Avery Cassell

23379923_10155881892266306_9009688597867819195_n I am a queer writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who spent much of my childhood in Iran in the 1960s, returning to the U.S. at age 16 in 1971. I still sometimes dream in Persian.

Behrouz Gets Lucky is my first novel; Behrouz Gets Lucky is a romantic, literary, kinky, and political novel about two older San Francisco queers – a butch dyke gardener named Lucky who grew up in Ohio, and a genderqueer librarian named Behrouz who grew up in Iran. A novella, The Solstice Gift: Behrouz and Lucky on the Longest Night was released by Stoic Press in December, 2019.

I co-edited, drew, and wrote the biographies for the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book and the Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Books. My latest release,  Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII. (Stacked Deck Press), was a finalist for a 2019 Lambda Award. These books can be bought through my store, Whippersnapped on Etsy.

You can find my erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year 2019, Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here.

I just finished two sequels of Behrouz and Lucky’s shenanigans titled Doily Is My Safeword and Strawmansion: the Erotic Adventures of Behrouz and Lucky; publication dates to be released at a later date. 

4 Responses to Avery Cassell

  1. Paul says:

    Hello. I’m straight, right handed, a recovering alcoholic, a believer in magic and a poet. Your poetry is fantastically wonderful.


  2. artpredator says:

    hey, Birdie Lou! Paul told me to come check your blog out–great stuff! I’m a straight mom poet, named after my grandma, who was left handed, and I write a lot about wine, a fair amount about ritual, and have posted a number of my broadsides on my blog. I hope you will publish some of your art!

    I am looking to do a good fall protection ritual using a whole pomegranate…let me know if you have any recommendations!


  3. bentcrude says:

    right handed dyke with a left handed lover. handy.

    well that’s me, anyway.


  4. Pingback: Sinclair reviews The Solstice Gift by Avery Cassell  – The Lesbrary

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