TJ Klune

When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid--he didn't think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder. But that's okay, because he's recently become a full-time writer and can give them the time they deserve. Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.

Genres: Fantasy, Gay Romance, Young Adult Fantasy
At First Sight
   1. Tell Me It's Real (2013)
   2. The Queen & the Homo Jock King (2016)
   3. Until You (2017)
   4. Why We Fight (2019)
Green Creek
   1. Wolfsong (2016)
   2. Ravensong (2018)
   3. Heartsong (2019)
   4. Brothersong (2020)
Immemorial Year
   1. Withered Sere (2016)
   2. Crisped Sere (2016)
   1. The Extraordinaries (2020)
   2. Flash Fire (2021)
   3. Heat Wave (2022)
   Burn (2012)
   Into This River I Drown (2013)
   John & Jackie (2014)
   Murmuration (2016)
   Olive Juice (2017)
   The Bones Beneath My Skin (2018)
   The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020)
   Under the Whispering Door (2021)
   In the Lives of Puppets (2023)
   Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open (2013) (with others)
TJ Klune recommends
Blood Debts (2023)
(Blood Debts, book 1)
Terry J Benton-Walker
"Benton-Walker has crafted a narrative that moves as swiftly and, at times, as devastatingly as a forest fire. Blood Debts sings with hope and barely disguised rage. Fantastic from start to finish."
The One True Me and You (2022)
Remi K England
"The One True Me and You is a breezy, snappy story about fandom, friendships, and being true to yourself, even if that might be a little scary. This story is lovingly queer, and shows the differences that set us apart should be celebrated rather than denigrated. England writes with heart and I, for one, can't wait to see what they do next."
Lakelore (2022)
Anna-Marie McLemore
"An absolute knockout. McLemore has created a jar full of glitter that I wish I could read again for the first time...One of the most important pieces of queer fiction I've ever had the pleasure to read."
A Marvellous Light (2021)
(Last Binding, book 1)
Freya Marske
"Freya Marske has done something special with A Marvellous Light. . . . The prose is sublime, the world-building top-notch, and the magic system is fascinating and unique. But what made me the happiest is how delightfully queer this story is. Robin and Edward have my whole heart, and I adored watching their relationship blossom. In the end, I can give no higher praise than this: I wish this world that Marske has created was real."

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