What does it mean to "like" something? I'm asking this open-ended question because this week that begins today is a very exciting one for me: my second novel is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the Bisexual Fiction category. Although I don't expect to win, I do expect to enjoy these last few days of being "liked," of having my book considered worthy of an award with "literary" as part of the name, and I'm looking forward to attending the ceremony as, in some small way, a participant. Read More
One of the biggest thrills for a writer--for anybody who does creative work--is to be recognized. It's especially true if the work you do is seen as "light" or not serious, like comedy and, especially, genre fiction.
Two things have happened to me recently that have made me feel recognized. Read More