Friday, August 21, 2009

Dreamspinner Press to publish "The Marriage of True Minds: A Ghost Story"

I just received a contract for the publication in e-format of my novella "The Marriage of True Minds: A Ghost Story" by Dreamspinner Press. (See the post below for a plot summary.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

eAnthology benefitting the Matthew Shepard Foundation

My short story Acceptance was contracted for an eAnthology from Troquere Press called Changing Minds. All of the proceeds (and a matching gift from the publisher) will go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation. ( ) I will post more information here once the work is available for purchase, probably early in September. The story is a first-person narrative told by the gay son of a female Republican presidential candidate who defeats Hillary Clinton in a 2008 election that never was. It's a family drama that happens to overlap the national stage, not a political work. And I have to say it pained me for Hillary to be defeated again, but the needs of the story demanded it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hallowell Holdings - Queer Gothic

I've just finished my first full draft of a queer gothic short story called Hallowell Holdings. It takes place in 2075 when the sins of the Bush era war profiteers have come home to roost. The story features twins, genetically mutating diseases, stolen art treasures, an African houseboy, murder, incest, torture, mysterious midnight visitations, and a white chimpanzee named Apollinaire. I've still got some editing and polishing to do, but I am very pleased with this draft.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Galleys - Best Gay Romance 2010

I just got the galleys for Best Gay Romance 2010 (Cleis Press) and I am excited to be the first story in the anthology. The anthology is being edited by Richard Labonte, with whom I thoroughly enjoy working. The story (Paws de Deux) is a (bear) love story told within the structure of a traditional pas de deux. My parent had their 40th Anniversary recently and I read a short excerpt from this story for them at the party. It's a lovely piece that ends with an uncharacteristically hopeful, romantic ending. I am very excited about the anthology.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What would Miss Manners do?

I just completed a story called The Thank You Note.

Manhattanites Roddy and Army decide to satisfy the seven year itch by placing a Craigslist ad and finding a third for a fantasy evening. But the morning after, once their hot Georgia boy has gone back downtown, the question of etiquette rears its ugly head. Roddy and Army trade sections of the Sunday Times and ponder the eternal question: Is it suitable to send a thank you note in such circumstances? What would Miss Manners do?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Great Review of How Could I Not? from Sundistry Vol I

I woke up this morning to find a note from the lovely editors at Dreamspinner alerting me to a great review of Sindustry, Vol. I. This particular review singles my story out for special attention. (Yay!) Take a Look.

Well Read Review