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    James Faulkner’s ‘unintentional coming out’ was no laughing matter

    For those of you who are new around here, I’ll provide some background context on why I felt the need to write a post about the so-called ‘misunderstanding’ about Australian Men’s cricketer, James Faulkner’s instagram post.I write romance books for lesbian tweens and teens that portray positive representation and supportive environments – being gay in my books is not the story.I am also #ownvoices, identifying as female and lesbian (though I prefer the term gay). (If you’re so inclined, you can find out more about me here).As an author, words matter to me.Getting words right in my books matters to my readers.Being out and proud as much as I can,…

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    The one where a plan was hatched…

    True story: One of my cousins is nuts about cricket, just like me. So is her husband. But their three daughters? Not so much. Being the great cousin I am, I sent her an ebook copy of Alice Henderson On Debut, which she ended up sharing with her eldest daughter, Miss 13. Now, you have to understand, Miss 13 (while being an avid reader) rolls her eyes whenever her mum and dad start talking about cricket and if it’s on TV, she walks out of the room. But then Miss 13 read Alice Henderson On Debut. She loved it. My cousin was able to take the girls to watch an…

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    Five ways my lesbian relationship differs to your heterosexual one

    (And one way it’s the same) So the marriage equality debate has risen again here in Australia, and it looks like it may finally be the time that our Parliament catches up with the majority of people and changes the Marriage Act to include same-sex couples. There’s been a rush from both sides to assert their positions and make their arguments, and I wanted to do the same. I wanted to write a post on how my love is no different from anyone else’s, because one of the major arguments from those who are against marriage equality is that our love is fundamentally different and therefore not worthy of the…

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    I’ve gone visiting

    I’m visiting author and photographer Laurie Salzler over at her blog this weekend. You can check out what cheeky questions she asked me by clicking through the link here.  While you’re there, you should check out the photos of her dogs. So cute! You can check out her books on amazon here. And I have it on good authority that her latest book “In the Stillness of Dawn” will be out very soon. You can read about that one here – can’t wait. Pop over and say hi!