OCT
29
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A Family Project: Interview with Author Dennis Billuni

A Family Project: Interview with Author Dennis Billuni
Of all the writers I’ve worked with, none has made me so proud as my dad, Dennis Billuni, who just published his first novel, Journey To Marseilles (Hellgate, 2017). “I kept getting bogged down, until I started to work with you back in 2011. I think one of the first things I remember you saying to me was, ‘You know how it ends, don't you?’ When I said yes, you said, ‘Well, go write the ending.’ And that's how we started.” That’s not how we started, actually. Several decades before I became a wr......
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OCT
16
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Real. Sexy. Romance: Interview with Leslie McAdam

Real. Sexy. Romance: Interview with Leslie McAdam
Real, sexy romance novelist Leslie McAdam is what I call a “can’t fail writer.” She works hard at her craft and always pushes herself to do more for her readers. “I wrote secretly for fifteen years, too scared to show anyone anything I'd written, really,” Leslie says. “Then I met Kristy, who gave me some confidence I sorely lacked.” I would argue that you can’t give anybody confidence, but I am proud of what Leslie has accomplished since we met. This month, she’s publishing her 6th novel, S......
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AUG
12
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It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers

It's like breathing to me: Interview with Lola Davina, author of self-help books for sex workers
Whenever I talk about sex work with someone from outside the industry, they fixate on two annoying questions: Why did you start? (Why not?) And how did you get out? (I quit.) These questions annoy me because they avoid the juicy meat of the experience. So do a lot of resources for sex workers. Mainstream culture’s got help for getting out and tips for not getting into sex work, but Lola Davina has written a book about life in the industry. What’s more, she wants to talk about a whole lot more th......
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JUN
19
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#TransLove: Interview with Clair Farley

#TransLove: Interview with Clair Farley
The San Francisco Business Times just named Clair Farley one of 2017’s OUTstanding Voices for her exceptional contributions and visibility as a leader in the Bay Area LGBTQ community. Director of Economic Development at the San Francisco LGBT Center, Farley’s everyday writing work includes editorials, blogging, and developing PR and social media content. “Writing lets me share my authentic self with the world to help transform that world to be a safer place for those of us that are que......
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APR
09
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The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little

The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little
“Even with all of the talk about mass incarceration right now, some experiences are missing,” says Cassandra Little. “Stories about women, queer women, and mothers are minimal.” Cassandra D. Little, Ph.D, blogged as The Felonious PhD throughout her own experience in the system and now plans to turn her story into a book. In this interview, we discussed pen-and-paper writing, drinking wine while writing, and how writing saved her life. Kristy Lin Billuni: Besides the forthcoming book, you ha......
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