Lift Like a Girl: Now Available!

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What happens to life at a small town high-school when boys become the weaker sex? Find out in my latest ebook, Lift Like a Girl! This is my first collaboration in the TG realm, as the characters and story were created in conjunction with SteeleBlazer, who also edited the text and made the cover!

Most awesome of all, there will be an illustrated version!  Watch for it in the next few weeks! Here’s the Amazon linkage!

US
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G2IVLF6

UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Germany

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01G2IVLF6

France

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Canada

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Japan

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Australia

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Netherlands

https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Spain

https://www.amazon.es/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Italy

https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01G2IVLF6

Brazil

https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B01G2IVLF6

India

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01G2IVLF6

 

Lift Like a Girl: Now Available!

Do you want muscle?

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So, I found myself considering a proposal to create something new: an illustrated TG story.

SteeleBlazer, proprietor of the fantastic Mighty Female Muscle Comix website, who also maintains an excellent site on Deviant Art, started it off with an email proposing that we collaborate.  He wanted us to create a story together, working out the details of the plot and characters, and he would offer suggestions and tweaks and edits, then add pictures.  I thought– hell no.

My reaction had nothing to do with SteeleBlazer.  I had a previous unpleasant experience with a potential collaborator that made me very reluctant to even think about working with someone.

Besides, I enjoyed the autonomy writing and self-publishing my books gave me. I wrote what I wanted, how I wanted, when I wanted.  Why change that?

And yet, the idea intrigued me, and I thought – maybe it is time?  Maybe I should give this another chance?  So I sent an email, and the two of us laid out some things and got some clarity established as to how this project would work.  Between my previous unpleasant experience and my discussions with SteeleBlazer I had read Twyla Tharp’s book about collaboration, and I had realized that for it to work there needed to be clear understanding of how we would work together before either of us committed.  We established that, and then….

Disaster! The worst experience of my life!

Not really!  Actually, I have had one of the best creative experiences of my life, and I am so happy we worked together and created a really special project which I think is going to be called Lift Like A Girl.

It takes place in a small town in Iowa, and follows the lives of some typical high-school kids as something strange begins to happen:  the girls all start to get really big and strong, while the boys struggle to maintain muscle and find themselves getting smaller.

For both SteeleBlazer and I, the story is very much about what happens to the minds of the characters as their bodies change, and the ways it impacts how characters see themselves and interact with others as males become the weaker sex.  It explores how high-school dynamics might change in such a world, and it was loads of fun to create!  We look at the changes from a variety of perspectives.  Esther, seen above, is a mousy intellectual nerd with a crush on a star athlete.  Mallory is a pretty, popular girl who is all about fashion and trends:

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And Kat is a gloomy goth-chick:

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We also see the world through the eyes of Derek, the stud jock Alpha Male of the school and Jack, a member of the swim team.

This story is a true collaboration, and I feel a seamless melding of our respective visions to create something that is certainly different from anything I have written before in a variety of sometimes nuanced ways.  I don’t want to give away too much away, but I had so much fun writing this, and I have to say that even days after completing the story I can’t stop thinking about these characters as they pop up in my dreams, while I am driving, eating… all the time!

It’ll be available soon!

 

Do you want muscle?

LULU!!!!

Hey, people!  Just some publication news– I am making my books available on Lulu for the first time!  You can find them on my author page, and I will add more over the next few weeks.  I decided that I wanted to offer more options for readers since not everyone prefers the Kindle.

Some thoughts on my first three Lulu publications:

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Cursed by a witch, King Holland Jordain begins turning into a girl.  One of the first stories I ever wrote, I originally published the first half of this story on Fictionmania under the title Witch War, and it marked the first time I explored in writing an idea I had thought over for many years: what if a man were trapped in the world of a fairy tale princess?  In this case, I added extra dynamics to the mix because as Jordain becomes more feminine in mind and body, his wife takes over rule of the kingdom and his own daughter takes a role in his feminization.  I had a lot of fun in this as the king suddenly finds himself being subjected to all sorts of restrictions and expectations, including a debutante ball and his wife’s desire to see him married off for political advantage.

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I had one idea when I started Voices:  What if all the men on Earth suddenly had high-pitched voices like little girls?  I didn’t have any idea where the story would go or what would happen, but just started with that notion.  As I wrote, I decided to gradually add more changes, so that as the boys got used to their new voices, they had another change and another.  I enjoyed writing the first story so much, I wrote two more.  One took place at the same high-school but featured the outsider kids more than the cool kids, so it mostly focused on a speed metal kid and his girlfriend, and the third featured a group of male and female soldiers.  I really enjoyed this work as it explored how the changes might impact the psychology of a jock, or a punk, or a soldier.  What would happen if a male commanding officer suddenly had the voice of Mini Mouse?  Would people still listen?

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And Krystal Kinsey.   One of my personal favorites to write and a disappointment in that not too many people actually ended up reading it.  For Krystal Kinsey I wanted to explore a story where a straight white man allows himself to be gradually transformed into a woman of color.  The main character, Arthur, considered himself a failure, suffered a lot of self-hatred and has become consumed with the belief that the cure for everything wrong with him is FAME, so when a famous and powerful agent comes along and promises to make all his dreams come true, he is eager to leap into her trap and gradually allows her completely change his identity and turn him into a prancing pop princess whose fame is built as much on his willingness to be used as a sex object as it is his singing.  I loved the character and writing the story, and I had really thought it might be one of my most successful publications, but alas it was not to be!  Now,  maybe a few more people will take a chance and read it!

Check Me Out On Lulu!

LULU!!!!