J. Scott Coatsworth

Scott lives with his husband of 25 years in a leafy Sacramento, California suburb, in a little yellow house with a brick fireplace and a couple pink flamingoes out front. He has always inhabited the space between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine, he devoured her library. But as he grew up and read the golden age classics and more modern works as well, he began to wonder where all the people like him were.

After he came out at twenty three, he decided that it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Waldenbooks. If there weren’t many gay characters in his favorite genres, he would reimagine them himself, populating them with a diverse universe of characters. He would subvert them and remake them to his own ends. And if he was lucky enough, someone else would want to read the things he wrote.

His friends say Scott’s brain works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. Although he was born an introvert, he learned to reach outside himself and connect with others like him.

Scott writes stories that subvert expectations, that seek to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something new and unexpected. He also runs both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring people like them together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their own reality.

His writing, whether romance or genre fiction (or a little bit of both) brings a queer energy to his stories, infusing them with love, beauty and power and making them soar. He imagines a world that could be, and in the process, maybe changes the world that is, just a little.

He was recognized as one of the top new gay authors in the 2017 Rainbow Awards, and his debut novel “Skythane” received two awards and an honorable mention.

He runs Queer Sci Fi, QueeRomance Ink, and Other Worlds Ink with Mark, and is a full member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

You can find him at Goodreads here, on Amazon here, on QueeRomance Ink here, and on Facebook here.

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Contact Information:

Email Address: jscottc@me.com


Books By J. Scott Coatsworth

Stand-Alone Books

Between the Lines - J. Scott Coatsworth
Between the Lines

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January 10, 2021

The Great North - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Great North

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June 14, 2017

The River City Chronicles - J. Scott Coatsworth
The River City Chronicles

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May 30, 2018

The Autumn Lands - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Autumn Lands

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January 27, 2016

Book Cover: Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox
Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox

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November 8, 2015

Spells & Stardust - J. Scott Coatsworth
Spells & Stardust

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December 5, 2018

Homecoming - J. Scott Coatsworth
Homecoming

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June 26, 2019

The Last Run - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Last Run

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August 28, 2019

Cailleadhama: Through the Veil - J. Scott Coatsworth
Cailleadhama: Through the Veil

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April 26, 2021

Wonderland - J. Scott Coatsworth
Wonderland

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December 2, 2020

Across the Transom - J. Scott Coatsworth
Across the Transom

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February 10, 2021

Flames - J. Scott Coatsworth
Flames

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June 10, 2021

Series: Ariadne Cycle

The Shoreless Sea - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Shoreless Sea

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September 10, 2020

Liminal Sky: Ariadne Cycle Complete Box Set
Liminal Sky: Ariadne Cycle Complete Box Set

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March 17, 2021

Series: Liminal Sky

Skythane - J. Scott Coatsworth
Skythane

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October 10, 2020

The Stark Divide - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Stark Divide

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July 10, 2020

Lander - J. Scott Coatsworth
Lander

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November 10, 2020

The Rising Tide - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Rising Tide

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August 10, 2020

The Shoreless Sea - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Shoreless Sea

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September 10, 2020

Dropnauts - J. Scott Coatsworth
Dropnauts

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May 10, 2021

Series: Oberon Cycle

Skythane - J. Scott Coatsworth
Skythane

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October 10, 2020

Lander - J. Scott Coatsworth
Lander

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November 10, 2020

Ithani - J. Scott Coatsworth - Liminal Sky: Oberon Cycle
Ithani

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December 10, 2020

Liminal Fiction: Oberon Cycle Complete Box Set
Liminal Fiction: Oberon Cycle Complete Box Set

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March 24, 2021

Series: Tharassan Cycle

The Emp Test - J. Scott Coatsworth
The Emp Test

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March 10, 2021