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 finally 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 and also 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. His first novel, One Nation Under Gods, will be published in summer of 2018 from ChiZine. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org