Category Archives: Travel

Where I get away with writing about Mark Strong’s hands by talking about A View from the Bridge

I was in New York City this past weekend, with Ben, because it’s our annual tradition to pick the coldest weekend of the year to go tromping around a city in the Northeast surrounded on all sides by water. (The … Continue reading

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Back in Brooklyn

After a number of misadventures in Europe (a debutante ball sponsored by the bakery industry in Vienna; a quest to meet Canada’s hottie Prime Minister at the World Economic Forum in Davos; a night stranded in Munich trying to get … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

In most of our books, Racheline and I set the action in real, tangible places. Often, we write with Google Maps open in one tab and Wikipedia in another, double-checking street names and population demographics. For Midsummer, our process was … Continue reading

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There and back again: A Los Angeles recap

The most important thing anyone really needs to know about Hollywood is that the theater that hosts the Oscars is in a mall. Really. It even has an outpost of middle-America’s goth depot, Hot Topic. Speaking of goth… despite the … Continue reading

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I am currently on a plane to Los Angeles. I am not entirely sure why.

For the last five years I’ve gone to Los Angeles every February.  That started as a fan pilgrimage to a Doctor Who con, morphed into an excuse to see friends who don’t (or no longer) live near me, and in the … Continue reading

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Do the thing! Bite-sized pieces edition

As has been mentioned, I’ve been traveling a lot lately. Thankfully, I’ll be home Tuesday morning. Traveling is one of those things I am both very good at — I do it a lot and I haven’t gotten stranded or … Continue reading

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Giovanni’s Room

During my freshman year in college, I worked at Lambda Rising, a gay bookstore in Washington DC. I worked in the warehouse in back, fielding phones orders from guys in Alaska who would order about $300 worth of gay novels … Continue reading

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What’s the time difference between D.C. and Pretoria?

The things cowriting makes you Google, or at least glance at a map for. (The answer, by the way, is six hours, which tends to be a really good spread for us.) Racheline’s going to South Africa in May for … Continue reading

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Rochester, NY

Even though we began Starling way earlier, the first story of Racheline and mine to be released is a short story in a wedding-themed anthology from Torquere Press. Unlike Starling, “Lake Effect” isn’t set in New York or L.A. or any of the other … Continue reading

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New York Minute

I grew up in New York State, in Upstate New York, in Rochester, New York, but never in New York because when you say “I’m from New York,” to someone from out of state, the assumption is, always, that you’re … Continue reading

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