Who Am I
When I was a kid, I fell in love with stories. I fell in love with words and the ability to connect with people through fiction.
Every night I asked my parents for a new story, another book, any tale they could come up with. When I was six, I told anyone who would listen that I was going to be a writer when I grew up.
Of course, nothing is easy. It was easy to love stories, but I discovered it was going to be hard to share them in the way I wanted to. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at seven and found that words were gibberish in neat, cryptic shapes all their own. Reading was one of those labyrinthine tasks—complicated, endless, and I highly suspected full of monsters.
In those early years, my mom bought me a tape recorder to spill my stories into. I would sit in my room and babble away into the speaker. I made a promise back then: I would keep creating no matter what.
It took many years before I would reconcile my hunger for storytelling with my learning disability, but the promise remains.
I am twenty-four now and hope to fulfill that promise I made to myself all those years ago, to connect people through my writing. Hello, my name is Iris, and I am a writer. I like to write queer romances, fantasy, science fiction, and every intersection in between. Thanks for reading and being a supporter! I hope you find as much enjoyment in reading my work as I do in creating it.