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A Boy Like Me Launch Dance Party - This Thursday (9/4/14)

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Now you don’t want to miss this. Your chance to celebrate the release of A Boy Like Me and support BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth. The dance party is this Thursday (9/4/14), 7-10pm at Machine. Go here for more party info. 

Don’t like to dance? That’s okay. You can play pool, air hockey, grab a drink at the bar, or have some pizza & cake. Admission is free.

A percentage of all books sales will go to BAGLY. Read more about BAGLY here.

You can find more info about A Boy Like Me here.

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Aug

The future — of news, of storytelling, of knowing — has to, in some way, address this. The methods by which we filter and evaluate and accumulate information need to be transparent and readily interrogated. Not because openness is a panacea — it isn’t — but because knowing something is an iterative process which depends upon collaboration, and collaboration can’t happen in a dark room.
Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality’s soil.
Daisaku Ikeda (via observando)

Shedding Light On Depression | Boxers and Binders

boxersandbinders:

Depression kills silently and if we continue to allow it its invisibility, it will win every time. But when we shed light on the corners where it hides and release ourselves from its grip with every spoken truth about its nature, we will weaken its power over our lives.

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boxersandbinders:

Reblog and remind someone that they are worth it. 

An Interview with Jennie Wood, Author of A Boy Like Me

Here’s an interview I did about my new YA novel, A Boy Like Me, which is being published by 215 Ink, a small press, on Sept. 4, 2014. I talk a bit about the publishing route I took because writers need to know there are many options to getting your work out there.

Excerpt:

Here’s the thing that every writer needs to know—and I’ll say it every chance I get—don’t wait for anyone to give you a green light to get your work out there. And do not put your career in anyone else’s hands. Yes, it’s important to revise, revise, revise, but when it’s ready—get it out there. Your work needs to be in the hands of unbiased readers so you can have a conversation about it. That conversation informs you as a writer and helps you become a better writer like nothing else. It’s all about the conversation between the writer and the reader—the work is the conversation, but also the reaction, the feedback, the feeling the reader is left with after reading the work. ANYTHING that gets in the way of that conversation is static.

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Aug

I’m giving away five copies of my new book, A Boy Like Me. Find out more about the book & enter to win here by Sept. 12, 2014: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/103810-a-boy-like-me?utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_approved

I’m giving away five copies of my new book, A Boy Like Me. Find out more about the book & enter to win here by Sept. 12, 2014: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/103810-a-boy-like-me?utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_approved

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Aug

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yes!

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yes!

margaretzamosmonteith:

Wise advice. Thanks for sharing louisethebaker

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Aug

Guest Post: “Some of My Best Friends are Straight”: Boston Comic Con’s Queer Comics Panel

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Note: One of my favorite guest posters (and fellow Bostonian) Jon E. Christianson is back with a look at the Queer Comics panel from this past weekend’s BCC.

The (convention) halls were alive with the sights of lines this past weekend in Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. Comic book creators had winding lines. Celebrity panel lines were an ouroboric nightmare.

Boston Comic Con had all the right lines in all the expected places, except for one panel. BCC’s first annual Queer Comics panel, tucked away in a room for maybe one hundred people, boasted a line the convention was not prepared for. It snaked through hallways, around corners, and eventually doubled upon itself.

People were turned away at the door. Hosted by journalist Brigid Alverson, the panel featured four panelists: writer/artist Tana Ford (Duck, New Warriors), writer Jennie Wood (Flutter, A Boy Like Me), podcaster and writer Amber Love  (podcast Vodka O’Clock, Holyoak), and Geeks OUT! president and co-founder Joey Stern.

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From left to right, Tana Ford, Jennie Wood, Amber Love, Joey Stern. Photo by Ashley Hansberry

Alverson offered a brief overview of queer comics history, noting that societal changes and self-publishing have contributed to the genre’s success.

“What queer works have resonated with you?” Alverson asked the panel.

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Here’s a recap of the queer comics panel I was part of at last week’s Boston Comic Con.