Tag Archives: young adult fantasy

This book was like queer Hogwarts

The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren: Book 1 The Seeker by Cody Wagner is what happens when you combine the plotbunnies of “What if one of those gay conversion therapy camps was scamming the parents and all the kids inside … Continue reading

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Zahrah the Windseeker: 13 year old girl in plant-based SFF adventure

Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor is both a story about a girl rescuing a boy, and a girl growing into her own strength, both of which are themes I enjoy. Zahrah’s story is pretty linear, straightforward, and in some ways predictable, so … Continue reading

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Cover reveal for Book Three! Coming January 21, 2015 from Prizm Books

Magic, musicians, and mystery — Perach’s babywearing lesbian queen is on the case! Queue it on Goodreads. Esther of the Singing Hands is Perach’s Sweetheart, a young and beautiful musician with a Girl Next Door image. When her violin is stolen after … Continue reading

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My inspiration for Climbing the Date Palm

A hot bisexual guy kissing his first boyfriend for the first time under the moonlight. The struggle to make sure working people get paid the wages they were promised. Climbing the Date Palm is my way of combining these two … Continue reading

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Climbing the Date Palm: a bisexual fairy tale about faith, justice, and family

A fantasy novel about labor rights? It’s true! Here’s the eBook link; print is coming soon. Prince Kaveh, the youngest son of the king of the City of Red Clay, is bisexual, and is completely besotted with Farzin, the engineer … Continue reading

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I love dragons (but most of all this one!)

Rivka and her dragon from The Second Mango — because sometimes a dragon just needs a hug from a five-foot-eleven Yiddish-speaking warrior woman. There is more I could say about this picture, but it would be spoilery. Drawn by yeaka, who is awesome.

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The Queen and the Chef

The Second Mango‘s canonical queer couple Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva, drawn here by lolo loco

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