Dorothy Allison and Hannah Gadsby have something in common. I saw the connection, after preparing to present the Trailblazer Award to Allison at #GCLS2018. My thoughts and the presentation are included in this blog.
There are many right ways to finish a novel. At #GCLS2018 you can hear the stories of authors who transformed an idea into a finished work.
Courtney Milan doesn’t know me, but I’m going to thank her anyway. Why representation is my job because writing is my superpower.
I’m proud to be a contributor to Our Happy Hours – a personal, historical, political anthology that celebrates the culture where we thrive and survive.
Ask a hundred writers “how’d you finish that book?” and you’ll get 97 different answers and 3 people who’ll wander off muttering.
I am grateful to Laurie R. King for expressing beautifully how I am feeling today about moving forward. Please go read.
Calendar it now: Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, 2/19 4 pm, Lesbians. Really all you need to know right there. Lesbian writers talking about doing what we do in the Dark Times.
Biographies of lesbian women are rare. Your local library should have a copy of Indomitable and you can make it happen in five minutes or less without leaving your chair.
Books. + Lotsa lesbians. + Comedians. + Singers and songwriters. + Shero. + Authors. And + Alaska. = Fan Girl Brain Meltdown
I have few coherent words. KG MacGregor has words and they are all, as usual, very coherent. Please read. For those who think elections and judges don’t matter I have no time for you today.
I’m rubbing my hands together in glee about this year’s Newbies on Display, err, I mean “So I Had This Idea” Panel at GCLS 2016.
It’s okay to be gay as long as you are invisible – true then. True now. Which is why reading Joan Nestle is as important today as it has ever been.
I learned more than three things from Melissa Brayden at #gcls2015 – now to put them to work! Plus, here’s the current opening of Captain of Industry I read at the Con.
If nothing else, Go Set a Watchman’s very existence, and the hurt and outrage people feel at the idea that their beloved hero could be so deeply flawed has made us all Scout once again.
Mary Griggs shares a wonderful history lesson and a summing up of the beautiful, supportive “Wedding Week” in Alabama. Read it, it will do your heart good.
y example is from Love by the Numbers: “She loved her beautiful back hair.” I caught that in the last proof before the book went to press. Take the time to read KG MacGregor’s hilarious examples of exactly what Spellcheck won’t do for you!
You can catch up to me in two places this Women’s Week, both high in laughter and low in pressure. Just drop in and feel free to say hello and collect your hug (if you’re in to that).
Do not be part of issuing passes for “exceptional people” who rape and abuse children. People all around Marion Zimmer Bradley did just that.