About JL

Hi, I’m JL Peridot.

My official bio gives you the highlights, but here’s a little more...

Sometimes my name gets written as “J.L. Peridot”, but you can call me "JL" or just "hey you". My default pronouns are she/her out of habit. People have also referred to me using they/them and he/him. Anything goes as long as you’re respectful.

I write love letters to the future, usually by way of fiction, prose and poetry, and sometimes through personal essays or some kind of visual art. My writing happens on a laptop that ages far too quickly, but when I’m feeling fancy or especially patient, I’ll bust out a fountain pen or typewriter and draft thusways.

I identify as a birder, Dune enjoyer and overthinker. I’m a first-generation immigrant from Southeast Asia now living and working in Boorloo (also known as Perth) on Whadjuk-Noongar country.

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How to find me

You can learn about my books and more at jlperidot.com/books.

You will not find me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or Twitter, save for my blog feed but I prefer to be followed via RSS/Atom. You can also find me on Goodreads and Bookbub.

If email’s more your thing, I usually send out a newsletter once a month. Or you can just contact me directly.