Posy’s Desk

Posy’s goals, inspirations, thoughts on life, and favorite office supplies.

Get Out of the Kitchen

The whole “let’s quit performing all weddings at courthouses because a few clerks don’t want to perform same-sex weddings” debacle in Florida is crazy to me. It’s adults having temper tantrums because they’re being asked to perform a duty for their job. I certainly have moral dilemmas in my own job, but I still have to perform the duties I’ve been hired to do. For instance, I think No Child Left Behind is doing far more harm than good in our country. Teachers are being judged based on how their students perform. That would be fine and dandy if kids all started off on a level playing field: had the…

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December 29, 1994

Twenty years ago today, I married my husband. If anyone wants to offer us some conversation starters, my hubby and I are going out to eat at a fancy restaurant to celebrate. There will be no child, no talk of bills, parenting, the house, homeschooling, work, writing, or anything else that is not lover related. All questions will be considered.

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Seeking the Perfect Cover Photo

For weeks I’ve been looking through stock photo sites for an image to use on the cover of my next book. My main character Gil is a man closing in on 40 who has been through a traumatic event that changed his life and left him with scars. Since then, he’s decided to shave his head bald and often hides under a fedora. Try finding photos of bald men on stock photo site, and you usually end up with three types of shots. Exercise fanatics – Because if you don’t have hair, you need muscles to make up for the loss? Uh… no. The wah wah guy – Life never goes his way.…

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I Want Your Opinion

I’m getting ready to send out my very first newsletter. I subscribe to several of my fave authors’ newsletters so I can stay up to date on what on their upcoming books. I found it helpful and a time saver, so I thought I’d give my readers the same opportunity. Now I’m stuck on the timing of when to sent it out, because I’m wondering if people preorder books or if they’d rather wait until the book is out. So I created a quick survey.  If you’d be so kind as to take a minute to answer 6 questions, I’ll be able to meet your needs better. Thanks. CLICK to…

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Twist Arms – Lose Friends

You’ve probably heard about Facebook’s latest scam, going after performers who don’t use their legal names on the site. Yes, it’s a scam to get money, so I’m calling it how I see it. The legal name is in their TOS, so they have every right to kick people off their site, even if it’s the most despicable thing I can think of. They claim if you are a performer, artist, author, or anyone else who works under some sort of alias, that opening up a Page is the way to go. Cue record scratch. Wait now, what? You mean Facebook wants people to use the horrid tool they call Pages—and…

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Virginal Pride

I attended my first event as an author among potential readers this last weekend along with Tina Blenke and Kaje Harper. Tina did an amazing job of setting all this up and organizing it and a reader friend and her husband helped with all the physical hauling. Up until now, I’ve only gone to writing workshops where all the other attendees were also authors. I love those things, because those people just got it. Or me. It was the same way at Pride. I got to talk to readers and potential readers about all sorts of things. I sold some books. I talked to other M/M Romance lovers. I met an artist who I’d…

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STOP with the Gay For You, …

I hate that label. It’s used on Goodreads all the time with my books because I write about bisexual men. They are bisexual, not gay for you or for anyone! Never have I written about a straight guy who suddenly decides he’s going to give it up for another guy for whatever reason, but I’ve surely written about men who are bisexuals who are inexperienced with same-sex relationships or who later in life come to terms with their same-sex attraction. This is not at all the same thing as gay for you. Perhaps I’m overly sensitive because I’m bisexual and I’m SO sick of bi-erasure that I could spit. Like spit hard…

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Open Project(s)

I’m writing a novella, and I have a short story that I have waiting in the wings. But first I need to finish this novella. I am one of those writers who needs things completed before they can move on, and it drives me a little (a lot) nuts. So, today I will be scheming how to finish this story up. I got to a place where I thought I was done, but then realized I really wasn’t. So I need to write a few new scenes and the new ending today so I can work on my short story. Am I the only author out there who can’t move…

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Coming Out in Our Own Ways

So why on earth would someone who identifies as bisexual and is technically out be afraid to tell their family they are dating someone of the same sex? That’s been a common question in the last few months related to a character I wrote. My character Cal in Feathers From the Sky has a very loving family who has known in theory that he identifies as bisexual since he was in high school. Now at age 26, he is basically coming out again or in a new way, because all his family has known about him is that he dates women. They’ve never once seen him with a man. Coming…

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A Great & Busy Day!

Flare was mentioned in USA Today! How great is that? I’m also on Dreamspinner Press’s blog today talking about all sorts to things. Come interact with me. I’m asking all sorts of questions. One or two are bound to spark your interest. Not to mention, I’m talking about Hugo and Kevin. 😀  Happy day! And of course, Flare was released today!

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