Ray Stoeve is a queer & nonbinary writer. They received a 2016-2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship for their young adult fiction. They are a contributor to Take The Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance, an anthology out now from Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Books. Their first young adult novel, Between Perfect and Real, will be published by Amulet Books in spring 2021, with a second standalone novel to follow. When they’re not writing heartfelt queer stories, they can be found baking, making art in other mediums, or hiking their beloved Pacific Northwest. They live in an intentional community home in Seattle with their partner and chosen family. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.