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Dusk Peterson writes historical speculative fiction:
mythic fantasy, alternate history, and retrofuture science fiction.
affection, friendship, platonic life-companionships, and romance often
occur in the stories. Dusk Peterson's fiction has been honored seven
in the Rainbow Awards, including winning the Fantasy and Alternate
categories. A resident of Maryland, Mx. Peterson lives with an
apprentice and several thousand books.
Bio for my YA/NA fiction.
My pronouns: They/them.
My honorific: Mx.
Other work: I also work as a history writer. In the past, I've worked as a newspaper reporter and copy editor, an e-zine publisher and editor, a historical researcher, an editorial assistant to history editors, a library assistant, a college archive assistant, a bookstore clerk, an office supplies store clerk, and a 5&10 clerk who lusted after the contents of the stationery section.
Personal life: Born in Michigan in April 1963, I was initially
raised in a university community just outside the rural village of Berrien
Springs, Michigan. I mainly lived from ages eight to fifty-one in the
New Deal planned community of Greenbelt,
Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C.), before moving in 2014 to Havre
de Grace, Maryland (a historic port town at the tip of the Chesapeake
Bay). A graduate of St.
John's College in Annapolis (which has a Great
Books curriculum), I also lived in Annapolis for five years, in Baltimore
for five years, and in England – primarily Oxford – for an accumulated
total of two years. I'm a member of various literary communities and of
the disability, LGBTA, mental health, and simple living communities. A
homebody (even before the pandemic!), I divide most of my time between
writing, housework, and family life.
List of published fiction by date of publication.
Also serves as a timeline for my literary life.
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