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Kage Alan

Kage Alan
Location
Detroit, Michigan, US
Birthday
June 19
Bio
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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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 »

AUGUST 17, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 39 (Lee Martindale)

I remember the first time I experienced Lee Martindale during a GLBT Literature panel she was moderating at DragonCon. And I say experience because one does not exactly ‘meet’ Lee. You experience her and then you either appreciate her candidness, her methods and her views or you get the h… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2013 6:00AM

The Sad Reality That Is My Life

I’ve only told a couple of people this, so…you know…shhh! What’s the big secret? Well, you know how I attend DragonCon in Atlanta, right? I’ve been going for about a decade now, ever since my friend Jenn suggested I give it a shot. Well, it’s getting close to that time and… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 6:00AM

Snark Smackdown! Authors Gone Wild

Is it naïve to think that there are enough decent people in the world who aren’t intent on screwing over or creating drama for the rest of the population? It’s a struggle each and every day not to give in to the chaos and just say “the hell with it.†I’ve… Read full post »

I have a few secret places where I live. I know because I found or created them. They exist because I sometimes need to put hot, freshly purchased Blu-Rays in a place that allows them to cool down when honorable husband is home and eventually blend in with the rest ofRead full post »

AUGUST 5, 2013 6:00AM

Big Scary Animals

I had a week to sit, struggle to stand, complain because I couldn’t lay on my side when I slept at night, try and figure out a way to lay on my side when I slept at night anyway, give up that dream and realize I was simply going to lay… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 38 (Wade Kelly)

I honestly do NOT help my case when I put a call out for folks to contribute to the Face of Gay series and receive a reply asking about one that was submitted several months back. Huh? Sure enough, I look through my e-mail and find it. Oh, yes. I’m right… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2013 6:00AM

In The Family (A Film Review)

I don’t do this very often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve dedicated an entire blog post to a film yet, so please be assured that something has to have made quite an impact on me if I’m doing this. And In The Family is actually a film I almost didn’t… Read full post »

So there’s a club I wasn’t aware I didn’t belong to called the “I’ve Had Surgery Club†and it’s assumed everybody is a member. Well, it’s assumed everybody is a member once you’ve reached my age, the tender age of 33. And you’ll receive the most incredulous looks and sounds of… Read full post »

Just when you thought Honey Boo Boo or Honey BooBoo Kitty or whatever the heck she calls herself was gone, she’s back. And I have no idea what a Honey Boo Boo is nor do I care to find out. Dorien Grey doesn’t give her existence much credence either, so I… Read full post »

I’ve given several things up over the years in order to accommodate my career as an author and also helping with my father, who I’ve put before my writing career. Much of what I’ve given up are things I enjoyed, like going to the movies a couple times a week, keeping… Read full post »

One thing we don’t hear much about are multi-cultural experiences. I live one because of my husband and while I’ve immersed myself in Asian culture as well included it in my novels, that still doesn’t make me diverse. Reading Dennis’s post made me painfully aware of this. I… Read full post »

I had a dream last week that woke me up in a cold sweat. In it, I was driving in a car with my brother-in-law and father-in-law, which is already slightly morbid since FIL has been gone now since March. We were all sad and talking about how my husband had… Read full post »

I’m about to stagger you with my brilliant ignorance. And please try to keep that less-than-surprised look off of your face. There’s been a lot going on lately and I’m not entirely at my best right now. First, home renovations are continuing and look to continue at an accelerated rate over… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: August 01, 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.

Enjoy!

And so we’ve made it to Day 3, Wednesday, the day after the weekly religious holiday known as New… Read full post »

I remember my first trip to Hong Kong and being completely overwhelmed and in culture shock. The Grandmonster suggested we take a day trip over the border into mainland China, a city called Shenzen. This is before Shenzen was given—or so I’ve since heard—a much-needed facelift. To say I was app… Read full post »

I know. I didn’t have a new blog post for July 4th. The only thing more wrong with that is nobody noticed. What were you all doing? I could have been left for dead, bleeding fabulously on a sidewalk somewhere and the only person who’d pass me for miles would be… Read full post »

JULY 6, 2013 6:00AM

The Face of Gay 36 (LuvWarrior)

Here’s a little Detroit history for you. Way the heck back when my husband and I first started dating, we began to attend a series of parties hosted by some gentlemen from an AOL chat room. We laughed, we danced, we sipped watered down Cokes and made a few friends for… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2013 6:00AM

A Pocket Full of Change

I was sitting at the house yesterday on our new IKEA couch—it remains covered with sheets because of the renovations—and writing in Gaylias 2 for several hours. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve had a chance to do much writing because of everything that’s gone on and everything… Read full post »

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 31, 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.

Enjoy!

NovelSpot Blog Day 2
Magandang hapon po! Or as they say in Detroit, good afternoon…or “yo†or “wassupâ€.… Read full post »

The great Abraham Lincoln once said “Four score and seven years ago…†No, wait. I meant the great Abrahama Lincoln. She’s a drag queen I know who called me yesterday, saying “Four Skor bars and seven Yogurt Malted Milk Balls ago…†(Abrahama had just gotten off a diet). So, many years… Read full post »

It’s typical these days to read about how intrusive social media is, the privacy issues that come with it, the ads we’re forced to contend with, and then the sheer amount of time we spend on it. Was it always this way? What was the world like before it? When I… Read full post »

The truth is out there. It’s a famous phrase, isn’t it? Another way to look at it in relation to the GLBT community is that We’re Out There. I’ve read many comments readers have posted on newspaper forums about any story having something to do with gays and many of them… Read full post »

Nobody ever believes me when I say I’m going to sit down and watch a very cerebral, very artsy, very finely crafted film. Okay, it was Ninja III: The Domination, but it was released on Blu-Ray and it has an audio commentary on it! Somebody enjoyed it enough to finally put… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2013 6:00AM

And Now a Word About Fathers…

My poor husband just can’t catch a break after the passing of his father. It doesn’t help that he works away from home, which essentially keeps him away from the rest of us and being able to mourn with us. It also didn’t help that his father’s birthday was the 6th… Read full post »