Genevieve Jagger is a queer writer and witch from Scotland. She co-edits for Witch Craft Magazine where she is currently working to develop an emerging writer’s podcast titled Inside the Coffin. Genevieve works as a tarot reader, dealing fortunes across Glasgow as part of queer tarot duo, Two for Joy. Her favourite card at the moment is the Hermit.
Genevieve’s writing can be found across the web at such locations as, X-RAY Magazine, Expat Press, and Body Fluids Lit Mag. She was recently printed in Anxiety Press’ new anthology, Five Without Honour.
Genevieve was raised Catholic, which has deeply influenced the themes of her debut novel, Fragile Animals. She is a Scorpio, a sinner, and quite distinctly autistic. You can most often find her feeding magpies and crying over the smallness of all things.
When an ex-catholic woman develops a sexual relationship with a vampire, she is forced to confront the memories that haunt her religious past.
Struggling to deal with the familial trauma of her Catholic upbringing, hotel cleaner, Noelle, travels to the Isle of Bute. There, she meets a man who claims to be a vampire, and a relationship blooms between them based solely on confession. But as talk turns sacrilegious, and the weather outside grows colder, Noelle struggles to come to terms with her blasphemous sexuality. She becomes hounded by memories of her past: her mother’s affair with the local priest, and the part she played in ending it.
Bridging the gaps between contemporary gothic fiction, queer fiction and magical realism, Fragile Animals lures readers into Noelle’s loose grasp on her world and immerses them in some of Scotland’s most harsh and claustrophobic environments.
Fragile Animals will be published by 404 Ink, April 2024.
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