What is it about someone that makes another person let them into their life, even when their logical brain is telling them to watch out? Why do some (rare) people seem to possess that magical quality that makes you fall head over heels, flat on your face, and stupidly ignore all internal warning bells until further notice? How can you turn it off? How can people that SEEM right for you not be the ones that grab your heart, while the one that CLEARLY isn’t is the one that you stop everything for? (more…)
Ahh, it’s good to be back. Excuse me while I brush the dust off of this old blog. Anyways, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve written. I haven’t been dead (which would mean I’m now brought BACK from the dead, so I’d be, like, some kind of…zombie creature? Which is just cool, except dark circles under the eyes is SO not a good look for me) nor hospitalized nor (insert terrible health emergency or injury here). (more…)
To understand what this blog is about, please first read this article on the Huffington Post about Mallory Owens, the Alabama lesbian attacked and brutally beaten by her girlfriend’s brother on Thanksgiving.
Have to give props to social media and the tight-knit power of the LGBT community – No sooner did the news of this brutal attack break did many of my friends begin posting and sharing the graphic photos and accompanying story about Mallory Owens. It was shocking to read – I have no idea what it’s like to be gay and live in the Deep South, but I always knew I probably wouldn’t like it too much…Although I never imagined that they literally still tried to kill us “down there”. (more…)
There comes a time in every member of the LGBT community’s lives when you learn to desensitize yourself to the constant influx of homophobia that comes through the the media and, of course, close-minded folk all over the country. It’s almost like a fight-or-flight response; you can’t possibly expend the energy to fight or defend yourself against every single homophobic situation or phrase – So you learn to roll your eyes and choose your battles. (more…)
In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I thought I would take a moment and share what it is that inspires me to write. I recently released my first lesbian fiction/romance novel, All That Glitters, and am so grateful for both modern, emerging technology and society’s gradual acceptance of the LGBT community – Both of which has allowed me to chase my passions and share them with the world. (more…)
…And it feels so good. I am VERY happy and excited in a way that I can’t quite put into words – After much back and forth, deliberation, editing, re-editing, writing, re-writing and lots, lots, LOTS of reflection and thought, I am releasing my first novel on October 1st. (more…)