Leo Otherland is a queer author, literal goblin, member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, and lover of all things strange and unordinary from the arctic north woods of Wisconsin. This elusive scribbler acquired his passion for weaving stories of dark and broken things through a childhood spent huddling in books and dodging the unfriendly spirits that resided in the haunted house he called home. Currently, Leo remains in disbelief his book, Inflicted, was actually a success, and has locked himself away in a very ordinary apartment hidden away somewhere unobtrusive. In seclusion, Leo continues to doodle out several different novels at once, as well as various “short” pieces of fan fiction. During the few occasions he is not writing, this finicky, unrepentant otaku enjoys reading web comics, watching anime, and playing Japanese role-playing games. And while it’s rare to catch this skittish wordsmith out in daylight, he can occasionally be located on his website, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more frequent updates, subscribe to his newsletter.
“I write for people who are hurting. I write so they know they aren’t alone. I write broken characters with their suffering on full display because these characters are relatable. People in pain can see themselves in my writing and I hope it will give them something to hang onto. Even if it’s just a thread, a slim sliver that makes them want to stay in this world one more day. If I can give a single person that, then I’ve done my work well.”
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