Not many people write for fun, and only a handful of those people ever get their works published. We’re a minority, and we got to stick together — hence this page, this list. The following people aren’t just any ordinary authors, though. I’ve selected these awesome guys and ladies because we have something in common: we’re trying to promote equality in a world riddled with prejudice and hate.
Without any further adieu, I take my hat off multiple times for multiple authors!
First up to bat is Madison Parker. She began writing LGBTQ fiction to help address issues of bullying and low self-esteem among young adults. She has a Bachelor’s and two Master’s Degrees in Mathematics and Education and has taught both middle and high school. Madison spends her days reading, writing, solving math problems, and playing with her feisty German Pinscher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, her pup, and her troop of sock monkeys.
Check out her website here.
Up next is James Erich. He has had a passion for young adult fiction since he was a teenager himself. In his high school and college years, he was saddened to see how few positive stories with gay protagonists there were, but is delighted to see that changing. Though he has previously published adult titles under another pen name, James recently joined the ranks of YA novelists, with the publication of his first YA novel, “Seidman.” He is openly gay and lives with his husband in the small town of Raymond, NH.
Check out his website here.
Following James comes Eric Arvin. He describes himself as a writer of mostly speculative fiction who lives off Ramen Noodles and the kindness of strangers.
“Go visit him at http://ericarvin.blogspot.com. He needs your pity.”
Enter Kade Boehme. He is an M/M writer who’s been writing about boys who love boys since he was too young to get it. Lo and behold, he grew up and found you could do it as a job and he never looked back. A southern kid in Seattle, he gave up teaching to write in the city and spends his free time reading, clubbing, volunteering and giving voice to the characters that constantly live in his head.
Check out his website here.
And then there was Jackie Nacht. “Short, sexy and sweet—where a little love goes a long way.” That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through my sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put my own stories on paper. She began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after…and sometimes more than one, in the case of her YA Fork in the Road series, which has interactive endings.
“Thinking back to my own book addiction, where there were many nights I stayed up way too late so I could read just one more chapter—yeah, right—I decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.”
More to come soon… once I make more friends. 😛