Month: April 2016

‘After the Parade’: Ferro-Grumley Award Finalist

The Publishing Triangle always does a wonderful job of calling attention to the great LGBTQ books published each year. I was so very happy to learn that After the Parade was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award. One of the highlights of my writing career was when The Bigness of the World received the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction in 2010. Thanks to The Publishing Triangle for everything they do to support books by and/or about GLBTQ writers.

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My Conversation with Richard Russo: Guildtalk #3 at The Rumpus

In October, I experienced one of the highlights of my book tour when I was interviewed by Richard Russo in Portland, Maine. Here is another version of that interview, this one in written form for The Rumpus. Here is the introduction to the interview to give some context: “Welcome to Guildtalk. For this exclusive series, the Rumpus has partnered with the Authors Guild to bring attention to exciting new voices in American literature. In each installment, an established Authors Guild member will choose an emerging talent or a largely unknown master to interview about writing, publishing, marketing, craft, and teaching.

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My Most Influential Early Book

I suddenly realized that I have some catching up to do with my newsfeed. In December, the Center for Fiction asked the 7 finalists for the First Novel Prize this question: “What Book Made You the Writer You Are Today?” Literary Hub published our answers here!

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