Graeme Aitken

Biography

Graeme Aitken is best known for his two previous bestselling novels '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous' and 'Vanity Fierce, published by Random House Australia and by Hodder Headline in the UK. '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous' was adapted into a feature film in New Zealand and was an official selection for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. It also became a popular hit on the queer film festival circuit. Most recently Graeme has been writing and self-publishing his own e-books (‘The Indignities’ series and ‘Top Mark’).
In addition to his work as an author, Graeme has also worked as the manager of Sydney’s specialist LGBT bookshop for the past 23 years. There are now only a handful of these shops left in the world. With all this experience, he is an Australian authority on LGBT books/writing and he edited 'The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing' in 2002. Graeme is also extremely knowledgeable about publishing (he has experience with all facets – mainstream, small press, and indie self-publishing) and the current state of the publishing/bookselling industry.
Graeme likes to share topical information about writing, GLBT literature, books, publishing, and bookselling on social media.

Where to find Graeme Aitken online


Where to buy in print


Books

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous Book 2 Anniversary Edition
Series: 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
The poignant but also endearingly comic triumphs and tribulations of sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy continue in Book 2 of '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous'. With something illicit growing in an abandoned toilet, clandestine goings-on down at the old gaol, a bloody murder, and a dozen costume changes, Billy-Boy’s life is even more dramatic than his favourite TV show 'Lost in Space'.
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous Book 1 20th Anniversary Edition
Series: 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous. Price: Free! Words: 49,440. Language: Australian English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Billy-Boy preferred culture to cows, but when you’re the only son of a rugby-loving Kiwi farmer, you buckle down and do your chores! And escape into a fantasy world of cross-dressing and theatricals at every other opportunity. '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous' is funny, touching and unforgettably evocative of childhood lost.
Mark y Mark (Novela corta)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: Spanish. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Mark es el novio de Mark. Al principio se le hacía raro salir con un tío que se llamaba como él, pero al poco tiempo se pusieron motes para diferenciarse. A él le tocó uno, 'Mark Incomparable', que quizá no estaba exento de ironía. Con su estilo característico, Graeme Aitken analiza los entresijos de una relación gay moderna con grandes dosis de ingenio, perspicacia y empatía.
Top Mark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: French. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Le petit ami de Mark partage le même prénom que lui, mais il aime surtout partager son lit! Graeme Aitken est l’auteur du roman à succès '50 façons de dire fabuleux'. Situé à Sydney, 'Top Mark' explore la complexité d’une relation gay moderne avec esprit, perspicacité et empathie.
Time to Upsize: The Indignities Book One
Series: The Indignities, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,390. Language: Australian English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Upsize Instantly to this Witty, Sexy and Bestselling Australian Series of E-books! Turning thirty years old can be traumatic for young gay men who yearn to be boyish forever - but what can you do? It’s unavoidable. Or is it? Clever, conniving Stephen Spear thinks he can outsmart this particular milestone. ‘A must read.’ (Sydney Star Observer)
Me, Myself and Someone Else: The Indignities Book Three
Series: The Indignities, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: Australian English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
By the time his 31st birthday rolls around, will Stephen actually prove to be older and wiser? This the witty and original conclusion to 'The Indignities' ebook trilogy.
Top Mark (short)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: Australian English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It was confusing for Mark that he and his boyfriend shared the same name - but then his boyfriend started to share himself around!
Private Party: The Indignities Book Two
Series: The Indignities, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,180. Language: Australian English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
You’re invited to a very private party! It’s an intimate affair, men only, with a dress code of get undressed! And who’s the host? Why, it’s Stephen Spear, who is certainly shaking things up now that he’s suddenly single. This is a party like no other - sexy, amusing, entertaining, and with a truly unforgettable climax!

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