Category: Blog Post

No Pride Without Black Lives

In February 2019, I published my book, From A Whisper to a Riot: The Gay Writers Who Crafted an American Literary Tradition. In it, I explore the long, quiet road that writers all over the United States took, the private communications they had, the…

Yes, It’s Your Choice.

I’ve seen so many wacky, dangerous, and downright ignorant things being said about the current state of pandemic affairs, that I couldn’t sleep last night for my agitation over it. I won’t go into all the issues, like conspiracy theories (Trump did it! The…

My Word for 2020

Once there was a way. Just the other day, I was thinking back to 2018 and a new kind of resolution I had decided to try. It was something called, “My Word for 2018.” At the time, I thought it was a new trend,…

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Happy Holidays! According to Christmas canon, AKA the 2003 film ELF, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.” Since I’m obviously not going to do that, I thought I would try something else instead. It helps…

To Be Thankful When

Thanksgiving. It’s never been my favorite holiday. Halloween, yes, with all its childish humor, suspended reality, neighborhood fun and friendly competition. Independence Day, too, which is a shock for most people to learn. I’m not a patriotic person, but there’s something about summertime barbecues,…

embookstuff

quotes, excerpts and reviews

Beauty In Words🌹

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler

The Wheelchair Teen

My life as a black, disabled teenager

All The Vintage Ladies

A bookish blog (mostly) about women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

pennyburgess80

A great WordPress.com site

Into the Light Adventures

By Sandra Js Photography - Make the rest of your life the best of your life.

melissa firman

Read. Write. Resist.

Staircase Wit

A Writer and His Reading

ClassicsReader.com

Notes on Classic Literature and Life