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Laylah Hunter is a third-gendered butch queer who writes true stories about imaginary people in worlds that never were. Most of hir work deals with queer characters, erotic themes, and the search for happy endings in unfavorable circumstances.

Hir mild-mannered alter ego lives in Seattle, at the mercy of the requisite cats and cultivating the requisite caffeine habit, and dreams of a day when telling stories will pay all the bills.

…of deadlines going by at high speed, ergh. I finally tallied up all the comments from the blog tour – 71 of them, dang! I don’t know what to do with attention, it seems. But that was what I needed … Continue reading
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Wolf's Honor

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The Raven's Luck

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To Steal the Tithe

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Safe Harbor

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Ground Mission

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A Fighting Chance

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Devil's Bargain Devil's Kiss

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Glad I stuck with this one. The narrator's personality flaws grated on me a LOT at the start of the story but fortunately he had some decent character development as the crisis wore on. Also the author gets props for including a supporting female cha ...more
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date: July 02, 2015 07:00PM
location: Gay City (Calamus Auditorium), 517 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA, The United States
description: Seattle's Gay City and GRNW are partnering together for a special Gay City “Meet the Author” event with five writers which will boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBTQ main characters and relationships.

Join us on Thursday, July 2 at 7pm at Gay City for an out-and-proud and out-of-this-world evening of readings by writers Astrid Amara, Matthew Buscemi, Kim Fielding, Laylah Hunter and Nisi Shawl. From Lambda Literary-nominated fantasies to powerful and thought-provo
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You basically can't beat this for the price. As a teaser for the Prosperity universe, which this is despite the story clocking a whole 40k, it does an excellent job; I really wanted to see more of the world and the adventures of various people in it ...more
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Salman Rushdie
“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Cormac McCarthy
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men

Douglas Adams
“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Robert A. Heinlein
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Robert A. Heinlein
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