Upcoming events: Lambda Writers Retreat, Lit in the Lou, and more

Several fun things are coming up in the next couple months. Next week I’ll be heading to Los Angeles for the Lambda Literaryllf Foundation’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. I’m very excited to be taking a workshop with writer Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of The Big Bang Symphony. During the retreat, all of the fellows in attendance give readings, and I’ll post a link to the video once that’s up.

Then, in September I’ll be heading to Seattle for the Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up, September 20. The following day, Sunday, September 21, at 3 p.m. I’ll be in Olympia for a group reading at Orca Books.

Finally, in October I’ll be participating in Lit in the Lou, a festival of the book for St. Louis, which will be held from October 10–12 in the University City Loop. More details on that as they come available. It’s going to be an exciting fall!

FOOLISH HEARTS available now as audiobook

Prefer to have your fiction read to you? Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, which contains my story “Tea,” is now available in audio format from audible.com. Click the graphic or this link to check it out, including an audio excerpt. (And if you’ve never subscribed to Audible, you can get it for free with a […]

Co-hosting Swoon Reading Series April 4

If you’re in Vancouver this evening, April 4, I’m co-hosting a reading series with Ruth Daniell called Swoon: A Literary Evening of Love, Sex, and Chocolate. I read at this last year, so it’s especially a pleasure to be back and introducing a great line-up of readers including Garth Martens, Joelle Barron, and Taylor Basso, […]

Vancouver Reading March 13

If you’re in Vancouver, BC, I’ll be reading on Thursday, March 13, at the Cottage Bistro on Main Street as part of Locution, the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program‘s MFA reading series. The event starts at 7 p.m., and I’ll be reading a passage from The Unwanted and will be joining fellow MFA […]

THE UNWANTED available for pre-order; also, FOOLISH HEARTS now available

It’s getting closer to publication date for The Unwanted, my YA fantasy novel from Bold Strokes Books. The official release happens on March 18, 2014, but the print edition is available for pre-order now from several outlets. Check out the page for The Unwanted here on the site. You can also add it on Goodreads. […]

“Tea” in the anthology FOOLISH HEARTS

I’m delighted that another of my stories will be appearing in Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction edited by Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane. My first published work of fiction, “At the End of the Leash,” appeared in their anthology Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction back in 2009. My story “Tea” is included in […]

Cover art for THE UNWANTED

I’m really excited to be able to share the cover art for my upcoming novel, the YA fantasy The Unwanted: They did a nice job, huh? Look for it to come out in March 2014. I’ll post pre-order links as well as a few teasers here and there leading up to that.

Advance praise for THE OTHER MAN

“Lust and jealousy bring out the worst in people, but the worst can sometimes bring out the best in writers. This book is full of bad behavior and ugly emotions, but it also contains some fine truths and excellent storytelling.” —Christopher Bram, author of Gods and Monsters and Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America […]

Reading at Saints & Sinners this May

The Saints & Sinners Literary Festival is an annual must-attend event on my calendar. This year it’s from May 23–26 and is, as always, in the wonderful city of New Orleans (home to plenty of sinners—and maybe one or two saints). In past years, I’ve attended workshops given by writers such as Radclyffe, Jess Wells, […]

A reading from “The Key Ingredient”

I gave a reading in Vancouver on March 20 from my short story “The Key Ingredient,” published in Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu, edited by Jerry Wheeler and published by Bold Strokes Books. It’s a story about a pastry chef mourning the loss of his boyfriend and finding comfort through bread pudding. The […]