Author: Alex Falck
An Interview with Author Sophie Labelle
By: Alex Falck For my final installment (for now) in my Trans Author Interview series, I spoke with cartoonist and activist Sophie Labelle. Here in the States, she’s best known […]
An Interview with Author Lady Dane Figeuroa Edidi
Edidi is a black trans woman, writer, poet, musician, priestess and performance artist. Her novel, “Yemaya’s Daughters,” is a work of otherworldly fiction.
An Interview with Author Alex Gino
Alex Gino’s first book, George, is a frequent target of challenges and bans. Their new novel, You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! just came out.
An Interview with Author Rivers Solomon
In the latest installment of my Trans Authors Interviews, I talk with Rivers Solomon about their book “An Unkindness of Ghosts.”
Convincing Despite Its Flaws: A Review of Nadine Strossen’s HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
Strossen makes a strong argument against anti-hate-speech laws, but does focusing on the legislative issue miss the forest for the trees?
An Interview with Poet and Editor H. Melt
By: Alex Falck This is the third in an ongoing series of interviews with trans authors. You can find other interviews in the series here. I wasn’t planning to interview […]
Where Artists are Desecrators: A Review of Patricia Forde’s “The List”
The List, a middle-grade novel by Patricia Forde, was originally published in her native Ireland as The Wordsmith. Its recent re-release on American shores is garnering well-deserved attention for this timely dystopian tale.
An Interview with Author Elliot Wake
Elliot Wake’s interconnected novels, Black Iris, Cam Girl, and Bad Boy, aren’t often mentioned on LGBTQ book lists, and that’s a shame. His sexy, violent, diverse and feminist romance/thrillers have all the fun of a guilty pleasure without the guilt.
Three Queens: Perspectives on Drag Queen Story Hour
Since its debut in San Francisco in 2015, Drag Queen Story Hour has become a popular event in libraries across the country. Although the queens set aside their usual bawdy performances for tamer, kid-friendly fare, their costumes and makeup are as over-the-top as ever, and kids love it!
The Blockchain: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Libraries (Part Two)
By: guest blogger Shawn Demerjian. Part two on blockchains. We take a closer look at these (along with some important additions), briefly talk about the different types of blockchains that exist (yes, there is more than one blockchain), and discuss some of the issues and limitations.