Fat-hate, Fiction, and Silencing–A Guest Post by Emma

Another Installment of the Reader Guest Blog Posts. Welcome Emma! Recently another Goodreads member, whom I’ll call Q, raised some interesting issues around my condemnation of author Scott Sherman because of the fat-hating language in First You Fall (2008). This is a light-hearted mystery novel, with a gay protagonist, and what I described as “vile(…)

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Hop Against Homophobia Winners!

Thanks all for participating and for all the lovely comments =) Winners are as follows and have been notified. T-shirt winner = AshleyE Choice of books winners are: Janie Klaus Marleen Kindle edition from Lenore: Sylvan Congratz to you all and I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for participating. <3 On a side note, I(…)

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A Note About Reviews

I have several posts planned in the next week (two weeks?) One that I actually started writing two weeks ago after asking for ideas from the comm and one that someone else has asked to write for the blog and that I’m eager to post/read. But something has been on my mind lately. I’m going(…)

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Hop Against Homophobia- Day 3

Had enough angst? Good! Today I’m going to just share a funny. Because what separates LGBT people from the world is the perception that we’re so much different than everyone. We’re not. We have just plain stories that have nothing to do with being gay or transgender. In 2006 I got married. A big wedding(…)

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Hop Against Homophobia – Day One

I have a pretty intense post planned for the 20th (International day against Transphobia and Homophobia), but for now, I’d like to post something that I’ve kept in the wings and thought everyone should read. If you read stumblingoverchaos.com, you’ll see that there’s a linkity every Friday–great posts, food ideas etc that lead to some eye opening(…)

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Been there. Done that. Beaten It to Death With a Dildo–By Marleen

Welcome Marleen our second in the series of reader guest posts! Been there. Done that. Beaten It to Death With a Dildo The average fantasy reader can read hundreds of books about teenage boys that rise from poverty to be the most powerful wizard/warrior/king/jedi in the world. Het romance readers can read thousands of books(…)

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Shattered Glass Now In Paperback!

After three failed proofs, Shattered Glass is now available in paperback! BUY A COPY I had a lot of fun creating the cover for the paperback–even more fun than the eBook cover. I need more practice, but I still love it! This is the printer’s copy:   And here’s the book sitting on my table! (yes I(…)

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Open Platform For Readers

You know, with everything happening, I realized something. It seems the most people with input, the ones with the biggest voices, are the authors and the reviewers (the “professional” reviewers). But there’s a voice missing. How about just you readers? Would you like a platform to write a blog post? When I purchased this blog,(…)

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Foot-In-Mouth Disease

I’ve tried for days to move past my emotional reaction to things that have happened recently in the m/m community. I’ve thought a lot about feelings and how anger bubbles forth and breaks down communications. Rather than write in anger, I thought I’d post a story of my own humiliation. It is not a good(…)

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7th and Final Revision–Available Now Everywhere

EDIT ADD’L INFO: According to another site ( a commenter here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1513602&postcount=3) says that if there is no “update” option available, you can email directly to amazon and ask them for an updated version of the book. I had no idea they didn’t allow that already >8(. What a hassle. And since the edits are minor,(…)

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Editing and Self-growth

Weeks ago, I wrote an article about editing and how important I thought its role was in the m/m community. I was asked to write a deeper article with for chicksndicks.blogspot.com and thus I did.  It ended up being an article on my own growth as a writer and how editing played a major role in(…)

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Retreat

I am not one of those people at all comfortable in telling people about their personal problems. But I think, in this case, I’m going to have to mention it just to allay some of the fear that comes from what I’m going to say. I need a few days away from blogs and comments(…)

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I’m so excited

It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to join the RWA. When I first published my novel, I was excited to learn there was even a gay romance chapter! I have butterfies right now as I type that I printed out the application for RWA. I can’t send it in until I(…)

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