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a new preface for old stories

In a dusty box in the storage closet of the HUD Housing complex behind the Burger King on McHenry Avenue, you’ll find my file, three inches thick and spanning my nine year residency. The last time I saw the file … Continue reading

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Another Cigarette – Snapshot circa 2005

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[It’s been nearly two years since I smoked my last cigarette, but I found this bit tucked away in a pocket just now and it made me smile.] The kid is maybe sixteen, slouched on a stone bench outside the bus … 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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