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Kage Alan

Kage Alan
Detroit, Michigan, US
June 19
Kage Alan is the Detroit-based author of comedic novels A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins and Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell. Additional info can be found at KageAlan.com


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I did it. I crammed so much into a day before leaving for DragonCon that I didn’t leave enough time to write a new blog post. Fortunately, it’s been a REALLY long time since I pulled one out from the MySpace blogging days, so I handpicked this one just for you.… Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2014 6:00AM

How Much Is Too Much For An eBook?

A friend of mine was having a crabby day last week—I think we all did, actually—and when I asked why her knickers were in a twist, she said it stemmed from a conversation on a MM book site. A reader was asking her (my friend) why she should pay more than… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2014 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 57 (Anonymous)

Life is pretty dramatic. Sometimes we make it that way and sometimes we just get swept up in the maelstrom other people create. So it’s nice when we get a little break, when the bleakness turns into something a little more uplifting. Take today’s contributor for example. He offers a uniqu… Read full post »

There were times during the sixteen years my grandmother and I weren’t speaking that I thought I’d never actually see or have a conversation with her again. I’d prepared myself for this and had gotten to the point where I was perfectly okay with it. Grandma and I have never been… Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2014 6:00AM

The Six Cent Solution

You’ve heard some of the reasons folks give for downloading pirated e-books, right? My favorite is always the misguided assumption that we make a ton of money off our books. Stephen King does. J.K. Rowling, too. Even Ann Rice, who I adore and whose work I will never match in intensity… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2014 6:00AM

A Bucket List Update

The whole Robin Williams passing was a sucker punch the other day. I learned about it fifteen minutes before J.P. Barnaby and I were going on the air being interviewed as professional bloggers. It doesn’t make for the greatest mindset to be in just before you have to happy, bubbly, and… Read full post »

Last week with dad was pretty touch and go, but that’s how it is. There are days when he goes with the flow and days he will push every button you have…repeatedly. And when you ask him to stop the behavior, the peace will last for 60-90 seconds and then he’s… Read full post »

I remember feeling a little hesitant about having the same contributor write multiple posts for The Face of Gay. That hesitation was completely unfounded because more than one person can touch our life. These are a labor of love more than anything else. This particular piece is a bit longer than… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 6:00AM

Let’s Talk About Gay Marriage

One of the things I try to accomplish as an author and blogger is to embrace the opportunity for conversations to take place, preferably civil ones. And with respect. We all have opinions, right? Right? Okay, some more than others. Still, when a subject comes up and opinions are shared asRead full post »

There were some interesting comments left on my blog post last Thursday regarding gay marriage that I still want to answer. I just need to be able to find the time to sit down and formulate my response. If nothing else, they certainly opened the door for a discussion, which I… Read full post »

Did you ever notice that it used to be we had to really, REALLY look to see anything GLBT-related in the news? Sure, there was the underground network of newspapers, newsletters and magazines, plus a few national magazines, but news about us was for the most part few and far between.… Read full post »

There are rare people we meet in our lives who we know almost intuitively will change the course of history. There are even rarer people we meet in our lives who we know will be victims in their own. Then there are those really, really rare people we meet in our… Read full post »

When you can’t think of one single topic that will fill up an entire blog post, hit on several. Someone wise once said that, though they obviously weren’t very famous. Hell, that could have been me. So, why not give you the state of the nation address as it stands now… Read full post »

Are you on the Do Not Call phone list? I am. I pride myself that I may have been the first one who signed up for it the moment it went live. Not that it did me much good. Oh, I still get phone calls from solicitors who either ignore the… Read full post »

My husband is not a fan of concerts. He just isn’t. They annoy him and he finds it difficult to resist making his feelings known to the point where it puts me in a bad mood, thereby allowing him to be in a good mood again knowing he’s spoiled mine. And,… Read full post »

There’s a little show that exploded overseas a couple of years ago that quickly became one of my favorites. The critics despised it. No, even worse than despised it. They couldn’t hate it enough, as if hate was going out of style. And audiences? They loved it and made it a… Read full post »

As last we left our annoyed hero waiting for Little Brother, I…er…I mean ‘he’ had gone back to the hotel to sleep for a couple of hours before being unceremoniously summoned to go find the tiny critter. Yes, Little Brother doesn’t have the best sense of direction. &ldq… Read full post »

It was a dark and stormy June night. I remember it well because the birds weren’t chirping like they usually did in the soft afternoon sun. Okay, it may have been afternoon instead of evening and it really hadn’t been storming. We’d had storms, just not that day. Honorable Husband’s Grandmons… Read full post »

You almost got a blog post about how the music of Tangerine Dream is a writer’s best friend, which ranks right up there with another post I still haven’t written about my tea cup collection. They’ll happen one day. Mark my words. Instead, mom and I were having a rather animated… Read full post »

There’s no longer a need to—how did Antoine Dodson put it?—“hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband…” Yes, if you noticed what appeared to be a large, strange cloud drifting over your home yesterday morning, there was no need to worry. It was just the… Read full post »

JUNE 26, 2014 6:00AM

The Secret Lives of Spouses

I’ve seen enough movies to where it’s dawned on me that Honorable Husband could really be some sort of world traveling super spy and using our relationship (and me) as his cover. Poor bastard. If he is, he’s been kicking himself for the last nineteen years and you know all of… Read full post »

This may come as a complete and total shock to you, but I know less than nothing about women’s undergarments. My understanding of such things is that they should always hold a woman’s bits and pieces in so that I don’t have to see anything more than the general shape…at least… Read full post »

Has anybody else been reading about the ongoing feud between Amazon and publisher Hachette? It’s also apparently spread to Warner Brothers, too, only in DVD/Blu-Ray titles. The gist of it is that Amazon is negotiating for deeper discounts on books both here in the US (with Hachette) and now oversea… Read full post »

There were three things my father and I enjoyed doing when I was younger and when it came to spending quality time together. It started with tossing a Nerf football around the backyard. I wasn’t so good kicking a soccer ball and my talent with a football was extremely questionable, so… Read full post »

I love Honorable Husband. I do. I must. He’s used subliminal conditioning on me. Not quite so sure about how he feels about me at the moment, but he’s doing his best to trick me into thinking he loves me. After all, who else’s care would leave his Grandmonster in during… Read full post »