Rainbow Book Fair has always featured many fantastic readings from authors from all over the world, and this years event will be no different! Check out these author bios below for New York-based Bold Stroke Books, just one of the many vendors taking part in the Eighth Annual Rainbow Book Fair on April 9th at John Jay College, NYC.
Bold Strokes Books Author Bios
Native New Yorker Ann Aptaker left a full-time curatorial career in 2009 to devote more time to writing. She now teaches art and art history at New York Institute of Technology, writes art essays and articles, and scripts for the children’s science television series “Space Racers,” scheduled for NBC-Universal in the fall. Ann’s first novel, CRIMINAL GOLD, released by Bold Strokes Books in 2014, was a Goldie Award finalist, and her second book, TARNISHED GOLD, is a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Award. The third book in the series, GENUINE GOLD, is scheduled for release in January 2017.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rachel E. Bailey is the author of the Dyre series. She’s been writing since she was thirteen, everything from haikus to fanfiction to novels. She currently lives in New York State’s Hudson Valley and is hard at work on her next novel.
Christian Baines has lived in Australia and Canada. Knowing that life is too short to spend on things you don’t love, he has focused his writing career on travel, theatre, film, gay life, and LGBT fiction. His first novel, The Beast Without was released in 2013, followed in 2015 by Puppet Boy.
Tom Cardamone is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning speculative novella Green Thumb. His latest short story collection, Night Sweats: Tales of Homosexual Wonder and Woe, is out now. These thirteen tales are as lysergic in their intensity as they are dark, unsettling, and erotic.
Jean Copeland is a teacher and author from Connecticut. Her debut novel, THE REVELATION OF BEATRICE DARBY recently won the Alice B Lavender Certificate award, and her second novel, THE SECOND WAVE will be available in October.
Maggie Cummings is a native New Yorker currently residing in Staten Island with her wife and their two children. Totally Worth It is her debut novel and is the first in the Bay West Social series.
Daniel W. Kelly is the author of the Comfort Cove gay horror series, including Combustion, No Place for Little Ones, Rise of the Thing Down Below, and Wet Screams, plus the horror collections Horny Devils and Closet Monsters: Zombied Out and Tales of Gothrotica. He is also creator of Boys, Bears & Scares, a website dedicated to gay male horror.
Andrew J. Peters is the author of the Werecat series and two books for young adults: The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for LGBT youth. Andrew has written for The Good Men Project, GayYA, La Bloga, and Reading Teen, among other media. He lives in Kew Gardens with his husband and their cat Chloë.
T.J. Thomas lives in western Massachusetts where she enjoys a quiet life with her college professor wyf, Elle, and their animals. An IT manager by profession, TJ’s passion is writing, and she spends much of her free time in that pursuit. A Reunion to Remember is her first novel.
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