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June 21st, 2013

11:29 am - Anniversary
It's been exactly a year since "Fair Catch" was published by Prizm!

Wow; how time flies.

Thank you to everyone who has read it, and thank you to the publisher for bringing it out into the world.

By the way -- I was checking the links and noticed that the Kindle edition price has been cut to under $4 US, so that's about half what the initial price was a year ago.

The paperback price has been cut a bit as well.

Everybody likes a cheaper price, right?

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February 23rd, 2013

07:16 am - In which your author gets interviewed
Blogger Jamie Deacon interviewed me at The Boys on the Brink blog!

We talk about how I got the idea for "Fair Catch" and how the plot may push the boundaries of readers' expectations for a romance novel.

Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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February 15th, 2013

02:52 pm - fun!
Jamie Deacon has reposted that review of "Fair Catch" on the blog "Boys on the Brink."

Read it here!

Also, Jamie is offering a giveaway of the book in ebook form.

Check it out!

Thanks, Jamie!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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February 10th, 2013

12:10 pm - test

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January 24th, 2013

09:15 pm - another review to share...
This one from Blogcritics.org! :)

Review of "Fair Catch"

by Jamie Deacon.

Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Sting: It's Probably Me

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December 4th, 2012

08:34 am - Christmas is coming....
And I know many people love getting books.

With that in mind, if you've read and enjoyed "Fair Catch", or even kinda liked it, please consider posting a review on amazon.com.

I understand that the 20-review mark is the "floor" for a book starting to possibly show up on their "recommendations" lists.

Have a wonderful holiday season! And thanks for reading. :)

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October 14th, 2012

08:05 am - Blogger reviews "Fair Catch"
Here's another nice review of the book! :)

Review by Joyfully Jay
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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October 8th, 2012

09:29 pm - Following links....
Jennifer Lavoie, who was featured along with me in an Author Q and A recently on The Advocate's website, pointed out this mention of our books on The Jock Book Review blog.

Funny -- a marketing hook was the last thing on my mind when I wrote "Fair Catch," but I can see how it would look that way to readers!

Anyway. There it is. :)
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

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October 6th, 2012

07:58 pm - college football
Watching West Virginia play Texas.... I confess to cheering West Virginia mostly because I don't want Texas to win!

But I'm falling in love with G. Smith!

West Virginia is the new team in the Big 12, and it's so fun to have a fresh team to watch!


I had to watch Texas beat Oklahoma State and that was heartbreaking.

This is a way too much excitement!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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September 26th, 2012

02:17 pm - Author profile on The Advocate website
I am delight to share with you an author Q and A I did for The Advocate online with fellow writer Jennifer Lavoie!

Gay Boys in Sports

Current Mood: chipperchipper

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September 23rd, 2012

11:45 am - One cut over the line....
Over the last couple of weeks, I read the entire book again, the first time since the final editing that went on during the month of May.

One of the wonderful things about this book for me is that I still like it, after all this time, and as many times as I've read it.

I'm going to put another missing scene for you behind the cut here, but unlike the scene about New Orleans with Alex and Rob, this is a scene that should not have been deleted.

I created a continuity error for myself with this edit, and I brought it upon myself. Spoilers for my book behind the cut, as well as a missing scene that I shouldn't have deleted that involves the last game Blake plays in high school for the Mustangs.

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Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

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September 16th, 2012

04:56 pm - New blog for my publisher
Along with the redesign of the Prizm Books website, the company has launched a new blog just for the YA line.

Prizm blog

They've decided to widen their offerings -- all mainstream YA as well as specifically LBGT YA.


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September 14th, 2012

08:12 am - Prizm Books website redesign
My publisher has redesigned and relaunched its website!

Prizm Books

It's now much easier to find my book, "Fair Catch," by going in the "front door" of this site.

Prizm is the YA subsidiary of Torquere Books, and the reboot of the website also includes an expansion of their line. They are in the business of publishing GLBT YA books and short stories, but they also are now accepting submissions of all sorts of YA.

The new website looks very clean and cheery. Enjoy!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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August 19th, 2012

12:38 pm - Yes, I'm blogging again.
My day once again at the Torquere blog called Romance for the Rest of Us!

This time I'm discussing where and how my ideas come from.

The post is called

"See It, Hear It, Write It".

Hope you enjoy!

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August 2nd, 2012

12:23 pm - Posting today at "Romance for the Rest of Us"
Torquere/Prizm has a couple of blogs where their authors are regularly featured.

Today it was my turn at "Romance for the Rest of Us," over on Blogger. I expanded on the process of finding the conflict within the relationship, instead of making the focus of the book the outside or external conflicts Blake and Alex face.

