Now that Of Echoes Born has been out a while—and I recently finished page proofs for Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks—I've been working on "Faux-Ho-Ho." "Faux-Ho-Ho" is a gay romance holiday novella with a "fake relationship" trope at the core, and it begins (and ends) in my fictional version of Ottawa's queer village (or, as … Continue reading The People in the Neighbourhood
Today's Friday Flash Fics is a Pride Month scene, and given it's Pride Month, I couldn't think of a better character to revisit than Kieran (and Sebastien). It's been a year since the end of Light in this flash fiction piece, and it's time for Pride again, in more ways than one... This is a … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — This Is A Job For…
Today's Friday Flash Fics is a rare dark story for me and comes from three places. One, recent events. Two, the book the man is holding in photo, which one of the members pointed out was a Lovecraft book. And Three, my utter hatred of the way people use the word 'Traditional' when they mean … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Traditional Values
I wasn't sure what I was going to talk about today for Pride Month. Some pretty awful stuff happened the other day, but I also finished the final proofs on Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks today, and I have a post bubbling in my head about the cast of characters in the fictional Rainbow Club … Continue reading #PrideMonth — Readers
Pride Month is here, and in the last five days I've already seen more than a few references to who Pride is or isn't for. A few of those references I can agree with (say, for example, agreeing that Pride is not for empowered organizations who carry guns and wear uniforms). But then the other … Continue reading #PrideMonth — What’s the Opposite of Queer?
It's Pride Month, and a couple of conversations I had recently reminded me of something I don't think I say enough as a queer author: thank you to the authors who came before me. Like pretty much everything else in the queer community, the present is built on the work of the past, which often … Continue reading #PrideMonth — Queer YA