I had the chance to visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh yesterday and chat with women in the Queer Women’s Book Club about my novel, The Ada Decades. The Center’s library hosts events in this lovely room (the building was a 19th-century textile mill), where I posed with a few of my books, past and present. The library is the biggest LGBT collection in North Carolina, with about 5,000 volumes; they have a terrific technology center, too. I’ve been a fan of LGBT community centers since I served as volunteer and board member to NYC’s Center many years ago – Center folks do such important work!
What do I spy in the front window at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville? Is that the cover of The Ada Decades?
I had the pleasure of talking with John Ford of KAOS Radio in Olympia, Wash., on April 28 about my new novel, The Ada Decades. Here’s an MP3 of our conversation, which was a delight!
Read a smart, thoughtful review of The Ada Decades in North Carolina’s LGBT newspaper, Q Notes. Reviewer Torie Dominguez calls it “a work of quiet wisdom.”
Here’s a new piece about me in the Charlotte weekly, Creative Loafing! Nice work by my neighbor, freelance reporter Vanessa Infanzon.
I’ll be celebrating the publication of The Ada Decades on April 26 at the Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts, starting at 7 pm. Come for wine, snacks, a reading and book signing, and literary camaraderie!
Here’s a great feature that Foreword Reviews did about my new novel, The Ada Decades!
I was just notified that my short story, “Private Things” – which is part of my book The Ada Decades – was a finalist for the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. I didn’t win, but at least I was within spitting distance – and they had a record 200+ entries. Ron Rash was the final judge. Feeling honored!