Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Welcome to my Mind!

Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Foxglove Lee (just like the sign says) and I write queer fiction for young adults (and older adults too, if they want to read it).

Writing stories that involve queer characters is so important to me because I remember browsing bookshelves, especially back in middle school, hoping to find a novel with even a hint that someone in it was gay or lesbian.  At the time, I don't think I would or could have expressed to anyone what I was looking for, but in my secret heart, I knew.

Things have changed a lot since I was twelve or thirteen years old.  Young people have more exposure to lives beyond the homogeneous heterosexual norm.  Does that mean coming out is easier now than it used to be?  Does that mean gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, questioning, 2-Spirit, intersex, and people identifying in other fluid or non-normative ways don't get teased, bullied, or beaten up as much as they used to?

You tell me.  We don't know each other very well just yet, but that doesn't mean I'm not interested in you.  I am.  Very interested.  And not in a creeper way. I'm interested in what you'd like to read about in LGBTQ YA books and stories.  Let me know!  Leave me a comment.  Maybe I'll write something just for you.

I'm the meantime, my first short story has been accepted for publication.  I haven't signed a contract yet, but the moment I do you'll be the first to hear about it.

It's very nice to meet you.  See you soon!


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