About a month ago, I attended a reading here in LA. iO Tillett Wright was reading from a memoir that had recently been released-just the most recent creative work in a long, productive career for this young artist and activist. The reading took place in an art gallery and the scene could best be described… Continue reading Review for DivineMagazine.net, Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright
A while back I was invited to contribute to an anthology of lesbian fiction with the theme (and title) First Ladylove. The rights period has ended so each of the seven stories in the collection have gone home to their author-mamas and the anthology is no longer. But this is not a painful breakup. I’m… Continue reading Saying Goodbye and Reuniting
How's yours? Mine has been flying by. Somehow I last posted in December, which per my emotional calendar is when a pretty shit-tay time reared its head, stared me down, and locked me in its sights. Formative, challenging, terrifying, sad. Isn't that adolescent shit? We veteran adults should be really past a lot of the muck… Continue reading Life, peeps. Life.
I'm just now catching up with the 4th installment of the Hunger Games. Yes, I just saw Mockingjay Part 2. I'm one of those people who watches Love Actually about a dozen times a year. I re-watch favorite DVDs of Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone-era) like some people eat comfort food...sometimes while eating comfort food. I have… Continue reading While the whole world watches Star Wars…
Whatever you celebrate this month—Hanukah, Christmas, the release of the next Star Wars movie, just to name a few—the authors of Love, Lust, and Laptops want to share some sizzling hot gifts with you. My gift to you? One Exquisite Night. Literally. I'm a contributing author on Love, Lust, and Laptops, and this week we… Continue reading One Exquisite Night. Literally!
I love titles. They are like flirtations between the author and the reader. An effective title is more provocative than a sexy cologne, more arousing than the smile before the kiss. A great title evokes the possibility of the novel. It’s a promise of what’s to be fulfilled. If the reader embarks on a journey… Continue reading Beloved Unmasked
Reading a novel is like a road trip... you tour the sites, you take in the forest AND the trees, you stop in places just because they look like fun. Maybe you eat questionable hot dogs from places you might otherwise never stop. The point is, when you commit to a novel, you're all in, for… Continue reading I Remember You