What I Learned This Summer

I got back a few days ago from GCLS in New Orleans and wrote all about it over at Women & Words. One of the most memorable moments for me was when Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and other works, said during her keynote speech: My daddy was a son of a … Continue reading What I Learned This Summer

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Only 5 months Until Con

Lord have mercy, it’s already March. I just don’t know where February went. I've heard so many people have said the same thing. I think part of the problem is the weather. We’ve all been so slogged down with just getting through the horribleness and just getting through each day that we didn’t notice the … Continue reading Only 5 months Until Con

Eat Your Heart Out Panel: My Recipe

At GCLS, I sat on a panel called “Eat Your Heart Out,” which was about writing about food in fiction. The panel included Karin Kallmaker, Georgia Beers, and Mary Griggs, and was moderated by Lynn Ames. Lynn asked for suggestions on how ot make the panel interesting and fun for the audience. I suggested that … Continue reading Eat Your Heart Out Panel: My Recipe

What Do Dresses & Fajitas Have in Common?

I’m back from Portland, Oregon, where I attended the Golden Crown Literary Society’s (GCLS) annual conference. While most people have blogged, or will be blogging, about their experiences there (including me at Women & Words), I’d like to explore something else. Where I work, there is a large Hispanic community and many of the women … Continue reading What Do Dresses & Fajitas Have in Common?

Westward Bound!

This is my last blog before leaving for GCLS in Portland, Oregon. For those of you who are unfamiliar with GCLS, it’s the Golden Crown Literary Society. It’s an organization that promotes lesbian literature. Every year, they hold a conference, where authors and readers can gather, meet, discuss, and learn. There are discussion panels, writers’ … Continue reading Westward Bound!