Paper Tape’s New Staff Contributor

Back in June, we published an interview with Maya Lionne. In the interview, we discussed Maya’s novel-in-progress, There Are No Butterflies in Salem, a story about Tolya Serimanov, a teenager growing up in Salem, Oregon, and his transition from Tolya to Tanya Serra.

Since the interview, Maya has started working on The LaCroix Diaries, a collection of stories set in the Butterflies universe, and has agreed to serialize it for Paper Tape over the next year or so.

Maya is a genderqueer author and professor of writing, currently living in Portland, Oregon. Their work has appeared in The Pitkin Review Literary MagazinePaper Tape, and Soul’s Road: a Fiction Collection (although you might not know it was them.) They enjoy musty old books, giant robots, and model tanks.

Please welcome Maya and check back in tomorrow for the first installment of The Lacroix Diaries.