Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

Last night I went to an absolutely brilliant talk hosted by Wild Iris Books. Trans activist and scholar Peter Cava is a fantastic speaker with the perfect mix of instruction and emotional authenticity. Their presentation was interesting, captivating, and had no dead … Continue reading

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Shulamit perceived the serenity of a divine benevolence in the way this touch made her feel

She tried to relax, but it was difficult, knowing how important tonight could be. Resting her head on Aviva’s shoulder, she began to sing softly. Aviva harmonized with her in a rich, gentle alto, her arm around the queen, idly … Continue reading

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Queer feminist fiction — with dragons!

Today, paperback copies of Climbing the Date Palm hit the shelves at Wild Iris Books, our local feminist/LGBTQ+ bookstore! The bookstore’s owner and I are holding it up with the first book in the series,The Second Mango.

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Eshvat: polyamorous, aromantic, and successful businesswoman

There’s a prevailing belief out there that bisexuality is incompatible with monogamy. I wanted to challenge this idea in my writing, by depicting not one but two bisexual characters who don’t get into more than one committed relationship at a … Continue reading

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The labor activist and his passionate prince

Kaveh gazed up at him adoringly. “I thought I cared for you already, but when you spent all your money making sure everyone was fed, I fell in love all over again. My heart is completely consumed, and recreated to … Continue reading

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Climbing the Date Palm is now available in paperback

Climbing the Date Palm is out in paperback on Amazon, finally. or if you are so inclined, you can also get it from Wild Iris Books, our local feminist bookstore/LGBTQ+ safe space. Aviva was not surprised, only annoyed, when a strange … Continue reading

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The madcap adventure of the missing pumpkin pie beer

Several years ago, I worked for a wholesale vegetable distributor that delivered to restaurants, schools, and hospitals. One fall, the folks at corporate decided to close our local branch and transfer my territory to another facility, about 80 miles away. The company let … Continue reading

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