Madison Parker | Author of Young Adult LGBT Fiction

Madison Parker

About Madison Parker

Madison Parker began writing LGBTQ fiction to help address issues of bullying and low self-esteem among young adults. She has a Bachelor’s and two Master’s Degrees in Mathematics and Education and has taught both middle and high school. Madison spends her days reading, writing, solving math problems, and playing with her feisty German Pinscher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, her pup, and her troop of sock monkeys.

Book Rec: Splinters by Thorny Sterling

The story opens with Al, the main character, caught in a highly precarious situation. He’s been abducted and left naked and bound in the middle of a Texas ranch. The scene could have turned ugly very quickly, but rest […]

The Wind Your Voice The Rain Your Tears: A Guest Post by M.E. Sanford

When I was four years old, I remember seeing a movie that I loved so much, I became enamored with the concept of acting professionally. But throughout those developmental years, I was scoffed at, ridiculed and insulted about my ambitions and […]

By |May 30th, 2014|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: |1 Comment

Transgender Awareness: A Guest Post by D.E. Atwood

I once had the opportunity to listen to a student speak to a major university on the topic of issues faced by transgender students at the university. I don’t remember everything they said, but there was one moment that […]

The Storm that calmed on Valentine’s Day: Guest Post by Sid Love

This Valentine’s Week at my place began with an unexpected storm.
Last Monday, my parents got into some petty argument over food (FOOD, people! Can you believe it? *exasperated sigh*) and my mother, in her dramatic fit of wrath swore […]

By |February 18th, 2014|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: , |1 Comment

Book Rec: Be My Valentine, Bobby Bryson by Geoffrey Knight

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? A friend posted that on his blog yesterday. He talked about painful memories of his seven-year-old self being made fun of for being […]

Private Display of Affection—A Guest Post by Winter Sandberg

Writing about quirky characters who don’t quite fit is is easy for me because I was that kid. I was the person who was sarcastic in 4th grade when none of my other classmates understood sarcasm, and as I […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Guest Posts||1 Comment

Arvin GIFs!

The following gifs were created from Eric Arvin’s reading of an excerpt from Ghoul’s Gym. Watch the video HERE.
To see a larger version, or if any of the gifs below fail to animate, click on the image to reload […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Just For Fun|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Dancing Along the Rainbow: A Guest Post by Jo Ramsey

Some people think of gender as one or the other. You’re either male or female, and there’s no in between.

But gender isn’t like that. It’s a spectrum as much as sexuality is. Some people are completely female or […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: , |4 Comments

How My Main Character Came Out to Me: Guest Post by Johanna Parkhurst

Funny story: the main character in my book, Here’s to You, Zeb Pike, was straight when I first started writing the book—until he came out to me. For real.

Here’s what happened. Ten years ago, when I first started writing […]

By |November 7th, 2013|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

Breaking Down Writer’s Block: A Guest Post by S.E. Culpepper

Writing is something I’m compelled to do, but it is not always enjoyable for me. Sometimes there are those characters that refuse to do what I say and until I’ve rethought a scene, it is like they sit in […]

By |November 1st, 2013|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: |5 Comments

Book Rec: Silent by Sara Alva

Blurb: Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. […]

A Photo Walk with Alex: Guest Post by Sara Alva

Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s […]

GRL 2013 Photo Extravaganza!

First of all, I’d like to thank EVERYONE who attended GRL this year for making it such a special event. It is the one week of the year when I can share and discuss my love of LGBT romance […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Categories: Just For Fun|Tags: , |5 Comments

Prepping for GRL 2013

I can hardly believe GRL is just a few days away! The past year has flown by so quickly. As I reflect on what I’ve accomplished since last October, I feel quite proud of myself. I attended last year […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Categories: My Writing|Tags: , |1 Comment

Why Gay YA? A Guest Post by Sophie Bonaste

Hi everyone! My name is Sophie Bonaste and I am here to take over Madison’s blog for the day. Before I start, I want to thank Madison for letting me talk to everyone today.

So why I am I here? […]

By |October 13th, 2013|Categories: Guest Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments