This Sunday, June 28, is something of a harmonic convergence here in the land of the Fae and the home of the hawt….
It’s Pride. THE day. Stonewall – June 28, 1969. Which was…
My seventh birthday. Stonewall wasn’t exactly the kind of party my parents would likely have been pointing out to me on the news, but an auspicious coincidence nonetheless. And then…
June 28, 2012 – I received and signed the contract for the first four SoulShares novels. My first books.
And now, this year – wow, what a party!
I haven’t been able to party quite as hard this year as I have in years past, mostly because I’m in the middle of a re-launch of those original four SoulShares novels, plus the fifth – and just finished writing the sixth – and am hard at work on an expansion of “Ilya and the Wolf” into a novella, “Wolf, Becoming”. (And in my spare time, I parent, work my day job, eat, sleep, and breathe. Not necessarily in that order.)
But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to celebrate! – far from it. Though I’m hoping to be out and about tomorrow, marching in our local Pride parade and attending Pridefest (though if it rains like it’s supposed to, it’s going to be more like Pridepuddle), I want to have a party.
So here’s the deal. I will leave this post open until I get back from CONvergence on July 5th. For every comment to this post (directly on my blog, not on Facebook) I will donate $1 to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth in New York City. (Yes, you may comment more than once.) And every comment here, and every Facebook “like” and “share” (made directly on, or from, my profile page or my Author page – I have to be able to find the posting, so if you like and share a copy someone else shared, I love you from the bottom of my heart but I probably won’t be able to find you) will get you one chance to win your choice of the following:
1. Kindle copies of the Riverdale Avenue Books editions of HARD AS STONE, GALE FORCE, DEEP PLUNGE, and FIRESTORM;
2. Autographed paperback copies of the Ravenous Romance editions of HARD AS STONE, GALE FORCE, DEEP PLUNGE, and FIRESTORM (out of print, collector’s editions!); or…
3. A short story, max length 2000 words, featuring two characters of your choice from any of my books, novellas, or short stories. Just for you.
Please leave some way to get in touch with you in your comment — and
Happy Prideanniverthday, everyone!