I’m a writer and librarian-in-training from Coast Salish territories (west coast Canada), currently working, studying, and living in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver). I’m a cis white bisexual woman who has an honours BA in English and German from the University of Victoria and an MA in English from Dalhousie University in Halifax. I also have half of a PhD in English (it’s a long story). I am especially partial to writing which is queer, feminist, Canadian and/or written by women–the writing that this site is all about! Some of my favourite authors are: Dionne Brand, Octavia Butler, Anne Fleming, Nalo Hopkinson, Shani Mootoo, Eden Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, and Virginia Woolf. Topics and activities dear to my heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea.
You can look for quick updates, reviews, and sneak peeks at what I’m reading at my Twitter account, as well as on Goodreads and Facebook. Some of my reviews, particularly the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary blog.
I now have a Patreon account for Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. If you don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a site where creators of all sorts of things can make some money via subscription payments from their readers/watchers/etc. It can be as little as a dollar a month! I’ve got a few exciting rewards to offer for folks who want and are able to contribute, namely a guaranteed spot in my upcoming “Interview with a Queer Reader” series and chances to be in monthly draws to win FREE queer books and get postcards in the mail from me with personalized book recommendations. Let me know if you have any questions about this!
I have an LGBTQ2IA+ book advice column, Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, which runs on Autostraddle. If you need help finding your next favourite LGBTQ2IA+ books, send me an email (stepaniukcasey [at] gmail.com) or tweet. Then, I’ll write you up a whole post with suggestions! I’ve helped people find lesbian and bisexual dystopian YA, fat-positive queer books, novels with asexual characters, YA about trans characters that doesn’t focus on transition, books that are similar to Mariko Tamaki’s, and lots more!