“I was aware that I was writing about myself as a gay man, while at the same time I knew this wasn’t a ‘gay travel book,’ whatever that might be.”
by Terry Hong
“Yes, I hoped and dreamed, of course (don’t we all?), but in the same way that you hope and dream you’ll win the lottery, not in the way that you think it will actually happen. It’s been an amazing ride …”
By CH Summie
In her lyrical prose, Bills shares her landscape of loss and survival in chapters that are deeply moving, sometimes humorous, and memorable.
by Maureen Teresa McCarthy
She begins to understand deep and lasting connection, her ties with Mammy, Melanie, and Tara, that she has always ignored. She is still growing, still changing, even though she is a grown woman. She is not caught, even if the web is one she made herself.
by Shoba Viswanathan
“You should write about what you don’t know about what you know. So yes I gave my Mother character a few of my things, as a place to start. I needed to start from a place of familiarity to explore the unknown. ”
by Maddie King
“Alma is Wanda is Barbara is Nathalie is… arguably, the story that ties these women together has had a slow bloom. Through mediums, languages, spaces, it has refracted.”
by Marlene Adelstein
Looking back, there were fleeting moments of ecstatic writing pleasure . . . That feeling of gratification is just enough to make me want to do the whole damn thing again, with a new story and new characters, no matter how long it will take.