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May 2, 2017

Ho, ho, hey, hey, the EPA has got to stay!

On Saturday, April 22, thousands of people in cities all over the world marched for science. The aerial footage of these marches show a massive swell of people devoted to facts, evidence, the scientific method, and protecting o...

April 28, 2017

As lesbian authors, we’re often asked what the most influential books for us were, or which lesfic titles were our “firsts.” I had some odd lesfic firsts, but the very firsts are the titles below.

The Well of Loneliness

This iconic book in lesbian literature is considere...

April 25, 2017

ἰόπλοκ᾽ ἄγνα μελλιχόμειδε Σάπφοι

(Violet-haired, pure, honey-smiling Sappho.)

"What else was the love of the Lesbian woman except Socrates' art of love? For they seem to me to have practised love each in their own way, she that of women, he that of men. For they say that...

April 21, 2017

If you're anything like me, you have a long list strong female characters who inspire you. Today, I'm here to share five of my favorites. 

  • Pippi Longstocking

  • Scout

  • Idgie Threadgoode

  • Lisbeth Salander

  • Hermione Granger

Obviously, there are many, m...

April 18, 2017

Teach me how to speak, teach me how to share

In the 1990s, after studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ed Roland gathered a few musicians together, and they recorded a song called “Shine.” The lyrics and garage sound spoke to the 1990s grunge crowd, and as the...

April 13, 2017

It started with the classics. The Bronte Sisters, Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, and Thomas Hardy were the lullabies of my childhood. After I graduated, entered into the world of capitalism, and came into adulthood, I realized that I hadn’t quite become what...

April 12, 2017

I’ve harbored a love of publishing since my grad school days and through working on my Ph.D. in history. I spent maybe fifteen years working in the industry as an editor, but all the while I harbored an idea that someday, I would have my own publishing house.

A while ba...

April 11, 2017

Small business ownership runs in my family. My grandparents owned a restaurant, and my dad grew up bussing tables there. When he got old enough, he was promoted to waiter. Let’s be honest, he also got into a fair amount of trouble in the kitchen, including stealing a b...

April 10, 2017

Forming a publishing company was something that had teased the back of my mind throughout my years in publishing. I think most people in the industry have that fantasy, even if just for a minute, about opening up their own business. The thing is, not only does it have...

April 9, 2017

When I was five years old I wrote a book. Six pages in all with a few crayon pictures. I wrote it for my mother as she was always reading. She made a big fuss, and I felt very clever and announced that night at dinner that I was going to be an author when I grew up. No...

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