Category Archives: Mangoverse

Were you looking for positive bisexual and asexual/aromantic representation?

Announcing a little surprise: two short stories to join the Mangoverse series! Tales will be sold as an eBook on February 11, 2015 and will be included free as a bonus at the end of the A Harvest of Ripe … Continue reading

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And then she put her down and kissed her

You really want to make a writer happy — surprise her with an adorable picture of her lady couple in the middle of the night out of nowhere. Thanks, Yeaka! Shulamit and Aviva are characters from these novels.

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“Whatever you face, I’ll help you.”

“Whatever you face, I’ll help you.” Aviva took both of her hands and lifted them to her mouth. She kissed each set of knuckles sweetly, then led Shulamit over to the food. Being queen can be stressful, but it helps … Continue reading

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Rivka at eight years old

“When you grow up — not soon enough for me, you funny child,” — Mitzi massaged her own brow — “you’ll be a lady, and you certainly won’t be swordfighting. Even with candles.” “Yes, I will. I’m going to be a … Continue reading

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I like it better when the knight and dragon love each other

This was a key component of my writing motivation. If you feel the same way, check out my series! Rivka and her dragon are each other’s favorites. Yeaka drew this for me, as a complete surprise, not a commission. It’s one … Continue reading

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Will Rivka and her dragon be able to save the prince’s boyfriend?

  The prince smiled slightly. “Save him…” Then he started to faint again.  Rivka grabbed him by both shoulders. “Wake up,” she demanded. His eyes rolled open, but she wasn’t sure if he was there. “Do you love him?”  “Yes. More… … Continue reading

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Aviva and the baklava

Aviva, the working-class, bisexual chef turned royal mistress, as drawn by Jane Dominguez. Here we see her in a scene from Climbing the Date Palm in which she works all night by herself to accomplish a seemingly impossible task just to ensure … Continue reading

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The bi characters in Date Palm

  An excerpt of Climbing the Date Palm, the sequel to The Second Mango, featuring its two bisexual characters. Chef Aviva calls out Prince Kaveh’s casual misogyny while teaching him the fundamentals of culinary knife work, and then they commiserate over the … 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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