Jaxton Kimble

Jaxton Kimble

- making stuff and rambling about it -

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Jaxton Kimble is a queer author of speculative fiction. You can find more about him at jaxtonkimble.com, or by following @jkasonetc on Twitter.

Jaxton Kimble is a queer author of speculative fiction. His work has appeared previously (as Jason) or is forthcoming (as Jaxton) in Cast of Wonders, Diabolical Plots, and It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility. You can find more about him at jaxtonkimble.com, or by following @jkasonetc on Twitter.

Jaxton Kimble is a bubble of anxiety who wafted from Michigan to Florida shortly after having his wisdom teeth removed. He's still weirded out by the lack of basements. Luckily, his husband is the one in charge of decorating -- thus their steampunk wedding. He has far too many 80's-era cartoon / action figure franchises stored in his brain. His work has appeared previously (as Jason) or is forthcoming (as Jaxton) in Cast of Wonders, Diabolical Plots, and It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility. You can find more about him at jaxtonkimble.com, or by following @jkasonetc on Twitter.

Jaxton Kimble is a bubble of anxiety and ADD who wafted from Michigan to Florida shortly after having his wisdom teeth removed. He's still weirded out by the lack of basements. Luckily, his husband is the one in charge of decorating -- thus their steampunk wedding.

 

Three years of graduate school at Wichita State University earned Jaxton an MFA in Creative Writing -- as well as a decade-plus of writer’s block from the oft-taught, apparently-vital lesson that ‘sub-genres’ like speculative fiction have no craft. He’s worked as a proofreader for business cards and done editorial work for two separate parenting magazines while never wanting children of his own.

 

He likes swimming, hates jogging, and considers himself a dog person despite only owning cats (some day he’ll fold a basket of laundry before it becomes an impromptu bed). He loves comics, though you shouldn’t ask him about Marvel’s Power Pack unless you have several hours to spend on the deep dive that will result. In general, 80's-era cartoon / action figure franchises take up entirely too much space in his brain.

 

Jaxton’s favorite review was a reader who dismissed his queering of tropes by saying “Basically, to add gay, change pronouns.” Jaxton now considers this a fundamental part of his aesthetic.

 

His work has appeared previously (as Jason) or is forthcoming (as Jaxton) in Cast of WondersDiabolical Plots, and It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility. Find more about him at jaxtonkimble.com or by following @jkasonetc on Twitter.