Category Archives: Composition

the writing craft & process

Assur (a bit of fiction owed to our Dark Fairy Queen)

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Newly-hung stars light our path through the grove, fat with summer fruit. I crouch low against Arye’s back, my fingers buried in her mane. Wound round my throat Nachash eggs Arye on. “They’re gaining.” she calls out as if we … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Publisher

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(Part 1 – How I Ended up Publishing Independently) I didn’t intend to get all indie with this book, or maybe I did in the beginning, but when editors start nosing around one feels hopeful and when agents get involved … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch: In Book News

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When Alice first revealed herself to us, someone loaned me a book from the local PFLAG library. It was a skinny yellow volume titled “Mom, I Need to Be a Girl” written by a woman who called herself Just Evelyn. … Continue reading

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Humbled Parent of Delightful Transgender Teenager with Issues

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 I’ve been working with badass Bradley on revisions for The Complicated Geography of Alice and I just cut the following chapter from the manuscript. It’s always wrenching to tear stuff out, so I’m sharing it here to soothing my psyche. … Continue reading

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In Book-ish News

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I’m breaking up with my agent. Or maybe she’s breaking up with me. Either way, we’ve apparently come to the end of this eternally awkward and non-communicative road. Some of you know that I have been underwhelmed by her activities on … Continue reading

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