The history of Tomboy: Dress codes in the 1950s

One of the main characters in my 1950s coming-of-age romance novella Tomboy, Jackie, goes against convention by wearing pants whenever she can get away with it—and for a lot of her childhood, she can’t get away with it. During that period in the United States, school dress codes crimped the style of their students, but especially of girls. … Read more

Rainbow Snippet: Witches, water, and tedious summer jobs

Water & Air book cover

I recently joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook, where every Saturday, readers and writers share a few lines from an LGBTQ+ work of fiction. This week, I’m sharing six sentences from “Water & Air,” an erotic modern fantasy story about a college student who is resentful of the magic that runs in her family but skipped her generation. … Read more