Posts tagged Budding Moon Press
Pushing the Envelope in LGBT YA Books: Celebrating Storm Moon Press’ 4th Anniversary with Cody Stanford
The main character of my novel Sinews of the Heart is Nikki, a genderqueer transgirl anthrotiger growing up in a world destroyed by hate. In her post-apocalyptic world, she has no models to help her really figure out who she is. No books about being queer that she can read and no role models for sorting out being genderqueer… no stories about being gay or growing up as a boy feeling more like a girl… nothing to help her figure out what she feels both in her heart and in her body. She doesn’t even know what the word “gay” is until Nikki’s mother, sensing what’s going on with her daughter, tells Nikki what it means. When it comes to literature about gays, queers, and transpeople, Nikki lives in a world where the lack of books is as desolate as the ruins of civilization that surround her.
When you know who you really are, sometimes you have to stand up for yourself. Sometimes the people you fight are enemies, but sometimes they’re members of your own family.
Hello, everyone! My name is John H. Ames, and I’m here today as part of my blog tour for the re-release of my first novel, Surviving Elite High. The novel just came out for a second time after several edits, so it’s practically a brand new book over at Budding Moon Press, which is the YA imprint of Storm Moon Press. On the blog tour, I want people to learn a little about me, so I thought I would share some of my favorite books with you, from one book lover to another!