Andrew Joseph White is a queer, trans author from Virginia, where he grew up falling in love with monsters and wishing he could be one too. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2022. Andrew writes about trans folks with claws and fangs, and what happens when they bite back.
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Author photo by Alice Scott.
"I had to write for kids—for teenagers like the one I was, confused by myself and everything else, looking for answers. It all came together into a book that means everything to me."
"Anger is really just a sign of something deeper, and when it comes to angry queers, our anger stems from fear, betrayal, and sorrow. It comes from hurt. And there is so much hurt poured into this book."
"Yes, the characters suffer, and they face pain that feels insurmountable, but they carve out a place to exist in a world that is trying to devour them, and I had to let that shine."
"I want every trans kid to know they’re allowed to be angry about the way the world is treating them, and that anger can be channeled into making that world a better place."