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Monday, March 19, 2012

Definately Worth Reading...

My daughter put this on my page today, and if ever I was a proud mama; it was in reading this post. So I thought I'd share it with you guys...

I am the boy who never finished high school, because I got called a fag everyday. I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian. I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman. I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights. We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of 27 years into the room. I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me. I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear. We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me. I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman. I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman. I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men. I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that. I am the woman who died when the EMTs stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual. I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn't have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind. I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love. I am the person ashamed to tell my own friends I'm a lesbian, because they constantly make fun of them. I am the boy tied to a fence, beaten to a bloody pulp and left to die because two straight men wanted to "teach me a lesson"
I'm just trying to spread this because I feel the world is filled with unnecessary hatred. People spend their lives miserable because other selfish people don't allow them to be happy with who they choose to be. Rest in peace to those who have lost their lives to homophobic hate. You are stronger then any one of these people who judged.

Happy Birthday!


Sat was my now 10 year old's birthday.

Well, it was completely insane, but she loved it anyway lol. I swear there must have been thirty kids there, because the 16 invitations that she handed out, they each brought a sibling or cousin! I ran out of goodie bags, but thank go the food and prizes were plentiful. But the best thing of all was the smile that continued to play on my daughter's face, the entire length of the party.

For that, 30 kids, spilled soda, wasted chili dogs on the sofa, and the clean up was all worth it, just to see that smile...

Friday, March 2, 2012

A New Day...:)

Well hey,

So, the drama of last week is over. And for that I am completely happy. So with all of the shite of last week, something kewl came from it. I was offered a new contract from my publishing company for Shards of Grey, my historical fiction book. To say that I was ecstatic would be an understatement lol, but I'm totally stoked.

This was the silver lining of last week. So, finally I'm done with book 11, but as I was going through them, I decided to put in more of the Council. I noticed that throughout all 11 books so far, that there was only a few incidents that they actually came face to face with them, so I decided to incorporate them through out the book, so that you, my readers can see how truly diabolical they actually are. I think you'll like what I've done, because I had so much fun writing it. I like the fact that i get to be devious, calculating and just plain evil, and have to answer to no one for it, because it's not really me haha.
So book 11 is done, and we have, enter the Titans. But Arieanna doesn't know that, and I certainly won't tell you who it is, you have to read it...

As for the reviews, (I'm over the Bitten by Paranormal Romance by Artemis) but I feel like the Coffee Time one had some valid points about the book that they didn't like, but then I feel like to each his own. I guess when we as writers write, we sometimes forget that we have an audience to write to. But at the same time, you can't please everyone. When I wrote Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn, I had a goal and a picture, or a filmstrip in my head that I could see rolling as i wrote. Maybe the fact that i am a teacher took over where the myths were concerned, but as for my fans they actually said that they loved it; despite what the Reviewer Artemis said about it being a snooze fest.

I think that's why i had such an aversion to what she wrote. I think there is a way to say that you don't like something, and being honest if fine. Just act like an adult when you do it. I take comfort in the fact that people actually championed my book on her site, and contrary to what they posted, I have no clue who those people are; except to say that i am truly proud that they stood up for me, and are my fans.
Stay tuned for new updates on the progress of Shades of Grey, as well as Teach Me the Night, the second book in the teaching between midnight and dawn series.

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