Utterly Random Things

I feel the need to put something down but there’s nothing really coherent in my head. So here is a random list of brief thoughts and such. Just because. And, a question for you. You know what’s weird? Autumn leaves on the trees in the back yard. In July. But in those trees there’s also…

Call for submissions for new anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color WritersStory selection by Anne ShadeEdited by Victoria VillaseñorPublisher: Bold Strokes BooksPublication Date: Spring 2021As an LGBTQ+ publisher, Bold Strokes Books strives to ensure that our list of publications represents the cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our world. We believe everyone…

Mr Rogers, Basketball, and Giant Teddy Bears

It’s July. Half the year is gone and it seems like we’ve been in a weird stasis mode for most of it. We got away last week, exchanging our four walls for different walls and so we could get a break. And while there we watched two movies that made me think, and when we…

Down the snake hole I go

“When you were a kid I was always worried you’d fall down the rabbit hole, like Alice. Well, maybe not a rabbit hole, it was the desert. Maybe a snake hole. Which would have been a very different experience. But very you.” My mom asked me something today. Kind of. She told me about a…

Back on the horse, now or never

I’ve been away for a while. Did you miss me? No, I’m sure you didn’t. Because you’re off living your life, staying indoors, wearing a mask when you go out, doom scrolling through the internet, eating too much of everything…and so on. But I have been away. After I got COVID in May it took…

I still hate cauliflower.

I’ve wanted to write something since the event ended but I haven’t been able to create coherent thoughts. So I think I’ll do a list, as an old friend taught me to do when the words aren’t flowing. Community is good. A community of old friends is even better. People can be mean. Losing friends…

The big event is this weekend

If you know me, you know I’m super awkward and I sweat a lot when I’m around big groups of people. Not super-sexy, for sure. But this year, that may be different. Because the 11th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival (this year refered to as a Bookathon), is virtual. I get to see my fellow…

Screaming on the roof

I wanted to write something fun, something uplifting. But I simply can’t. Not today. It’s June, 2020. Half the year is gone. It began with vast, terrible fires in Australia that devastated the country. Not long after, the first cases of coronavirus appeared in China. The UK withdrew from the EU. Countries began going into…

Will you hang out with me?

On June 6th-7th, I’m going to be one of twenty five authors doing an lgbtq online book festival. It would be really great if you’d come along, and maybe tell your friends to come hang out with the cool author-kids as well. We’d love to share stuff about our books, our writing, our research, and…