Archives for May 2012

Why I Write About Queer Teens

Fact: Several of my novels (Out of Order, Inferno, Big Guy) include characters who are queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexuality. This shouldn’t need any explanation or justification. Some people are queer, in fiction as well as in life. In fact, if anything queer characters are, statistically speaking, probably under-represented in my novels. So it’s a […]

Why I Don’t Send My Kid to School: Socialization

Today was gorgeous– one of those sunny blue sky May days when you feel like summer has just arrived. My son and a friend set up a lemonade stand and sold drinks and cookies. After chatting with a handful of neighbours from toddlers to seniors, as well as a few cyclists who stopped for a quick […]