Category Archives: The Abode of Bliss


Half an hour ago I was unaware of the existence of the Edge Awards. Twenty minutes ago I was informed I’m a nominee. My book, that is: The Abode of Bliss, up against six other works of book-length fiction for “Favorite Gay Book – Fiction” of 2011. (I believe the other six are proper novels—I […]

the year that was

Well, it’s a tradition, I suppose, the year-end sum up, hardly subverted by being posted on the first day of the new year instead of the last of the old. So. In 2011, I published two books, a marvel of unprecedented proportion. The New People (and its companion-between-the-covers, Brandon Bell’s Elegant Threat) made little impression […]


In The Abode of Bliss’s first four – five weeks as an actual book, there have been a few. The first I saw was from Bob Lind of Echo Magazine, published to a private Yahoo discussion group, then to Amazon. It makes you think, which perhaps isn’t ideal for lazy readers who demand to be […]

dispatch from the occult head of brass

Several months later than I expected, BrazenHead has signed up (well, the contract hasn’t been issued/signed, but I’m working on that) its first title: Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram A breakneck tale of kick-ass, wise-ass, sexy-ass lesbians and ZOMBIES, Eat Your Heart Out opens on what promises to be another tediously annoying day […]


A few things going on. Seem to be in the process of making BrazenHead’s first acquisition, a little book the choice of which may surprise some people who know me. It surprises me. More dirt when the contract is issued/signed. Trying to complete a short story for an anthology whose editor has graciously extended the […]

look at that

divers notes

Multiple Lambda Award-winning writer Michael Thomas Ford—most notorious, perhaps, for the essay collection Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me and its sequels and the multi-volume Jane Austen-as-vampire spectacular commencing with Jane Bites Back, but treasured as well for many other books of fiction and non-fiction for adults and young people—has this to say about The Abode […]

site housekeeping update

I have added an entry for The Abode of Bliss on the books page as well as giving it its own page. My efficient WordPress guru added a thumbnail ikon in the visual-navigation column on the left of the front page. Additionally, a few new books have been added to the designs pages since the […]

march writing update 2

It has been confirmed. This coming August, Lethe Press will issue The Abode of Bliss: ten stories for Adam, a book I wrote a very long time ago. The back-cover précis: Explaining himself to himself and to the man he loves, Ziya tells Adam the stories of his life: A bilingual childhood and youth in […]