‘The Raven’s Heart’ by Jesse Blackadder

In The Raven’s Heart Jesse Blackadder transports you back to Scotland, 1561, and the royal court of Mary, Queen of Scots. At Leith, where the queen lands on her return from France; and in Edinburgh, where she first stays, we meet Alison Blackadder. Alison is the daughter of the rightful heir to Blackadder Castle. Taken… read more

Where are the New UK Lesbian Writers?

Polari Prize Judge Suzi Feay laments the apparent lack of new lesbian writers in the UK. She writes: “A few writers I talked to said their agents were very dubious about the saleability of work with a lesbian theme. But there’s one problem with blaming the industry – already mindful of the difficulty that LGBT… read more

Lesbian Authors Launch ‘Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast’

Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast, a recently released literary anthology, highlights contributions by the gay and lesbian literary community in Chicago. Residents and visitors can meet editor Kathie Bergquist over at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, 773-769-9299) on Thursday, November 3 , 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for… read more

Children’s Book Uses iPad Interactivity to Teach Open Mindedness

All it takes is a shake–literally–to teach kids diversity. Pop It, a new children’s book for Apple’s iPad by artist Raghava KK, starts off with a gay couple, but readers can change the parents to a lesbian couple or a heterosexual couple by simply shaking the device. The children in the book perform everyday tasks… read more

Two LGBT Authors featured Kirkus Discoveries' Top 10 Books of the Year

Andrew Philip Decker’ YA novel Caneville Summer (Xlibris) and Janet F. Williams’ You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get (Good Day Media) were included on Kirkus Discoveries list of the top 10 books of 2010, which includes books across various genres. [GoodDayMedia]  Sarah Waters Talks Inspiration, Adaptations at World Book Night: Sarah Waters chats with After… read more

2010 in Review: Dan Savage

“Tell them it gets better.” Perhaps the most powerful internet meme of the year was started by a Lambda Literary Award winning author: Dan Savage. In his highly influential column Savage Love, on Sept 23, 2010, reacting to the suicide news of several LGBT teens, Savage wrote his now famous call to arms: “…here’s what… read more