I wrote this as a message to one of my readers after I saw her posts on a social media site, but I thought I’d just pop it here, too. This is not intended to target her still, but to show other readers how I feel about this subject, which is a really demoralising one for authors to deal with.
Why I decided to write a sequel to Future Leaders of Nowhere, and why All the Ways to Here won’t be about romantic complications.
Get a look at the cover to the sequel to Future Leaders of Nowhere, called All the Ways to Here, and read the blurb.
My latest LGBT young adult book, Future Leaders of Nowhere was featured and reviewed in Teen Vogue’s ‘New Queer Fiction Reads you MUST read in March’ piece.
Here is a brief excerpt from my upcoming release, Future Leaders of Nowhere, an contemporary, Australian LGBT young adult fiction story. It will be released in March 2017.
I was asked for a recent guest post to list my personal top ten books of all time. But honestly, the thought of having to conjure and then commit to a list of my ten all-time favourites is positively panic-inducing.
That awkward straight-friend crush. Haven’t all teen lesbians lived that particular hell?
My upcoming novel, Here’s the Thing is about sixteen-year-old Zel, who returns to Australia after nearly a year in New York. And when she moves she’s forced to leave her best friend, Prim, behind. This is extra devastating for Zel because for almost the entire time they’ve been friends, Zel has been harbouring a mammoth, unrequited crush on her.
I did a guest post for Up Close and Literal on whether LGBT counts as a genre, where I tell a story about one of my readers that reflects why I think we still need this label for LGBTQ books—especially in young adult fiction.