On Finding Myself (in Fiction) by Kris Ripper

Gender in Romance is a series of posts focusing on the various experiences and perspectives of some of the top voices in queer fiction.  Read more from this series here. When I was coming up in the world, there was no word for my gender. No descriptive terms. You were a boy, or a girl. You were becoming a woman, or a man. I tried really hard to be either. I always felt a little more like both, or neither. As a kid, it hardly mattered. I read a lot of books and…

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“THAT MAN IS AN IMPOSTER!” by Wes Kennedy

I’ve wanted to be an author since I was a little girl. Well, no, scratch that. I wanted to be a chef first, but being a picky eater who’s bad at cooking put a stop that fairly quickly. Being a writer became my Big Dream around age ten when I first read Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. From the moment I picked up that book, I was in a totally different world. I was there alongside Meggie and Capricorn, going on adventures in exotic lands. Meggie had the power to use…

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