The Unbalancing & my untangling, a review of R. B. Lemberg's novel, coming out September 2022.
To the Flame by A. E. Ross
I’ll admit, if you told me back when I started this blog that I’d be talking about monsterfucking, I probably wouldn’t have believed you, but I just read To the Flame by A. E. Ross, and some things need to be said. This paranormal cryptid romance is about a college guy named Emerson (he/him) who… Continue reading To the Flame by A. E. Ross
Naming Your Trans Characters
Exploring the process for naming trans characters, including how to handle deadnames, who some people change their names, and what the meaning behind my own name is!
Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve
Exploring the possibilities of transness, masculinity, and personhood in Ray Stoeve's BETWEEN PERFECT AND REAL, a review.
In Your Face: An Extremely Shallow Dive into the Marketing of Trans Books
How we classify identity in books, how SEO makes trans books easy to find (but also ends up "shoving identity in the readers' faces"), and how pressures to meet the needs of broad audiences can impact representation in books. AKA: Far too long a post for such a surface level exploration of the marketing of transgender books.
And Then the Gray Heaven by R. E. Katz
Bodies, embodiment, and the self in R. E. Katz' forthcoming debut novel, AND THEN THE GRAY HEAVEN.
Don’t Kill Your Trans Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
A thorough explanation as to why you should not kill your trans characters, along with the EXTREMELY few caveat-filled instances where it is moderately acceptable.
Transphobic Villains and Redemption Arcs #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
The ins and outs of transphobic villains, as well as how to (and if you should) redeem them.
The Model Minority #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
An exploration of what the Model Minority trope is and why perfection isn't always a good thing.
What to Do When Your Writing is Called Transphobic #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
A look into what to do if and when someone says your work is transphobic, or a brief guide to apologies, reparations, and self-improvement.