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Headed to GRL + Paperback Pre-orders :)

Headed to GRL + Paperback Pre-orders :)
I'll be attending the Gay Romance Literature conference in San Diego this October. It took a bit of coaxing from fellow authors -- I'm not always the most social of people :oops: --but given that I have the comfort of driving there (and speeding away in my new getaway car if need be), I bit the bullet and signed up late as a supporting author. My experiences at RainbowCon two years ago showed me that everyone is amazingly nice, and that I need to learn to be more outgoing. We'll see what happens 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 [...]

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore
This Sunday I decided to do something off the beaten path, so I packed up the husband for a trip to a place I’d only heard about in rumors—The Last Bookstore. A friend mentioned once that there was a magical store in LA where books became works of art and plenty of good reads could be had for just a dollar. After a bit of googling, I located the two-story independent bookstore. Turned out it was only nine miles away, in downtown LA (although nine miles is kind of far in LA’s space-time Read more [...]

Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays, vacation days, or whatever you have in store for this time of year. :) I haven't been writing, or thinking about writing, for a bit as my furry best friend (black and white kitty) became very sick and had to have surgery. She's doing well now but it was a tough time for us. I'm going to take this holiday season as a little break and a chance to officially 'move in' to my house, which we've owned for two years now with nothing up on the walls and a room Read more [...]

Rainbow Awards and M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards

Rainbow Awards and M/M Romance Group Member’s Choice Awards
I was surprisingly away from a computer when the Rainbow Awards were announced, and had other readers/authors break the news that Social Skills placed 5th in the Gay Young Adult category and 7th in the Debut Novel Category. :) Pretty awesome to be up there on the website with the list of winners. You can find a complete list here: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/#entry-3971911. In other news, Social Skills, Silent, and Pura Vida have been nominated in the Goodreads M/M Romance Read more [...]

Some Updates

Some Updates
It's been a while, as I've been traveling and working behind the scenes to get everything ready for Silent. I thought it was time for a few updates:   *Social Skills is a finalist for the 2013 Rainbow Awards (YA category), and it has amazing company. As cliche as it may sound, it's an incredible honor just to see my title listed with those of such talented authors. I love the face on the badge because it's similar to the face I made when I heard the news :P. You can find all the finalists Read more [...]

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  **Giveaway is closed and winner has been contacted by email** May 17 is  International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. I started a lot of different entries for this hop, but since this is most likely a preaching-to-the-choir exercise, in the end I figured I’d just share a personal story of hope.   In my last year of college, my best friend of four years suddenly revealed himself to be homophobic and against gay rights. I’m not exactly sure how we spent four Read more [...]