Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Blog Tour: Creative Haven Color By Number Coloring Books #blogtour #nonfiction #coloringbook #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 



Creative Haven Color by Numbers Books

Coloring Books

Publisher: Dover Publications

 

Dover brings the popular Paint by Number concept up to date. Intricate image features numbers corresponding to a coloring key -- experienced colorists can follow the guide or use colors of their own choice.

 

 

Creative Haven Glorious Gardens Color

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Date Published: 10/16/19

 

Relax and unwind as you color a stunning variety of flower-filled landscapes. Forty-six scenes present roses, tulips, sunflowers, succulents and more as well as dozing cats, majestic mountains, bubbling waterfalls, and the occasional garden gnome. It's easy to achieve realistic effects with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Glorious Gardens Color by Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

 

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Creative Haven By the Sea Color by Number

978-0-486-84046-8

Date Published:  5/21/2020

 

Relax and unwind as you color a stunning variety of flower-filled landscapes. Forty-six scenes present roses, tulips, sunflowers, succulents and more as well as dozing cats, majestic mountains, bubbling waterfalls, and the occasional garden gnome. It's easy to achieve realistic effects with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Glorious Gardens Color by Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

 

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Creative Haven City Sights Color By Number

978-0-486-82281-5

Date Published: 8/15/2018

 

This charming book depicting city life includes 46 illustrations packed with taxis, trolleys, and traffic jams, along with street vendors, dog walkers, store window displays, and much more. Colorists can achieve realistic effects with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, City Sights Color by Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

 

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Creative Haven Country Scenes Color by Number

978-0-486-82280-8

Date Published: 7/18/2018

 

 Forty-six picturesque scenes celebrate the simple pleasures of country life: farms, roadside stands, pastures, mills, covered bridges, and more. Colorists can achieve realistic effects with the help of lightly printed numbers that correspond to a simple color key. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Country Scenes Color by Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

 

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978-0-486-84698-9     Creative Haven Around the World Color by Number – Coming 7/1/21

978-0-486-84474-9     Creative Haven Autumn Inspirations Color by Number

978-0-486-79857-8     Creative Haven Birds Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79858-5     Creative Haven Butterflies Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-81853-5     Creative Haven Cats Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-83253-1     Creative Haven Christmas Color by Number

978-0-486-80447-7     Creative Haven Dogs Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79385-6     Creative Haven Floral Design Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79384-9     Creative Haven Horses Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79797-7     Creative Haven Mandalas Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79795-3     Creative Haven Sea Life Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-84543-2     Creative Haven Spectacular Spring Scenes Color by Number

978-0-486-80448-4     Creative Haven Still Life Color by Number Coloring Book

978-0-486-79856-1     Creative Haven Wildlife Color by Number Coloring Book

 


 

 


About the Illustrator

Montreal-based George Toufexis is a freelance illustrator who has worked as an art/creative director and illustrator/designer. He has been involved in designing and illustrating t-shirts, stickers, temporary tattoos, and education-related licensed products for Warner Bros., Disney, Fox, and LucasFilm, as well as non-licensed materials for various publishers. George has published nearly 500 editorial cartoons and created dozens of coloring and activity books for Dover, many of which are bestsellers. He is also a musician and songwriter, specializing in blues, roots, and gospel music.

 

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Blog Tour: Love is an Emotion by R.L. Lewis #blogtour #nonfiction #christian #interview #rabtbooktours @RLLewisEtc @RABTBookTours

 

 

Personal Growth, Christian Living, Love & Marriage

Date Published: May 25, 2021

Publisher: Lucid Books Publishing


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Explore the little-known truth about what it really means to love your neighbor as yourself.

Loving your neighbor as yourself is an act of the will, not something you feel. At least that's what most Christians believe. But is that what the Bible actually teaches? In Love Is an Emotion R. L. Lewis invites you to take an honest look at the scriptures and determine the answer to this question for yourself. As you reason your way through these pages, you'll discover:

 

●      How the common view of "Christian" love measures up to the test of logic.

●      How the subjective nature of emotion relates to the objective truth of God's Word

●      How a revised definition of love can impact our understanding of the gospel of grace.

 

If you're eager to explore the little-known truth about what it really means to love your neighbor as yourself, this book is for you.


 



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Can you tell us a little about the process of getting this book published? How did you come up with the idea and how did you start?

I’ve always been fascinated with how emotions “fit” into the Christian life, probably because I’ve so often struggled to figure out how to deal with them in my own life. That fascination eventually led me to the view I hold today about love’s being an emotion. But I have rarely found a book written from a Christian perspective that doesn’t talk about love without defining it as some kind of action or commitment. So, I decided to write my own! Of course, I had no idea what that decision would entail. I simply started writing down everything that came to mind. Six years later, a book popped out! And by “popped out,” I really mean the exact opposite. It took me a long time to refine my writing skills and organize my ideas into something that I could finally be proud of.

