Tag Archives: young adult fiction

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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“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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Royalties from A Harvest of Ripe Figs to be donated to trans charities until July

In honor of Micah and all the real kids like him, ALL royalties for this novel until March JUNE 30 will be donated to Casa Ruby and Trans Life Line, so signal boosting is appreciated. Micah, the AFAB trans street kid, jamming … Continue reading

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Amazing news

A Harvest of Ripe Figs has been chosen for review for the American Library Association’s Stonewall Committee LGBT YA Award. I extend my congratulations to my Prizm Books colleagues, J. L. Douglas and Huston Piner, for their books Lunaside and Conjoined at … Continue reading

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“Whatever you face, I’ll help you.”

“Whatever you face, I’ll help you.” Aviva took both of her hands and lifted them to her mouth. She kissed each set of knuckles sweetly, then led Shulamit over to the food. Being queen can be stressful, but it helps … Continue reading

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Will Rivka and her dragon be able to save the prince’s boyfriend?

  The prince smiled slightly. “Save him…” Then he started to faint again.  Rivka grabbed him by both shoulders. “Wake up,” she demanded. His eyes rolled open, but she wasn’t sure if he was there. “Do you love him?”  “Yes. More… … 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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