Quickies, together with Hot & Bothered, are hot his-and-her follow-ups to the highly successful Queer View Mirror 1 and 2 books of queer "short short" fiction. Quickies includes work by 69 writers (67 men and 2 women) from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, South Africa, and Ireland, on aspects of gay male desire, from first kisses and bitter romances to cigar angels and cowboy boots.
Quickies includes work by both well-known and first-time writers; the list boasts such established names as Perry Brass, Justin Chin, Daniel Curzon, Dennis Denisoff, Viet Dinh, Michael Thomas Ford, Jeff Kirby, Michael Lassell, Thomas Roche, Sandip Roy, Lawrence Schimel, Simon Sheppard, Bob Vickery, and Paul Yee.
About the author
In addition to editing three volumes of Quickies and co-editing two volumes of Queer View Mirror with Karen X. Tulchinsky, James C. Johnstone's writing has been published in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Sister & Brother: Lesbians & Gay Men Write About Their Lives Together, Flashpoints: Gay Male Sexual Writing, Prairie Fire, Icon Magazine, The Buzz, and Homefronts: Controversies in the Queer Parenting Community. He is co-editor of Queer View Mirror: Lesbian and Gay Short Short Fiction, and Queer View Mirror 2. He is also editor of Quickies1, 2, &3 : Short Short Fiction on Gay Male Desire.
James has worked as a Japanese language interpreter, translator, and tour escort, and is now the proprietor of Home History Research Services, which provides historical information on houses and buildings to Vancouver clients.