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“Gone, Gone, Gone”: Teenage boys fall in love while coping with 2002 Beltway sniper

One of my favorite genres is “queer characters earning their happy endings by clawing their way through non-queer-specific trauma.” In other words, reducing homophobia to background microaggressions while pinning the Antagonist badge on something straight characters could have dealt with, … Continue reading

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Fluffy Muslim YA set in 1980s NYC, two girl cousins having summer adventures

Hot Pink in the City by Medeia Sharif first caught my eye in an update email from my publisher. A fluffy YA starring a Middle Eastern girl? Cool! But then it took me forever to get to, because it’s only out in … Continue reading

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Everything Leads to You: YA novel with f/f and friendship in the world of set design

The only reason I can’t say I read Everything Leads to You in one sitting is that my spouse will be home in a half hour so I had to put the chicken in the oven. (Yes, my Ashkenazi is showing.) … Continue reading

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Guest post and f/f YA giveaway: Lunaside by J. L. Douglas

I invited my fellow Prizm author J. L. Douglas to come to my blog to talk about how her new book Lunaside has not only an all-girl love triangle, but strong female friendships as well! Lunaside is a lesbian summer … Continue reading

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Canon femslash and female friendship at a girl’s boarding school for witches

Bluebell Hall by Kayla Bashe is like reading a novelized version of really cute magical girl/shoujo ai anime—if shoujo ai were to be scrubbed clean of “but we’re both girls!” and all the insulting fanservicey boob shots stuff. It’s the story … Continue reading

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Guest post on BA Tortuga’s blog about my book, “The Second Mango” I write because I love to make up new things. When I love something, I want to roll around in it, and writing is the best way I … Continue reading

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