What surprised you most about getting your book published?

I think I was most surprised by how long the process (necessarily) took. There’s so much that goes into getting a book ready for the public to enjoy. And I’m so thankful to have been guided through that process by people who actually know what they’re doing (unlike me!).

Tell us a little about what you do when you aren’t writing.

Lately, most of my free time has been spent trying to keep up with our new baby boy! But when I’m not hanging out with my family, and when I’m not working at the art gallery, you’ll probably find me tucked away in a coffee shop somewhere reading a book or studying something new on my computer. I also enjoy singing, playing the guitar, and trying to put some paint on a canvas whenever inspiration strikes (which hasn’t been as often as I’d like, unfortunately).

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

There was one section of the book that took me an embarrassingly long time to complete. As the months went by, however, I realized that I couldn’t actually include that section anymore because my views on it had changed too much. But I had spent so much time working on it! That was a humbling moment that quickly turned into a lesson about integrity and patience. And that patience was something I desperately needed to help me persevere through every other writing obstacle along the way.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

My best ideas definitely come from those coffee shop mornings I mentioned earlier. I can be slow to get in the “zone” sometimes. But when I know that I have a handful of beautifully uninterrupted hours ahead of me, the hesitation leaves, and the wheels start to turn. And even more so when I temporarily ditch my computer for a plain ol’ pen and pad of paper!

What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

“Your sentences are too long and too wordy.” This, of course, was fantastic criticism. But it also stung quite a bit because it was the first serious criticism I ever received from an editor. Despite the initial sting, however, I’m so incredibly thankful for the way it helped me further develop as an author and turn this book into what it is today. Just be glad you didn’t have to read the very first draft!

What has been your best accomplishment as a writer?

Finishing this book! I’m afraid my “I’m finally finished!” moments turned into a bit of a boy-who-cried-wolf scenario. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I always seemed to find something else that needed tweaking. So, finally letting go was a huge accomplishment for me.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

I have a couple of ideas that I am beginning to explore, but they are a long, long, long way from earning the label of “half-finished.”

 

 


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R. L. Lewis was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife, Kayla, their son, and their 11-year-old dog, Beatrice. A couple of years after earning his degree in applied mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Lewis moved back to his hometown to study painting at the University of Houston. Though he now works in the art industry, he enjoys spending much of his free time on projects that combine his affinity for analytical reasoning with his passion for studying God’s Word.

 

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Blog Tour: The Diversity Playbook by Hephzi Pemberton #blogtour #giveaway #nonfiction #business #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @authorparul @hephzipemberton @equalitygroupgl

 



Transforming Business with Inclusion and Innovation

Non-fiction / Business / Leadership / Diversity and Inclusion

Date Published: June 8, 2021


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Hephzi Pemberton’s first nonfiction, business book The Diversity Playbook provides an empowering and uplifting experience. It contains proven expertise, factual examples and practical tools to transform your business and leadership approach with inclusion and innovation as a central shared goal and priority.

Her book demonstrates with clarity, relevant case studies and the latest research, as well as an applicable exercise in each chapter, to show how leaders and firms who embrace and embed inclusion and diversity into their business will benefit. They will be the businesses that innovate and adapt more rapidly. They will have a workplace culture that the latest talent seeks out and stays with. They will reach a wider set of customers and clients who feel valued and understood. They know that to achieve these benefits and many others besides, leaders and businesses now and in the future will have to take inclusion and diversity seriously.



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Hephzi Pemberton is a UK business founder and advisor, who believes in the power of good business to transform society. After completing an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, Hephzi began her career in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. In 2009, she co-founded Kea Consultants, a financial headhunting firm that specialises in investment and high-growth organisations, which she quickly grew into a profitable and sustainable business.

In 2018, Hephzi founded Equality Group, an Inclusion and Diversity specialist business focused on the Finance and Technology industry. Equality Group helps companies to diversify their teams, using their executive search service, and creates a more inclusive cultures with their consulting and education services. Equality Group has partnered with many leaders in sustainable investing, such as Generation Investment Management, and Private Equity and Venture Capital firms who are committed to being leaders in inclusion and diversity.

Hephzi has been angel investing since 2010 and has invested in technology start-ups across AI, Logistics, Health and Beauty, E-Commerce and Education. She has also advised a number of businesses on their hiring practices, board composition, compensation structure, strategic and fundraising plans.

