How We Began
Bookreview / November 9, 2015

How We Began is an anthology put together for a special cause. All proceeds go to The Trevor Project, an organization dealing with crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Visit their site, it is a very good cause. All stories in this anthology revolve around the same theme. How does love begin? What happens when two people fall in love? Is it instant fireworks or does it take a bit longer than that? Some authors were known to me, some are new to me. But all in all the stories are a great read and certainly worth your money. TruNorth by Alexis Hall  Unexpected Dragons by Delphine Dryden In a world where everyone is able to turn into a dragon when they are ready, what happens when for the first time in a long time an all white dragon appears that breaths snow and ice instead of fire. A Song for Sweater-boy by Vanessa North Ash Cooper has made a mess—an angry prank turned into a criminal mischief charge and now he’s on probation. Jamie Allen has a talent for pattern recognition, but he’s not so great with people—how can someone as well-liked as Ash Cooper not have…

How We Began – The Inspiration
Blogtour , Bookteaser / November 9, 2015

How We Began is an anthology with a special meaning. It tells us that love can start in many ways, no matter who you are, where you are or even what you are. The world is full of stories. We watch them in theaters and read them in books. We tell them to our children and hear them at the office. Short stories in three-second sound bites. (Our team won the game last night!) Long, drawn-out stories that are shared over the course of many months. (Did you guys catch the 724th episode of Zombie Valley Girl Meth Head last night?) And then there are the stories we write ourselves, a little more every day. Stories entertain us. Stories teach us. They give us choices. They open us up to the humanity in one another and in ourselves. So what would it be like if you never heard or read a story in which you recognized yourself? Or if you found a glint of familiarity in a newscast or anecdote, only to have the tale end horribly, tragically…no happily ever after for you? How We Began is a book for those people. More specifically, it’s a book for LGBTQ+ young…