Pride Parade of Books

Welcome to the Pride Parade of Books 2022! These fabulous LGBTQ+ books need your support this Pride Month. There’s a wide range of genres and styles, so take your time and find your next read here in the Pride Parade of Books!

Why I offer authenticity reading

Why is authenticity reading important and who needs one? This blog post will look at my services as an authenticity reader of LGBTQ+ writing.

LGBTQ+ language in historical fiction

After considering when to set your LGBTQ+ book, it’s important to then consider how language, particularly queer language, changes through time.

Writing Gay History: an interview with Garrick Jones

Garrick Jones is a prolific writer. From Australia he writes books packed with gay history: from Victorian London to 1950s Sydney. I have been privileged to work with Garrick on some of his latest works and I count myself lucky to be among the first people to read a new Garrick Jones book.

Book review: Heartstopper, by Alice Oseman

Okay, so I am very behind the times with this one! I know! This story has been one of the go-to gay YA books for some time and I have only just got round to reading it …

Why write LGBTQ+ stories?

We tell stories for many different reasons: to entertain our readers; to tell them something new about themselves; to record history in an accessible way. Why should LGBTQ+ stories be different? Why do they need telling?

Who can write LGBTQ+ stories?

Do you have to identify as LGBTQ+ to write stories? Can you tell an authentic tale without experience? In this blog post, we will look at who can tell stories, how we can do it authentically and how you can ensure you do no harm to the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Parade 2021

Welcome to this year’s Pride Parade of Books! We might not be able to have actual Pride Parades yet, but we can still mark Pride Month! This is a small sample of some of the wonderful LGBTQ+ books out there. If you can, please support these authors and spread the word about LGBTQ+ literature. Our stories matter. Let’s make sure they are told.

On LGBTQ+ Editing: The importance of it all.

In this final part, we’ll look at why LGBTQ+ editing is so important and what you can do if you’re not an expert. In this miniseries we have explored LGBTQ+ characters and language. If you haven’t already, take a look at the previous posts and subscribe to get all the latest blog posts direct to your inbox.

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