Apr 9, 2019
It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Ann Aptaker for the latest One Thing or Another interview. Ann is the author of the Cantor Gold crime series, featuring the inimitable Cantor Gold. Ann is also an art writer for various New York clients, and an adjunct professor of art and art history at the New York Institute of Technology. Join us as we discuss writing, lesbian fiction, Ann's career, her creative process and much more.
Lammy and Goldie winner, native New Yorker Ann Aptaker’s first book, Criminal Gold, was a Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie Award finalist. Her next book, Tarnished Gold (book two in the Cantor Gold Crime Series), was honored with a Lambda Literary Award and a Goldie Award, the only book in the Lesbian mystery category to win both awards for the same book. The third book in the series, Genuine Gold, won the 2018 Goldie Award. Book four, the recently launched Flesh and Gold, is the newest in the ongoing series.
Ann’s short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, with additional short stories accepted for publication in various anthologies in 2020. Her flash fiction has appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet, Our Happy Hours: Our Lives in the Gay Bars, and Switchblade Magazine: Stiletto Heeled edition. Ann is an art writer for various New York clients, and is an adjunct professor of art and art history at the New York Institute of Technology.