Stacy Brewster is a fiction writer, poet, and screenwriter. Born in Los Angeles and raised both there and in the San Francisco Bay Area, he studied filmmaking in New York and has since worked in television, independent film, advertising, publishing, politics, and public service. His fiction and poetry have appeared in New South, The Madison Review, Gertrude, Plenitude, and The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, among numerous others. He was awarded the 2019 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Drama for his teleplay Gargoyles & Dandelions, an as-yet-unproduced one-hour queer noir series set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. He works as a copy editor in Portland, Oregon, and lives there with his partner (now husband) of nearly two decades, Jonathan, and their dog Lucinda. What We Pick Up is his first book.