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 Meet Me Halfway coverVirtual Author Visit to Your Book Club!

If your book club, community organization, workplace, church, school, or other group commits to reading Meet Me Halfway, I will make a Virtual Author Visit to your group (via Skype, Google, FaceTime, etc.) — for free! Just let me know via the contact form on this site and we’ll make a plan.

“Hearing Voices”: Online Course on Creating Distinct Character Voices

Course begins September 5, 2017. Check out the info on the Teaches page!

Or go right to the course page on Ruzuku to learn more.

“Poetry for Your Prose”: Online Course on Using the Power of Poetry to Enliven Your Prose

Course begins in late October. More info soon!

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An Excerpt of Junction, My New Novel, Will Soon Be Available–Fall 2017

I’m so excited to introduce you to my new novel, Junction, through the anticipated Fall 2017 publication of Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars. Editors S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch chose the scene from Junction in which my protagonist, Mat Rodriguez, takes KC, her boss’s wife, out dancing in a rural gay bar in hopes of sparking some romance with this enticing–and married–woman.

Yes, Mat’s a little bit of a troublemaker, but I swear you’re going to love her. If you want to meet her in less compromising circumstances, you can check out the Junction excerpt that was recently published in The Account. In that excerpt, you also get to read some of the novel-inside-the-novel, the lesbian pulp fiction tragedy, Flame on the Mesa.

After the devastating 2016 attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, editors S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch were motivated to collect writings about the importance of gay bars as places of safety, fun, and transformation for the LGBTQ community. Proceeds from this exciting anthology will go to programs that support LGBTQ youth. I’ll be sure to let you know the minute Our Happy Hours is out on the shelves!