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Show and tell

Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer. Keep it for now. … Continue reading

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Roundtable discussion: Interactions between female characters in fiction and their effect on real-life relationships between women

The Bechdel test is a simple test that determines whether or not a movie is giving equal time to women’s interactions with other women. Is there more than one woman in the movie? Do they talk to each other? About something … Continue reading

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He was a sturdy hearth that nurtured that fire (hetero romance excerpt from The Second Mango by Shira Glassman)

Isaac appeared by her side. “Theatrics?” “He’s insufferable,” she grumbled. “Which one?” “Yes.” “We could spar after the ball.” “Please. I don’t think I could sleep very easily after this.” “I’ll be there.” “I’ll try not to cut off your hands.” … Continue reading

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My guest post on the Women and Words blog: “Where should the queer woman look, to find her place in stories of dragons and magic?” Click the link to read about how my childhood exposure to lots of stories in … Continue reading

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Today in the Comfy Chair – Shira Glassman

Today in the Comfy Chair – Shira Glassman Elin Gregory interviewed me on her blog. I got to talk about what I think makes a good villain, why I decided to write fantasy instead of contemporary fiction, and who I’d … Continue reading

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Coming on August 21: “The Second Mango”, a new fantasy novel

It’s hard to find a girlfriend when you don’t know any other lesbians, so the young, nerdy Queen Shulamit hires the legendary warrior Rivka to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other … Continue reading

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I have gorgeous fliers for my book! (part 2)

The Second Mango is about a gay woman, a straight woman (pictured below), and a dragon. Rivka has a flier of her own! Yum. Available from Prizm Books and Amazon Kindle as eBooks, and in print pre-ordered from Wild Iris Books

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