Rainbow Awards

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Hello All!

I just found out that my novel Rangers Over Regulus is a finalist in the Rainbow Awards in the Gay Sci-fi/Futuristic category!

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It is a real honour to have even been nominated in the first place, and I can hardly believe that my novel has moved on to the finals.

Of course, my novel is definitely up against some tough competition. Good luck to us all!

And just so you all know, I’m not the only finalist from Less Than Three Press. I’m sure we’re all proud to represent our publisher in a range of different categories.

We also have:

The Only Way by Jamie Sullivan, finalist for the Lesbian Fantasy Romance category

Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander, finalist for the Bisexual General Fiction category

Goblins by Melanie Tushmore

Of Last Resort by Megan Derr

The Calm Before by Neena Jaydon

all finalists for the Gay Fantasy Romance category

The Memory of Blood and Lotuses by E.E. Ottoman, finalist for the Gay Paranormal Romance category

Camelia by Caitlin Ricci and Cari Z., finalist for the Lesbian Contemporary Romance category

and

The Fall Guide by Talya Andor, finalist for the Gay Contemporary Romance category.

I also noted a few authors that I met at the Gay Romance Northwest meet-up also had novels that were in the finals.

Congratulations all around! We’ll have to wait until December to find out the winners, and until then, happy writing everyone!

Genderqueer Character

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I’m finally writing a genderqueer character!

I’ve been meaning to write a genderqueer character for ages, mostly because it’s a subject near and dear to my heart. As a genderfluid person, I’m always on the lookout for genderqueer characters, but they’re hard to come by.

There are a few authors I know have written genderqueer characters.

The first two, of course, are authors that write for the publisher I also write for, which is Less Than Three press.

Selume Proferre, by E.E. Ottoman features a genderqueer character. This book is an urban fantasy novel, and starts of with An-An, the main character, going to work at a spell-craft company for an exorcist. E. also writes a lot of books on trans characters, and zie has been on my must-read list for a long while now.

The other is J.K. Pendragon, who has a story coming out in the Trans* Geek Out anthology that will be coming out in spring. I won’t give away too much, since the book’s not out yet, but the story is a fantasy with an Egyptian-esque setting.

Lastly, I received a free book from the Gay Romance Northwest meet-up called Static, by L.A. Witt which turned out to have a genderqueer character as well. I liked the premise, which was that a small percentage of the population can switch their sex back and forth from male to female and back again. But it’s a reflection of their gender identity, so it’s a bit like having a genderfluid and intersex character. It’s a slight twist on the normal shifter story.

I’m always on the lookout for more stories about genderqueer characters.

I’m writing this character for the Villains Inc anthology call for Less Than Three Press. I would like to write an Arabic character for this story, so of course, I must do a lot of research. I’m kind of glad that I can write a villain for this character, because then xe can stab people whenever they misgender xem.

I’m thinking that one day I will also write a two spirit character, as that has always interested me.

I hope one day that the genderqueer section of LT3’s store is as expansive as the Gay section. It only has a few books for now. But it will only grow if we write the stories ourselves.