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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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OCTOBER 19, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 43 (Ally Blue)

I had the pleas…um…I met Ally Blue earlier this year for the first time during OutlantaCon. She walked up to me and asked “Are you Kage Alan?” I said ‘no,’ which amused the heck out of some of my fellow authors because, sadly, I can keep a straight face when I&#821… Read full post »

Really, I should have titled this ‘That One Thing I’ve Been Forced To Acknowledge During the Last Decade Because Ignorance Just Isn’t Pretty.’ That would have been a really long title, though, which kind of goes along with my motif of liking really long titles. Size queen, right? If I am,… Read full post »

I used to be amazed when I’d read an interview with writer/director/actor Quentin Tarantino and he’d list off an amazing number of films I knew of as rare and had never seen, but had actually heard of. And I frequently had the same reaction in that I’d go and look them… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: August 23, 2009

“I wanna be a star!” –Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Me? I’d settle for a decent cup of tea.

So, one might assume by the title of the e-mail/blog/note that the new book is complete. One would be correct. It’s now got a copyright an… Read full post »

***Contains Spoilers, So Do Not Read If You Haven’t Seen The Film***

A friend and I have politely gone back and forth a couple of times about Star Trek: Into Darkness. He loves it. I thought it was an entertaining film, but not a particularly good Star Trek film. He suggested… Read full post »

So while I was unpacking a box over the weekend, I just happened to come across a magazine from 1998 I’d published an essay in on my first Gay Pride event. My husband and I had been going out for three years at the time and I was asked if I’d… Read full post »

OCTOBER 5, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 42 (G.A. Hauser)

Here’s the thing. I’ve known G.A. Hauser for about a decade, maybe a hair less. When she does something, it’s for a reason that’s been extremely well thought out. She thinks before she speaks, she says what she means and means what she says. There’s no ambiguity. So when… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2013 6:00AM

Double Whammy

Do you remember how I was recently mildly whining, moaning, groaning and otherwise carrying on about moving everything out of our apartment? I mentioned that we’d spent the last 10 years there. Well, as it turns out, it was 13 years. That’s a quar…um…nearly half my life there, so it’s hones… Read full post »

I’m going to take a cue from my friend Jeff Adkins’s Topic Tuesday blog post idea and expand on it a bit. His idea of naming a book that inspired us to become a reader really had me thinking back, only it turned out to be more than one book and… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 6:00AM

Classic Blog Post: Ooh, Pretty!

Original MySpace Publication Date: August 16, 2009

There’s a notorious set of radio commercials that play here in the Metro Detroit area for Beaumont Hospitals that seriously scare the hell out of people.  They scare the hell out of me.  If something is going wrong in your life, medically spe… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 6:00AM

I Sometimes Watch Him While He Sleeps

That’s not strange or downright freaky, is it? You’ve watched someone sleep, haven’t you? My husband is a fascinating sleeper when he’s not overtired and snoring or modeling in a dream. And he models often. It’s amazing I’ve never gotten a black eye from an elbow that’s sometimes hangin… Read full post »

It’s either the season for beta readers to do their thing or Christmas is coming early and fans are going to have a huge selection of new books to choose from between all their favorite authors. Why? Maybe I just haven’t paid attention to the topic much before, but… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 41 (Adrienne Wilder)

I’m in the unique position of seeing the Face of Gay posts before everyone else does. I mean, that makes sense, right? I look them over, provide any necessary feedback, then load them for publication. They make me laugh, they make me cry and they make me think. There hasn’t been… Read full post »

Allow me to say right up front that ‘change’ is not my best friend. I don’t like it. Most of it, at least to me, is unnecessary. My husband used to fly home and complain because I made him sleep on the opposite side of the bed that he’s used to… Read full post »

I took my father to see Sarah Brightman in concert a couple of years ago and went all out on the show as a sort of last hurrah. We’d gone together several times before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I knew this would be the last time I could take… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: August 04, 2009

The following is a reprint from Novelspot.net when I hosted a series of behind-the-scenes blogs during the week of July 20-24.


NovelSpot Blog Day 5

We made it! We made it to Friday!

For those of you who are still awake and for… Read full post »

I attended a panel discussion some 9 or 10 years ago during my first visit to DragonCon about starting up a writers group. It was awful, but mostly because the moderator was beyond arrogant and acted like the audience was beneath him when they asked a question. I was put off… Read full post »

I know. I’m a week late getting this one out. That’s the problem with having late night panels, then flying home to discover my husband has completely decimated the order I brought to chaos in the house. Oh, yes. There was crap EVERYWHERE. It wasn’t pretty, so I spent several days… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 40 (Kiernan Kelly)

I met Kiernan Kelly several years ago at DragonCon. T.C. Blue introduced us and it wasn’t long before Kiernan and I were trading blueberry muffin recipes and discussing ways she could train her husband not to be so disobedient. She still hasn’t gotten the knack of it yet. Regardless, she&… Read full post »

My feet hurt so bad tonight (Friday evening) that I’m actually typing out a blog post for tomorrow instead of going back out. Yes, that’s how much pain I’m in. But I do have a couple of tales from Atlanta to share. First, though, don’t you hate it when some jackass… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2013 6:00AM

I Believe

Talk about a bombardment of news these days. If we’re not being hit with one story, it’s another and another and the only way to shut out the noise is either to turn off the television—which I’ve done—or stop reading all the stories shared on social media. I filter much of… Read full post »

A good friend of mine—who I won’t name because he and I know the same people and I wouldn’t want this getting back to them—and I were having a little chat the other night as we do and we started talking about Nostradamus. You see, there’s more to the predictions of… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: August 03, 2009

The following is a reprint from Novelspot.net when I hosted a series of behind-the-scenes blog posts during the week of July 20-24, 2009.


NovelSpot Blog Day 4

Episode IV: Promotion (or Bouncing A Quarter Off Your Bum)

Welcome to Thursdays with… Read full post »

Do you ever notice how we tend to dwell on things that really bother us in a personal way? Okay, maybe not you, but have you ever noticed how I dwell on things that bother me in a personal way? I’ve done my fair share of pontificating about friendships—one in particular—that… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2013 6:00AM

Stranger in a Familiar Land

I’ve shared my thoughts about moving over the past couple of weeks and I may have even done some bitching about it. I say this as a warning because I may just do a little bit more today. Yes, I’m feeling the itch to bitch. Between me and you, I just… Read full post »