Science Fiction Writer
SLOTH is OUT NOW. A novella from Joanne Askew. Read more here.
UNBURIED: AN ANTHOLOGY OF QUEER DARK FICTION RANKED AS AMAZON BEST SELLER FOR LGBTQIA+ HORROR FICTION! Buy here.
Joanne Askew is a Science-Fiction and Horror writer. She explores mental health issues, sexual identity, femininity and neurodiversity through speculative fiction. As an LGBTQIA+ activist, she believes that fiction will make our world a better place to come out in. She has many short story publications and has an LGBTQ+ novella coming out in 2022. She strives for more queer representation in media, particularly speculative fiction, and highlights social injustices like inner-city poverty, the justice system and mental health representation. Joanne has OCD but battles her compulsions to make sure she uses them as a superpower in an empowering way.
Representation in Sci-Fi and Horror
Joanne Askew believes there should be diverse representation in fiction. She is an advocate for more women, and more LGBTQIA+ people in these genres. Sci-fi has always pushed boundaries and shown audiences a new way of seeing the world. Expanding on this by supporting more underrepresented characters, subjects and authors is a passion for Joanne Askew.
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