Hey! I’m Jase, your local friendly disabled author here to chat about writing and reading and all things books, as well as posts about disability and life with chronic illness.
A little bit about me: I’m non-binary (they/he pronouns please!) and live in Nottingham, UK. I’m also greyromantic and asexual. I’m chronically ill with severe ME and HSD so I spend a lot of time on the sofa or in bed (you can read more about them on the ‘My Diagnoses’ page). I write YA Fantasy mostly and have a book coming out in Spring 2022, very exciting!
I also love to read. Anything fantasy related will always catch my eye, especially if it has dragons, queer relationships, and magical realism, but I try to expand my horizons every now and then by reading something outside of my norm. I especially love anything that has queer romance, but bonus points if there are also excellent platonic relationships thoroughly fleshed out.
I care a lot about the need for more marginalised voices and representation in publishing and the book world, so I’m also aiming to demystify the process of getting published in what little ways I can. I’ll be pretty open about my experiences and how I ended up getting a publishing contract on here, with the aim to help other writers out there who might feel like the publishing industry is just full of closed doors.
It’s also very important to me to raise awareness around life with chronic illness and the challenges that living with disabilities can bring. I’m going to blog about how I cope with my illnesses and the ways in which they inform my every decision and interact with my identity. The chronic illness community is one of my favourite places online and I want to advocate for us as much as I can.
When I’m not writing, you can usually find me burrowed under my electric blanket with a hot chocolate in hand, so if I’m absent from here then that’s where I’ll be.
Feel free to have a poke around and I hope you enjoy your stay!