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A. J. Sass comprehensive bio

A. J. Sass (he/they) is an author, editor, and competitive figure skater who is interested in how intersections of identity, neurodiversity, and allyship can impact story narratives. He is the author of Ana on the Edge, a Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020 and ALA 2021 Rainbow Book List Top 10 for Young Readers selection, and Ellen Outside the Lines (Little, Brown, 2022), the co-author of Camp QUILTBAG* with Nicole Melleby (Algonquin, 2023), as well as a contributor to the This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (Knopf) and Allies: Real Talk about Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again (DK US & UK) anthologies. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs.


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Ana on the Edge

Ana on the Edge-specific bio

A. J. Sass (he/they) is an author, editor, and competitive skater. A long-time figure skater, he has passed his U.S. Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field and Free Skate tests, medaled twice at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, and currently dabbles in ice dance. A. J. lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs. Ana on the Edge is his first novel.

Ana on the Edge book cover

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Ellen Outside the Lines

Ellen Outside the Lines-specific bio

A. J. Sass (he/they) is the author of Ana on the Edge and Ellen Outside the Lines. He is an avid traveler who loves learning about different languages and cultures. After five business-related trips to Barcelona, he was thrilled to finally return as a tourist to do research for this book (which involved Gaudí tile-spotting, mastering the subway, and eating a custard-filled donut for breakfast each morning). When he’s not experiencing new places, A. J. lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats who act like dogs.

Ellen Outside the Lines book cover

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General Author Info

Writing as: A. J. Sass
Goes by: Andrew Sass (aka, feel free to call me Andrew in casual conversation :))
Pronouns: he/they (pick one or feel free to use interchangeably)
Terms that are fine to refer to me as: gay, queer, trans, nonbinary, LGBTQ+, LGBTQIA+, autistic, Jewish
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok


Representation

Literary: Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.
Subrights: Jordan Hamessley, in partnership with Veronica Grijalva
Film/TV/Dramatic: Jordan Hamessley, in partnership with Pouya Shahbazian


Publisher Info

Ana on the Edge
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette)
Editor
: Lisa Yoskowitz
Release date: October 20, 2020 (hardcover + audiobook); October 19, 2021 (paperback)

Ellen Outside the Lines
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette)
Editor
: Lisa Yoskowitz
Release date: March 22, 2022 (hardcover + audiobook)

Camp QUILTBAG*
Co-Author: Nicole Melleby
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Editor
: Krestyna Lypen
Release date: Spring 2023 (date forthcoming)

Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, And Trying Again
My status: Contributor
My story title: This Is What It Feels Like
Publisher
: DK Children (Penguin Random House)
Acquiring editor
: Tori Kosara
Co-Editors: Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy
Release date: July 29, 2021 (UK); September 14, 2021 (US)

This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us
My status: Contributor
My story title: Balancing Acts
Publisher
: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
Acquiring editor
: Marisa DiNovis
Co-Editors: Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby
Release date: October 19, 2021 (hardcover + audiobook)