Mar 06

Hoosier Daddy Named Lambda Literary Award Finalist

26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced    Hoosier Daddy: A Heartland Romance has been named as a Lambda Literary Awards finalist under the Lesbian Romance category. Now in their twenty-sixth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at The …

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Feb 08

A Jury of His Peers

This is a meditation about writing and its relationship to living…and dying. The experts teach us that writing and storytelling cannot be separated from living. They share the same water and air. They coexist in space and time just like any two, seeming contradictions. Liquid metal. Hard water. Bright night. Soft porn. We accept these …

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Jan 24

Lightning Bugs and Rhubarb Pie

Maybe it’s because the thermometer read eight degrees when I got up this morning? [N.B. That's eight degrees Fahrenheit. In North Carolina.] Or maybe it’s because I still have an insatiable fascination with this new SoundCloud gizmo? Or maybe it’s because I felt like I owed it to everyone who indulged me with that chapter from …

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Jan 14

Everything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned from Jane Austen

You all believe that, right? But, it’s true. This by no means is intended to suggest that I routinely apply everything I learned, or that my sage works of fiction stand like obelisks in an honored row, extolling the greatness of Austen’s prose. Certainly, they do not. But they would if I could. And that …

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Jan 09

The Collaboration Dating Game with McMan and West

The Interviews: Ann McMan and Salem West Talk About Writing Hoosier Daddy   When people kept asking about what really happened behind the curtain when Ann and Salem sat down to write Hoosier Daddy: A Heartland Romance, the author Barrett decided to take matters into her own hands. Pop on over to Barrett’s blog to …

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Dec 15

Too Lesbian.

“It’s too lesbian.” Is that a loaded phase, or what? I mean, we’ve all heard about loaded baked potatoes. And new cars that are loaded with options. Guns are loaded, too. And if memory serves, my dear, departed father was frequently loaded—especially on Christmas Eve, when the threat of so much “family” intimacy was more …

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