I saw a lovely post yesterday that reminded everyone celebrating Pride to remember that being out is not synonymous with pride nor queerness, and it reminded me of conversations I've had over the years about the whole notion of "coming out," and the how the single most misunderstood thing about "coming out" when I have … Continue reading #PrideMonth — Closets
I don't do this kind of post very often, but I hope you'll give me your ear. The book business is tough, period. But when you step further from the mainstream, things get tougher. And, if you've heard me chat about the subject before, you know that by "mainstream," most of the time we're talking "straight, white, … Continue reading Giving Back
Romancing the Capital wraps up today! I'll be there all day (I have to go home during the dinners, alas, to take care of Our Fluffy Lordship), and if you're out and about, please do say hello. Specifically, today, I'll also be hosting a small workshop/discussion, doing some author speed dating (no, really), and then joining the … Continue reading Today! Romancing the Capital, Saturday May 7th!
Edit to add: I wrote this post a few years ago, and link back to it whenever I see discussions around "does it really matter if an author is X?" going around. So, even though the specific post below was originally inspired by multiple times women authors have pretended to be gay men, it applies … Continue reading Pseudonyms vs. Identities
I recently bumped into two articles. One, this one, is about the cop-out answer of waiting for LGBT characters to appear in a story 'organically' as though the muses must deliver them to you, fully-formed, or it couldn't possibly be craft (said in a nasally stuffy artiste voice). The second? This article, about the various … Continue reading Organic