The tree was decorated with about two-dozen white Christmas ornaments, just simple frosted balls, but hung on the tree with loops of ribbon. — Handmade Holidays If you've been around this blog for a while, then you know every year, we add an ornament or two to our tree as a way to build up … Continue reading Ornamental
Not the Marrying Kind
Every December 14th for the past seven 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 retelling … Continue reading Not the Marrying Kind
“Felix Navidad” is now Available Everywhere!
Okay, today's the for-real day. If you pre-ordered "Felix Navidad" from the Bold Strokes Books webstore—thank you!—then you already had Felix in your hot little hands since the first of the month because of the Bold Strokes Books webstore early release thing, but if you pre-ordered elsewhere—thank you!—Felix should be in your in-box right this … Continue reading “Felix Navidad” is now Available Everywhere!
I never used to be the sort who waved goodbye to Hallowe'en and immediately turned to thoughts of the winter holidays. I put that down to being in Retail where I had no choice in the matter, and had already been forced to schedule, hire, plan, train and prepare for Christmas Retail (a.k.a. the most … Continue reading Winter (Re)Reading
Canadian Christmas Romances, Final Day!
Hey again! It's December 8th, so we're hitting the end of the Canadian Christmas Romances Under $5 e-book promotion. If you missed my earlier noise, this promotion—which includes—"Handmade Holidays"—is dropping all sorts of awesome Canuck authors with their titles for you, all under $5, and all in once place for ease of browsing. So, go … Continue reading Canadian Christmas Romances, Final Day!
Jingle Socks, Ornaments, and “Handmade Holidays”
Jingle all the way! Many years ago, I owned a pair of super-tacky socks with a pattern of bells on them. Called "the Jingle Socks," every year I'd pop them on, call it "donning my gay apparel" and then decorate my Christmas Tree. Alas, they died a few years ago—my husband would say something different … Continue reading Jingle Socks, Ornaments, and “Handmade Holidays”