About

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Holly Caelum Heisey is an author, illustrator, and designer with a love of spaceships and a tendency to quote Monty Python. Their short fiction has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Escape PodClockwork Phoenix 5, and Lambda Award winning Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. As an illustrator and designer, Holly has worked in publishing, album art, and film, and their clients include The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionFactor Four Magazine, SciFutures, Evolved Publishing, Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Holly lives in Arizona with their Boston/Beagle mix, Sammy (who is the cutest ever), and their pet cactus, Larry (who doesn't bite). Most days you can find them with digital pen in hand, crafting imaginary worlds. Or writing alien poetry. Or typing furiously away at their serial genderfluid romance novels, with which they hope to take over the world. At least, that’s the plan. You can find them online at hollyheisey.com, on ArtStation, and on Curious Fictions.

Holly is non-binary gender, genderfluid (and if you’d like to be super precise and awesome, starfluid!), and uses they/them/their pronouns, Mx., and "person."

Holly is autistic and currently disabled due to a chronic illness. If you contact them, it might take a few days for them to get back to you. The gremlins did not eat your email! Well, probably. If it’s been over a week, you’re safe to email again.

Holly is not on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but you can follow their shenanigans through their newsletter.

Holly is an active member of SFWA and Codex. They love vibrant creativity and release a lot of their fiction in Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA).

(Holly is now getting twitchy talking about themself in the third person. Holly had better stop now…they said as they typed on their keyboard, ironically narrating their life…)

Contact Holly at hollycheisey@gmail.com or use their contact form here.


Interviews and Guest Posts

Dream Foundry interview on balancing multiple creative careers.

How to Describe Your World to an Artist article on The Fictorians.

The Grim Tidings Podcast interview on writing, Wattpad, and cover design.