The Letter Q

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves

I’m thrilled to be a contributor in The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves alongside sixty-three other award-winners!
David Levithan
Jacqueline Woodson
Amy Bloom
Michael Cunningham
Armistead Maupin
Mayra Lazara Dole
Malinda Lo
Gregory Maguire
Rakesh Satyal
Eileen Myles
Jasika Nicole
Doug Wright
Stacey D’Erasmo
Jennifer Camper
Erik Orrantia
Brian Selznick
James Lecesne
Martin Moran
Arthur Levine
Richard McCann
Ali Liebegott
Linda Villarosa
J. D. McClatchy
Paul Rudnick
Eric Orner
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Tony Valenzuela
Christopher Rice
Jewelle Gomez
Bill Clegg
Erika Moen
David Leavitt
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Howard Cruse
Michael DiMotta
Terrence McNally
Brent Hartinger
Susan Stinson
Marc Wolf
Julie Anne Peters
Lucy Knisley
Nick Burd
Paula Gilovich
Colman Domingo
Marion Dane Bauer
Lucy Thurber
Paige Braddock
Melanie Braverman
Michael Nava
Adam Haslett
Maurice Vellekoop
Michael Nava
Larry Duplechan
Anne Bogart
Carole DeSanti
Bruce Coville
Bill Right
Carter Sickels
Sarah Moon
Diane Dimassa
Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Ray Daniels
Randall Kenan
Jaye Maiman
David Ebershoff

The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves “was conceived as part of the response to a spate of suicides among LGBT youth that revealed how vulnerable and isolated these teens often still are….The Letter Q takes this one step further by moving beyond the simple platitude of “it gets better” to tell a deeper and more personal story for each of its contributors. Each letter is like a tightly focused biography, where the writer reveals an aspect of his or herself that speaks to the heart of what’s important to LGBT teens.”

These moving stories could reach every straight and LGBT kid you know or work with and might help save a life. Half of the royalties from the sale will go towards supporting The Trevor Project mission of reaching LGBT and questioning youth in crisis.

I never dreamed I’d be in the company of such a stellar, award-winning group. I’m thrilled to be one of the contributors!

Tidbits:…The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves


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