As an Honors College student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I studied relationships and sexuality in-depth from experts in the fields of sociology and women’s studies. I then went on to obtain my Masters degree in education at Stanford University, with an emphasis on Learning, Design and Technology, while focusing on sexuality education in high schools for my Master’s project.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Fingersmith- Sarah Waters is absolutely brilliant with her plot, characters and descriptions. Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary- Monica Nolan's writing is hilarious, campy and I laughed out loud while reading it, multiple times. Ready Player One- I love the characters the Ernie Cline creates (they are easy to relate to), and the future he paints is very creative. The Prydain Chronicles- I think when I first read these in 6th grade, it was my first foray into Sci Fi/Fantasy, which I love until today. Man's Search for Meaning- A beautifully written non-fiction book by Viktor Frankl, a holocaust survivor, about finding meaning in your existence.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I thought that my 6th grade teacher was the best thing ever, so I wrote a story in which she was the heroine.
Big Gay Breakup Book is a humorous self-help book that soothes those within the queer community who have experienced a breakup and feel hopeless, helpless, and uncertain of how to move forward in their lives. It provides a shoulder to cry on and the straight-talk of how to move on.