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

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?

When One Woman Wins, We All Win: Why I Give $5 a Month to AROHO

“Never had much money . . . but I lived like a millionaire.” Jane Vanderbosh Inspired by my late friend and fellow writer, Jane, I decided in December of 2001, to give $5 to anyone who asked for money that holiday season. The world was still reeling from the aftershock of 9/11, I was a… Continue reading When One Woman Wins, We All Win: Why I Give $5 a Month to AROHO

One Dyslexic’s True Life Story

  What happens when your biggest dream becomes a re-occurring nightmare? Imagine you are in first grade and more than anything in the world you want to learn to read and write, unlike the other kids, you know what you want to do when you grow up. You want to write books. So you stare… Continue reading One Dyslexic’s True Life Story