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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

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Two

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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! A familiar face in a new place… < Read Chapter One | Read Chapter Three > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter TwoPane e Tulipani Carmelina stirred the muffin batter by hand, blending in fresh-cut apples, caramel, … Read more

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Double Review: Earth 2100 Anthology

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Genre: Science Fiction, Near Future LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Ulysses, Maryann Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book Earth on the Cusp of the Twenty-Second Century Just think how the world has changed in the last seventy-six years. In 1948, scientists ran the first computer program, and “the Ultimate Car of the Future,” the futuristic, three wheeled Davis Divan, debuted. Since then, a succession of inventions—the personal computer, the internet, the World Wide Web, smart phones and social media—have transformed every aspect of our lives. How might the next seventy-six years change us, in ways we … Read more

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New Release: Earth 2100 Anthology

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Other Worlds Ink has a new near-future sci-fi anthology out: Earth 2100. Earth on the Cusp of the Twenty-Second Century How the world has changed in the last seventy-six years. In 1948, scientists ran the first computer program, and “the Ultimate Car of the Future,” the futuristic, three wheeled Davis Divan, debuted. Since then, a succession of inventions—the personal computer, the internet, the World Wide Web, smart phones and social media—have transformed every aspect of our lives. The next seventy-six years will change things too, in ways we can barely even begin to imagine. Culture, climate change, politics and technology … Read more

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Point of View: The (Questionable) Wisdom of Writing Four Things at Once

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My therapist thinks I have ADHD tendencies. That’s a fancy way of saying that I’m happiest when I am multitasking. I love round-robining through three different things at once, doing a bit on each until I wrap all of them up with pretty bows on top. Another way of saying this is that I’m a high-functioning ADHDer. I’ve learned to work with those tendencies, and to make them work for me. This came up again recently in my writing life. I’ve been stalled out on my latest WIP, my first “Forever Cycle” novel that seems to have me stuck in … Read more