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blair-kilpatrick's picture
Jun.24.2011
Although you won’t find it on lists of LGBT classics, I would nominate Jonathan Kellerman’s long running Alex Delaware detective series as one of my favorites.  It features a new twist on the classic formula of detective-plus-sidekick, professional-plus-amateur.  In this series,  a straight man...
beatrice-voillemin's picture
Jun.22.2011
I read "Ruby Fruit Jungle", by Rita Mae Brown, in 1983.  My dorm roommate had given me the book or perhaps I had taken it from her slim volumes of required reading.  I was a declared Business Major, wanting to study American History while taking credits toward an Art degree in Painting,...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jun.26.2010
In 1993, on a wild hair, I decided that Diablo Valley College needed a gay and lesbian literature class.  The reason was that in my office, a few students had come out to me, sharing their feelings about going to school and not finding themselves reflected in any curricula.  In any classroom. So I...
josh-aterovis's picture
Oct.10.2009
I’m very pleased to announce that All Lost Things is now available for purchase! You can order signed copies on my website, or buy it from any online store. As always, I encourage you to support your local independent booksellers first and foremost, though!
joel-derfner's picture
Jun.16.2009
Although today is the anniversary of both a) the beginning of Roosevelt's New Deal and b) the birth of Diana DeGarmo, American Idol season 3 runner-up, I'm writing you to celebrate something else entirely: the release of the paperback edition of my book Swish! Many people have pointed out that the...
sangay-glass's picture
Apr.11.2009
Freefall is a Y/A novel about a bully, but he’s not just any bully, he’s gay. I just read the first 10 chapters of this book. Honestly, it is one of the most amazing books that I’ve read this year. I don’t want to give away too much, but I can’t help loving this kid, and wishing him the best. The...
m-christian's picture
Mar.25.2009
Call for Submissions Best S/M Erotica 3: Still More Extreme Stories of Still More Extreme Sex A book of straight, lesbian and gay S/M stories to be published by Logical-Lust (www.logical-lust.com ). For this edition of the series writers are encouraged to experiment...
jeanetta-calhoun-mish's picture
Feb.21.2009
Before I get started with my first blog entry, I'd like to thank the Red Room for letting me have an author's space in their beautifully designed, intuitive web home. Now, on with the show.  A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to serve as moderator for a talk by poet and fiction writer Ali Liebegott...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Oct.29.2008
Some time back in 1992 or 1993, I got a wild hair to create the first gay and lesbian literature class on the Diablo Valley College campus.  I think I'd been talking with the Dean of Students, who remarked that she'd been approached by a few students who had complained about the dearth of...