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Avery Cassell

I am a queer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who spent much of my childhood in Iran in the 1960s, returning to the U.S. at age 16 in 1971. I still sometimes dream in Persian.

Behrouz Gets Lucky is my first novel; Behrouz Gets Lucky is a romantic, literary, kinky, and political novel about two older San Francisco queers – a butch dyke gardner named Lucky who grew up in Ohio, and a genderqueer librarian named Behrouz who grew up in Iran.

I co-edited, drew, and wrote the biographies for the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book and the Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Books. Look for our new book later this year, Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII. (Stacked Deck Press)

You can find my erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. I just finished two sequels of Behrouz and Lucky’s shenanigans titled Doily Is My Safeword and Strawmansion: The Erotic Adventures of Behrouz and Lucky; publication dates to be released.

My Authors Sessions

Saturday, October 19

6:30pm PDT