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Sorcerer to the Crown paperback giveaway rules!

Hi, y’all! Remember this great book? Author Zen Cho was nice enough to provide two paperback copies for me to give away to interested readers. Here are the rules for the giveaway: -To enter, you must leave a comment on … Continue reading

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“If Only For One Nite” – uplifting Black gay fiction from the late 90’s

I found If Only For One Nite by James Earl Hardy by accident while wandering the shelves at my local library, and since I’m interested in reading 1. LGBT lit and 2. romance that isn’t about well-to-do white Protestants, I eagerly grabbed it … 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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Family portrait

The four main characters of The Second Mango and its sequels, as drawn on commission by akidoodles. Here is her commission info. Queen Shulamit, the cuddly intellectual lesbian star of the series, is the one in the lower right corner.   This picture goes up … Continue reading

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Where do you get your ideas?

I keep hearing about writers who get asked “where do you get your ideas?” Famous writers talk about it, and works of fiction about writers show them faced with this question as well. Since so much of my writing is fueled by … Continue reading

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The plea for diversity in fiction in the meta-narrative of “The Second Mango” There’s a big contrast between the main setting of my novel and the four-chapter flashback into the secondary protagonist’s backstory. In some ways, it’s the difference between … Continue reading

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