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Katje van Loon was born in Canada to immigrant parents in 1986. Zir dual citizenship allowed zir to move to the US for 10 years, where zie learned a lot about theatre and storytelling. Katje is the author of three novels, a book of poetry, and various bits of short fiction.

Zir books Bellica and Stranger Skies were both nominated for a Tiptree Award, and Stranger Skies was nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award. When zie’s not writing, Katje is knitting scarves or playing video games. Zie lives in British Columbia with zir spouse, Mr. Katje.

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At some point writing became me and I became it. I don’t know how to identify myself if not as a writer. Even during my dry spells, being a writer is solidly a part of my very foundation.

My mom swears I wrote my first poem when I was two years old. I’m not sure I believe her, but I’ve been writing as long as I can remember, so maybe she’s right.