October 23, 2010

Queer Mormon essay to be published!

My essay "Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads" has officially been accepted into Dialogue:  A Journal of Mormon Thought!  The editor, Kristine Haglund, has informed me that it will most likely show up in the Spring 2011 issue.  I'll have one more chance to make perfectionist edits after the copy editor goes through it...and well, I already see a few tweaks here and there, but I also want the thing to be done.

The topic is so contentious.  I look forward to the discussion it generates...I cover a lot of important points.  (I even have slightly grandiose ideas about changing the world.)  At about 8500 words with 92 footnotes (might still change), it's my first major scholarly publication.

My hope is that the essay can land me [at some unspecified point down the road] in a Ph.D. program of some sort.  This is one of those interdisciplinary pieces:  queer theory, feminist studies, cultural studies, history, psychology, sociology of religion, even a little bit of law.

September 11, 2010

Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale

Lord of the White Hell - Book 1 (of 2) by Ginn Hale
Blind Eye Books
Rating:  3 out of 5

Michael and I were both excited when this book arrived.  We read it aloud to each other a chapter at a time.  We had high expectations because we've read a couple other titles from Blind Eye Books (Hale's debut Wicked Gentleman and Astrid Amara's The Archer's Heart) that we both liked...

August 27, 2010

Interview about Ockham's Razor

These were great questions (tough to answer...*wipes brow*) from Hugo Oliaz at Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons.

For more info and reviews of my novel, click here.

August 9, 2010

My experience at Sunstone

Click here for a copy of my presentation.

I compared the themes and reception of my novel, Ockham's Razor, to Jonathan Langford's novel, No Going Back,
both young adult gay Mormon novels published in 2009.

July 1, 2010

Welcome

In 2009, I self-published a semi-autobiographical gay Mormon novel titled Ockham's Razor.

In 2010, I wrote "Mormon and Queer at the Crossroads," an article published in the Spring 2011 issue of Dialogue:  A Journal of Mormon Thought.  It was one of the fruits of my master's program.

2011 will be for writing a fantasy novel with queer protagonists.  I'm a yaoi fan, so expect the genre to influence my storytelling.

And who knows what'll come next?!

Website: amwilliams.com