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Author J.M. Snyder Discusses Homosexuality & Writing December 1, 2008

For the month of DECEMBER, All the Blog’s a Page (AtBaP) is looking at homosexuality and writing, and we have five wonderful writers who marry the subject into their writings in engaging, page-turning ways!

Up first is the author of erotic and romantic fiction, J.M. Snyder, whose book The Positions of Love is released this month from Amber Allure Press!

About the book:  Vic Braunson is a city bus driver who falls in love with Matt diLorenzo, a swimmer he meets at the gym. When they finally hook up, there’s no denying the energy between them. Something about Matt brings out the best in Vic—literally. Every time they have sex, Vic gains new superhuman powers from his lover.

When Matt gives Vic a copy of the Kama Sutra for Gay Men as a Christmas gift, they find it doubles as a handy reference guide to Vic’s super powers. All they have to do is test out the positions to see which one gives him what ability.

This paperback collection contains all twelve stories in J.M. Snyder’s best-selling e-book series, The Positions of Love, and will be available in print December 2008.

For December, I got greedy and ask the panel THREE questions:  How have your works been received by readers of all orientations // In the stories you have written and are planning to write, what ideas and themes do you see reoccurring that shed light on homosexuality // At the end of the day, if there was one thing you wanted your readers to remember in regards to homosexuality, what would that thing be?

Head to All the Blog’s a Page to read what J.M. had to say about these intriguing questions!

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Why Should You Subscribe to All the Blog’s a Page? August 23, 2008

All the Blog's a Page

ALL THE BLOG’S A PAGE – Where Everything Relates to Writing – is a monthly blogging series hosted by ChickLitGurrl™ in which writers and readers talk about writing and its relation to various topics!

In August, we’re tackling FAITH & WRITING.  In September, we’ll be looking at SEX & WRITING, and in the upcoming months, we will be talking about such topics as gender, homosexuality, memoir, culture, death, and TV and movies.

Take the time to head to ALL THE BLOG’S A PAGE and read our wonderful works by the following authors:  James A. Jimason, Susan McGeown, Pamela S. Thibodeaux, Niambi Davis, and Beth Fehlbaum.  Our last FAITH & WRITING author for August will be Cynthia Polansky, who will go LIVE @ AtBaP Friday, August 29, 2008.

While you’re there, take the time to SUBSCRIBE to ATBAP, too, so that you can kept in the loop to new updates and author features!

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Author Beth Fehlbaum Talks about Faith & Writing @ All the Blog’s a Page! August 1, 2008

Where Everything Relates to Writing ~~ A monthly blogging series hosted by ChickLitGurrl™ in which writers and readers talk about writing and its relation to various topics!

AtBaP premieres its series of writer talks with Beth Fehlbaum, author of COURAGE IN PATIENCE.

For the month of August, the series will focus on the subject of Faith & Writing.

Our panel was asked the following question: How does your faith, your spirituality integrate itself into your writing?

Want to see what Beth had to say about the question? Here’s an excerpt:

I strongly believe that religion should not be used as a tool to tear people down. I think that belief comes through in my debut novel, Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse.

Courage in Patience‘s protagonist is a fifteen-year-old girl named Ashley Nicole Asher. Ashley is removed from her mother’s home because her stepfather is suspected of sexually abusing her. But even before she is removed from her home, she experiences what becomes for her a crystallizing moment that colors forever her perception of fundamentalist churches. This happens when her classmates who, while not really friends, pretty-much ignored her, change into born-again “zombies” who are intensely interested in whether or not Ashley is “saved.”

To read the rest of Beth’s response and check out an excerpt of her novel COURAGE IN PATIENCE, head to All the Blog’s a Page (LINK) and check out our premiere!

While you’re there, think about the question in regards to your own writing…or reading and LEAVE COMMENTS!


August 1st Marks Premiere of All the Blog’s a Page! July 22, 2008

Filed under: chicklitgurrl,life,publicity,the writing life — Shon @ 12:37 am

For our first month of writer discussions on AtBaP, we are looking at FAITH and how writers connect their faith to writing.

Participating authors are

Friday, August 1, 2008 — Beth Fehlbaum: MySpace

Friday, August 8, 2008 — Niambi Davis: MySpace

Monday, August 11, 2008 — Pamela S. Thibodeaux: MySpace

Friday, August 15, 2008 — Faith Inspired Books: MySpace

Friday, August 22, 2008 — James A. Jimason: MySpace

Friday, August 29, 2008 — Cynthia Polansky: MySpace

Just from reading the early submissions from the authors, I can tell you that they are ALL taking it seriously, and you’ll be in for some great responses, so head over to AtBaP TODAY and subscribe to the blog!