Sorry I’ve let the blog posts go awhile without updating, but I’ve been super-busy!
Not only have I started going to university again, but I’ve been organizing a blog tour for the trans* anthology Geek Out published with Less Than Three Press.
What is going on with this blog tour?
Well, let me tell you, since I’ve finally seemed to get a grasp on what’s going on!
The Geek Out anthology includes 8 authors:
Francis Gideon with Sext-based Adventures
Caitlin Ricci with Horse Crazy
J.K. Pendragon with Double Take
Alison Evans with Long Macchiatos and Monsters
Alessandra Ebulu with Of Anime and Baeci
Cecil Wilde with Defying Convention
Alden Lila Reedy with Manifest
We have all written a story with a trans* protagonist, and we all feel that because this is a trans* anthology, we need to go all out with getting the word out. People are asking for representation in media, and we’re delivering. But without people knowing about it, then there’s not much point!
I see people writing fanfiction with trans* or genderqueer characters, writing ace or aro characters, genderbent characters, because they are lacking that what they really desire: representation. There are no stories out there about these types of characters that portray them in stories that are not a) specifically about their trans*-ness or b) tragic.
So we’re doing a blog tour. It’s a really fun time, actually, apart from the logistics and organization, which really aren’t my strong point. But you’ve got to try, right? I hate trying to organize things, but I’ve learned sometimes you’ve got to do things you don’t enjoy in order to promote the things you actually like doing.
It was a bit of a challenge, because while there were a LOT of m/m review sites, there are far less review sites that do trans* story reviews or blog tours. Thankfully, with the help of our amazing publisher Megan Derr, we were able to find a few.
Here’s the sites where our guest blog posts will be showing up over the next two weeks.
World of Diversity
Read, Play, Review
We’ll also all be doing blog posts on our own blogs, so make sure to check them out! Of course, I’ll be compiling a list of links for you all to get the big picture once they’re all up, so stay tuned for that!
The first stop on our blog tour will be at Smoocher’s Voice, and my blog post for Love Rampage on January 22nd!
Also, make sure you check them all out, because authors are doing giveaways for all sorts of fun stuff! Gift certificates, ebooks, naming a character in their next novel… so make sure to leave lots of comments for a chance to win!