Hope you enjoy!

Also, I was thrilled to see my first "customer review" on the amazon site. I know that when I'm pondering buying something, I always read those reviews, so it was great to see one for my book.

The reviewer, Elisa Rolle, is a well-known online reviewer in our genre, and her livejournal, elisa_rolle is a great place to find news about GLBT books.

It's supposed to be about 112 F here today! Ugh! Stay cool and think of fall.
Current Mood: busybusy

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July 30th, 2012

07:09 am - Another GLBT YA book resource
Stumbled across this thanks to the marketing people at Torquere/Prizm!

Very interesting stuff. But that's what you get when you look at information put together by librarians! :)

Here's the GLBT resources page from the American Library Association's website.

And specificially, here's their list of books with GLBT characters aimed at teens. The list is alpha by author, and has old and new books.
Current Mood: awakeawake

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July 21st, 2012

09:58 am - Genre YA LBGT resource
Sorry for the radio silence -- been extremely busy with family related stuff and also the mainstream press marketing for "Fair Catch".

I'll try to be around more the rest of the summer.

Earlier I mentioned Malinda Lo's survey of all the YA LGBT books she could find published this year in the USA.

Another author, Rachel Manija, is focusing on developing a list specifically of fantasy and science fiction YA books with an LGBT protagonist or major character.

Her list is here, and she updates it periodically.

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July 10th, 2012

08:46 am - Links to follow
I know we've all followed links and been led from topic to topic on the web. I've lost entire days to this activity!

An invaluable place to start, if you are looking for LGBT fiction and reviews, is the roundups of links to reviews that Torquere's publicist does a couple of times a month.

Here's Kristi's most recent list, and I can tell you that following the links to those various book- and story-related sites will give you many interesting resources!

Thanks, Kristi!

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July 9th, 2012

09:41 am - Me again at Torquere's Livejournal community
Today I posted over at torquere_social, and my topic is What to cut, what to keep.

As we all know, writing is a process of trial and error, every time. In the post, I talk about how I cut the book in half during rewriting, and how I found its spine.

Watch this space for some gift certificate giveaways!
Current Mood: busybusy

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July 5th, 2012

06:49 pm - The crinkle of paper....
Got home today from some family-related errands and there was my package from Torquere: actual paperback copies of the book!

So exciting!

Just had to share the moment. :)

It's real! My book just happened!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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June 28th, 2012

05:50 pm - Update to Malinda Lo's list
Blogger and author Malinda Lo is keeping track of all the YA LGBT titles published by a selected bunch of US publishers in 2012. "Fair Catch" made her quarterly list that includes June.

Looks like a good resource for books in this genre -- she has a "YA Pride" tag for all the posts that are tracking the new releases.
Current Mood: busybusy

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11:55 am - Tracking YA LGBT books
Author and blogger Malinda Lo is doing something really fascinating.

In this post and others, she lists all of this year's YA novels with LGBT characters from a short list of (I believe) US presses, and then breaks down a bunch of statistics about them.

I found it interesting reading. She closes with an exhortation for people to write more books with non-straight characters -- I'm doing my part so far! :)
Current Mood: busybusy

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June 27th, 2012

10:28 am - Paperback version
The "buy" link is now available on amazon.com for "Fair Catch" as a paperback book!

Paperback version here

Some of you had asked to be alerted when that happened, because although the book has been available since June 13 as a Kindle or an ebook direct from the publisher, you are traditionalists! :D

I'm a traditionalist too, to be honest, and I buy paperbacks or hard copies whenever possible. I hope they are not obsolete, although that is so out of my hands.

Anyway, enjoy!
Current Mood: stressedstressed

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June 25th, 2012

02:59 pm - My turn at "Romance for the Rest of Us"
It's me again at the Torquere Blogger site today, "Romance for the Rest of Us, and this time I'm posting about the locations in "Fair Catch." They're a mix of real and imaginary, but why?

(Paperback edition coming soon! Really! :D )
Current Mood: busybusy

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June 21st, 2012

10:11 am - "Everyone deserves a happy ending"
That's the motto of Torquere Press, along with their tagline, "Romance for the rest of us," meaning readers who are in the market for something other than traditional heterosexual romance novels.

And that's the topic of my post today at the publisher's Livejournal community, torquere_social.

I hope things are better than they were a decade ago, as I say in my post, but judging from what Stephen Harper said in the post I linked to here previously, maybe things are changing slower than we hope.

What's your take on this issue? Comment on Dreamwidth, or Livejournal, or the Torquere community.
Current Mood: curiouscurious

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