Hero by Perry Moore – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

From the Blurb: The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League – the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he’s gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch;...

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Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Fantasy Crowdfunded Anthology – Guest Post

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, News, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Today I want to welcome two special guests to the blog, Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. Alisa and Julia are currently in the process of raising money for a very exciting young adult anthology. Here’s what they have to say about the project: We’re the editors of a new anthology of diverse YA fantasy stories called Kaleidoscope. We’re crowdfunding on Pozible until the end of this month, and if you visit our Pozible page you can watch a couple of videos we’ve made, and learn a bit about the project. In this post, we wanted to go into a little more depth to talk about...

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New Fiction: California Dreaming by Gil Segev

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA, Teen Writers | 0 comments

California Dreaming Gil Segev Finn is leaving home and flying all the way to California to be with the one he loves. It should be exciting, so why is Finn nervous? California Dreaming by Gil Segev won 3rd Place in Visibility Fiction’s Teens Only Writing Competition. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Gil Segev was born in Haifa, Israel, and moved to the cold of Canada when he was eight years old. Besides being a total nut for cheesecake, Gil takes interest in perfumery, videography, and writing (duh!). —– If you enjoyed “California Dreaming”...

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New in Fiction – Braids by Anne E. Johnson

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity | 0 comments

Braids Anne E. Johnson The class trip to a farm doesn’t sound like much fun to Lateesha, but when her friend Paulie drags her along, she discovers getting out of the city might be just what she needs. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Anne E. Johnson lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of several novels from small publishers. Drawing on her eclectic background, which includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, she has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. As the author of over thirty published short stories, she has won writing...

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New in Fiction – The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Fiction, LGBTQIA | 0 comments

The Banshee Initiate Kelly Matsuura Blayne’s awakening is only days away, but can she find the strength to perform her first task as a banshee if she can’t find the courage to tell the one she loves? Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but has lived most of her adult life in the northern hemisphere. She has published numerous short stories online in group anthologies, and in two self-published anthologies. She enjoys writing fantasy, literature, young adult, romance, and a combination of these genres. You can find...

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F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 0 comments

F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy – Book Review by Stevie Schafer From The Blurb: School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the competitive punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it’s about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings FTM lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don’t want to lose a...

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