Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

I am thrilled to be joining fellow children’s book author Miranda Paul at the upcoming Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Conference in Milwaukee. Our goal is to inspire educators to leverage the power of stories beyond their classroom walls. By sharing our own stories about how a picture book about women in Gambia has chronicled a large-scale… Continue reading Join me in Milwaukee at Books Matter: Changing the World Through Literature

Blessed are the Authors Whose Books are Banned!

Check out E. Kristin Anderson’s blog! She asked me and some other authors to blog about Banned Book Month. Please visit her excellent site, Write All the Words! and read my guest post. Here’s the post I contributed to E. Kristin Anderson’s blog, Write All the Words, to commemorate Banned Book month. Banned Books Month Guest… Continue reading Blessed are the Authors Whose Books are Banned!

Growing Up Intersex: Embracing Teens Who Are Different

“Instead of tormenting those who are different from us, we should be embracing them, and be thankful for their presence.” Mary As Double Exposure finds its way in the world, many readers have shared their own stories with me. I am continually awed and inspired by their honesty, tenacity and courage. What stands out most… Continue reading Growing Up Intersex: Embracing Teens Who Are Different

“Stonewall” author Ann Bausum Recommends “Double Exposure”

The following article appeared in the June 7, 2015 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Just Read It | Ann Bausum “Just Read It” is a regular feature in which the State Journal seeks recommendations from authors, literary enthusiasts and experts, focused on the contributor’s particular genre of expertise.  Ann Bausum writes about history for… Continue reading “Stonewall” author Ann Bausum Recommends “Double Exposure”

Q&A on website of author Jenna Leigh Evans

I’m thrilled that writer Jenna Leigh Evans interviewed me for an article on her website. Her work has been published everywhere from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to the literary magazine of the Henry Miller Library. She just won the North Street Book Award for her debut novel Prosperity, which I’m excited to read… Continue reading Q&A on website of author Jenna Leigh Evans

Gay is One Thing, but This Bruce Jenner Thing….

This  morning I spoke with a man, who by all rights is an open and loving individual, yet he shared honestly with me that he is having a hard time “swallowing” this “Bruce Jenner thing.” I’m writing about this and sharing the following post, because other fairly open-minded friends, including some who identify as gay… Continue reading Gay is One Thing, but This Bruce Jenner Thing….

“Double Exposure” Brings the IPPY Gold Home to Wisconsin!

The Gay / Lesbian / Bi / Trans Fiction Independent Book of the Year Award goes to Double Exposure! The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000… Continue reading “Double Exposure” Brings the IPPY Gold Home to Wisconsin!

The Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award Banquet: You’re Invited!

When DOUBLE EXPOSURE  WON the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award, I decided I needed to learn more about the Council of Wisconsin Writer’s and those who have worked to preserve and sustain the amazing literary traditions, talents and created opportunities for groundbreaking Wisconsin authors and their books. This years WINNERS will be reading at the Wisconsin Club in… Continue reading The Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award Banquet: You’re Invited!

“Double Exposure” Wins 1st Place from the Council of Wisconsin Writers!

  On St. Paddy’s day, today March 17, 2015, I received this email: “Congratulations! Our judge in the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award contest chose your book “Double Exposure” for our First Prize…” Wow, Double Exposure, has received it’s third award this month! A Lambda Literary Nomination, an INDIEFAB nomination and now, this! Thank you, gentle… Continue reading “Double Exposure” Wins 1st Place from the Council of Wisconsin Writers!