On the right hand side of this blog post, you’ll see the cover and the GoodReads link to the charity anthology, FINDING LOVE! The five of us got together early on in December to make this happen– and all the proceeds go to The Trevor Project, which makes it an even better investment as each book sold helps out our LGBTQ youth. (As if five stories by five amazing writers wasn’t enough? Hahaha! 🙂 Seriously, publishing alongside these lovely ladies is ENOUGH for this author!!!)
As the author of one of these stories, I feel an immense amount of pride– one of the central themes of the stories– to be involved in such a wonderful cause. My story deals with loss of identity, a history of love deemed inappropriate rewritten. Yet even in this day and time, people are being, if you will, rewritten to fit in to society’s ideals. Ever-present in the media, our LGBT culture is being called unnatural, unhealthy, un-whatever they decide today, up to and including evil. For children and adults alike, this is damaging. I’m a gay woman and it took me travelling to the other side of the country to be able to be me and be me freely. Texas and my family’s Southern Baptist beliefs don’t allow for a lesbian to be left in peace. Hell, I remember a comment my uncle made a couple of years ago about one of my male cousins wearing a purple shirt. Apparently, purple is a “homo color” to him.
Yeah. That’s just one of the things I’d like for our youth to not have to face, and daily, organizations like The Trevor Project, It Gets Better, To Write Love On Her Arms, and many more; they fight to keep our youth alive. They fight to keep them filled with hope and dreams of a better tomorrow. Please… even if you don’t buy a book, donate. Donate what you can– your time, your money, your love and support… and help the youth of today FIND LOVE!
Personally, I am just STOKED!!!! Look at the beautiful front and back covers for this amazing anthology!!! How can you not be in love with them?
Yeahhhh… I’m so darn proud to be involved with this charity volume and I’m just totally honored to be publishing a story in the same pages as F.E. Feeley and Leona Windwalker! And in the same couple of days… to be added to the CoolDudes roster as one of their cool authors!
(Today has been a good day!)
So what are you waiting for? Get on over to HERE and get your pre-order going on!!!!
On May 17, this blog– M. LeAnne Phoenix’s The Worlds in Our Stars— will be participating in the Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia, which will be in honor of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This hop will continue until the end of May 24, during which time all participants will be running contests and giveaways to benefit this amazing cause! Anywhere you see the below badge– which you can also see in full size to the left of this page– you will get a peek into the blogger’s mind about what this day means to them.
On May 17th, my post will center around the recent rash of suicides of the beautiful transgender teens. My heart hurts with each one that has passed, and I know that there have been more than just Leelah, Taylor and Cameron, but these three beautiful lights that have gone out shook me up. Having only been active in the gay romance world for almost a year, I feel like I’ve really only been active in the LGBT community that long. It is my hope to become ever more active, to help save as many as I can with the words I write.
Hopefully, my post will be far more eloquent than this one feels. 🙂
See you there!
To all those who may be following my posts here, I will be posting the World’s End short pieces I wrote for the Blog Tour. They will be categorized under Mists of World’s End so that they are easily found. 🙂
So far, the tour’s been great and I am ecstatic that so many people have entered the giveaway. Truly, I am kind of blown away by the reception!!! Makes me happy to know that I wasn’t wrong in my career choice! 😀
Well, with the tour company. 🙂 But still! I am excited about this! It’s my first book, my first tour, and my first real opportunity to help lots of someones in need, too! I hope that it always feels this good to be an author!
Here be my tour announcement. Pretty cover and so exciting! 😀
I can’t wait to go to my first release party! I hope to see you all there!