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Busting up the myth of the welfare queen, fantasy-lit style

Kaveh wanted to turn and run, but courage flowed into him as he realized Farzin had joined him at the edge of the dais. “Your Majesty,” said the pudgy engineer. “These men have worked hard, under heat and under rain, … 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: a fantasy novel about labor rights

Now available from Prizm Books, the sequel to The Second Mango: Queen Shulamit is eager to help Kaveh, the youngest prince of a neighboring country, when his father throws his engineer boyfriend in jail for leading his workers in protest over … Continue reading

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Climbing the Date Palm: the Mango sequel coming out summer 2014!

I’d already written a sequel to The Second Mango before I shopped it around to publishers, so after its release, I sent it over. The title is Climbing the Date Palm and while it centers on our friends from the … Continue reading

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