Monthly Archives: September 2013

Warning: Curves Ahead features me and my book on her blog Today, I’m taking a break from blogging boobs, bras, and body image to discuss another topic that I love: books. And something I love more than just books? Queer, feminist, … Continue reading

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Thank you, Wild Iris, for featuring me at the Art Walk last night!

Thank you, Wild Iris, for featuring me at the Art Walk last night! We sold some paperbacks and talked with the people who popped in about The Second Mango, the artwork (which I’d brought some of with me in person), … Continue reading

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I want to thank the University of Florida LGBT Affairs folks

…for having me over last night for a really fun event! It was great speaking with the LGBTQ+ and ally student community about my book, and I loved getting to talk to people afterwards. Those of you who put on … Continue reading

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My guest post on Brandon Shire’s blog discusses the trope of the cisgender heterosexual woman in fiction crossdressing for reasons independent of gender expression, gender identity, or sexual orientation. In plots like this, the creator constantly gets to evoke same-sex … Continue reading

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The Second Mango has hetero romance in it, too

She forbade herself even to think the words. But the idea itself, wordless, bubbled forth from her heart and could not be contained. Try as she did, she couldn’t suppress a sudden thought of the thick solidness of his body—tall, … Continue reading

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My experiences with bi erasure, and some fun stuff about the sensual parts of The Second Mango

I spent nearly a decade in fandom hearing the anti-slash crowd try to point out, “But how can those two men be a couple? Look how much [one of them] liked women!” And they said it again and again, because … Continue reading

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“Is it singing to you?” Scene from The Second Mango, a lesbian young adult fantasy novel

Aviva took her to the palace herb garden to teach her what all the herbs looked like. She plucked a handful of rippled green leaves and crushed them beneath Shulamit’s nose. The cold, fresh scent flowed forth. “Is it singing … Continue reading

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