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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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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 »

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.

Enjoy!

NovelSpot Blog Day 1

Hello! Or, as one of my writer friends says, “Hail and well met!†Or, as another writer friend blatantly rips off from a… Read full post »

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that it looks like I’m going to be at the house almost every day for the next two weeks. The good news is that there’s no possible way I’ll be working on the house every single bit of that time,… Read full post »

All things considered, I should be a total wreck. Emotionally. One friend’s dementia-suffering mother is back in the hospital under serious circumstances, another’s canine member of the family is in equally serious circumstances, my father continues his own downward spiral journey with Alzheimerâ… Read full post »

I’ll admit it; I thought The Face of Gay 33 might have been the end of the run, but two entries have come in at the last minute to keep us going for another month. Whew! A huge shout out to Tom Webb and Patti Logan for helping get word out.… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2013 6:00AM

A Year Since I Resigned? WTH???

I found myself in a quandary today. You see, there’s this desk. It’s a huge, heavy desk from the 1940s and it’s sitting in my former father-in-law’s workroom. It needs to come out of there so Painter Guy can paint this weekend and then Carpet Person can perform his function. Sure,… Read full post »

I’m feeling my age. Well, my fake age to be exact. Last week was supposed to be a slightly restful one for me because my mother-in-law and hubby were in town. They were going to lend a hand at the house by cleaning up father-in-law’s workroom, then seeing what else they… Read full post »

The difficulty with trying to say something significant in a previous blog post is always in coming up with something worthy for the post following it. There’s only so much soul-wrenching material I can pull out of myself at a time. But there have been a few things that have happened since… Read full post »

“You are the villain, your own infidel.
Devise your demise, create your own hell.†– (‘Infidel’ by Ego Likeness)

The older I get and the more mistakes I make and reflect upon, the more I try not to repeat them. The problem remains in coming to terms with what one has… Read full post »

 

Original MySpace Publication Date: July 13, 2009

I witnessed two events last week that deserve to be pointed out, documented and thoroughly enjoyed by the masses. Honestly, I live for this crap because if I wrote and put it in a book, nobody would believe that it actually happened. You… Read full post »