Duane Simolke wrote The Acorn Stories, a collection of tales set in a fictional West Texas town. He also edited and co-wrote the fundraiser The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. His writing appeared in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Beyond: Science Fiction & Fantasy, and many other publications. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.
I write YA speculative fiction about badass gay girls, underdogs and mental health. I live in Devon, UK, have a secret alter ego who works as a mental health nurse, and may have been a mermaid in a former life. My debut novel BLACKOUT is out now.