Sassafras Lowrey is a straight-edge queer punk who grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award.  Hir books—Kicked Out, Roving Pack, and  Leather Ever After, —have been honored by organizations ranging from the National Leather Association to the American Library Association. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner and five furry beasts. Sassafras’ new novel Lost Boi a queer/punk retelling of the classic Peter Pan story will be released in April 2015 from Arsenal Pulp Press. 

Known for hir gritty writing, Sassafras’ words have been included in a numerous anthologies chronicling everything from hir experiences as a homeless queer teenager to leather fiction.