Sometimes when writing a novel, you have to kill your darlings. And this was the case for me with Past Imperfect. Ana Espinosa-Lawson is one of my favorite characters in the series. She’s morally gray and goes through quite a journey to find her own happiness. One of her flaws is her skepticism. She doubts […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Just because I wear lipstick and paint my nails doesn’t mean I’m not a feminist and I wish people would figure that out.” —Cherie Wong, Grrrls on the Side Pre-order Grrrls on the Side from Amazon, Target or for Nook. Available from Duet Books, the YA imprint of Interlude Press on June 8, 2017.
You’re not caught in a time loop, it’s my VBT. And you’re in luck because I have even more to share about In the Present Tense. Check out these great blogs for some fun interviews, reviews, and a giveaway where you could win a $25 Interlude Press gift card! Today I talked about my writing […]
Choosing a setting for my writing is always a challenging task. I’m not really sure why that is, except I don’t want to get it “wrong.” If you aren’t true to the setting, the reader will know. Perhaps that’s why I stuck so close to home for In the Present Tense. Miles Lawson and his […]
This May I release my second book from Interlude Press, In the Present Tense and it features my first bisexual protagonist, Miles. A friend recently asked me why I chose to make Miles bisexual and I couldn’t put it into words. I knew it was important to create a character who felt real to me. […]