Yep. Those Are my Fans.

So the launch for Openly Straight happened at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe last night. When I looked out at the audience at the start, I knew I had to take the above photo. What a terrific crowd, at really the best of the best of independent bookstores.


How in the world do I get to meet Bill Konigsberg, very few people have asked ever. But in case you are one of those people, or his parents are paying you to pretend to be one of those people, here’s your answer:

“That’s not for us…”

My dear friend and fellow author Lisa McMann took me to a Barnes and Noble in Gilbert, Arizona, on Friday night. I was surprised and happy to see that they had six copies of Openly Straight, so I did my cheesy, 70s pose in front of them. The folks at this Barnes and Noble couldn’t… Read more »

Openly Straight is born!

Our books are like our children. We conceive them, which is a whole lot of fun, we gestate, which is a whole lot less fun typically, and then they are born, by metaphorical C-section, thank God. And then we must let them be who they are. Today my second novel, Openly Straight, is born. I… Read more »

I (guess I) believe.?!?

I want to be so careful in writing this post because it is tender, and it is so open to misinterpretation. I guess I feel the need to say, at the top, that like any number of aliens in movies, “I come in peace.” The crux of this is that I do not write this… Read more »

The Journey

So today I am in Billings, Montana. That’s about 1,500 miles from Phoenix, and I’ve driven here in three days. Today I’m researching my next novel, The Porcupine of Truth, by sitting at a coffee shop, Off the Leaf, where two important scenes take place. I’ll also head over to the zoo, to confirm what… Read more »

Early Praise for Openly Straight

So Openly Straight is now, depending on whom you believe, due to come out in either 18 or 22 days! I am so excited! I love this book, and I’m eager to share it with the world. What’s great is that so far, just about everyone whose reviewed it loves this book, too. I am… Read more »

Oh, those pesky showers!

I haven’t blogged in a while, and I apologize for that. I’ve been hard at work on a couple projects. So, Jason Collins. Wow! That was a beautiful article. I’m proud of Jason and appreciative of his courage. It’s been 12 years since I wrote the article by which I came out at ESPN.com and… Read more »