D. Nolan Jefferson aka D. aka Derrick aka @geekandahalf (he/him) is a writer, a librarian, a fan of tacos, golden age hip-hop, coffee, and thought provoking, boundary pushing art. Born and raised in Southern California, he once thought he’d become a pastry chef. He holds degrees from SDSU, Art Center College of Design, LSU, and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at American University. His prose appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Orca Literary, SFWP Quarterly, Hobart Pulp, TriQuarterly, the anthology Fat and Queer, and as a finalist for contests at Indiana Review. He is an AWP Intro Journal Project Award winner, a Kimbilio Fiction fellow and an active volunteer for OutWrite DC. He loves to twirl on his haters because life is too short and thinks you should also.