Over 80 of KJ Kabza's fantasy and science fiction stories have appeared in four different languages in online venues, print anthologies, print magazines, ebooks, podcasts, and subscription email lists, in such places as Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Nature, Motherboard, F&SF, and many, many more.
KJ goes by his middle name, Jack, in his "regular people life" outside of writing circles. "I started selling fiction before I transitioned, and I wanted to have a gender-neutral byline," he explains. The byline stuck a little too well in that area of his life, but he accepts this with graceful resignation.
KJ lives in sunny Tucson, Arizona, which is lovely for most of the year but rather like death in an oven for a few unfortunate months in the middle. He is not great at hiking, running, and weightlifting, but he enjoys all of these activities and does them regularly anyway. He shares a home with one husband, zero pets, and a number of trees that he is determined to sustain.
What’s the preferred orthography of your first name?
"KJ" and not "K. J." However, a lifetime of listening to mutilations of my last name ("Kazba? Kibbiz? Kabaz? Kabaza? Kadla? Kazaa? Kizba? Kazaba? Kabzaa?") has prepared me for the inevitability of people doing it otherwise, sometimes.
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