I’m Abbie and I’ve been writing all my life.
Originally from Upstate New York, I spent my childhood among pine trees and lilac bushes, telling tall tales and reading anything I could get my hands on. This was also where my love of Young Adult fiction first began to blossom as I discovered Meg Cabot and wrote my first 20-page YA “novel” at the ripe age of 10.
Nearly a decade later, I attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont where I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Professional Writing program in May 2017. During my studies, I was able to delve into genres of all types including grant writing, YA fiction, copyediting, children’s literature, and technical writing. I have also interned with two nonprofits in editorial and administrative capacities, gaining hands-on experience working in both publishing and the nonprofit sector.
For my senior capstone project I created a tarot deck and accompanying guidebook to explore alternative forms of storytelling through the use of the narrative structure inherent in tarot. The deck also provided commentary on experiences with and perceptions of femininity through the imagery of the cards.
Consequently, I’m also an amateur photographer with a focus in portraiture and a tarot reader. In addition to combining these passions while making my tarot deck, you can also check out some of my photos on the pages of this site or by visiting my Flickr. Some of my other interests include my cat, Paramore, unlikable female protagonists, diversity advocacy, Veronica Mars, and reading the copyright pages of books. My favorite authors are Nova Ren Suma and Malinda Lo; my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice and Imaginary Girls; and my favorite drink is a maple latte.
These days, I’ve left the greenery and mountains behind in favor of the seaside and skyscrapers of Boston. When I’m not writing about magical, messy girls whose stories are nestled between the Adirondacks as firmly as my own, I can be found scouting out the city’s best latte.
photo by Jess Demarest
Third-person bio: Abbie Stoner writes about queer girls, magic, and magical queer girls. She is the creator of The Green Mountain Witches Tarot and her work has been published online and in print by Crack the Spine, Slink Chunk Press, Dirty Words, Bad Apple, and Stonehenge II. When she’s not writing or talking about intersectional feminism, she can be found doing tarot readings and avoiding cilantro at all costs.