Last July I recklessly attempted sourdough bread from scratch. We had a commitment ceremony where I promised to feed and protect my newly born starter, buy suitable glass jars and crockery jugs for the rising tyrant, for better or for worse, et cetera. Well, not for worse, because if it goes bad you kill it … Continue reading Rise of the Starter Culture
In the 1990s, I started writing a bunch of short stories based on liminal moments in my life growing up gay in the 1960s and 1970. Over the next twenty-five plus years, they became the a fictionalized memoir of Steven Sterling, a character very much like me growing up very much like I had grown … Continue reading Tag
I couldn't believe it when Wayne Goodman, the founder of Queer Words Podcast, wanted to interview me for an episode. I had just been selected to be a part of the 2020 Pride Bundle of books, edited by Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press, that would be available in June (LGBTQ Pride Month if … Continue reading My Queer Words Podcast Interview
You've heard the phrase "East of Maui?" It used to loosely reference coolness, surfing off the beaten path, something that implied laid back fun, a little irreverent and definitely wild. Last century, a few folks got together a started a surf shop with that name. This century, I found "East of the Web" and was … Continue reading RADIO HEADS
I’m attending C’Monfluence this weekend, a FREE Virtual Conference. Come join us! Link to guest list: https://confluence-sff.org/cmonfluence-2020/cmonfluence-guests/Link to registration: https://confluence-sff.org/cmonfluence-registration-2/ My Schedule: Three panels, a reading, and a coffee klatsch where you can come and talk to me in a group setting Friday 10/02/2020 6:00 - 6:50 Track 2 - panel LGBTQ Protagonists in SF/F … Continue reading My Confluence Schedule for the weekend of Oct 2 – 4, 2020
I have lost my will. I have given in. Curiosity has bitten this cat and it may be fatal. I have risen to the siren call of sourdoughing that has taken so many over the past several months. Forgive me. Expect to find me buried me in homemade bread very soon. Okay, that isn’t such … Continue reading Sourdough Starter Starting
This summer, I'm writing for an awesome cause—and I need your support. I'm writing for the Clarion West Write-a-thon, the fundraiser that helps support world-class instruction to empower emerging and underrepresented writers. Clarion West is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing some of the best speculative fiction workshops in the galaxy. It's run by … Continue reading Clarion West Write-a-thon Underway!
What better thing than to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride than with Ten Awesome eBooks bundled together to keep you reading all month long! The 2020 Pride Month Bundle - Curated by Catherine Lundoff A note from Catherine Lundoff: Celebrating Pride Month with a StoryBundle has become an annual tradition, one in which we present a different … Continue reading June is Pride Month! The 2020 PRIDE MONTH BUNDLE is here!
Despite warnings, we planted mail-order tomato plants before that last arctic blast. We’ve had good luck in the past and, sure enough, all six plants survived the cold snap, only to be ravaged just days later by an unseen marauder! Of course, with all this time at home coupled with a love of gardening, we … Continue reading Wild Life in the Garden
Okay, so I did something interesting and, I hope, successful. This involves a story I've been writing and rewriting for a very long time and it's based on an event in my childhood. Yes, fiction based on real liminal moments growing up gay in a homophobic world. I've been working on a collection of these … Continue reading Story Evolution – You’re not writing for you.