“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
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”
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!
Spread the Word! This is an important book and the time is right, so together, let’s support: Ann Bausum’s Book Launch at A Room of One’s Own: 315 West Gorham Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. Advance Praise: “Her narrative feels fueled by rage and empowerment and the urge to tell… Continue reading Important Book Launch: “Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights”
I recently watched Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer, and found myself surprised by two things: The first was when Diane Sawyer mentioned President Obama as the first President to ever actually address “transgender” issues. Bruce’s reply prompted Sawyer to ask if he was a Republican, to which he responded affirmatively. I felt as surprised as… Continue reading Bruce Jenner’s Rocking the World!
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!
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
How will you answer Leelah’s call for change? The recent death of Leelah (Joshua Alcorn) has created a storm of responses. Some coming from a place of love and compassion, others ringing with anger, blame, and the same intolerance that propagated the pain, which led to Leelah’s fatal decision. Those of us who’ve read Leelah’s suicide note… Continue reading A Call for Compassion for Trans Teens (And Parents, Too)
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!
Who was your favorite character to write about and why? Aside from my primary protagonist, Alyx Atlas, who will always have a special place in my heart, the character who made me laugh was Alyx’s quirky, quasi-mentor, Uncle Grizzly. Despite his enormous tattooed girth, his Harley riding rough side, and the fact that he… Continue reading Q & A with Author Bridget Birdsall about “Double Exposure”