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 Bisexual Visibility Day, and I’m here to talk about what that means in the context of books and writing.
A conversation with a colleague prompted me to think more about this question: Why don’t we see more books with bisexual protagonists in different-gender relationships? Not merely a passing mention or objectification, but bisexual people being visibly, proudly queer within the context of having a partner of another gender.
The answer to this is complex, and I’m not going to attempt to explain every part in detail. I will say that...
We are all about the B in LGBTQ+ today. Yesterday marked the 20th Bi Visibility Day, which kicks off Bisexual Awareness Week. You can follow the #BiWeek hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, G+, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
Here's how activist Robyn Ochs defines bisexuality:...
There's been some furor (and some confusion) over the recent 4Chan-initiated "drop the B" fake campaign. While this particular time there isn't a real initiative to eliminate bisexual from the LGBTQIA+ lexicon, it's evoked a lot of feelings.
It would be easy to laugh it off and dismiss it as right-wing trolls being their usual haterly selves if it weren't for some hard reality. The truth is, that campaign was borrowed from the actual experiences of bisexual people.
The fake campaign rested on the premise that bisexuality is inherently...
It's the time of year when all the Pride flags fly. Time to celebrate with some awesomely awesome queer reads! Over on Twitter, be sure to check out #PrideReads for some ideas and to share your own favorite LGBTQIA+ books.
If you're looking for some great reads, you can check out some from our catalog. Here's a few to get you started:
Geonn Cannon has an entire body of fantastic books in multiple genres....