In Praise of Cognitive Dissonance

Posted by September 30th, 2014 4 Comments

For years, I had a quote pinned up on the wall of my workspace attributed to congressional historian Daniel J Boorstin: “The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance, but rather the illusion of knowledge.” With Mercury about to station retrograde October 4th, this is […]

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The Companion Blog Tour Articles and Reviews

Posted by July 28th, 2014 No Comments

Since Friday I’ve had interviews and articles posted on fellow author blogs, part of my effort to get the word out about the release of The Companion. Thinking that some of those posts might be interesting to you in the meantime, me and my 500-lb gorilla marketing buddy are sharing the links to a few […]


Release Day for The Companion!

Posted by July 23rd, 2014 16 Comments

July 23, 2014 — release day for The Companion, coming to you today from Dreamspinner Press. You can read the first two chapters here. Well, I’ve got a great cover, an interesting (I think, anyway!) story, promotional blog posts organized. Hopefully some review sites will pick up the book and say nice things about it, […]


About Who Writes MM Romance

Posted by July 4th, 2014 27 Comments

Fellow author Jamie Fessenden wrote a very thoughtful post on his blog recently, about women writing M/M romance, which you can find —here—. It’s well worth reading and thinking about. This is an issue that has arisen on discussion loops and author blogs for years, often in some combination of complaint, disrespect, snark and defiance. […]


Gorgeous Cover for The Companion!

Posted by June 8th, 2014 14 Comments

I’m so thrilled with the cover art for The Companion, finalized this week with Paul Richmond of the Dreamspinner art department! Original art by Dan Skinner. This is the back cover copy: Shepherd Bucknam hasn’t had a lover in more than a decade, and doesn’t need one. As a Daka, he coaches men in the […]


Guest appearance — Jackson Cordd

Posted by March 29th, 2014 5 Comments

It’s a pleasure to have Jackson Cordd here today, a very interesting author I’ve just met recently. His most recent novel, Shamrock Green, is due for release from Dreamspinner Press on April 2nd. Welcome, Jackson! Thank you Lloyd for your interest in my latest novel, Shamrock Green, and for inviting me to talk a bit […]


Painting the Equinox

Posted by March 21st, 2014 No Comments

At the Equinox, just for a day, the world is united in a way that has nothing to do with human agendas or ideology, nothing to do with environment or climate, nothing to do even with season of the year: there is the same amount of light and darkness everywhere. It’s a kind of creative […]


An interesting reminder today

Posted by March 10th, 2014 No Comments

On this date Germany’s Paragraph 175 was finally revoked. Originally adopted in 1871, Paragraph 175 was a provision of the German Criminal Code that made homosexual acts between males a crime. The statute was amended several times. The Nazis broadened the law in 1935 and increased §175 StGB prosecutions by an order of magnitude; thousands […]