With a degree in Fine Arts, and a long professional career in design, AC brings unflinching attention to detail to his writings and poetry. He strives for emotional realness in all circumstances, and excels at structure and dialogue. A love of history, philosophy, and the humanities informs his work, while having honed his craft from his adolescence has allowed him to delve into the workings of the human heart. He also has a wicked sense of humor.
Altimexis' stories typically deal with high school, coming out and falling in love. "Naptown Tales" is a series of stories centered in a conservative Midwestern American city. "Love in a Chair" is the first in a series dealing with gay youth with disabilities. "A Fish Out of Water" deals with two Jewish boys, one Hasidic, and their forbidden love. And there are more stories in the works.
Most of my writing has been technical in nature. Now I’m trying to find my niche in recreational writing. Favorite genres are sci-fi, adventure and human interest. Favorite authors are Douglas Preston, Catherine Ryan Hyde and GA’s Dom Luka. Currently have four stories on this site.
A reader commented Carlos practices socially engaged storytelling. Not preachy, but raising awareness of issues facing the GLBT community and humanity in general. These are tales grounded in real life, featuring gay men dealing with everyday concerns about family, friends, and relationships. Characters are men who tackle challenges instead of backing away from them. The author’s love of motorcycles and travel and his contempt for social injustice often play a central role in his stories.
CassieQ likes to write about the strange, the unusual and the very very sexy. Her stories are a mix of paranormal, fantasy and romance, often told through the perspective of young adults or teenagers. From the multiple realities in her Not the Sun Trilogy, to the complicated drama of Unrequited and the supernatural twist of Warm and Restless, readers never find themselves bored.