E.J. Kindred

Writer, Mystery Reader, Quilter, and Lover of Cats


About E.J. Kindred

I am an Oregon attorney who would rather write fiction than contracts. I've been a transaction attorney in the computer industry for over twenty years and don't mind saying that wrestling with the finer points of intellectual property infringement indemnification isn't nearly as fun as it sounds.

I've always loved to write, and in my youth spent more hours that I'll admit writing Star Trek scripts. Other than a first place entry in a short story contest long, long ago in a state far, far away, my first published work is the story "The Other Marie" from the 2017 anthology, Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History. Marie Equi was one of Oregon's first women doctors, a crusader for humane working conditions, an anti-war activist who spent time in San Quentin for sedition, and an unabashed lesbian -- and all that at the turn of the 20th century. She is one of countless women whose stories have been all but lost, and bringing her to the forefront was a real treat.

In addition to writing, I make quilts, some of which I donate to lesbian writing and publishing organizations and some to local cat rescue groups for fundraising. When I'm not sewing or writing or wrestling with contract terms, I spend time with friends and I take care of my cats, who take care of me in return.

I'm currently working on the second mystery novel in the Annie Vasquez Mystery Series. It's about a woman in terrible trouble. Terrible, terrible trouble...heh heh heh... Stay tuned for more about it, and if you haven't already read the first book, check it out by clicking on WRITING up above!

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