Amara Lynn has always been a quiet daydreamer. Coming up with characters and worlds since childhood, Amara eventually found an outlet in writing. Amara loves anything to do with pirates, villains and superheroes, and angels and demons. Amara is addicted to music and gets the most inspiration from moving songs and lyrics. When not writing, Amara usually reads, listens to podcasts, watches anime, plays a video game here and there (but mostly collects them), and takes way too many cat pictures. Amara is non-binary/enby and queer and uses they/them pronouns.
Eis has lived on a solar powered outpost in a tundra covered land all zir life.
After zir parents passing, Eis is left to maintain the outpost alone, struggling to do so between chronic pain flare ups, waiting for the day a traveler might come in need of a warm bed and a meal. A day Eis thinks might never come, until a mysterious craft crashes into one of the solar panels.
Eis never expected a traveler to come out of the craft, or for him to be so captivating and beautiful. Everything Eis knows could change with the coming of this traveler, and yet the greatest travesty would be never knowing what else is out there, beyond the tundra, beyond the skies. Tundras, Travelers, and Other Travesties is a 5800 word solarpunk post-apocalyptic sci-fi short with a queer protagonist.
That’s such a loaded question! I think a lot of my influence has only really happened in the last few years since joining Twitter. I started out reading and writing fan fiction (that I never really posted much of) in my teen years. I discovered the slash fiction community and got heavily into m/m. As the years passed, and I slowly wrote some of my own original stuff, I eventually submitted a m/m novella to a small press. It wasn’t until I joined Twitter shortly before my novella would be published, that I started discovering the queer and writing communities there. I started learning more about queerness from the others around me, and realized that I was nonbinary. This of course sparked a huge interest in other nonbinary stories, both in my reading and writing. Most of my work from now on is going to be about nonbinary characters, because I want to see more of that out in the world!
I primarily write for myself first. I write because I have stories to tell, and I always have (it just took me a really long time to realize that I should be writing them instead of daydreaming). I like to share my stories with the world because I believe they’re important, especially the own voices ones. I love that my work could (and has) inspired other people.
First, of course, it shuts up my brain to get the stories out of my head! As I said, I’m always daydreaming, and getting it down on paper helps get it out of my head. It’s really satisfying to get the words down.
Second, when someone tells me they resonated with my story, or were inspired because of it, it’s the greatest feeling. I love the idea that what I put out in the world could influence someone positively.
It’d be nice to be able to quit the day job, eventually. Isn’t that the dream? But, I’d be happy if I can just keep putting things out there for people to enjoy. For now, I’m content with self publishing, but one day I’d like to try getting something out with a bigger publisher.