It seems right that this blog should return in October: the month on which no one should turn their back! Full of change, ghosts, liminal spaces and spooky things. But also candy. I've been working slowly and not very steadily on A Remarkable Rake, and then maybe about two months ago something kicked over in … Continue reading October Ghosts and Minor Resurrections: An Audio Excerpt
In amazing developments, The Covert Captain is now an audiobook! It's available on Amazon and Audible. I am more excited than print can convey, which is why I borrowed the words from Shel Silverstein. This was an unexpectedly immense creative collaboration and it is, in the end, essentially six hours of capsule theatre; and I know that's … Continue reading Momentous Doings (Spoiler: It’s REALLY COOL)
Sonya Taaffe is the best possible author of whom you may never have heard. (This is my opinion, but this is also my blog.) Or you have heard of her, and you know about the film blog and the 2018 Lambda-Award winning anthology, but you've wondered what she's been up to since winning that Rhysling. She writes … Continue reading An Interview with Sonya Taaffe, Author, Editor, Durian-Lover
I know the gods hate a bulleted list, but forthwith: -- people are still reading my book holy shit what. In two weeks, The Covert Captain will be available for iBooks and Kobo. AND: -- audiobook-like things are happening. My kid is impressed, anyway, as they thrive on audiobooks and are very aware of the medium in a way … Continue reading Luck, smut, and excerpt
Yesterday, too early in the morning, I watched my kid at stick-and-puck. (This is a fun activity for the hockey-minded; a mix of grown male-bodied people, elite young players who will grab any ice time, and some kids whose parents have to wake up and drive them.) My kid was one of the youngest, shortest skaters … Continue reading Your Misgivings, Your Third Novel, and You, By All of Which I Mean Me
Victorian Velociraptor with Violets, Adam Mazur.
And I can’t stop thinking about the choices we make as adults that are really bone-deep sacrifices, and how they change us, and sometimes make us believe the worst things about ourselves and our worth. I was first paid for my writing in the 4th grade (incidentally, the first year I went to a school … Continue reading My book is one month old today
My internet majority coincided with the golden age of blogging, and so did my debut novel. It's been a little over a decade in both cases. Let's see if I can pick it back up... I write queer historical fiction. It's what I've always loved to write, and we've always been here. We had happy … Continue reading I never learned to ride a bike, though!
Sometimes, there are recipes. This one I'm particularly proud of. I reverse-engineered it from my rabbi's mother's oral tradition and his memory. (I get a big kick out of historical cookery. If I can find the recipe for Holocaust Survivor Lemon Cake, I'll post it, too. I think, ironically, I may have.... written it down … Continue reading Pre-War Passover Marble Cake (ca. 1934)