Tabs open on your screen right now:
(I’m guilty of lots of open tabs): Amazon confirmation order for purchasing dog books and nail polish strips, NYT article about Donald Trump dropping protections for transgender students, Temple Grandon’s TED Talk, NPR article about hundreds of whales beaching themselves off NZ, Facebook, My Little Pony -Equestria Daily, Gmail

If you had to brag about yourself:
In my spare time I like to teach my dogs to do useless, but adorable tricks

Your writer crush:
Dorothy Allison

Favorite lyric:
“Chase all the ghosts from your head
I’m stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
We’ll look at them together then we’ll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that’s true
Multiply life by the power of two”
– Indigo Girls

Any place in the world:
Brooklyn, Disney World, or Provincetown

Best breakfast:
Eaten at my kitchen table with my partner with our youngest cat begging for a taste

Favorite online places right now:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,  Tumblr – I love that the internet is a place where we get to find each other

Sweetest thing:
The home and family I’ve built

Your rituals (writing or not):
Twice daily journaling, double or triple checking locks and text messages

Least impressive thing about you:
My primary understanding of classic literature comes from the Jack Russell Terrier star of the 90s TV show Wishbone

Favorite space to write:
The NYC Subway, or my favorite bubble tea shop in the East Village

What should we know:
That your story is worth telling – write it!

Guilty literary pleasure:
My Little Pony novelizations, but I don’t actually feel guilty about it

Best book nobody talks about:
“Boys Like Her”  by Taste This. It’s out of print, but you can buy old copies online

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Olivia the pig from Ian Falconer’s picture books (I even have a tattoo of her on my forearm)



Sassafras Lowrey is a straight-edge queer punk who grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award. Hir books—Kicked Out, Roving Pack, and Leather Ever After—have been honored by organizations ranging from the National Leather Association to the American Library Association. Sassafras’ latest novel Lost Boi a queer retelling of Peter Pan was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Transgender Fiction. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner and five furry beasts. Learn more at