Tag Archives: The Leaving

Year of the Fire Monkey

So, the upcoming Chinese New Year is the Year of the Fire Monkey. For those who don’t know, each year is named after a particular animal and falls only every 12 years. Looking back on my Monkey years, I was … Continue reading

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The Year of the Sheep Starts Today…

Did you know that Chinese New Year starts today? It’s  the Year of the Sheep (also called ram, or goat). Happens to be my own astrological sign, as well. I like it that creative, sensitive, and not-particularly-good-with-money people have their … Continue reading

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Marking St. Patrick’s

As I mentioned in a previous post on this blog, I don’t ever do much for St. Patrick’s, but I usually find myself in a celebratory mood anyway because of the coming of spring. The fruit trees are blossoming madly … Continue reading

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Bob Mayer speaks up

Bob Mayer, whom I mentioned in my last post, wrote this great new blog post today–very blunt, very scintillating–about the nasty divide that’s opened up between traditionally pubbed authors and indie authors, each claiming their turf and saying their way … Continue reading

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August Update

Well, August has been a busy month (chatting with other writers on Twitter especially), and I’m horrified to see that I haven’t blogged all month. This is very bad. 🙂 My next book for review is an intriguing read that … Continue reading

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The Leaving Gets 5-Star Review

It makes an author very happy to be acknowledged, especially by a fellow writer whom they admire. A New Zealand author called Kate Genet wrote a fantastic review of my novel The Leaving at the Kindle Store on Friday. She … Continue reading

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‘The Leaving’ Now Available on Kindle…and Other Book News

I’m very happy to announce that my novel The Leaving is now available in the Kindle Store! Priced at $2.99, it’s the story of an adolescent brother and sister in 1980s Dublin. While older sibling Stevie navigates his sexuality (and his life) … Continue reading

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Promo and book review update

For the rest of gay pride month, get a free download of my ebook The Leaving. Just enter code AG52M at Smashwords’ checkout thru 7/02! http://t.co/iOtvixl My next book review will be Undecided: How to Ditch the Quest for the Perfect … Continue reading

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Interview with the author

Being interviewed is a scary thing. The folks at 1st Author Interviews made it totally easy for me to answer some questions about my writing process and my recently published novel The Leaving. I think they did a great job. … Continue reading

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‘The Leaving’ debuts on Smashwords

The Leaving, my first novel, is a coming-of-age story set in Dublin and has had a strange history: I started writing it at grad school at S.F. State in the late eighties (so it can officially be called an ’80s … Continue reading

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