Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Texas Tech University, College Football, Lubbock, West Texas.

Texas Tech is receiving national exposure this weekend, including the news that 'GameDay' heads to Lubbock, location will be Engineering Key. The undefeated Red Raiders will face their rivals from the University of Texas, the Longhorns.

Lubbock is also receiving exposure because of its centennial celebration.

The West Texas fiction collection The Acorn Stories is also nearing an anniversary, ten years since first appearing in print! Read reviews of that book (which includes scenes set in Lubbock) at Kirkus, Amazon.Com, (2nd edition reviews), and (1st edition). And read about The Acorn Stories in the November/December issue of Bookmarks, on newsstands this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Holding Me Together is currently #1 yet again in Kindle's Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction Chart. Those charts update constantly, though. The paperback edition is still out as well. Holding covers many timely topics, such as coming out, gay marriage, and "don't ask, don't tell."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VIEWS FROM THE ACORN UNIVERSE, 10/15/08. This week, season finales, The Forever War, a gay sf/f publisher, and a look back at Fat Diary.


Sordid Lives: The Series will end its first season on Logo, October 29. BBC America decided to air the first two seasons of the time-bending series Primeval without a break in between. Season two ends November 1.


The Playlist has posted Ridley Scott To Direct (First Ever?) Homosexual Sci-Fi Film? (The title seems inaccurate.) I haven’t read the book he’s adapting, The Forever War, but it sounds interesting. Please post comments about it if you’ve read it.


YaoiAndYuri=YaY! posted an interview with gay sf/f publisher Blind Eye Books, covering books from Astrid Amara, Josh Lanyon, and Ginn Hale.


It’s over; the fat lady sang. Over the past several weeks, I posted “Fat Diary” in installments at doorQ. That story uses a librarian’s diary to introduce readers to a scifi geek, a closeted mayor, and many other offbeat characters, in the West Texas town of Acorn. Read Part 1. Parts 2 and 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Conclusion.

(Read about gay marriage and bigotry-inspired constitutional amendments in Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Coming Out Day Contest.

I recently posted a review here of the charming gay comedy The Curiosity of Chance. Bigfoot Entertainment, the production company for that movie, is sponsoring a contest, in which you can win $500 for your humorous coming out story. Honorable mentions will receive a copy of The Curiosity of Chance.

You can tell your story in writing or on video. The contest will be open throughout October, in observance of National Coming Out Day. Click here to read more.

I will also announce the winner in my blog.

Some pictures from the film follow below.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Visit doorQ for VIEWS FROM THE ACORN UNIVERSE, 10/08/08. This week, Praxis, Torchwood’s John Barrowman, and the conclusion of Fat Diary. Fat Diary uses a librarian’s diary to introduce readers to a scifi geek, a closeted mayor, and many other interesting characters, in the West Texas town of Acorn.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Lubbock, Texas: Tuesday, October 14, 4:30-6:30 PM. I’ll sign copies of The Acorn Gathering at Barnes & Noble (6707 Slide Road). From a scandal-rocked town in West Texas to the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana, these short stories take readers to surprising places in America and the human heart!

The Acorn Gathering is a fiction anthology that raises money for the fight against cancer. I edited that book and wrote four of its stories.

Read the reviews.