On the Lammys, writing, and faith

[NB: Scroll down for a list of this year’s winners, and links to purchase those books from an indie bookstore!] A while ago, I threw my hat into the ring for a grant that I didn’t get. Later, one of the judges for that grant had kind things to say, notably¬†that there were so manyContinue reading “On the Lammys, writing, and faith”

libraries changed my life

At the Lambda Literary Awards in May, I met the badass children’s librarian and activist¬†Ingrid Abrams, who is one half of the brilliant creation of Libraries Changed My Life. She asked me to contribute to their Tumblr and I was only too happy to oblige. You can read it here and also below. From LibrariesContinue reading “libraries changed my life”


Today I learned that Brian Jacques died. I was in the sixth grade when I first read Redwall. I remember the awesome satisfaction of stuffing the fat paperback in my desk, carting in my backpack, bookmarking the pages. It was a book that my teacher, Mrs. Brooks, regularly gave to boys–that gender of reluctant readers–toContinue reading “eulalia!”