Ace is a disabled, transgender, non-binary abuse survivor living with mental illness & complex PTSD. They’re a multidisciplinary artist whose work grapples with the discovery of self through life experiences that make for bad chitchat but damn good art.
Ace is a writer whose words serve as a magnifying glass focused on broken things, from their own meatcage to the US medical-industrial complex. They’re represented by Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency with a book forthcoming from Tiller Press.
Ace is a sensitivity reader & a disability, death, and queerness consultant. They’ve worked with publishers like Tor, Penguin Random House, Rosen Publishing, and Fireside Fiction; video game developers like Silverstring Media and Polytron Corporation; and authors like Mary Robinette Kowal and Alix Harrow.
They have an AS in funeral services; six years experience as a funeral director and embalmer; and five years experience owning and operating Harper’s Promise, a veterinary practice focused on in-home pet euthanasia and end-of-life care.
Ace is a metalsmith who also works in fibers and watercolors. They’re a photographer who shoots digital and film.
Ace is a sucker for the literal underdog: they live with four dogs and three cats, all abandoned street animals. They're an amateur beekeeper who loves to collect plants, and their free time is spent getting tattooed or riding their scooter to the beach to read.
Photo by Eler de Grey