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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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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.

Enjoy!

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.

Enjoy!

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 »

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 »