Rioters = Ruffians

June 16th, 2011 by Gina

What you’re seeing on the news is not the real Vancouver.  Those of you who’ve been to Canada (or who live here) know this is not the Canadian way, nor does it in encapsulate our beautiful city. I’d bet money that most of the buffoons who rioted last night don’t have a Vancouver address. I […]

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Stanley Cup Rumble

June 15th, 2011 by Gina

  I woke this morning imagining what the Vancouver Canucks were feeling. Night before last, they lost game six in Boston (with the Cup in the building and engraver standing by) and lost one of their best players, Mason Raymond.  The blow we felt must have been multiplied by a million for the team. But […]

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Today, I Remember

May 30th, 2011 by Gina

I did not support the war in Iraq.  I was outspoken about it, too. Not that I marched in the streets carrying a sign, but I’d tell anyone who’d listen that I thought what we were doing was wrong. When soldiers started dying, it made me sick to my stomach. And it solidified my distain […]

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Playing in Velvet Park

May 27th, 2011 by Gina

Velvet Park is a fantastic, integrated social network for lesbians and queers featuring blogs, news, videos, and a abundant dating component where you, too, can find true lovin’.  They recently posted a Jukebox excerpt on their site so a big shout out to them (and Diane Cage!) for the coverage! Check Velvet Park out girls! […]

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Oprah’s Love Letter –> Life Lessons

May 26th, 2011 by Gina

What an amazing gift Oprah gave us yesterday in her love letter, huh?  I knew I’d be sad to see her go, but when I found myself sobbing at the end, I was surprised by the depth of my sadness.  It was laced with hope, though, a lining that’s grown exponentially with each minute since […]

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AfterEllen Review in Readers Forum

May 23rd, 2011 by Gina

A review of Jukebox was just posted at AfteEllen.com.  Thanks Rachel for your kind words!  They’re very much appreciated. “I recommend having an night or an afternoon that can be dedicated to this book because the story is so full and enrapturing that one won’t want to put it down and for the fullest effect […]

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The Infamous Cave in Jukebox

May 23rd, 2011 by Gina

I recently went back to Arizona for a visit and hiked to the cave on Camelback Mountain. *Another Spoiler Alert* If you haven’t read Jukebox, think twice before reading on. The cave I write about is the one Harper hikes to on her way to see Grace about halfway through the book.  Ruthie has empowered […]

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Canuck Vision

May 22nd, 2011 by Gina

I‘m sitting in a bar in Portland, Oregon right now getting ready to watch the Vancouver Canucks’ game.  Like every other Canuck fan (that includes the entire diehard province of BC), I’ve worked my schedule around the games.  Today is no exception.  I’ve got a photoshoot with Dipstick and our beloved photographer, Maggie Parker, this […]

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Show Me Your Teeth

May 20th, 2011 by Gina

One of the beautiful things about adapting your own work is that you can do things a little differently than you did in the original story. I’m not saying that—if I could go back—I would reshape the landscape of the Jukebox story. The contrary actually; there isn’t much I would change.  Except for one thing […]

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A Wish in Cannes

May 15th, 2011 by Gina

My dear friends, Mick and Magali, are at the Cannes Film Festival this week representing and celebrating their short film “A Wish Where the Wind Once Blew.”  It was selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner (BIG shout out to the whole team!).  It sounds like they’re having an amazing time. Mick was the short’s […]

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