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Bio

John Whittier Treat has lived in the Pacific Northwest for forty years. He has published numerous short stories, one of which won the Christopher Hewitt Prize and another nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first novel, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House, was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Foundation for Best Gay Fiction. His novella, Maid Service, was published in 2020 by JMS Books, and he was a finalist for both the fiction and poetry prizes in the 2021 Saints & Sinners competition. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Out magazine; and his new novel, about a stutterer who saves the world, First Consonants, will be published in 2022 by Jaded Ibis Press. His website is www.johnwhittiertreat.com.