In Remembrance: Nancy Garden

Nancy Garden, author, editor, LGBT activist, former theater maven and teacher, died suddenly on the morning of June 23 of a massive heart attack. She was 76…. read more

Book Buzz #31: July 2011

In response to the tragic suicides of bullied kids in 2010, authors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall asked authors of books for children and teens to share their experiences with hateful harassment. The result is Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins), due out in hardcover this fall. The book has a Facebook… read more

New in June: Cherrie Moraga, Bob Smith, and Dennis Cooper

Celebrate Pride with a sexy summer read including new fiction from Bob Smith, Todd Gregory, Dennis Cooper, and Joan Opyr. Quarantine, one of our “highly-anticipated” books of the year by Rahul Mehta –included in the Lambda Literary Awards gift bags — debuts this month. Richard Dellamora’s biography of Radclyffe Hall promises an unputdownable read of one… read more

Can Queer Authors Write Straight Characters?

5 Writers Set the Record Straight Last year, St. Martin’s Press published Spin, the first novel by Robert Rave. The book’s main character, Taylor Green, works in publicity just like Rave did, but unlike Rave, Green isn’t gay. This makes Rave an anomaly in a publishing world where “hot new gay author” usually translates into… read more

YA Anthology to Benefit Trevor Project

Nancy Garden, Kathe Koja, & Robin Reardon team up for ‘Awake’ As LGBT teen suicide and bullying dominate the national conversation, the indie house Cheyenne Publishing has organized a young adult anthology to be released in June of 2011, with all net proceeds going to The Trevor Project—the nation’s leading organization dedicated to ending suicide… read more

Journey Down the Rainbow

When I was first asked to write about GLBT topics in Young Adult fiction for Lambda, I was thrilled.  I love YA fiction, and books with queer themes or characters have always appealed to me.  I’d been an editor with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for over 3 years, and being currently unemployed, this… read more