R. Tally describes eirself as a forever student, involved musician, and creative storyteller. Reading and learning are among eir favourite things to do. Ey intends to tell eir stories and, by so doing, exchange ideas to understand the intricacies of good communication, the diversities of peoples around the world, and the world-building ey so loves to be immersed in.
As a Genderqueer, Aromantic, and Asexual writer, R. Tally strives to wrap eir head around the contemporary world while navigating the fictional space with an agenda of inclusion. Canadian-born and multilingual, ey brings with em tolerance and open-mindedness everywhere ey goes.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The knowledge that each new day I can learn something new, the people I call my most treasured supportive friends, and the everyday beauties of the world. (Sometimes, also promises of ice cream.)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Time and commitment. I work best when I create my own schedule. My writing is somewhere between a hobby and a profession; because I am involved in so many other things besides writing (e.g., research, school, activism), I wanted to find a way to share my works without having to deal with yet another kind of bureaucracy. I think that mainstream publishing is a great way of reaching a wide variety of audiences, but independent publishing is something more intimate and hands-on. I like that.
Sometimes when you seek answers, you dig a hole so deep you drown. This short piece of flash fiction follows a Queer woman on a quest for self-discovery, all by way of ocean sailing and mythical man-eating creatures.