Madison Parker grew up in Germany where she feasted on Gummibärchen, wandered through the woods on many a Volksmarch, and dreamed of one day living in a castle on a mountain with a boy who knew how to rock a pair of lederhosen. The Fates had other plans for her, but she’s not complaining. Although she aspired to be a writer at an early age and often wrote poems and short stories for fun, she pursued a career in teaching. Madison has a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees in the fields of Mathematics and Education. She has taught both middle and high school and enjoys working with young adults.
She has a passion for math and art, and likes to dabble a bit with web and graphic design. She also has an affinity for all things geeky (read: Star Trek and TRON). Although she is extremely left-brained (logical, rational, orderly), her artistic, creative side never ceases to flail around in a desperate attempt to be noticed. Madison now spends her days reading, writing, solving math problems, and playing with her feisty German Pinscher. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, her pup, and her troop of sock monkeys.
She began writing LGBTQ fiction to help address issues of bullying and low self-esteem in our young adult populations. Madison’s short story, SOCK IT TO ME, SANTA!, explores one boy’s struggle to come out in a hostile school environment. Her debut novel, PLAY ME, I'M YOURS, takes the reader on an emotional journey in search of love and self-acceptance.
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Sock it to Me, Santa!
by Madison Parker
Ryan is assigned Jamie's name for their class's secret gift exchange. He wants to give Jamie the perfect gift because he feels bad about the way all the kids tease him for being gay. At least, he tells himself that's the reason. It couldn't be that he actually has feelings for Jamie, could it?
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