Here are some of my New York photos:
I’ve got a ton more, but I don’t want to bore you. 😉 Had a great trip and was just there to sight-see. Maybe someday New York will invite me up for something to do with books.
Now I’ve gotten back to work on my post-Katya and Starbride project, which I’m very excited about and hope you will be, too. Other than that, not much going on. I’ve got a birthday coming up. Fingers crossed for a Barbie-sized kitchen. I’ve got plans.
How is everyone else doing? We never talk these days…
Just in case you missed it last week, here’s my Saints and Sinners schedule, coming up May 15th-18th in New Orleans.
Saturday, May 17
WHEN GENRES COLLIDE: THE PROS AND CONS OF QUEER CATEGORY LABELS
A label like “gay writer” or “LGBT fiction” can be both a blessing and a curse — vital in promoting our work and reaching a core LGBT readership, but also classifying and possibly confining us by our sexuality. Genres and sub-genres like lesbian romance, gay men’s mystery, and LGBT horror can further narrow how our fiction is publicly presented and perceived. In a time of increasing assimilation, audience fragmentation, and expanding publishing formats, are these labels helpful or harmful? Do they damage a queer author trying to tap a broader reader base? Are these niche categories outdated, or more important than ever to our literary survival? And what are the options?
Panelists: Rob Byrnes, Michael Thomas Ford, S. Chris Shirley, and Barbara Ann Wright.
Moderator: John Morgan Wilson.
Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon B
Sunday, May 18
SAINTS AND SINNERS READING SERIES: WRITERS READ
Festival authors debut their latest works in our annual reading series. Expect to be entertained, engaged and thrilled by the written word read out loud by authors Mary A. Celeste, Kevin Klehr, Jeff Mann, Ron J. Suresha, Shawn Syms, Jerry Wheeler, and Barbara Ann Wright.
Sponsored by The John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.
Hotel Monteleone, Cabildo Room