MJ Lyons is an extensively published writer, journalist and game maker. Over a decade-long career he has covered arts, culture, science and politics based out of Toronto, including a monthly column with a colleague, History Boys, on lesser-known LGBTQ history for DailyXtra.

MJ published his first novel, Murder at the World’s Fair, a steampunk murder mystery adventure, with Renaissance Press in June 2019. He has also published a story in Clockwork Cairo: Steampunk Tales of Egypt, an anthology published by Twopenny Books, and a limited print chapbook, Temple of Cats and a short story zine, QUEER WEREWOLVES DESTROY CAPITALISM.

He has contributed print, digital and script writing to Much TVNOW MagazineTorontoist, the National Post, FemHype, Plenitude MagazineKAPSULA Magazine, Memory Insufficient e-zine, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre blog, Toronto Is Awesome blog and Fab Magazine, to name a few.

He has also written multiple episodes of LongStory, Bloom Digital Media’s award-winning episodic mobile visual novel for young people, and provided world-building material for AMP: Year Three, the third instalment of a modern day superhero tabletop RPG. MJ also contributed writing to Later Daters, an in development dating game set in a retirement community by Bloom, and is a contributing interactive writer on the development team of The Last Taxi, a dystopian resource management game

MJ manages the bookstore side of Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore.