James Beth Merritt is a bi-gender author living in New England, a lover (platonically) of trees and mountains and moving water and words, a musician, and the kind of person who often seems to be going in several directions at once.

James Beth sometimes identifies and presents as male (James) and sometimes as female (Beth). This is about as easy as it sounds–which is to say, it’s not. Still, the best course is generally to be who you really are, not some lame compromise of a person crammed into the tiny box of other people’s expectations … wouldn’t you agree?