Michigan LGBTQ Authors

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Hank Edwards Author Pic-WEBHank Edwards

Hank Edwards has been writing gay erotic fiction for more than twenty years. He has published over thirty novels and dozens of short stories. His writing crosses many sub-genres, including romance, rom-com, contemporary, paranormal, suspense, mystery, and wacky comedy.

He has written a number of series such as the suspenseful Up to Trouble, funny and spooky Critter Catchers, and Old West historical horror of Venom Valley. No matter what genre he writes, Hank likes to keep things steamy and heartfelt. He was born and still lives in a northwest suburb of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan, where he shares a home with his partner of over 20 years and their two cats.

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Stephanie Hecht.jpgStephani Hecht

Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.

You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop and her kittens and dog. She considers them her writing buddies and couldn’t survive without them. Even if they do get grumpy when she runs out of kibble. She is always working on her next book and loves to hear from her readers. Join her reader group for extra tidbits about her future works.

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David Pratt

David Pratt

David Pratt is the author of the novels Todd Sweeney, the Fiend of Fleet High, (Hosta Press) Wallaçonia (Beautiful Dreamer Press), Looking After Joey (Lethe Press) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Bob the Book (Chelsea Station Editions). David’s story collection, My Movie (Chelsea Station) includes both new work and short fiction published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly and other periodicals. Recent anthology publications include Louis Flint Ceci’s Not Just Another Pretty Face, Paul Alan Fahey’s The Other Man, and Jameson Currier’s With. David directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Café, HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place, and in the New York International Fringe Festival. More recently, he has performed with Michigan artist Nicholas Williams at The Forge (Evan Condron, curator) in Detroit, Michigan. In the 1980s, David was the first director of plays by acclaimed Canadian playwright John Mighton.

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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and the Pinx Video Mysteries. For which he has won three Lambda Awards. His romantic comedy, Femme was also a 2016 Lambda finalist for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite UncleThe Ghost Slept Over and Masc, the sequel to Femme. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America.


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Brigham Vaughn Left.jpgBrigham Vaughn

Brigham Vaughn is on the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time writer. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga.  She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.

Her books range from short stories to novellas. They explore gay, lesbian, and polyamorous romance in contemporary settings.

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Deanna WadsworthDeanna Wadsworth

Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions for different RWA chapters, including President of the Rainbow Romance Writers in 2017.

When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. An avid reader, she also loves gardening, cooking, music, and dancing. Often she can be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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