Kellen Kaiser was born in 1981 in San Francisco. As a child, she represented the gay community frequently as a speaker on panels and in the media. Her story has appeared on CNN, in Marie Claire, in the San Francisco Chronicle, and in the Seattle Times. She holds a BFA from NYU. Online, her writing has been featured on Nerve, XOJane, Role Reboot, IncultureParent, and Next Family. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ Parents, and Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing up with LGBTQ+ Parents. When not writing, she also helps run her family’s cattle ranch.
Despite growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the daughter of four lesbians, Kellen Kaiser envisioned her life working out, fairy tale–like, with a Prince Charming. When her possible prince did arrive, however, it was not without complications. Home on leave from the Israeli army, the man Kaiser picks doesn’t seem like a sure bet. Starting with some casual sex gone awry, they face a number of obstacles, not the least of which are war in the Middle East, long-distance romance, and differing views on sexuality and their approaching adulthood. But they find themselves most challenged by a more mundane concern: the upkeep of a relationship between two people. Funny and keenly observed, Queerspawn in Love is a story about identity, family, and figuring out, through loving someone else and failing, how to love yourself.