Liam has been writing stories of transformation and identity for over 15 years, including many years helping helm the Trading Post Blog (under the username A.M.) He is fascinated by gender and age transformations, and anything that takes one person out of being what they thought they were. He writes to try to grasp experiences that are impossible in real life and examine exactly what makes a person who they are.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a suburbs outside of Toronto, Ontario. It provided me a safe and warm upbringing from which I could spark my bizarre imagination. In a way I regard it as being a no-place or an all-place. It's the sort of place from where you can imagine nearly any environment on earth, whether it's urban sprawl, cozy family homes, magical medieval forests, the ocean or the desert. To me, I could be from anywhere.
When did you first start writing?
In the third grade, I was sparked by books and comics I had read to try to create my own, and was encouraged by my teacher.