Jerome Stueart

Yukon Arts Centre Seat Sale Fundraiser - Henry and Joyce Klassen


Jerome Stueart writes fiction, memoir, science fiction and fantasy. His work has been published in journals, magazines, newspapers and on the radio–a list of which can be found under Written Work and Books.  He’s a 2007 graduate of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop in San Diego and a 2013 graduate of the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.  He teaches workshops on writing science fiction/fantasy and writing about faith.

In both 2003 and 2008, Jerome was a featured writer with the Young Authors Conference and Yukon Writers Festival held in Whitehorse.  He was also with the festival for several years as Emcee.

Jerome has helped promote two science fiction/fantasy writing workshops in the Yukon—YukonSpec for adults and Rocketfuel for teens, and has taught cartooning to kids through City programming and through the schools.  He also has another blog, Talking Dog, with gay Christian resources. He hopes to do more work in schools for LGBT teens.

Jerome earned a degree in History, English and Theatre at Wayland Baptist University; a Masters degree in Creative Writing at University of Missouri-Columbia; and a PhD in English at Texas Tech University in 2005. He came up to the Yukon on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2001 to study northern science and northern authors, and stayed in Whitehorse for three years.  Though he left for Texas to finish his PhD, he immigrated back to Canada in 2007.  For nine years, he lived in a small apartment in Whitehorse, YT.  As a Yukoner, he’s worked for Nakai Theatre, the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, the Arctic Institute of North America, Yukon College and the City of Whitehorse, as well as been a trolley conductor, a vaudevillian for the Frantic Follies, and was a interpreter for the Beringia Centre, the Yukon’s Ice Age museum.  He also served a two year stint as the Marketing Director and Development Coordinator for the Yukon Arts Centre, telling people about great shows and art.

In 2013, he went on the road across North America to promote his workshop, Writing Faith, in local churches.  For six weeks in the summer of 2014, after he became a Canadian citizen, he went across Canada on VIA Rail to see as much of Canada as he could, from Vancouver to Newfoundland (that last by ferry).  Though Whitehorse, Yukon Territory is still his home, he has found himself for the last few years in Dayton, Ohio teaching at the University of Dayton as a lecturer, and also, for a while, working to promote the work of the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor, a project to revitalize a large historic neighborhood in northwest Dayton.

His co-edited anthology of science fiction/fantasy that explores faith, Tesseracts 18: Wrestling with Gods, was published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.  His first collection of short stories, The Angels of Our Better Beasts, came out in 2016 from ChiZine Publications.  He is a dual citizen of both Canada and the US.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email him at

13 thoughts on “Jerome Stueart

  1. Dan Davidson April 16, 2008 / 9:59

    Hi Jerome:

    I interviewed you the last time you were tapped for the Young Authors’ Conference, and here we are again. My task for the conference is to prepare promo pieces on all the writers, to appear in the Star the week before and of the conference. Would you have time for a telephone interview later this week and where could I reach you to do this?

    Dan Davidson

  2. Michal October 3, 2009 / 9:59

    I was actually in one of your writing workshops for the Young Author’s Conference in 2003, when I was still stuck in F.H. Collins. It’s been a while, but I finally got my first short story published in On Spec magazine (and can thus add my name to the list of Yukon speculative fiction writers whose work has ended up there). Who knows what those two days might have had to do with it.


    Michal Wojcik

  3. jstueart October 3, 2009 / 9:59

    Excellent!! Good for you, Michal. I’ll google ya. Good to know that the YAC helps a bit, and that other Yukon writers are out there.

  4. Anita Doohan February 8, 2010 / 9:59

    Your writing is excellent – a rare talent.
    And forgive me for saying so, but you remind me a lot of someone we both seem to know. It’s the area around the eyes. I can’t believe no one told you that yet.

    Well… just let me say, he had a charming smile, your father had.
    Get in touch if you like.

    Best Wishes

  5. Shirly Ambrose July 12, 2010 / 9:59

    Well first of all Jerome…I would like to say that you not only write but sing very well…secondly I like the Fogelberg jacket as well…Dan has always meant a lot to me 🙂 Finally, I am here to ask for a favor; I saw your delightful arial view overlooking Bennett Lake in ‘Whats Up Yukon’ February 11 this year….and was wondering I could conceivably obtain a clearer copy of that or if you have some more like that one. I would love to have it in my personal collection because that lake has special meaning to me. I have flown over the lake a couple times but never captured it on film like you have. And you had such beautiful weather.

  6. Lynda Williams January 19, 2011 / 9:59

    Hey Jerome! We share a publisher. And an interest in the Clarion blog. I remember reading “Lemmings in the Third Year”! It stood out.

    • jstueart June 28, 2012 / 9:59

      Meant to reply long before now, Lynda, but thank you! That story got me into Clarion! 🙂

  7. Steve Kramer March 8, 2017 / 9:59

    Hi! I found your blog while searching Google for ‘living in Whitehorse’. I see you are an expat, can you explain the process? I also see you are now working a lot in Dayton Ohio. I used to live near Salem Ave! I still have friends there. My wife and I were thinking about Nicaragua, but I think it’s going to get too warm for places like that. I will poke around and read more of your blog, but I wanted to say hi from Brewster Ohio!

    • jstueart March 9, 2017 / 9:59

      LOL. I live just off Salem Ave myself. Hello Brewster Ohio! Can I explain the process of becoming an expat… well I can explain a bit of immigration, since that’s what I did to Canada, but I was also living as an expat in Canada for several years. Which info do you want?

      • Steve Kramer March 12, 2017 / 9:59

        I guess it might make more sense to learn about the expat process first. I’m a big toe in the water before diving in sort of guy myself! How long can one live in Canada before needing to become a permanent resident?

        I used to live at the corner of Grafton and 5 Oaks in Dayton, late last century! I graduated from UD in 1973. My first wife and I used to comment that the Dayton Art Museum had the finest collection of broken statuary that we’d ever seen! We lived in Cleveland before that, so we were spoiled.

        I google street-viewed Dayton to make sure I remembered accurately. What’s up with the traffic barriers on Grafton?

  8. Steve Kramer March 13, 2017 / 9:59

    Hi! Thanks for your reply. I am retired and do not plan to work in Canada. I found a web site for Quebec and asked them why there was no category for inquiring about emigrating as a retiree. They sent me a polite response, in French of course, to inform me that they did not have a category for retirees! So I guess I can just head north and try squatting for a few months until they track me down!
    It appears that you live within blocks of where I once lived in Dayton! If you ever want to visit Ohio Amish country let me know, I’d be happy to show you around.

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