Andrew J. Peters

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Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His books have won the Silver Falchion award and been a finalist at the Foreword INDIES (The City of Seven Gods), as well as a Readers' Choice pick at The Romance Reviews (the Werecat series). He has written two fantasy books for young adults (The Seventh Pleiade, Banished Sons of Poseidon), and he is the author of the adult novel Poseidon and Cleito.

His latest novel Irresistible is a gay rom-com based on the oldest extant romance novel in the world.

Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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Andrew J. Peters This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

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This is actually rarely a problem for me. I love writing, and if it didn't cost me a semblance of a social life, I would do it all the time.

My thoughts are never too far from the stories I'm working on (I usually juggle two or more at the same time), so it's a pretty easy transition from the "real world" to my space in front of the computer in my apartment.

I draw specific inspiration like characteristics for a fantasy setting or other little descriptive things when I'm out about about traveling, or visiting a museum, or just reading a book or watching a good movie or TV show.(less)
Andrew J. Peters I have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline…moreI have a couple of projects in the works. First, I'm working on The Lost Histories Series with a follow up to The City of Seven Gods and an outline for a third installment. Kelemun and Ja'bar's adventure really just gets started in the first book when circumstances have them joining up to run away from Qabbat'lee. And there are other characters who I introduced in CoSG - Praxtor, his mother Nebetawy, among others - whose stories are ready to be told.

My other main project is totally different and may surprise some of my readers. I have a contemporary rom-com that I'm shopping around! The one thing that ties it together with my other work is that it's inspired by an ancient Greek myth, though something pretty obscure. I'm excited to share the details in the coming months.(less)
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The Rearing (Werecat #1)

3.18 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Seventh Pleiade

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Irresistible

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Banished Sons of Poseidon

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The Glaring (Werecat #2)

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The Fugitive (Werecat, #3)

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The Trilogy (Werecat, Books...

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The City of Seven Gods

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Poseidon and Cleito

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Queering up Your Bookshelf

Happy Spring Folks!


Just a quick note this month, a media alert if you will, while I’m focusing my time placing a couple of finished projects.


Author Alex Harrow had me over at their blog for their Queering up Your Bookshelf feature. We talked about queer representation in literature, my writing process, and what’s up next for me. You can read the article here.


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Ten stories traverse queer love, loss, and courage in a highly readable, urban fantasy anthology that is refreshingly replete with #OwnVoices. Read my full review at Out in Print
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Michael G. Williams’ “A Fall in Autumn” is a clever sci fi detective novel that offers a new take on futuristic, Orwellian conspiracies. Read the rest of my review at Queer Sci Fi.
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“It all started when Dam went missing.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Find the Seventh Sister,
And the girl shall be,
Your spiritual guardian,
For eternity.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Thereafter, they met up at off times, after practices or on the terrace of the pavilion when nightly feasts were breaking up, in what Aerander gradually recognized as a romance, though he wondered at times if it was possible for him to have such luck or, rather, if he was misinterpreting things; it was so hard to tell with boys. He accepted Calyiches' ring in a soft and private moment, nuzzling behind a garden trellis; it came as naturally as laying his head on Calyiches' shoulder. They were bonded. Two boys in love.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

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“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
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“It all started when Dam went missing.”
Andrew J. Peters, The Seventh Pleiade

“Find the Seventh Sister,
And the girl shall be,
Your spiritual guardian,
For eternity.”
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Tom Blubaugh Hi Andrew,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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