EJ Hespa Mann (E. H. Mann) is an emerging author originally from Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia, now living in Aotearoa (New Zealand) as an unexpected covid refugee. They write fantasy and science-fiction about folk who don’t quite fit, with a preference for short fiction and a dedication to queer and other minority representation. Their stories have appeared in Rebuilding Tomorrow, Mother of Invention, Epic Fantasy Short Stories, Aurealis, Fabled Journey III, and Luna Station Quarterly.
A professional nature nerd by day, in their spare time they write, blog, knit, offers asexuality sensitivity readings, wrestle their brain weasels, and wonder why they don’t have any spare time. Their life has made a lot more sense since mid-2019, which is when they were finally diagnosed as ADHD.
They are asexual and gender non-binary, which seems perfectly normal to them. Since they’ve noticed other people sometimes find it confusing, they like taking opportunities to talk about it in public, such as at Continuum Speculative Fiction Convention and Queermance.
Unlike every other writer in existence, they do not own a cat. But it’s only a matter of time.