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Toronto-based J.M Frey (pronounced “fry”) is a science fiction and fantasy author, as well as a cosplayer, actor, fanthropologist and pop culture scholar who appears in podcasts, documentaries, and on television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia.

If you post fanart of her work, she will favourite and share it!

Her debut novel TRIPTYCH was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards, won the San Francisco Book Festival award for SF/F, was nominated for a 2011 CBC Bookie, was named one of The Advocate’s Best Overlooked Books of 2011, and garnered both a starred review and a place among the Best Books of 2011 from Publishers Weekly.

JM appears in Leaving Mundania, a documentary about cosplay culture by Jiro C. Okada, and was a guest panelist on the SPACE Channel’s premier original show ”InnerSPACE” during the Doctor Who Live Finale Panel Discussion in 2011.

J.M. Frey holds a BA in Dramatic Literature, and a Masters of Arts from the joint Ryerson and York University Communications and Culture program. Her research interests include fancrafting, cosplay, author avatars in online literature, and she is the principal investigator on the Swirlygate Project, a satire of common science fiction gender and genre clishes.

She also has an addiction to scarves, Doctor Who, and tea, which may or may not all be related. Her life’s ambitions are to have step foot on every continent (only 3 left! Look out, penguins), and to perform a duet with John Barrowman.

Current Residence: Toronto, Canada
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Musical Theatre
Personal Quote: "Art is the only magic suitable for humans." -- Joe Saunders

Favourite Movies
How To Train Your Dragon
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Metric, Tea Party, Mad At Gravity, Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Writers
Cornelia Funke, Diana Wynn Jones, Neil Gaiman
Other Interests
Writing, reading, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, fanart, cosplay

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Hey there! I'm currently reading Triptych - I'm almost, but not quite, half-way through - and I must say, it's wonderful so far. I'm loving the characters and Kalp's species and seeing him get close to Gwen and Basil. As well as the dynamic of their relationship, what bits that have been hinted at so far.

Thank you so much for writing this. And for existing.
Hello, Tay!

Thank you so much for your message! I really, really appreciate it when people reach out me and let me know what they think of my books. You're very welcome for writing it, though I have to credit my parents for me exisiting - I really didn't have much to do with that process!


I look forward to seeing how much you despise me after you've finished the book. Um, but a word of warning: don't read it on a balcony. People tell me they throw it at the wall a lot.

Happy reading, and thanks again for reaching out.

--J.M. Frey
You've seen me liveblogging a little on tumblr, but I figured I'd respond here instead. I have finished the book, and I think I can see where those book-throwing people may have been coming from. Tempting as it may have been, I respected my copy, mostly because it is a library book... but I don't know what my feelings are doing right now. Confused? Distressed? I should probably be asleep, really, but I spent an extra three hours looking for an ending to the madness.

I certainly don't despise you though; it's a great book, a compelling story, well thought-out. Good characters. Very... emotional. Things that hit home for me in a lot of places.

But, as someone who is obsessed with alien biology and has a soft spot for the cute fluffy kind, I would of course love to study more on Kalp's species if I could. Ahh.
Wow, wow, wow.

THANK YOU. I really enjoyed reading your posts on Tumblr (I was reading them aloud to my author/actor/producer buddies at a book launch last night as they were going up and everyone thinks you're awesomesauce.)

I am so happy to hear that the book resonated with you, and that you found it compelling. There's not much more to Kalp
s species locked away that wasn't in the book - the scenes that were cut were mostly from Basil's POV. But I always relish fanart and reader's thoughts and interpretations.

Thank you again for reaching out to me. I love hearing from readers!
Thanks for the watch!
Thank you for the watch!