- The Inspiration Behind Adaptation (guest post) — Books With Bite (May 2014)
- School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids Books 2014: Rose Under Fire vs. The Thing About Luck (March 18, 2014)
- NaNoWriMo 2013 Pep Talk (November 2013)
- A Second Female Author Talks About Sexism and Self-Promotion — The Toast (Nov. 12, 2013)
- On (Bisexual) Love Triangles — The Book Smugglers (Sept. 24, 2013)
- Race, Sexuality, and the Mainstream — Diversity in YA (Sept. 25, 2013)
- Turning Point — Distraction 99 (Sept. 7, 2012)
- “10 LGBTQ Young Adult Novels to Make It Better” — The Huffington Post (July 19, 2012)
- ‘Miseducation': A Cowgirl Coming-Out Story For Teens — NPR (Feb. 7, 2012)
- Giving Thanks: Tipping the Velvet — The Horn Book Magazine (November/December 2011)
- “A Healthy Dose of Diversity” — School Library Journal (May 1, 2011)
- “Girls Girls Girls: A Trio of Epic Adventures” — NPR (May 25, 2011)
- “Coming Out, Coming Together:” The rocky road to building a queer Asian community (Download PDF) — Curve Magazine (March 2006)
Here are some of my favorite analytical articles from AfterEllen.
- 04.09 Young Adult Books Move Beyond the Coming-Out Story, But Still Face Hurdles
- 06.08 Lesbian/Bi Women in Reality TV 2008 — With at least a dozen queer women on prime-time unscripted TV on three different networks, I rate the good, the bad and the ugly.
- 11.07 Battlestar Galactica: Razor” Delivers a Crucial Lesbian Twist — The two-hour TV movie tackles war, betrayal and what makes us human, along with a critical same-sex relationship.
- 05.07 “Work Out” Complicates Lesbian Stereotypes — The second season of the Bravo reality series moves beyond clichés of power-hungry career women and predatory lesbians.
- 10.06 Queer Women On Reality TV are Making a Difference — This genre of television has brought lesbians and bisexual women into America’s living rooms in a way that would have been unimaginable a few years ago.
- 08.06 I’m (Not) Gay…So What? — Oprah Winfrey shows that being gay is not the stigma it used to be, but coming out is still a challenge.
- 04.06 Gender Trouble on “The L Word” — Through Max’s story line, The L Word reduced the complexity of transgender issues to a stereotypical war between the sexes and ridiculed the possibility of butch identity.
- 02.06 Making Over Ellen: Femming Up the Sorta-Butch — During the first season of Ellen Degeneres’ talk show, proucers toyed with giving her a more feminine makeover.
Here are some of my favorite interviews with celebrities and authors.
- 09.08 Lena Headey — I remember this short and silly interview mostly for where I conducted it: In a photo booth on Santa Monica Pier.
- 05.08 Zero Chou — I spoke to the Taiwanese lesbian filmmaker through a translator to make sure I got the details right. (My Chinese isn’t as good as I wish it was!)
- 01.08 Shot at Love With Tila Tequila.
- 09.07 Melissa Etheridge — On the day of our interview, Melissa called me herself and said, “Hi, it’s Melissa.” At first I didn’t realize who it was, even though her voice sounded remarkably familiar, because she had called 20 minutes early (and usually celebs have someone else dial the phone for them)!
- 08.07 Laura Innes — The very smart woman behind ER‘s Dr. Kerry Weaver.
- 06.06 Valerie Mason-John (Download PDF) — A Buddhist, writer and all-around awesome woman.
- 04.06 Sarah Waters — Author of bestselling novels Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith.
- 03.06 Val McDermid — A talk with the bestselling Scottish crime novelist about her writing process.
- 06.05 Joan Chen (Download PDF) — Remember her from Twin Peaks? How about Wild Side with Anne Heche?
- 12.05 Kim Stolz — I’ve interviewed five of the lesbian/bi models on America’s Next Top Model, but Kim was definitely the most interesting one.
- 04.05 Julie Anne Peters — Author of National Book Award finalist Luna as well as one of my favorite YA LGBT novels, Far From Xanadu.
- 09.04 Laurie R. King — One of my favorite mystery writers.
- 07.04 Katherine V. Forrest — My first interview with a real-live author.
- 07.04 Kate Clinton — My first-ever official, professional interview requiring a tape recorder!