Courtesy Daniel Smith Photography

‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had dozens of short stories published, including Bold Strokes titles Men of the Mean Streets, Boys of Summer, and Night Shadows as well asThis is How You Die (the second Machine of Death anthology). ‘Nathan also has a series of paranormal erotic short stories that begins in the Bold Strokes anthology Blood Sacraments, and continues with further instalments in Wings, Erotica Exotica, and Raising Hell. His standalone short erotic fiction pieces can be found in the Lambda Literary Award finalist Tented, Tales from the Den, and Afternoon Pleasures. His first collection of short fiction, Of Echoes Born, is now available through Bold Strokes Books, and includes six stories unique to the collection.

‘Nathan’s nonfiction pieces have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, I Like it Like That and 5×5 Literary Magazine.

‘Nathan’s first novel, Light, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His second and third novels, Triad Blood and Triad Soul, are available now from Bold Strokes Books, as is his debut YA Novel, the Prix Aurora Award finalist Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks and his YA novella, “Hope Echoes,” included in Three Left Turns to Nowhere. All are available wherever quality LGBT fiction is found—always check Indiebound for your local brick and mortar, if you can.

For novella lovers, ‘Nathan’s wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey gay romance In Memoriam is available on Kindle and Audible, and his gay holiday chosen family romance, Handmade Holidays, is also available in print and audio. ‘Nathan also co-authored Saving The Date with Angela S. Stone, as part of the Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand series. Faux Ho Ho, his fake-relationship queer holiday romance, Village Fool, his April Fools’ Day prank gone wrong queer romance novella, and Felix Navidad, his forced proximity, queer community holiday romance novella are all available from Bold Strokes Books.

A cat lover, ‘Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person. Their ongoing “cat or dog?” détente ended with the rescue of a six year old husky named Coach, who gave them four wonderful years before crossing the rainbow bridge. Since then, they’ve rescued Max, another husky, who is much younger and very determined to be a bed dog. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where socialized health care and gay marriage have yet to cause the sky to cave in.

Social Media

‘Nathan is online on Mastodon, snaps on Instagram, and, uh, facebooks on Facebook.

You can also read the Bold Strokes Books Interview with ‘Nathan Burgoine, as well as his guest posts on their blog, and make sure you sign up for their newsletter on the homepage—it’s the best way to find out about Bold Strokes Books titles, as well as daily deals, flash sales, and upcoming events.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I would really like to see more novels in the “Triad” series. As an Ottawa resident, I love the aspect that the stories unfold in my “backyard”. I like that they are just a little bit sexy but the novels don’t let that get in the way of a good mystery.


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