'Nathan Burgoine is a tall queer guy who writes mostly shorter queer fictions. He grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. This began his long love affair with shorter fiction, including novellas and novelettes. Even though shorter fictions are his favorite, 'Nathan does write novels. His first, Light, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and his debut YA novel, Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks, was a finalist for the Prix Aurora Award. More short fiction, novellas, and novels are always underway, and almost always include queer speculative fiction or queer romance (or both).
A cat lover, 'Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person. Their ongoing cat-or-dog détente ended with the rescue of huskies. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where the husky love of snow makes enjoying the winter not so much of a chore as it could otherwise be.
Photo Credit : Daniel Smith Photography