Tag Archive - gay

No More Ugly Villains!

10 May 2017 by , No Comments

What’s the first thing you think when an albino character appears in a movie? I bet it’s “Ew, what a creep! He’s got to be a villain!” And you’d usually be right. From Harry Potter’s Voldemort to the killer twins in The Matrix to The DaVinci Code’s psycho killer, albinism has been used as a […]

Six of My Favorite Gay Fictional Couples

14 February 2017 by , 1 Comment

We all know February is really for lovers. For some of us, it’s especially for gay lovers. Alexander the Great and Hephaestion (though not as portrayed by Colin Farrell and Jared Leto in that really bad movie). Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley. John and Palmer. (If you haven’t yet had a chance to read […]

Lessons From a Book Launch

5 January 2017 by , 1 Comment

So Man & Beast, my first novel in nearly fifteen years, came out last month and I thought it would be helpful if I shared my experiences launching it. We Indie authors have to stick together after all and I’ve always appreciated when other authors shared their experiences about what worked and didn’t work for […]

Good Sex and How To Write It. (Hint: It’s Not All About Showing Everything)

7 December 2016 by , No Comments

No, I said, good sex and how to write it. Not have it. If you’re looking for that kind of information, go check out Dan Savage. This post is going to discuss how I use sex in my writing, followed by an example from Man & Beast, my latest novel. Writing a great sex scene […]

Why Historical Gay Fiction?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Did you know a gay man helped George Washington win the American Revolution? (His Name was Baron von Steuben and was German!) Did you know that President James Buchanan was almost certainly gay? How about Leonardo da Vinci, Richard the Lionhearted, or Eleanor Roosevelt? The answer is almost certainly “no.” That is why I write […]

Hold on! Johnny Appleseed Was Gay?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Sharp-eyed readers of Man & Beast might recognize that the book’s hero, John Chapman, is based on an actual historical figure that we rather condescending refer to today as Johnny Appleseed. While I can’t prove John Chapman was gay, no one can prove he wasn’t either. And I think my reading of the few facts […]

Why Did You Update, Rename, and Re-release Your Books?

10 November 2016 by , No Comments

Whoa, there is a lot in that question, so let’s unpack it, shall we? I re-released Man & Beast (formerly Frontiers) and Man & Monster (formerly Firelands) for several reasons. First, because I got the rights back to them and there had never been an ebook version of either. And even though it’s been a […]

Why Indigenous People’s Day Instead of Columbus Day?

11 October 2016 by , No Comments

In most of the United States, Monday was Columbus Day, celebrating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the new world. But in Seattle (where I live) and in a growing number of places around the U.S., Columbus Day is being replaced with Indigenous People’s Day. It’s about fricking time. Why, you might ask? After all, […]

Man & Beast: Chapter One — A Sexy, Gay Twist on American History

5 October 2016 by , No Comments

It’s still a little while until Man & Beast comes out, but you don’t have to wait that long to read the exciting first chapter! Just follow this link and you can get a sneak preview of the adventures of John Chapman and what happens  when he stumbles upon a cabin deep in the American […]