Vanity Hells, Media Crashes, and A Whole Lot Of Gay Werewolves; or How I became an editor

So, here’s a weird thing--I’ve been pessimistic probably since I could walk. (Realistic, thank you very much.) I knew the reality of wanting to be a Published Author from a very young age--don’t bank on bank. I was very well aware that I needed to have A Real Job to make ends meet, but at … Continue reading Vanity Hells, Media Crashes, and A Whole Lot Of Gay Werewolves; or How I became an editor

The Introvert’s Guide to Peopling: Five steps to a great convention for people who thrive in solitude

I love writing conventions. I love talking books, and the industry, and helping new writers find their niche so they can thrive. I don’t necessarily love crowds, or lots of noise, and my mental capacity for interacting with people has its limits. That’s the side-effects of being an introvert. The upside is, I recharge in … Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Peopling: Five steps to a great convention for people who thrive in solitude

Weekend Writing: male queer in adult fiction

When I was a kid, male gay characters in fiction did not exist. And when they did, they were all very much the same. They were effeminate, catty, fashionable, cowardly, self-centered, and very promiscuous. They did not get lead-roles, because they weren’t fully realized characters. Queer characters in fiction during my teenage years were deliberately … Continue reading Weekend Writing: male queer in adult fiction