K.M. Soehnlein is the author of The World Of Normal Boys (2000), winner of the Lambda Award for Gay Men's Fiction; You Can Say You Knew Me When (2005), praised by The L.A. Times as "a dense, enjoyable read, like one of those famed Beat road trips: pedal to the metal until the next inspired digression"; and the Robin And Ruby (2010), a sequel to The World of Normal Boys set during one eventful weekend in the summer of 1985. His novels have been translated into Italian and Czech.
His stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys; Boys To Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up; Love, Castro Street; and Bookmark Now: Writing In Unreaderly Times. His journalism has appeared in Out, The Village Voice, San Francisco Magazine and more.
The World of Normal Boys is currently in development with Telling Pictures, the production company of Oscar-winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (co-directors of Howl, starring James Franco, premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival). Soehnlein, a former editor of the independent film magazine, Release Print, is also in development with Hawaii-based Makai Pictures on an original screenplay set in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Hawaii and San Francisco.
Raised in New Jersey, K.M. Soehnlein now lives in San Francisco, where he teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco and enjoys life with his husband, Kevin Clarke.