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!

Summer Reading? Try these important diverse books by Kekla Magoon & E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

This article ran a few months back. However, after running into Kekla at ALA in San Francisco, I want to give a shout out on my blog to some very timely diverse books! The following article appeared in the Jan. 16, 2015 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Just Read It | Bridget Birdsall “Just… Continue reading Summer Reading? Try these important diverse books by Kekla Magoon & E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

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?

“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”

Ann Bausum Breaking Out With a New Book on the Evolution of Gay Rights: “Stonewall”

Ann Bausum will join me at Barnes & Noble West in Madison (7433 Mineral Point Road, near West Towne Mall) on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. We will read and discuss the powerfulpotential for books to make a difference in our world—along with the importance of LGBT books, both fiction and nonfiction. If… Continue reading Ann Bausum Breaking Out With a New Book on the Evolution of Gay Rights: “Stonewall”

The Promise, Purpose, and Perils, of a Writer’s Life: Why Every Word Counts

I cannot speak for other writers, only for myself, yet I’ve heard others say what I am about to say: that is . . . if you can possibly choose a career other than a writer, for Heaven’s sake, chose it. For in truth, most writers I know live isolated, tortured lives, engaged in a… Continue reading The Promise, Purpose, and Perils, of a Writer’s Life: Why Every Word Counts