I’m going to rant today. You’ve been warned. The past couple of weeks have presented me with reminders that I’m a square peg in a round-hole world. Most of the time, I take pride in being an oddball. But even though I’m proud that I don’t fit neatly into the world’s categories, that doesn’t always... Continue Reading →
Today’s post will be my most political in a while. Effective today, April 12, 2019, the Trump Administration bans all transgender people from serving in the U.S. Military. (GLAAD debunks GOP myths about this ban here.) According to GLAAD, the LGBTQ media resource group, over 13,000 troops currently on active duty will be affected by... Continue Reading →
Weeks like this underscore how much I’ve changed in my 40+ years on this planet. As a child, I was taught that a good person forgives and forgets when someone causes you harm. Even if the person who harmed you doesn’t ask for forgiveness, it’s best to put the past in the past and move... Continue Reading →
Here's the second quotation trailer for my short story, "The Death of Me." And please consider buying a copy for yourself or an avid reader you might know. It's available in trade paperback and digitally on the Bella Books website.
C.L. Taylor made a couple of videos with quotes from my story, "The Death of Me." I thought I'd share the first one today. And please remember, you can buy a copy of the anthology here. It's available in paperback and in a few different digital formats. Its sale raises money for the GCLS Writing... Continue Reading →
I thought potential readers might like to hear an excerpt from my short story, "The Death of Me." It's the story in the Written Dreams anthology that raises money for the GCLS Writing Academy. Without further ado, here's a video where I read the first four pages.
A couple of weeks ago, the “Written Dreams” anthology, which raises money for the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy, was published. I’m going to use this week’s blog post to upload a video and talk a bit about my experiences as a student in the first Writing Academy class.
Today's post will be a bit of self-promotion, but for a good cause. I was a student in the Golden Crown Literary Society's first-ever Writing Academy class in 2014-15. I learned a tremendous amount in the program, and I know it made me a better writer. This year, the GCLS and Brisk Press asked past... Continue Reading →
Two years ago today, a homophobe murdered 49 people and injured 53 others in Orlando. Today, I take this moment to remember those murdered and injured in the Pulse nightclub attack. I also reflect on the 32 killed in New Orleans at the Upstairs Lounge in 1973. Other deaths—like those of Harvey Milk, Brandon Teena,... Continue Reading →