I write speculative fiction, often humor/satire or disability-related. I am also editing a nonfiction anthology, Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism, funded by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and planned for publication in late 2017.

I attended the Clarion West writers workshop in 2016, and wrote a piece to help other disabled writers decide whether attending would be feasible for them.

I’ve written several non-fiction pieces on autistic characters in kid lit:

Autistic representation and real-life consequences

A review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Writing autistic characters: Behaviorizing versus humanizing approaches

More about me:

My academic background is in information science (user experience research and design) and behavioral science (cultural/evolutionary and developmental psychology, social cognition, and cognitive anthropology).

I’ve worked as a project coordinator on the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, a data manager on various health and research projects at the University of California, San Francisco, a user interface design engineer intern at Jewelry Television, and a logistics management specialist and museum interpretive planner as part of a Presidential Management Fellowship.

You can contact me at elizabeth.bartmess@gmail.com.