Kellen Kaiser was born in 1981 in San Francisco. She is loved and supported by her four lesbian mothers and one younger brother. As a child, she represented the gay community frequently as a speaker on panels and in the media. Her story has appeared on CNN, in Marie Claire, in the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Seattle Times. She holds a BFA from NYU. When not writing, she also helps run her family’s cattle ranch. This is her first book.
about QUEERSPAWN IN LOVE: A MEMOIR
Queerspawn in Love is a memoir about what happens when the daughter of a quartet of lesbians falls in love with a man serving in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the daughter of four lesbians, Kellen Anne Kaiser nonetheless envisioned her life working out, fairytale like, with a Prince Charming. Super-Femme, she spent countless childhood hours playing dress up in lacey wedding gowns, and committing her Barbies to matrimony. However when her possible prince did arrive, it was not without complications. Home on leave from the Israeli army, the man she picks doesn’t seem like a sure bet.
Starting with some casual sex gone awry, they face obstacles like: war in the Middle East, long distance romance, differing views on sex and approaching adulthood. Along the way they find themselves most challenged by a more mundane concern, the upkeep of a relationship between two people.
Whether it is in the uncharted territory of dating as Queerspawn, or the angst of compromising politically, it becomes clear that even if the particulars are peculiar, heart break is the same. A modern coming of age story, it reflects on identity, family and love.