Queer FM Episode May 2, 2023

QueerFM Featured Guests: Jes Battis a queer, autistic, writer and teacher and author /Tilly Bridges a writer and producer with her wife with award-winning scripted podcasts

8:00am - 10:00am

JES BATTIS (they/them) is a queer, autistic, writer and teacher and the author of the Occult Special Investigator series and the Parallel Parks series (as Bailey Cunningham) with Ace Publishing.

Jes has written two fiction series with Ace/Penguin, Occult Special Investigator, which focuses on a paranormal detective working in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Night Child, their debut novel, was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award, and the OSI series has been optioned as a television project. Jes’s second series, Parallel Parks, is set in Regina and follows a group of graduate students who discover a parallel dimension at the heart of the city.

In 2021 they published Thinking Queerly, a study of queerness and neurodiversity in medievalist texts, which was nominated for the Margaret Wade Labarge Prize in Medieval Studies. Their newest queer urban fantasy novel, The Winter Knight (ECW Press 2023) is an upbeat, queer urban fantasy with a mystery at its heart; a re-telling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with an autistic protagonist.

Jes teaches queer and trans studies, medieval literature, and representations of disability/neurodiversity in pop culture at the University of Regina. They split time between the Prairies and the West Coast. To learn more about the Artist, visit their website at www.jbattis.com
TILLY BRIDGES (she/her) and her wife Susan are a writing and producing team who've been making award-winning scripted podcasts at pendantaudio.com for over a decade, and six of their shows were in Apple Podcasts top 60 all-time most popular scripted sci-fi podcasts.

They’re writing for the animated TV show MONSTER HIGH, were head writers for the 2021 HUGO AWARDS, and are head writers of the 2023 NEBULA AWARDS. Their sci-fi comic KILLSWITCH is available now in trade paperback. They also write for the STAR TREK ADVENTURES and FALLOUT role-playing games.

As a married trans woman/cis woman team, their stories explore personal identity and how we're all shaped by society, writing hope-fueled sci-fi with a sprinkle of comedy. Tilly’s book, Begin Transmission: the trans allegories of The Matrix releases on June 27, 2023. You can learn more BY FOLLOWING Tilly on Insta at @heckyeahtillybridges or via their website at birdguest.com

Track Listing:

One That got Away
Muna · Muna
Julia Sound · Julia Sound ft. Edzi'u & Kinnie Starr
So Special
Citizen Queen · Citizen Queen
Rhian! · Rhian!