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The Sixth Year: American Sigh Story

Category: personal shit

A Year Without Alcohol

So, I’ve been sober for a year.

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This is my cat, sitting on me as I write this, high off her face on treats and superiority. 

Just over a year, actually – at about ten to eleven the New Year’s Eve before last, I drank half a glass of really bad red wine that stained the inside of my lips and gave me a headache. And that was the last time I drank alcohol.

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Ruthless Release Announcement!

Yay! It’s Monday, and I have a new release to share with you all! Without further ado, let me introduce you to Ruthless.

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The Thing

For as long as I can remember, I have used things to keep me safe from the way I feel.

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ALPHA FEMALE Release Announcement!

We’ve all been there: it’s Monday, you’re staring down the week ahead with dread in your heart, you just wish something would come along to stretch that weekend out a little longer. Well, I’ve got you covered, bitch!

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My Best (And Worst) Bisexual TV Characters

Hello, my fellow bisexuals, assorted LGBTQ people, and miscellaneous straights! It’s Pride Month, and I wanted to write something fun this time around (with a little snark because, you know, that’s my thing). So I’m talkin’ about my favourite bisexual characters on TV, and some (those written by Ryan Murphy and Steven Moffat, mostly) that missed the mark. To the list!

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Rape Jokes Q&A

Hey! In case you missed it, I have a book coming out – my debut novel, Rape Jokes, is getting a print and ebook release at the end of this year with the amazing Frayed Edge Press. And you guys had some questions about Rape Jokes (everyone does when they hear that title). So, without further ado, let’s get into the Q&A and talk about release dates, titles, bad ideas, and everything in between!

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The Golden State Killer and the Appeal of True Crime

Fuck,” I muttered to myself when I switched on my computer this morning. “Fuck. Fuck.”

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The Most Exciting News in the World (Plus Q&A)

I still can’t believe I actually get to write this post. But here goes. This is pretty much the most exciting, terrifying, holy-shit-this-mix-of-emotions-is-going-to-make-me-burst-into-tears announcement I’ve ever made in my life, and so I’m just going to blurt this on to your lap before I spend another half-hour dancing around the house with excitement.

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Operation Quit Drinking

So, just about a hundred days ago, I stopped drinking.

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The One With the Eating Disorder

Hating my body was the easiest thing in the world.

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Here’s an extremely unsettling picture of me to set the mood

 

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