About the Author

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My name is Lee Ann Kostempski. I have a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing & English and a Master’s in Information & Library Science. Currently I work part-time at my alma mater’s library. But no matter what I do for a salary, I will always be a writer at heart. I specialize in fantasy and surrealism, but I enjoy reading a wide variety of genres.

Though I am used to writing novel-length pieces, I also take interest in writing short stories and poetry. In April of 2015, I saw my work in official print for the first time: a poem of mine was accepted for publication in the Canisius College literary magazine, The Quadrangle. Since then, I’ve been working on my first novel, The World As It Should Be. I’m in the process of editing it now, and hope to have it ready for submissions come April 2017 — not just because I’ve been working on it for almost a year and a half now, but also because I have other stories that are bursting to be written.

Aside from running this blog, I’m also a mod for The Character Comma. (We have a Tumblr and a website.) Additionally, I run a Goodreads book club called Open Ears, Open Minds.

I love cats. Butterscotch, who secretly loves me although he obviously pretends he doesn’t, is my cat, photographed above. I’m an unapologetic intersectional feminist. My favorite authors of all time are Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Cunningham. BioWare games ruined my life, as did a little indie game called Dreamfall Chapters (but, like, in a good way). And if I could have any job in the world, I would be a Watcher to the Slayer.

Find me on Twitter, Goodreads, Ao3, or Facebook. And thank you for the support!

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