Brilliant artwork via Inkspiral Design. When I started writing "Hope Echoes," my novella in the upcoming Three Left Turns to Nowhere, I knew right away I wanted to include something I'd not touched on before but is intrinsically locked in my head with queerness: codes. I don't mean code-switching (though, also that) but rather actual … Continue reading Queer, Coded
Left Bank Books, Saint Louis Hey everyone! I have news. Book news. Appearance-based book news, even. Thanks to the (incredibly rapidly approaching) release of Three Left Turns to Nowhere and the (incredibly wonderful) Left Bank Books, I get to put my mug on the internet alongside my (incredibly talented) fellow authors Jeffrey Ricker and J. … Continue reading Appearance: Left Bank Books, Wednesday, February 16, 7pm CT (8pm EST)
Cover by the Amazing Inkspiral Design. "Hope Echoes" is the novella that rounds out the trio of novellas in Three Left Turns to Nowhere (coming out next month from Bold Strokes Books!) after Jeffrey Ricker's opening "Roadside Assistance" and J. Marshall Freeman's "Scavenger Hunt." The three novellas all take place in Hopewell, Ontario, our fictionalized … Continue reading Living a Life on Hold
Three Left Turns to Nowhere will be out next month (how did that happen?) and as of today, there is a listing on NetGalley (click here to hop right there). If you don't know what NetGalley is, it's a digital ARC platform—ARCs are Advance Reader Copies, meant for reviewers so there are reviews of a … Continue reading Three Left Turns to Nowhere—Now available on NetGalley!
I don't think the world needs another blog entry bemoaning 2020 and 2021, so I'm going to skip right past to the part where I try to make some sort of writing plan for 2022. Throughout 2021, I had three things in my head—one of which solidified because it's already underway—and the other two still … Continue reading Re: Solutions
Every December 14th for the past six (six!) years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” (a … Continue reading The Future in Flame