Alongside her commercial experience, Hephzi has founded a social enterprise called Kiteka, empowering female micro entrepreneurs in Uganda to access digital opportunities through mobile technology. Hephzi has sat on the board of trustees for three other charities focused on youth employment, homelessness and community development.


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Release Blitz: Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner by Gerald Everett Jones #promo #releaseday #giveaway #fiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @superscribbler1

 

 


A Novel

Literary Fiction

Date Published: 6/29/2021

Publisher: La Puerta Productions



Intrigue on the white sands of the Indian Ocean. From the award-winning author of Clifford’s Spiral.

A lonely widower from Los Angeles buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live.

Aldo Barbieri, a slick Italian tour operator, convinces Harry to join a group of adventuresome “voluntourists.” In a resort town on the Indian Ocean, Harry doesn’t find the promised excitement with local ladies. But in the supermarket he meets Esther Mwemba, a demure widow who works as a bookkeeper. The attraction is strong and mutual, but Harry gets worried when he finds out that Esther and Aldo have a history. They introduce him to Victor Skebelsky, rumored to be the meanest man in town. Skebelsky has a plan to convert his grand colonial home and residential compound into a rehab center – as a tax dodge. The scheme calls for Harry to head up the charity. He could live like a wealthy diplomat and it won’t cost him a shilling!

Harry has to come to terms with questions at the heart of his character: Is corruption a fact of life everywhere? Is all love transactional?

Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner is an emotional story of expat intrigue in Africa, reminiscent of The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene and The Constant Gardener by John le CarrĂ©.

Praise for Clifford’s Spiral (Independent Press Awards 2020 Distinguished Favorite in Literary Fiction)

We've seen and noted the comparison of this author by other reviewers to literary giants like Roth and Vonnegut. And we can't disagree. Yet we feel there may be yet another strata for Gerald Everett Jones, who arguably is doing the best work of his career. We predict that he lacks only a mention in the The New York Review of Books or, better yet, Oprah, to become a nationwide best-selling author. Five-plus stars to Clifford's Spiral, a true literary novel if ever there was one. We say in all seriousness that if you only read one novel this year, this should be it. - Don Sloan, Publishers Daily Reviews

Preacher Finds a Corpse (NYC Big Book Awards 2020 Winner in Mystery, IPA 2020 Distinguished Favorite in Mystery, Eric Hoffer 2020 Finalist in Mystery)

This is literature masquerading as a mystery. Carefully yet powerfully, Gerald Jones creates a small, stunning world in a tiny midwestern town, infusing each character with not just life but wit, charm, and occasionally menace. This is the kind of writing one expects from John Irving or Jane Smiley.

- Marvin J. Wolf, author of the Rabbi Ben Mysteries, including A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn.



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Release Blitz: Tears of Change by Debbie A. Monteggia #promo releaseday #poetry #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 

Poetry

Date Published: 6/29/2021

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing



Tears of Change is a collection of poems and quotes that takes you on a journey through the everyday emotions of life. In this book you will find unique, one-of-a-kind poems. Some will touch your heart and bring you to a place of appreciation and peace, and others may change the way you view and look at things. You will find ones that will move you through joy, loss, acceptance and renewal, as well as pain and sorrow. My hope is that one or many will inspire you to take a leap into expressing all of your own emotions so you can reach a deeper place of love and gratitude within yourself.


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Mystery Feature: Death Opens a Window by Mikel J. Wilson @mikeljwilson #blogtour #bookreview #mystery #crime #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 

Mourning Dove Mysteries, Book 2

Mystery, Crime Fiction, LGBTQ

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

Date Published: Oct 19, 2019


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BEST eBOOK SUSPENSE/THRILLER - New Apple Book Awards

BEST COVER OVERALL - New Apple Book Awards

 

The Mourning Dove Mysteries series includes:

1. MURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE

2. DEATH OPENS A WINDOW

3. A LIGHT TO KILL BY (coming August 3)

 

Emory Rome is back in DEATH OPENS A WINDOW, Book 2 of the Mourning Dove Mysteries and the follow-up to the international bestseller MURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE.

 

As he struggles with the consequences of his last case, Emory must unravel the inexplicable death of a federal employee in a Knoxville high-rise. But while the reticent investigator is mired in a deep pool of suspects – from an old mountain witch to the powerful Tennessee Valley Authority – he misses a greater danger creeping from the shadows. The man in the ski mask returns to reveal himself, and the shocking crime of someone close is unearthed.

 



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This book has an intriguing story line with lots of puzzling clues along the way. I enjoyed the ending, which was exciting, with lots of surprising twists. The colorful cast of characters is great, & very believable. The author's attention to detail made this even better. Such a great read. 


