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“My Lady King”: genderweird lesbian sword-and-sorcery romance between warrior and witch

My Lady King by Kayla Bashe (kayla-bird on Tumblr) is a FREE Kindle download until January 6 (2015) and if you grab it, you’re in for a real treat. (There are apps you can use to read it if you don’t … Continue reading

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Characters like us

This just in: “I want a queer and/or trans character whose storyline doesn’t revolve around their marginalization” does not mean “I never want fictional characters to ever face microaggressions or challenges ever again!” Watching a character like me deal with … Continue reading

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Eshvat: polyamorous, aromantic, and successful businesswoman

There’s a prevailing belief out there that bisexuality is incompatible with monogamy. I wanted to challenge this idea in my writing, by depicting not one but two bisexual characters who don’t get into more than one committed relationship at a … 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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Riv Maror: a different type of golem

In Jewish mythology, a rabbi supposedly created the golem by breathing life into a gigantic man of clay, so that the creature could serve as protection for our people against attacks. My character Rivka serves as literal protection, as bodyguard … 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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Awkward teenage bisexual confessions, and representation for young girls who crush on girls I realized while facepalming about this earlier today that a major motivation for writing about Shulamit’s awkwardness, her crushes on most of the women she encounters in the … Continue reading

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