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Yearly Archives: 2016


This is the best time. Writing. Well, maybe not writing. Some writing, pre-writing. Research. Jotting down ideas, startling plot twists, random thoughts. Imagining lists of songs on a phantom iphone. Plucking out interesting faces from the past, recalling scraps of conversations that never happened, creating families that have never existed, but were always there, waiting. The […]

October 25th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

Join me at Lit Crawl L.A.!

Okay, y’all—have I got a fun night out for you! Pizza AND literature! I’m part of the Los Angeles Lit Crawl, an evening of literary readings in the Noho Arts District on Wed., October 26. I’m gonna be reading from my book at MOD Pizza in North Hollywood (5300 N. Larnkershim) with some real-io, trul-io terrifyingly […]

October 21st, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

Free books! Five Days Left!

What are you saying? Is it so, could it be, that… you don’t have a copy of Still Life Las Vegas? Was it mislaid on the bus? Did a friend borrow the book and never return it? Has it been water-damaged from your copious tears? Was it been  jacked from your home, along with the priceless Haring Print and […]

September 21st, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

Goodreads Giveaway!

Hey! For those of you who haven’t gotten a copy of the book yet (or who need another?) here’s a chance to win one! The contest ends September 26.

August 30th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

A Whiter Shade of Toon

Just saw Kubo and the Two Strings. It was created by Laika, an inventive, quality studio I have always loved (they also created the movies Coraline and Paranorman) It’s a gorgeous movie set in ancient Japan, with an imaginative plot, a few surprising twists, and and an emotional heft not usually found in your usual popcorn fare. It […]

August 21st, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

The Velocity of Stones

Sometime over the last week there has been a rustling of dark wings inside your chest, a presentiment, and you suddenly realize why: it will soon be your book’s first birthday.

August 15th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

In the Room Where it Happens— Chicago Theater Auditions

Just when I thought I was out… I’m in Chicago, sitting in a frigid theater in the middle of the afternoon at the end of summer, watching a steady succession of actors strut and fret their way across the stage while their photographic counterparts smile beatifically up at me in stacks piled up in the aisle, and […]

August 11th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

New York State of Mind

In just a couple of months, it will be the one-year birthday of Still Life Las Vegas, and what better way to celebrate that milestone (a little prematurely) than by a trip to New York City to see friends & family and attend the Lammy Awards? New  York obliged resplendently, gracing us with warm but breezy weather […]

June 10th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas

Lambda Literary Reading Tuesday, May 24

I’m going to be with an illustrious group of Lambda Literary finalists, reading from our works, at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood. There may also be books sold, so fulfill all your new GLBT literature needs in one stop!

May 24th, 2016Still Life Las Vegas