Native New Yorker ANN APTAKER’S Cantor Gold crime/mystery series has been the recipient of Lambda Literary and Goldie Awards. Her short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, and will be featured in the Mickey Finn crime anthology. She is one of six writers invited to provide a novella for the second season of Down & Out Books’ crime series Guns & Tacos. Her flash fiction, “A Night In Town,” appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet, and another flash fiction, “Rockin’ Dyke Roll,” is featured in the Goldie winning anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From The Gay Bars.

Culminating a career as a curator for museums and galleries, Ann is currently an art writer for various New York clients and is an adjunct professor of art history at the New York Institute of Technology.

When not writing or indulging in her passion for art, there’s nothing Ann likes better than the pleasures of ice cream and old movies.

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