I’m a little late to the party on this, but I wanted to respond to the recent dust-up on social media involving some antagonistic, passive-aggressive tweets from Gaby Dunn directed at Becky Albertalli. There’s a lot to unpack here, so bear with me.
First of all, I do not agree with several of the things Dunn said in those tweets. No LGBTQIA+ person owes anyone a coming out. No one needs to be “comfy”...
Today, it’s my turn to ask the questions. Here’s my challenge to you for the month of June: find a creative way to answer the following.
That could be in the form of discussing it with the people in your household or your colleagues via Zoom meeting. Draw a picture or a diagram. Build a model. Do a vlog. Write a blog post or essay.
Share your responses via your social media, and tag us so we can share them too!
- What’s your favorite literary genre and why?
- What makes a compelling...
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While we’re still in this phase of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, we all need things to keep our minds occupied. To that end, here are Supposed Crimes’ fabulous April and May books.
First, if you’re in the mood for futuristic heroes and villains, you can check out Agent Phoenix by Christopher Michael Carter. There are a lot of fight scenes, so go into this with your battle armor on.
This is an uncertain time for a lot of us. As I type this, I’m in my living room with my kids nearby, doing a video call with their music teacher. My spouse is preparing for an online meeting as well.
We’re the lucky ones.
We have the luxury, the privilege, of all working from home. I already do, and we live in a school district that can provide technology and food for every student, free of charge. My spouse works for a state educational agency. We have good enough health insurance to...
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...