february 12th marked the year anniversary of my friend maggie estep’s death. VICE magazine was kind enough to commission and aid me in writing a personal essay about the experience of getting know maggie, first through her art, and then in real time. when she died, we were looking for an apartment together. i’m really proud of this essay.
you can read it here: Maggie and Me: My Last Days with the Legendary Maggie Estep
Below photo by Dana Kinstler
At LAMBDA literary, Paige Cohen asked me some great questions about writing my books, and you can read my answers here.
Time Out New York made a list called Ten Erotic Books Hotter and Better Than 50 Shades of Gray and included WOMEN on that list. It’s funny because a few years ago, they put LGLA on the same type of list.
I got back from San Fran yesterday. Had so much fun–read at RADAR Reading Series, met lots of people old and new. Got to chill with my sister/friend Fran and had some amazing laughs. We walked ten miles just getting hopped up on coffee and later, wine. We stopped at 826 Valenica and Blue Bottle Coffee and Dogeared Books where I bought Michelle Tea’s new one: “How To Grow Up.” The entire city of SF smells of hash and weed. This is Fran sitting in Mission Dolores park watching all the stoned people eating huge meat and cheese sandwiches.
I’ll be reading in NYC at Housing Works next Thursday. Come out, drink wine and say hi.
Also: I have boxes of both WOMEN and LEGS GET LED ASTRAY right now. If you want a signed copy, email me for details firstname.lastname@example.org