Author Bios

A full day of Readings from 12:30 – 6:00pm at the Ninth Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair, 2017.

Selected Bio’s for Participating Readers:

Jeffrey Round is the Lambda Award-winning author of two mystery series, the comic Bradford Fairfax mysteries and the darker Dan Sharp series, which has been called “literary noir.”  Jeffrey’s first two books, A CAGE OF BONES and THE P-TOWN MURDERS were listed on AfterElton’s Top 100 Gay Books.

Marty Correia writes fiction and poetry in the East Village where she has lived with conceptual artist Kate Conroy for more than twenty years.  Marty’s work has appeared in several publications including The Mailer Review, FUSE, Lady Business, Fiction Fix and Punk Soul Poet.  A graduate of NYU’s creative writing MFA program, Marty recently finished BRICKBAT, a novel set in Bridgeport, CT and Coney Island, NY that spans from the days of P.T. Barnum to 1986.  She runs two literary reading series: “Wicked Queer Authors” and “A Tribe Called Butch.”


Eric Andrews-Katz has been writing since he could hold a pen. He is the author of the “Agent Buck 98” series (a gay spy parody) and “TARTARUS”, a modern Greek fantasy thriller. His work has been included in over 10 anthologies, and has been seen in Chelsea Station and The Advocate among other places.

NYC native, Rachel E. Bailey, has been published in literary journals and had short plays performed for stage and screen.  Her novels, Dyre: By Moon’s Light, Dyre: A Knight of Spirit and Shadows, and In Shining Armor (under the pseudonym E. L. Phillips), were published in 2016.  She’s currently working on a new novel set in a fictional, futuristic city, about (mostly) LGBTQIA superheroes and the (mostly) LGBTQIA supervillains who loathe them.

Lammy and Goldie winner Ann Aptaker’s Cantor Gold series celebrates the courage and mythology of 1950s Lesbian life from the point of view of the dapper dyke art thief and smuggler, Cantor Gold.  Like her protagonist, Ann lives in her beloved hometown, New York City. In addition to writing, Ann is an Adjunct Professor of Art and Art History at New York Institute of Technology.

Ralph Josiah Bardsley grew up in a small town in southeast Alaska.  His writing focuses on families – in all shapes and sizes – and the love that binds people together and sees them through tough times.  He is the author of three novels from Bold Strokes Books, Brothers, The Photographer’s Truth, and A Careful Heart (released in March 2017).

Vanessa Clark is a multi-published intersex and trans author of LGBT erotic romance fiction. The Man on Top of the World, their bisexual M/M glam rock romance, is their debut novel.

Jean Copeland is a Goldie-award winning author, educator and activist.  Her debut novel, The Revelation of Beatrice Darby, also won the 2016 Alice B Readers Lavender award.  She lives and works in Connecticut. Check out her author page at

Maggie Cummings is a native New Yorker currently residing in Staten Island with her wife and two children.  She is the author of Totally Worth ItSerious Potential, and Definite Possibility, all part of the Bay West Social trilogy.

 Daniel W. Kelly is the author of the Comfort Cove gay horror series, which includes the novels Combustion, No Place for Little Ones, Rise of the Thing Down Below, Wet Screams, and Scaring Up St. Ick & Arousing QPD.  He is also creator of Boys, Bears & Scares, a website dedicated to gay male horror.

Andrew J. Peters writes gay fiction for readers of all ages.  His Werecat series was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.  He has written two books for young adults: The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon, both garnering honorable mentions in the Rainbow Book Awards.  He is also the author of Poseidon and Cleito, and his latest release: The City of Seven Gods.

Ullrich resides at the Jersey Shore with her wife and three boisterous feline children. Her first two novels, “Fortunate Sum” and “Life in Death”, were published with Bold Strokes Books in 2016.  M. Ullrich currently has two more novels set for release in 2017.

More authors to be announced.