How To Be a “Real” “Writer” This “Summer”:
Ah, summer. Lovers frolicking barefoot through the abandoned needle-strewn streets; furious, disowned dogs chasing children through the underfunded wilderness of once-proud public parks; the delightful bikini top worn by the strange man who waits for you outside your front door. Yet you won’t be witness to any of these delightful sun-month traditions. You’re a writer now, and that means dedication, isolation, and total darkness.
Close the blinds. Don’t let the shameless, sinful lure of …
Hurrah, it’s another of those posts where I post about things which have actually happened rather than simply happened in my own mind and potentially on some other plane of existence.
Things that happened:
My novel The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights has been released by Lethe PressNow available as an ebook, paperback, and audiobook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Lethe Press (among others). It’s also available in local bookstores.
The novel has received positive reviews on Amazon, Audible, and Goodreads, and …
Now, I’m not one to dictate the likes and dislikes of two thousand-year old historical figures, but I do enjoy it when others enlighten me. Like a teenager in a relationship for the first time Jesus is continually saying that He loves me, usually through manic-eyed people wielding leaflets which tell me the exact opposite.
Ah, but you see, Jesus loves me, he just doesn’t like the things I do. Because of course my inner self and my actions have absolutely no bearing …
So I finally tricked a publisher into publishing my novel, and I’m very happy to announce that The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights is now available to buy as a book, ebook, audiobook, or series of sinister screams coming from a room in your house you had no previous idea existed.
The book is about gays, and straights, but has very little actual death (though it does contain lots of fundamentalists, drag queens, and burning …
So it’s been a busy few months, and a very strange past few days. In March I submitted a question to PinkNews on the possibility of polyamorous unions, for their upcoming Q&A with Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Bennett’s response on May 1st that she was open to discussion on the idea made national news. I’ve been mentioned in the Telegraph, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, and the Independent.
In response I wrote an article for PinkNews: ’Why polyamorous marriages are the next step to equality’.