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The Post-Coming out YA Story

I wrote a guest post for the fabulous Gay YA website, discussing the importance of stories that deal with issues and themes beyond the process of coming out in LGBTQ young adult fiction.

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Why the LGBT Label Still Matters in YA Fiction

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. 

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Guest Post: LGBTQIA representation in Australian YA

I wrote a guest post on the slow growth of LGBTQIA representation in Australian young adult fiction, for the fabulous LGBTQ Reads website.

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Bisexuality: Representation and Realism.

Who’s afraid of the word bisexual? Negotiating the line between representation and realism in YA stories.

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