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Point of View: It Matters What We Do, and that We Do It

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I recently saw a disturbing quote from Elon Musk (I know – is there any other kind?): “It’s hard to say exactly what that moment is, but there will come a point where no job is needed,” the tech billionaire said. “You can have a job if you want to have a job — sort of personal satisfaction — but the AI will be able to do everything.” I normally try to keep this column (and my life in general) a Musk-free zone, but I think he’s getting at something important here. We are moving into an era where it’s … Read more

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Author Spotlight: John Genest

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Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Connecticut native John Genest was weaned on stories of magic and fantasy. When he discovered at 19 there were people who still called themselves Witches and subscribed to a modern-day religion known as Wicca, he self-dedicated and came out of the ‘broom closet,’ then the other closet a couple of years later into the Bear subculture of hairy homosexuals. Twenty years later, he thought he had to write about it.  His first … Read more

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Review: Mountainroot – M.A.B. Wyman

Genre: Epic Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book Rumors are swirling in the northlands about a curse in Westcliff. People are being driven mad by the touch of angry ghosts during the full moon, in a village already haunted by a brutal murder from decades ago. Growing up as an orphan, Genshai always expected his life would be the same as the other warriors of the abbey: learning the ways of the Iron Style, and training his mind and body toward Illumination. But, at the start of his fifteenth year the boy is … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Four

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! The Ragazzi guys return… < Read Chapter Three Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter FourPapà and Babbo Diego Bellei laid out his ingredients with care across the wide marble countertop. Italian flour from Corti Brothers in a … Read more

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Point of View: The Importance of Listening

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Last weekend, we attended Placer Pride. It’s one of the smaller local Sacramento area prides, but it’s also the most vibrant. It was launched just two years ago in a fairly conservative county, and the people who come to the festival are always thrilled to have us there because we provide something they have in short supply. This year, for the first time, some of the haters found the event too. Three young white men stood at the edge of the park with a bull horn and speaker (right behind our author booth, as luck would have it) and spent … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Layla Wolfe

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Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Bestselling author Layla Wolfe likes to bring you alpha males–sometimes two at a time–and the kick-ass women who love them. Her BARE BONES MC series explores the dark, disturbing life of the biker club in Arizona. Her spinoff series THE BENT ZEALOTS MC is a gritty MM saga. THE ASSASSINS OF YOUTH tells the tale of bikers up against fanatics in Utah. She is currently at work on the next installment of … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Three

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, one of River City’s gay couples returns… < Read Chapter Two | Read Chapter Four > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter ThreeCardboard Box “You’re doing it wrong.” Marcos grinned. “You wanna come do it?” “I … Read more

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Point of View: The Wonderful, Terrible Act of Writing

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I realized long ago that it’s possible to hold two entirely contradictory thoughts in your head at the same time, both of them equally valid. For instance, I can hear about a fellow author’s success – let’s say they won a contest that I also entered my own book into (and lost). I can be thrilled at their success and sad for my own loss. Both of these things are valid, and one doesn’t negate the other. That’s how it is with my relationship with writing. There’s nothing I’d rather do than be writing, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Kerrie Noor

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Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: Kerrie Noor is a writer and performer based in Scotland. She has written several comedic novels including Planet Hy Man Series, a Sci Fi comedy, and Belly Dancing and Beyond Series a romantic comedy for older women. She specializes in facial comedies, with full-bodied characters and will do her level best to avoid stereotyping in any shape or form. www.kerrienoor.com Thanks so much, Kerrie, for joining me! J. Scott Coatsworth: How would … Read more

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Triple Review: Flawless – J. Scott Coatsworth

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Just got three great release-day reviews for my new space drag short, Flawless: Genre: Sci-Fi, Drag LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewers: Ulysses (PRG), Linda (PRG), Maryann Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book In Space, No One Can Hear You Sing … Grayson Eck’s life is a drag, in all the best possible ways. He’s perfectly happy working in the belt alone as a wildcatter, prospecting asteroids by … well, not exactly by day. At night, he transforms into the Inner System’s most famous Valeriana Storm — a secret identity that even his closest friends and family don’t know … Read more