Because the Out in Colorado anthology is available for preorder from Storm Moon Press! And one of this otter’s buddies is in the anthology. Stories from Caitlin Ricci, Lichen Craig, George Seaton, and moi, all with a Colorado theme, are packed into one volume. Check it out.
Most of the events that affect me personally also affect another person much more, and those stories are not mine to tell. But I love him dearly and am glad to see any change in the world that will make him happier.
I’ve tried to do that in a small way, by writing stories that show happy endings, that love is love and that everyone deserves and should get their own slice of love and happiness. It’s not a reality for everyone, and that has to change.
I wrote a short a few years ago, which came out at a time when the news was full of stories of young gay people killing themselves, often driven by bullying. I had no idea that the story would be so timely, and in fact, it frightened me. The worst part is that I am not sure that anything’s changed, aside from the news coverage. The story isn’t entirely grim–it ends on hope, the kind of hope I want all young people to feel, that all good things are possible for them.
All of you who are here are showing your open minds and open hearts. Thank you. Spread the love. It’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/, May 17, so lets send it all around the world.
And as my thanks to you, anyone who comments is welcome to a copy of that short in PDF, MOBI, or EPUB, your choice. Leave a comment with your file preference and your email, and I will buzz you off a copy of On Call: Crossroads.
And if you want to tell me one good thing you’ve seen recently regarding matters QUILTBAG, that would be great!
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Bet you can find something good to read in this list. ;D
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It’s the last day of Dean’s workshop, and my brain is now full to overflowing on how to run Indesign and news and ways of the publishing business. I have gone a whole week and opened Photoshop once. How weird is that? I expected to LIVE on that program.
But looky! I has art now for the upcoming print release of Donal agus Jimmy! Still formatting the interior, but the outside, aside from that small matter of how wide the spine will be, is done. Much as I love the story’s current face, my harsh taskmaster reminded me that if I didn’t do my own, I wouldn’t learn how, and spatted my hand for doing a back cover and spine without the front. Le sigh.
The inside is fun–one little tweak of the tracking control and whole lines of text organize themselves.
Where’s that button for the rest of my life?
Bet you can find something you’ve been longing for in this list. ;D
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