Storm of Roses Gets A Facelift

I published Storm of Roses back in 2006. This year I’m giving my debut a facelift, which includes a new cover. I’m Sooo excited! The new cover will be more epic and powerful. Truly demonstrating the depth of its contents. I really like my current cover; but I’m going to love the new one. The…

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Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex?

Definitely check out this well written, on-point article by Lux Alptraum, Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex? . I especially appreciate how she points out that, “in removing some of the division between sexual behaviors and romantic attractions, we may have inadvertently oversimplified our understanding of how humans process and pursue both…

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AuthorFest 2018

I am Soooo HAPPY to be at the Author Fest at the Library of Congress, hosted by The D.C. public library. Between having to hire a baby sitter, get my partner to run an errand for me and otherwise clear my schedule – I’m finally here from 10:30-5pm! All day pretty much to learn and…

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Review of Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Peter Darling by Austin Chant My rating: 2 of 5 stars One thing I noticed and appreciated immediately was the high quality writing. The author, Austin Chant has a beautiful, poetic prose style that’s really awesome to read. The way he describes surroundings and emotions is impressive; I enjoyed his writing style very much. What…

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A Few Things to Know About Being Transgender | NPR

I️ really appreciate these wonderful and courageous folks for sharing their thoughts and experiences. One of my friends was interviewed in this video called “A Few Things to Know About Being Transgendered.” I really give her and everyone else in this props for being so open and courageous! Even within the GLBTQ community, transgender folks…

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The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide For Writing About Transgender People

I really appreciate resources like The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide For Writing About Transgender People these! A resource that works “with individuals, groups, and organizations that want their publications, resources, and other material to be sensitive and anti-oppressive with regards to race, class, sexuality, gender, ability, age, body size, religion, nationality, and more”. Just because…

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Creating Is A Sacred Task

I’ve always been committed to publishing my long awaited first novel. I feel absolutely awesome because now I’ve finally created the time to push things forward. Saying there’s “no time” to do what you’re passionate about it just an excuse. How you spend your time is a choice. On Twitter, one of the favorite questions…

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My Fans Thing They’re My Fans, But The Truth Is….

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson Why would you leave your life-goals to chance? Being a passive bystander to your career isn’t likely to help make your goals come true. I don’t even know if it would be accurate to say I’m a gifted storyteller.…

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What Is The Best Medium For Storytelling?

Writer’s Digest published What a Novel Can Do That Film and TV Can’t that’s somewhat one-sided towards novels in terms of being the best medium for storytelling. Yes, Novels offer a ton more flexibility, but film has some pretty powerful benefits too. As a storyteller, my stories are currently in book form. Why? Because I’m…

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