Tag Archives: young adult fantasy

Little girls who grow up to love dragons

Rivka and her dragon from The Second Mango, drawn by Ceili Braidwood and inked by Jane Dominguez. On the day the book came out, Jane toasted me with “To little girls who grow up to love dragons.” When I was a … 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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Show and tell

Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer. Keep it for now. … Continue reading

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Win a free eBook!

Click here to read a short guest post about my queer feminist fantasy novel The Second Mango, and also an excerpt from the end of chapter three that hasn’t been posted online yet. In The Second Mango, my fantasy novel recently published by Prizm … Continue reading

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Warning: Curves Ahead features me and my book on her blog Today, I’m taking a break from blogging boobs, bras, and body image to discuss another topic that I love: books. And something I love more than just books? Queer, feminist, … Continue reading

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“Is it singing to you?” Scene from The Second Mango, a lesbian young adult fantasy novel

Aviva took her to the palace herb garden to teach her what all the herbs looked like. She plucked a handful of rippled green leaves and crushed them beneath Shulamit’s nose. The cold, fresh scent flowed forth. “Is it singing … Continue reading

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The Second Mango by Shira Glassman is out in print!

Available in print from Amazon, Wild Iris Books, and  special order from your local bookstore, and as an eBook on Prizm Books, Giovanni’s Room, and Amazon Kindle. Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. … Continue reading

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