Hi! I’m Molly Schlemmer. I’m a writer living in Chicago with my husband and two cats. I primarily write romance and urban fantasy, and I’m stretching out into personal essays with my new newsletter “No, But There’s Coffee.” When I’m not writing about badass women and the men who love them, I’m usually playing video games or crafting something cool (usually jewelry).

I’ve been writing practically my whole life, from using my Barbie dolls to enact epic adventures to writing fanfic as a teenager and beyond. I’m a graduate of Kenyon College’s illustrious English department, where I learned about writing and literature from some of the best professors in the subject. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in adulthood, I decided to try writing novels as a full-time job.

My goal is to write sexy books for geeky people. I am a geek at heart, and frankly, not enough modern geek properties focus on sex and relationships (especially as we increasingly desexualize mass media). Whether I’m writing about witches or superheroes or Lovecraftian horrors, you can guarantee that there will be plenty of relationship building and sexytimes for all. 

OK, maybe not for the Lovecraftian horrors. Unless you’re into that kind of thing.

Stay in touch with me as I work towards publishing my first novel in 2022. You can find updates on my blog as well as in my weekly newsletter, on Twitter @mollyschlemmer, or on Instagram @molly.schlemmer.