Join Me Next Month at Talking Leaves Books

Talking Leaves Books

I’m super excited to be heading back to my hometown Buffalo to do a reading event for The Seventh Pleiade at Talking Leaves Books.

The event is Saturday, May 17th 3:00PM at Talking Leaves Main Street store (3158 Main Street). Join me for a reading and a discussion, and of course bring a copy of the book or buy one at the store for a signing. :)

The event is also posted here on Goodreads if you would like to RSVP to attend.

Talking Leaves Books is Buffalo’s oldest independent book store, and this event is really special to me since I spent a lot of time there in high school and during visits back home. Many thanks to owner and founder Jonathon Welch for hosting the event! I’m so glad that the stores are thriving while so many brick-and-mortar booksellers have disappeared over the years.

Here is the flyer:

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Book Signing at the Rainbow Book Fair This Weekend!

2014 Rainbow Book Fair

 

I’ll be signing copies of The Seventh Pleiade at the Sixth Annual Rainbow Book Fair this Saturday. So if you’re in the area, I hope that you’ll stop by. The event runs all afternoon and features lots of interesting panels and exhibits, including a reading by author Edmund White.

I’ll be at the Bold Strokes Books booth from 4:00 to 5:00PM. Hope to see you there!

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What’s your favorite big cat?

That’s the question to answer to win a chance for a free copy of my latest release Werecat: The Glaring.

The contest is going on this week over at LGBT romance blogger Elisa Rolle’s popular site. Check it out!

Elisa was the first blogger to take notice of the Werecat series début Werecat: The Rearing back in June 2013. It made good sense to celebrate the release of Book 2 at her blog. While over there, you’ll see that Elisa also coordinates the annual Rainbow Book Awards.

Here’s the back cover blurb from Werecat: The Glaring:

Free from Benoit, the man who made him a shifter, twenty-two-year old Jacks tries to get on his own two feet while crashing with Farzan, the only person who knows about his werecat nature. It will take a grueling schedule of off-the-books jobs and a steady mantra of self-control.

Then a raid on a bodega pushes Jacks to transform into his mountain lion self to fend off a group of gun-wielding gangbangers.

Jacks scrambles to disguise the truth, but the incident leaves a thundering wake of questions. The police want to know what really happened to a freaked-out young thug in custody. Farzan, who has been crushing hard on Jacks since they met, begins to doubt that it’s safe to have Jacks living with him. Jacks wants to know where he belongs: with the man who took him in when no one else would or among his own kind. As he searches for answers, Jacks is confronted by a secret shifter society The Glaring. They have come to avenge the death of Jacks’ maker and to claim a powerful item that Benoit left behind.

And here’s my favorite big cat. :)

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My Own Little Blog Hop

I’ve been idle for a while here, but that’s mainly because I’ve been skipping around town lately to promote The Seventh Pleiade. Many thanks to the generous folks who opened their doors to guest posts, interviews and giveaways.

If you haven’t caught me tweeting or FB’ing about it, here they are: (and did you know I have a Facebook author page? I’d love it if you ‘liked’ it. Please?)

Brandon Shire: Brandon is a gay fiction author, and he was good enough to look at a review copy of The Seventh Pleiade and run an interview with me. We got to talking about modern versus ancient world sensibilities and came up with the title: “Wasn’t Gay Marriage Legal in Ancient Greece?”

The Old Bat’s Belfry: If you’re an epic fantasy fan, you should know about The Old Bat’s Belfry where “grandmom” blogger Shari talks about what’s going on in the genre. I pitched my book to her, and she very kindly ran two pieces last week.

The first was a Spotlight Post on The Seventh Pleiade. The second was sitting me for her “Wacky Interview” series, which was lots of fun.

True Colorz: Last but not least, LGBT young adult blog True Colorz has an author interview and giveaway drawing for The Seventh Pleiade running from Feb. 24th to March 2nd. You can enter it here.

True Colorz is a wonderful site run by LGBT fiction authors Jeff Erno and Madison Parker. In addition to raising awareness of good books for LGBT teens, the site lets people know about charitable organizations across the country that fight homophobia and provide lifesaving services.

Now here’s something for your listening pleasure…

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Catch Me on YA Highway!

YA Highway

I’m super happy to have a guest post article on YA Highway this week!

Check out: “Waiting for the Breakthrough LGBT Hero: LGBT Teens and Equality.” It’s a reflection on my life as an activist, and now an LGBT YA activist particularly, and the progress and continuing challenges toward reaching cultural equality.

Many thanks to Kate Hart and the rest of the YA Highway gang for the opportunity to address their readership.

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Save the Date: January 9th REZ Reading Series

I’m excited to be curating the January REZ Reading Series. I chose the theme of fantasy, and have put together a talented and diverse line-up of authors from the NYC-area.

The event is Thursday, January 9th 7:30 – 9:00 PM at Odradek’s Coffee House in Kew Gardens. It’s free and open to the public.

Here’s the list of readers, which is still in formation:

Andrew J. Peters (Curator) like retold stories with a subversive twist. His début novel The Seventh Pleiade, about the legend of Atlantis, was published in November 2013. He is the author of the paranormal e-novelette series Werecat. A former Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow, Andrew has written short fiction for many publications. He grew up in Buffalo, and lives in Kew Gardens with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë. For more about Andrew: http://andrewjpeterswrites.com

Tim Fredrick was born in Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives in Elmhurst, Queens. He’s had stories published in Circa, Pif Magazine, Wilde, and Burningword, and has a story forthcoming in Em Dash Literary Magazine. He is also the founder and editor of Newtown Literary, a semi-annual literary magazine focusing on publishing the work of writers and poets in Queens. You can find out more information about Tim at his website timfredrick.com.

Daniel W. Kelly is the author of the erotic horror novels Combustion and No Place for Little Ones and the collections Closet Monsters: Zombied Out and Tales of Gothotica and Horny Devils. He is also the founder of the Facebook page Boys, Bears & Scares, dedicated to all things gay male horror. Daniel grew up and lives on Long Island. For more about Daniel: http://danielwkelly.com

Nora Olsen is the author of two science fiction novels for young adults, Swans & Klons and The End. She has a new young adult novel Frenemy of The People forthcoming in May 2014 from Bold Strokes Books. Her speculative fiction has also appeared in Collective Fallout magazine and the anthology Heiresses of Russ 2011. Born and raised in New York City, Nora now lives about sixty miles north in the Hudson Valley. For more about Nora: http://noraolsen.com

Charlie Vazquez is the author of the novels Buzz and Israel and Contraband, and the bilingual poetry collection Meditations/Meditaciones: Bronx/Salsa. He is the New York City coordinator for Puerto Rico’s “Festival de la Palabra” and is currently working on a series of stage-plays and a short story collection. His erotic poetry collaboration with San Juan-based writer David Caleb Acevedo, entitled Hustler Rave XXX, was published in March of 2013. He is the CCO of Editorial Trance, a new digital Latino publishing company. He was born and raised in the Bronx where he currently lives. For more about Charlie: http://firekingpress.wordpress.com

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