Friday, January 25, 2013

Discovery Channeled

Nature and adaptability.

Two themes pervade my research for the sequel to Every Time I Think of You.
So many new developments in each area promise a great future for the duo in this 1980s-set story. But unfortunately, I can't include them, because they wouldn't have happened yet.

But I can share them now.

Monday, January 21, 2013

One Today

Watch gay Cuban-American poet, Richard Blanco, deliver the inaugural poem, “One Today,” during President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Read the full poem below (yes, I bought his three books last week, and look forward to reading them all!).

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter of Our ... Content

Well, any "grumpy cat" feelings of resentment over my comparatively limited books sales (see previous post) have been eliminated by two things; nice reviews and snow!

Check out my GoodReads profile. Among the new reviews is one from  Mrs. Condit Reads blog.
"Both of the main characters of this story grab you and take you on a journey of discovery with them. What could have been a sweet, wonderful story suddenly becomes something darker and much grittier after an accident changes things in a way that neither of them expects. You want to grab them up and hold them, protecting them from the possible future they’ve lost and the potential future they now have to find, whether it be alone or together remains to be seen.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Read? Good.

So, if my books are so good, why aren't they more popular? Is it because I'm not popular? Am I the Grumpy Cat of gay publishing?

I've been wondering that recently for several reasons. The first is that I've had several friends and colleagues ask to meet up for a meal or coffee, or via phone calls and emails, to "pick my brain" about publishing. While I can imagine nothing more painful-sounding than having my brain picked, I do offer my advice, but no brain chunks.

But I'm not sure if my advice is worthy. I plow through the chores of doing it all myself, and take some small comfort when colleagues who have the advantage of prestigious publishers and agents regale me with their woes (mostly to do with a lack of control over their work), the position of being a "success" still befuddles me somewhat.