titles:

✔ = Complete (15)
❖ = Updating Now (2)
❍ = Preparing to Update (0)
✐ = Currently Writing (3)

Books with a rainbow sticker have a queer main character. Expect to find LGBTQ+ rep in all my books, though.

2x Wattys Shortlister
2x ONC Honourable Mention

My works have been proudly featured on:

@Adventure (x2)
@Fantasy (x5)
@HighFantasy (x2)
@Magic (x3)
@StoriesUndiscovered (x3)

Comments and critiques are both welcome and appreciated.

Come join me on Discord! https://discord.gg/UD7t7pN

I write offline, update weekly, and always finish my books. If you choose to stick around, welcome!
  • By a pond somewhere
  • JoinedOctober 3, 2017

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