Madison Parker | Author of Young Adult LGBT Fiction

Madison Parker

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 [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Guest Posts|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 [...]

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    Private Display of Affection—A Guest Post by Winter Sandberg

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|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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 got [...]

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 [...]

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|My Writing|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? [...]

What Makes Omorphi Unique: A Guest Post by C. Kennedy

Leisure reading is a form of entertainment, and when we read books, we invest our time and effort with the expectation of being entertained.

Before I set out to write Omorphi, I read. A lot. At the time, there were [...]

2013 Rainbow Awards Finalists

Wootie-pie!! Play Me, I’m Yours is a finalist in the LGBT Young Adult category of the 2013 Rainbow Awards. And it’s in great company! My *personal faves* in the category (aside from my own, of course!) include Bill [...]