Author Archives: CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and future librarian who holds an MA in English literature and is currently studying for an MLIS in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle, Book Riot and Inside Vancouver. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.

A Military-Tastic End to This Lesbian Military Sci Fi Saga: A Review of VORTEX OF CRIMSON by Lise MacTague

Vortex of Crimson by Lise MacTague is the third book in her military science fiction / romance trilogy On Deception’s Edge. If you intend to read this trilogy—and I definitely recommend it for fans of both the genres lesbian romance … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Lesbian, Queer, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance

A Sadly Disappointing Bi YA Novel: A Review of Nicole Markotić’s ROUGH PATCH

Here’s the sad truth readers: I wanted to love YA novel Rough Patch by Nicole Markotić so much. IT HAS THE WORD BISEXUAL ON THE FIRST PAGE. I thought after that there was nothing this book could do to make … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Bisexual, Canadian, Fiction, Queer, Young Adult

“Never forget that you too can do this healing work”: A Review of THE REMEDY: QUEER AND TRANS VOICES ON HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, Edited by Zena Sharman

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been particularly interested in health or health care, beyond wondering why my anxiety is so strongly triggered by anything related to visiting the doctor. So I was surprised by how much The Remedy: Queer and … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, disability, femme, Gay, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver

Interview with a Queer Reader: Kasey Keeley talks FALL ON YOUR KNEES Being Beautiful while Talking about Ugly Things, Genderqueer Books, and Looking for Stories about Trans People Who Aren’t Perpetual Works-in-Progress

Kasey Keeley is a fellow queer librarian (yay!) who semi-regularly gets a heads up about my blog because when people they know find it, it makes them think of Kasey. Kasey’s a queer, non-binary person who realized they were queer—or … Continue reading

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Six More Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know

Back in January I published a list of Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know. To my utter delight, it was a super popular post and to date has been viewed on my blog over 1700 times! Of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Fiction, Montreal, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | 2 Comments

March Patron Update: New/Revised Queer Can Lit Links Page and More & More Free Queer Books

Hi queer book nerds! I hope it feels like spring time wherever you are, since I’m still suffering in cold rainy weather on the west coast where usually spring starts in like February. This is a belated update for the … Continue reading

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Introducing Metonymy Press and a Special Open Call for Submissions of Queer, Feminist, and Social Justice Writing

This is a special post where I introduce you to a newish Canadian press and get you writers out there excited about a special open call for submissions! Metonymy is a Montreal-based press that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction by … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Fiction, Montreal, Non-Fiction, Queer, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Uncategorized | 2 Comments