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Award-winning mystery author Mikel J. Wilson draws on his Southern roots for the international bestselling Mourning Dove Mysteries, a series of novels featuring bizarre murders in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee. Wilson adheres to a “no guns or knives” policy for the instigating murders in the series.

 

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Ghosts of the Big Thicket, Book Two

Southern Gothic, Mystery, Paranormal Women's Fiction

Publisher: Zimbell House Publishing



There was something very dark about Kitrina Katim's part of the Big Thicket. It had taken Libby, one of Kit's best friends, in the dark of night when Kit was just a girl. Kit couldn't imagine leaving her life and he best friends, the Sisterhood of Cemetery Road. But leave them, she did. And she did not return until ten years later when she was forced back to sell her parent's house.

Nothing had changed, including Mad Maddie McPhearson, who lived down the road, always sitting on her front porch, always trying to make Kit's life miserable. Miss Maddie, an angry elderly woman, owned Bellewood, an old Plantation house that was crumbling around her. Kit's attemps at kindsness only fed the old woman's hatred. But Kit didn't understand why. Not then anyway.

It was that hatred that awakened dark voices in the thicket and threatening figures that terrified Kit. Was it Libby? Had she come back to them? Or was it something else, something horrifyingly familiar?

Would it be the Sisterhood, or handsome Colton or his brother Jackson, who would come to Kit's aid when the time came to do battle with the dark forces that were slowly overtaking the Big Thicket?


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The House on Camp Ruby Road

Ghosts of the Big Thicket, Book One

Publisher: Zimbell House Publishing

The House on Camp Ruby Road is the story of three generations of women living in the Big thicket of deep East Texas. It is a mystical place where Eden Devereaux, a college student in the early 1060s, is drawn into a haunting world full of damaged and grotesques people, reminiscent of Southern Gothic literature. After inheriting a crumbling southern homeplace in the Big Thicket upon the death of her mother, Eden must find out why she is entitled to it. But more importantly, who wants to make sure she doesn't inherit it, and why.

The story weaves around three women; our heroine, who is searching for answers to a childhood dream; an elderly black woman who is living in the house and who holds the key to the mystery of the dream; and a young girl from the river bottom people, fleeing an unbearable life. They form an unlikely bond through adversity. Eden is aided in her search by handsome Jeff Callahan, who better understands the strange world in which she finds herself.

Will she be driven away by blood feuds, dark secrets, and ghosts? Or will she take a stand and claim what is hers? Through her true Texas grit and determination, she will find out the truth about who she really is, and who it is she truly loves.

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The Voices at the End of the Road

Ghosts of the Big Thicket, Book Two

Coming July 2021!



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Twyla Ellis is a descendent of pioneers who came to Texas in the 1840s, while Texas was still a Republic. She grew up roaming the dense pine forest in the Big Thicket around Livingston, Texas, at the home of her grandmother, great-aunts and uncles, and cousins. Her family was one of the founding families of Livingston, and her great-great-great grandfather was the first city treasurer in the 1840s. She fell in love with the haunting feel of the Thicket; its sounds and sights and smells. Her goal is to make people aware of the mystique and uniqueness of this novel part of Texas, one of only four rainforests in the U.S.

She holds a degree from Howard Payne University and has taught English and Music, and has been a member of NEA, TSTA, and TETA. She was a statewide officer and conference speaker with TETA (Texas English Teachers Association).

She has run her own children's party and event planning business as well as Remembrances Antiques and Gifts in the Houston area. She is certified in computer graphic design and free-lances in her spare time.

Nothing makes her happier than road trips with her family to interesting old Texas towns. She loves church, antiquing, fossil hunting with her husband and sons (they hunt, she writes), Big Bend, the Alamo (Don't all Texans?), exploring deserted buildings with a camera, and especially, the Big Thicket of deep East Texas.

If she had to give you a one-sentence bio of herself, she would probably say, "That obnoxiously joyful, hug driven, southern relative that you'd like to hide in the attic, just might be me."


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Sunday, June 27, 2021

PROMO Blitz: Do You Know Dorothy? by Vanda Writer

 

 


The Juliana Series, Book 5

LGBT Historical Fiction

Published: May 2021

Publisher: Sans Merci Press



Can a group of elderly drag queens save a 1950s nightclub from being taken over by the mob?

It's 1956 and television is stealing Alice's nightclub audience. Known as Al to everyone in the club scene, she has to try to prevent the mob from taking over her crippled club and turning it into a strip joint.

Her one solace: Juliana, the woman who haunts her memories and fuels her dreams of a brighter future. But the last time Al saw her was the day Juliana's husband caught them in bed together.

