A.J. Van Belle


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A.J. Van Belle writes genre-bending fiction and works as a biology professor and molecular geneticist. When they're not writing stories or code, they explore the woods with their two dogs and invite their husband and teenage daughter to listen to the plot twists simmering in their brain.

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Featured in Blood & Bone, an anthology from Ghost Orchid Press. Coming Sept. 22


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"Tasting Silt" in Crone Rising

May 25, 2021

"Tasting Silt," my creative nonfiction contribution to this gorgeous anthology from Jazz House Publications, is the story of an imaginary circus, a quiet loss, and a friendship that still helps make me who I am today. I'm honored to be included among so many wise voices.


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