'Bereft' by Craig Laurance Gidney

Rafael Fannen is indeed young (14 years old), gifted (recipient of a minority scholarship to an all-male Catholic preparatory school), and black. He is also caught in a world where everything he relied upon is changing as he himself is changing. Rafe must confront the strange culture of his new school while contending with a… read more

Hello, Cruel World: Kate Bornstein, Internet Hate and the Safety of Books

On Youtube there is an interview with Lambda Literary award winning writer Kate Bornstein, promoting Borstein’s then-new book Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws (Seven Stories Press), essentially a suicide survival guide. The interview takes a turn towards the disturbing when Kate opens up the discussion for callers…. read more

Patrick Ryan: Vampires for the Post-Gay Generation

“The thing I wanted to do in this one was take a new approach to how the sexuality is dealt with. In my two previous YA novels the kids are coming out and it’s a really big deal. But that story’s becoming in some ways a product of the past.” With the publication of Saints… read more