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A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

Since completing my debut novel, which is presently in the hands of my publisher at Brainspired Publishing, I have already started work on the second installment of the Mary Dubois Thriller series. Now that I’ve had that first drink of the nectar which pours from the fountain of the Imaginarium in my mind, I understand that it flows freely and is only limited by what I’m willing to write, by what I dare write. Between stories, I have also started learning about the craft and how to reach out to… Read more A Dearth of Representation, with hopes and dreams.

This is how I fight. (quoting: Dharma Kelleher)

I came across a post from a sister thriller writer who says she writes as an act of activism in the face of anti-LGBTQ violence and anti-trans laws. I’m ad-libbing as these are not her exact words. However, I think she says, “This is why I write. This is how I fight.” Her words brought it home for me, not that I wasn’t aware of why I was doing what I’d been doing after my transition all those years ago, but because I was and am. The thing about Dharma… Read more This is how I fight. (quoting: Dharma Kelleher)

What is the value of my writing?

When I started writing my crime queer crime thriller, I dreamed of one day seeing it on bookstore shelves, doing reading and book signings, hell, even being approached by Hollywood. I was dreaming big. Then, as I kept writing and got closer to completing the story, I began worrying and becoming anxious. I imagined potential agents and publishers laughing at my efforts, I know that this is how I tend to be when creating, or rather, how I get when thinking beyond the process of creating. I am filled with… Read more What is the value of my writing?

My First Draft!

I am delighted to announce the completion of the first draft of my debut thriller, “The Rainbow Killer, a Mary Dubois Thriller.” This first draft is 77,220 words, that’s 268 pages. It’s not for the faint of heart, as it contains graphic details of mutilated bodies and swearing and is provocative as all hell. I wanted to tell a story in which the protagonist is a queer, trans woman. I populated the story with LGBTQ+ people, and I also had this urge to show how at least in this story… Read more My First Draft!

Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

After I wrote my memoir, with help from a professional writer, I thought I was done with the craft. After all, my goal was to share how I went through life in the wrong body, and that would be it. I hoped that, at best, my memoir might prove helpful to anyone going through something similar. It was also cathartic for me. Then, something happened. I had the bug, the writing bug, that is. From that moment, I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing. Hell, I just… Read more Dead Winds, doldrums and why I write.

Born with this voice!

I love that I wrote my memoir “Breaking Free: 45 Years in the wrong body” and published it through Brainspired Publishing. In so doing, a door opened on a new way for me to continue being creative. Hopefully, those who read it will come. away with a deeper understanding of finding a way forward while being different. As I mention, the door is open for me to explore a genre I have long enjoyed as a reader. One thing I’ve noticed in my approach to writing is that I find… Read more Born with this voice!

Trans Representation in Literature.

Trans literature is not new; it has been a subject for a long time through works such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. Then came the biographies and memoirs, Man into Woman by Lili Elbe, Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw, Casey Plett’s A Safe Girl to Love, and many more that I could easily enumerate, but the list would be lengthy. Suffice it to say that there is representation in the world of literature, from biographies and memoirs to fiction and children’s books and scientific and sociological books written by… Read more Trans Representation in Literature.

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