On the brink of losing her love and her livelihood, Al makes a bold decision. She arranges an extravagant production starring aging female impersonators, even though funding the show means going into debt.

Will the show succeed in saving her club and helping her find her way back to Juliana? Or will Al's big risk result in losing everything? Although the book is the fifth in the series it can read as a standalone.

DO YOU KNOW DOROTHY? is the fifth book in the Juliana series of historical LGBT fiction, but you can also enjoy it as a standalone novel.


Other Books in the The Juliana Series:


Juliana

The Juliana Series, Book One

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.


Olympus Nights on the Square

The Juliana Series, Book Two

What if your love was illegal? What would you do?


Paris, Adrift

The Juliana Series, Book Three

She wanted a safe harbor for their love. But rough waters could destroy any hope of starting over…


Heaven is to Your Left

The Juliana Series, Book Four

How far would you go to save the person you loved?

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Excerpt

Max sat up straight on the couch as I entered the living room. “My god, what happened to you?”

“Don’t you like it?” I adjusted my blue and white striped skinny tie, shook my shoulders so my blue suit jacket and held out one foot to show off the black cowboy boots. I pulled the jacket open and grabbed the belt on my black jeans. “And look!” I stuck my hips out. “A fly!”

“Cover yourself!” He shielded his eyes with his hand. “You didn’t wear that in public!”

“Yeah! Well, I took a cab home.”

“You could’ve been killed walking around with that on your head. What is it? Halloween?”

“I’m a butch!” I turned my back to him. “See? This is a DA. That means duck’s ass for you old fogies.”

“Does it come off? We can’t have you at the club looking like that.”

“I can set it with those darn curlers and get it back to my boring page boy.”

“I better not see you at the club wearing anything remotely similar.”

“Of course not, but on my off hours…”

“You can’t take chances like you did tonight.”

“I know.”

“Getting arrested is the best that could happen to you.”

“I know.”

“Where’d you get them?”

I went shopping.”

“What store would sell you clothes like that? They’re for men.”

“I went as a man.”

“What?”

I was so scared they’d figure it out and show me the door.” I sat on the coffee table.

“Sit on the couch like a lady.”

I plopped onto the couch without worrying about which way my legs went. “I walked right into Macy’s and…’

“Macy’s! Oh, my god.”

My friends, Freddie-Faye and Lady Day taught me.

Who’s Lady Day?”

A female impersonator I know.”

You should not be with someone like that. Someone who doesn’t even know what their sex is. She’s, he’s mentally disturbed.”

She is not. She’s real nice. She has a nephew who sometimes stays over. She leant me his dungarees. Then she gave me this hair style. I went to the men’s department with my friend. I bought my own Men’s clothes. I was scared the salesman would figure it out, but he just called me ‘sir’ and showed me things and let me go into the fitting room.

“Watch me comb it.” I jumped up. “Butches have to comb their hair different from everybody else.” I reached into my back pocket and slid out my new comb. I jutted my chin out and slapped the comb against the palm of my hand. “You’re sposed to do that first.”

Why?” Max asked.

“Pay attention.”

He wrapped his hands around his knees. “Listening.”

Watch. You hafta hold your comb between your first two fingers like this. Then you flick your first three fingers through the front of your hair and, uh…” I stared at my two fingers holding the comb and the one extra finger sticking out by itself.

What’s the matter?”

I’m sposed to make a curl come over my forehead. It seems it’d be easier to do with just my fingers, but then what do I do with the comb? Oh, well, there’s a whole ritual to combing your hair when you’re a butch. Like there’s the show combing. Stop grinning like you’re not taking me serious. Butch’s comb their hair in public to defy the rules that get thrown at women. Butches are independent. When they look in a mirror…” I stepped over Max’s white rug and saw myself in the mirror. “They tilt their heads like this and then to the other side like this. That’s to show they know they look good, and everybody wants them. I swear I’m gonna be one, Max!” I grandly threw my comb on the rug.

Get that comb off my clean white rug!

I picked it up.


About the Author

Vanda wrote her first novel in eighth grade, with encouragement from her teacher, Mr. James Evers, who said, "My children will read your words." She went on to win an Edward Albee Fellowship among other awards for playwriting. One of her plays, VILE AFFECTIONS, was a finalist for the National Lambda Literary Award. She is now writing a series about LGBT history. The characters are fictional, but the history is fact. The books have all received awards in some form. The third in the series, Paris, Adrift was a Category First Place winner in Chanticlear's Goethe Award for Late Historical Fiction. This same book was also a finalist in the Lesfic Bard Awards.


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