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Hi, I'm Dill Werner. I'm a genderqueer, panromantic, demisexual author of adult and young adult queer fiction. If you want to know what all that means, check out this post. My pronouns are they/them, please. I work as a sensitivity reader both in freelance and for Riptide Publishing. See my Services Offered page for more information about how you can get your own 50-page critique or Trigger Warning list.
If you like my writing, the work I've done, or want to help out with my medical bills, consider sending a ko-fi my way. Any little bit helps!
Unfortunately, I have a not-so-good body, which I'll occasionally write about. I'm a spoonie. I live with chronic migraines, arthritis, muscle injuries, a suppressed immune system, fibromyalgia, and a laundry list of mental illnesses that I'm not ashamed of. I take medication for my bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. Other YA authors have shared this information in an effort to take away the stigma that comes with taking medication for their mental illness diagnoses. If you do, you're not alone. Everyone needs help from time to time. The important part is knowing when you're at risk and asking for help.
I'm currently represented by literary agent Deidre Knight, NYT Bestselling author and president of The Knight Agency. I wrote a post detailing all the fun of getting signed and my experiences with Twitter pitch contests, which brought us together. We're working on a YA series that tackles bi-phobia and bi-erasure in a sci-fi setting, and an adult fantasy that follows the queer troupe members of an international, magical circus. Think Cirque du Soleil with magic!
People tend to get my name wrong, so here's a little help: