Grrrls on the Side is a 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Award winner for Young Adult Fiction. Description: The year is 1994 and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high […]
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It’s Day of the Girl and National Coming Out Day, so thought I’d give away a book featuring my bisexual badass heroine Tabitha. Head on over to Twitter to RT this post and follow me. You could win a copy of Grrrls on the Side! Want a copy of GRRRLS ON THE SIDE? ’90s punk, […]
What’s your ’90s Zine called?
Grrrls on the Side is full of excerpts from the characters’ zines. These blog-style print booklets have great names like “Chubby Bunny” and “Material Grrrl.” Want to know what your ’90s zine would be called? In the graphic above, just find the word associated with your zodiac sign (#1), then the last digit of your […]
Playlist for your next riot
Girl-fronted punk bands gave birth to the Riot Grrrl movement. As a result, music played an important role in its culture and the writing of Grrrls on the Side. This playlist is inspired by both the characters from Grrrls and the time period in which it is set—some songs are more modern and others are […]
The many ‘flavors’ of bisexuality
I’m going to be blunt here. I only came out as bi about a year ago. Just one year. 365 days, give or take. For the three and a half decades prior, I identified as straight. And not just publicly. I really and truly believed it. For more than 35 years, I thought that, despite […]
Revolution (21st century) girl style
“The early ‘90s were a difficult time to be a woman, especially a young one, and too little has changed in the intervening decades.” — Sara Marcus, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution This quote is the epigraph to my latest novel, Grrrls on the Side, and I chose […]
I’m going on (virtual) tour!
Join me June 8-21 as I hop around the interwebz to visit these great blogs to talk about Grrrls on the Side. You’ll get exclusive content, giveaways and more! And don’t forget to follow #GRRRLSTour on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter for even more angry ’90s feminist shenanigans! 8 June A Little Bit Tart, A Little […]
Riot Grrrls and Trigger Warnings
My novel Grrrls on the Side, (Duet, June 8, 2017), takes place during the Riot Grrrl movement of the early to mid-’90s. The young women who considered themselves Riot Grrrls were feminists, activists and artists. They participated in the punk scene, created zines, marched on Washington, spoke out about rape culture, and demanded to be […]
Grrrls on the Side Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway opens April 14, 2017. Only open to U.S. residents.
“I want to spit in the face of consumerism and piss on the patriarchy.” —Marty DeVane, Grrrls on the Side Pre-order Grrrls on the Side from Interlude Press, Amazon, Target or for Nook. Available from Duet Books, the YA imprint of Interlude Press on June 8, 2017.