Changing from G. L. Balend to Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell
2 min readJul 27, 2022


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For everyone who follows me and does not recognize my name, I thought I’d reintroduce myself. Long story short, I’m rebranding myself on Medium and going with my pen name, Grayson Bell, instead of the name G. L. Balend. For the longer explanation, keep reading!

Who is Grayson Bell?

Technically, I’m still the same person. I have been using the pen name Grayson Bell since 2018, when I published my first novel. As Grayson, I write queer fiction, everything from erotic romance to science fiction.

I currently have five books published on Amazon and I am working on the first novel in a new science fiction series.

Why Rebrand?

Since I found my niche writing queer non-fiction on Medium, I felt there was no longer a solid reason to maintain two separate writing personas online. I also want to leverage the larger audience I have as Grayson Bell.

I have had more success gaining a social media presence as Grayson Bell, and I can better leverage this by having a consistent brand across all my writing. With my focus being on queer stories in both fiction and non-fiction, there is an overlap between my followers, and occasionally some confusion.

Will this change what I write?

Generally, no. Everything I write will continue to focus on the LGBTQ+ community, in one way or another. I may experiment with posting some fiction here, but I will mostly continue to publish my fiction on Amazon while writing non-fiction pieces here on Medium.

Would you be interested in reading some of my queer short stories? Let me know in the comments!

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Grayson Bell

An autistic, gay, transgender man writing about LGBTQ issues, focused on the transgender community. (He/Him)