Ah, love...it’s in the air this time of year. Hearts and flowers and advertising for how to best show your sweetheart you care. Dinner dates and candy with cute sayings and the reddest roses. Wine, chocolate, and tasteful gifts.
But what if all of it is meaningless to some people?
There are lots of reasons folks might not like Valentine’s Day. Obviously, if that’s a person’s thing, we shouldn’t yuck on their yum. Go for it, have a great time and enjoy the special day with the one (or ones) you love.
The first LGBTQIA+ book I read wasn’t gay literature or MM romance.
That might come as a surprise to people. Most of my books thus far have had relationships between men (and occasionally between men and nonbinary folks). My publishing career started with a book that included a romance between two men.
MM Romance and other gay fiction are pretty prominent in LGBTQIA+ publishing. One might assume the reason I wrote my first novel was an extensive history of reading and writing about men.
One would be wrong.
All of my firsts have been books about...
It’s the cusp of a new decade (okay, I realize not exactly, but most people see it that way). It’s been quite a year.
It’s been rocky in the book world lately, and indeed in the world at large. We’re all feeling the strain of recent events, whether in the physical environment, the political sphere, or our workplace.
For me, books have always been my happy place. Sometimes, we just need to escape to somewhere else for a while. We need to know that the good guys will defeat the evil forces....
If you’re looking for your next great read, you just might find it here. Many of our books won the hearts of the Rainbow Awards judges; hopefully they’ll win yours too. Take a look!
First up, not one but two of Dan Ackerman’s earned the top spot in Gay Contemporary General Fiction:
In the same category, Read more →
It’s Black Friday, and many people will be out shopping today in big stores, searching for good deals. But did you know that many of your own friends may be self-employed, freelance, or independent? This is a good day to ask them if they’re offering any sales or deals too.
Marketing books is hard at the best of times. It requires most of us to put ourselves out there and ask people we know (or barely know) to buy our work. And a book is more than a product manufactured and sold by...