The LGBTQ Push Back Charity Giveaway, And Why I’m Thankful For That Pizza Fundraiser

The LGBTQ Push Back Charity Giveaway, And Why I’m Thankful For That Pizza Fundraiser
In 2008, I was a recent transplant to the city of Los Angeles. I reveled in the diversity and in the social atmosphere—one very different from what I'd known in my previous rural town. My friends and colleagues in graduate school were of different backgrounds, different ethnicities, and different sexualities, but we all shared mostly liberal sensibilities—not unusual, as our program had “social justice” in its unofficial title. Proposition 8 appeared on the scene, and my friends and I Read more [...]

Guest Post by C. Kennedy: What are the Differences between a Writer and an Author?

Guest Post by C. Kennedy: What are the Differences between a Writer and an Author?
Cody Kennedy is guest-posting on my blog today to talk about writers, authors, and his new book Slaying Isidore's Dragons.   What are the Differences between a Writer and an Author? By C. Kennedy Though the terms “writer” and “author” are used interchangeably now, they are not synonymous. Let’s first look at the definitions of each word. • Writer noun writ·er \ˈrī-tər\ someone whose work is to write books, poems, stories, etc. someone who has written something • Read more [...]

Giveaway!

Giveaway!
  I'd like celebrate Silent's Rainbow Award win with a giveaway! I have ebooks, paperbacks, tote bags, and some special Santa Monica Pier artwork/postcards to give away. See the rafflecopter entry form below for details. :) Nothing is mandatory, but if you'd like to share about the book with others, or share your favorite (not-too-spoilery) moment here, I'd love that. Thank you again to all the readers! a Rafflecopter giveaway Read more [...]

Rainbow Award Winner–SILENT :D

Rainbow Award Winner–SILENT :D
  Silent was selected as the 2014 Rainbow Award Winner in the Gay & Lesbian Young Adult Category! :D I was curled up in bed, watching The Avengers with my husband (after launching a steady campaign promoting a re-watch of all the Marvel movies in order for…reasons) when the news came through. I made him pause it, because my eyes were inexplicably blurry for a moment there. Cheesy as it may sound, I really don’t feel like I’m the winner, so much as Alex and Seb. Perhaps Read more [...]

Giveaway :)

To celebrate ACX finally getting Social Skills in the right category, (I think. Oh, ACX and their shenanigans!) I'm doing a giveaway. I'll select 2 winners who can choose from a copy of the audiobook from Audible, or 2 signed paperbacks (Silent and Social Skills, unless you really want Pura Vida :P) and a tote bag. :) *My first time using rafflecopter...hope I did it right! Nothing is 'required' except an email addy so I can contact winners, so if it tries to tell you otherwise, let me know. Thanks! a Read more [...]

Social Skills Audiobook Now Available! :D

Social Skills Audiobook Now Available! :D
It's here!! After all the false starts, I can finally, finally say that the Social Skills audiobook is now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. My first audiobook! \o/   My narrator (Andrew Eiden) did an amazing job, and really went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with every line of his reading. He's an actor and an experienced narrator, and as such normally would have been out of my price range to hire. Luckily for me he was interested in the title and agreed to Read more [...]

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation
Haven't been here for a while-- the past year was not my favorite. But the upcoming one promises to be better! It'll be a full one, so I'll be trying to squeeze in writing when I can. My life has definitely taken some twists I never saw coming, but I'm happy to go with them, since one of those previous twists led me to being an author and to sharing my stories with wonderful readers. :)   On to the news: Last month I was interviewed by Sequential Tart as part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Read more [...]