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A Moderate Plea to Undecideds

It’s political season, and I was hoping to get through without a single political blog post, but that isn’t going to happen. I’ve decided to write this because I think this is perhaps the single most important election of my … Continue reading

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The Radical Moderate

There was a time when I considered myself a radical. It was late high school, early college. An incurable disease was destroying a generation of gay men, and ACT UP had just formed in New York. I was young, but … Continue reading

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Let Me Help You Write a Novel!

Do you have a Young Adult novel that you’re dying to write? I can help you with that! So can instructors Tom Leveen, Barry Lyga, Amy Nichols, and Beth Staples. So can mentors Elana K. Arnold, Jim Blasingame, Martha Brockenbrough, … Continue reading

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Me and the FacePlace – A divorce?

  It was two years ago at my 25th high school reunion. A woman who was never exactly a friend came up to me and said, “Oh my God, Billy, I see you on Facebook and you’re doing so well … Continue reading

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Serenity NOW!

I started to watch “Happyish” on Netflix. The script was very good. But what became evident to me by episode 3 was the worldview… so ugly. The world sucks. People are awful. I had to stop watching, because I don’t … Continue reading

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Text of My Stonewall Book Award Speech

People have been asking for the text of my Stonewall Book Award speech at the American Library Association Conference in Orlando, Florida, earlier today. Here you go! — Thank you so much. Thank you to those on the Stonewall Award … Continue reading

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The Porcupine of Truth e-book on sale!

So let’s say… you’re one of those people who LOVED Openly Straight, but for some odd reason you haven’t picked up The Porcupine of Truth yet.First off, why? What the heck? What could you possess you to do such a … Continue reading

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