You know, this is just a thought, but I think instead of searching for a cishet YA author to lionize in place of JKR, people should simply support trans authors.
In not-YA novels characters can have partners they already married & been with seven years
which, y'know, only gonna add depth
@witchfynder_finder well if you’re going to be writing sex anyway you might as well commit to the bit
@witchfynder_finder that would require fixing the publishing industry to respect trans people as authors of something other than memoirs
@jellyfish_link I mean, yeah.
But I feel like a good first step is telling people about trans authors that are out there so they start Buying Their Books