Golden Crowne Literary Award: Why Support Lesbian Writers?

Authors Bridget Birdsall and Dorothy Allison at a Lambda Literary Retreat.

I’m proud to say that “Double Exposure“ has been nominated for a 2015 Golden Crown Literary Award! Bestselling author Dorothy Allison will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) conference, July 22-26 in New Orleans. I met Dorothy several years ago when I was a Lambda Fellow-2010, and I have… Continue reading Golden Crowne Literary Award: Why Support Lesbian Writers?

“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!

“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!

“Double Exposure” Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award!

This post is an update on a fabulous GALA! Out of 818 submissions, Double Exposure was chosen as a finalist for the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards–or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known. The Lammys celebrate achievement in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Queer writing. The Lambda Literary Awards bring national attention to the presence… Continue reading “Double Exposure” Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award!

Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.

Here’s the press release that accompanied my appearance on Milwaukee WTMJ Channel 4 TV’s Wisconsin Tonight. “Double Exposure” speaks of bullying, basketball and being yourself   By Rachael Glaszcz. CREATED Jan 30, 2015 Bridget Birdsall is an author who grew up in Brookfield. Her nephew’s suicide inspired her to write a book about victims of… Continue reading Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.

“Double Exposure” Nominated for Teen Choice Book Award

Video Image of Young Adult anti-bully book called Double Exposure

I am thrilled that Double Exposure made it onto the nomination list for the Teen Choice Book Award. Please help me spread the word, and please vote–it’s fun, fast and easy, I promise! Click here to vote:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLXJ2G3

Radio Interview on Mitch Henck Show

I had the great pleasure of appearing on the Mitch Henck Show on December 3, 2014. In this radio interview, we talked about my book Double Exposure, and some of the important themes it brings up, such as dealing with differences, the meaning of intersex, and the importance of anti-bullying initiatives.

Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!

Gotta love my fellow writers and illustrators from SCBWI! Check out the generosity of it’s dedicated members below, and of course, that basket contained a copy of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, because hey, that’s where Alyx Atlas Kowalski lives! ____________________________________________________________________ CUDAHY, WI…The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI-WI) gave a generous… Continue reading Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!

Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post

Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post