Tia Liet

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Author of queer speculative fiction

A picture of Tia facing the camera at a 3/4 angle. They have blue, white, and pink eyeshadow with matching earrings, brown hair, brown eyes, and facial piercings.

Mx. Liet is a disabled, mentally ill, queer, non-binary, trans person. They’re crafty and artsy and witchy, living in the magic of every day. Landscapes are their favourite things to paint, and they can sketch hands for hours. Dabbling in photography, game design, and programming as the mood strikes them, Tia likes to find balance between creativity and technicality.

They’ve been writing for as long as they can remember. Whether that was scribbling in notebooks or on napkins, on breaks, or under tables, they’re always writing. In fact, they once won an award for Writing While Hiking during Kangaroo Court at a kids’ camp. They’re a writer that loves Speculative Fiction of all kinds, but they gravitate toward Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. Sometimes they write Contemporary Romance, too. Everything is queer and nothing hurts (usually).

They grew up in Western Canada, among the trees and lakes of the Okanagan. Once, they lived with a bear next door, with a llama, sheep, and goat in their backyard, while a huge fire raged across the lake. For a while, Tia also lived in Alberta, seeing the Rocky Mountains from afar, just outside of Calgary. Now, they live in the bustling Greater Toronto Area, rescuing squirrels and kittens, and volunteering with community initiatives. It’s much more peaceful these days.

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Published

Tia’s first book, The Void Between Stars, was published independently in 2017, currently now out of print. It was a collection of short stories written over the course of a year, with each story built from a different challenge. The Red Journal, a fluffy contemporary romance, followed shortly after.

Their most recently published work is an ebook horror collection about death, dying, and staying dead, called Staying Dead: Flash Fiction, published October 1st, 2021! You can order the frightful collection of ten short stories now!

A picture of a smokey skull. The text reads 'Staying Dead: Flash Fiction by Tia Liet'
Staying Dead: Flash Fiction by Tia Liet

Other published works by Tia Liet:

Fluffy F/F romance: THE RED JOURNAL

Tucker found it on the train. It was a small, red, hardcover book, tattered at the edges with a broken spine, hardly looking like much anymore; well used. The lock on it was broken, the clasp sliding out easily.

Enraptured, inside he finds a broken heart, a journey of healing, and a love story.

Gothic Horror: 6 WESTWOOD DRIVE

A photo of a brick building with a title superimposed along the top that reads "6 Westwood Drive" with a subtitle of "Tia Liet." The whole picture is purple toned. In the background of the middle window is a silhouetted figure. Text superimposed along the bottom reads "Not everything is love at first sight..."

Samantha Dam, a young nonbinary woman, has moved to a new home. At first, she thinks it’s the perfect little fixer-upper to make her life in. However, it’s not always love at first sight, and she starts to run into problems. Is it the rattling pipes, the creaky floors, or is it something else?

At least her sister is always there for her.

​​​​​​​Follow Samantha as she makes the ultimate decision for the home; keep it, or leave it?

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