Tag Archives: queer lit

My top LGBTQ+ book recs at the Alachua County Library

Thank you for having me to speak at my alma mater yesterday! You have a wonderful space, and I wish we’d had something like that when I was there. I’m so happy for you that it exists. Below is a … Continue reading

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The Mystic Marriage: 19th century lesbian scientists creating magic rocks

The Mystic Marriage is the story of a proud, emotionally closed-off, initially friendless and basically penniless young woman, Antuniet, struggling to redeem her family’s honor after her brother [insert spoilers for Daughter of Mystery.] There are three subplots in the book: … Continue reading

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Dead Ringer: young men rescuing each other from abusive childhoods

I loved basically everything about the story in Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler’s Dead Ringer. This is not a story about two generically hot people who Clash Because Plot. It’s okay that some people like that, but the fact that … Continue reading

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“Warming Trend”: Lesbian clears herself from academic scandal against backdrop of Alaska’s glaciers

“That thick atmosphere that keeps you warm is hiding heaven from you.” Warming Trend by lesbian literary giant Karin Kallmaker is the story of Ani, raised to love ice and science and the science of ice, but driven out of … Continue reading

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Prince loves prince! “The Rules of Ever After”, a well-constructed gay fairy tale romp

I feel like I keep inventing microgenres and subgenres within fantasy, because of the way my own books don’t sort neatly into the existing ones. What I write is not, for the most part, “epic fantasy”, in that I don’t always … Continue reading

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Coming 2016: The Olive Conspiracy, fantasy about lesbians and a dragon fighting an international plot

What if the biggest threat to the kingdom you lead with your wife by your side… ….might be your straight-girl crush from when you were 16? Announcing the next adventure of nerdy Jewish cutie Queen Shulamit and her family-of-choice, The … Continue reading

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In honor of Micah and real kids like him, royalties for Figs until March 31 will go to Trans Life Line

This is Micah, the trans street boy who may or may not know what happened to Esther’s stolen violin in A Harvest of Ripe Figs. He has no reason to cooperate with the authorities—for now, anyway! (Note for people looking for … Continue reading

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