Second Story: Queer Voices

Date: 10/8/17

Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)

Day of the Week: Sunday

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

• Regular: $10.00
• Member: $5.00

Second Story Reading Series, in collaboration with Queer Voices Reading Series, will host a Queer YA event featuring readings by local authors, a panel discussion, and book sales by Addendum Books. Author Molly Beth Griffin (Silhouette of a Sparrow, Rhoda’s Rock Hunt) will read from a young adult novel in progress, as part of a 2017 Minnesota Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.


Readers (all OwnVoices authors):
Molly Beth Griffin (WIP, Silhouette of a Sparrow)
Rachel Gold (Nico & Tucker, My Year Zero, etc)
Laura Bradley Rede (Kissing Midnight)
Brian Farrey (With Or Without You)

Stephanie Chrismon (Bright City)

David LaRochelle (Absolutely Positively Not)

Panel discussion: OwnVoices authors above plus these ally writers:
Steve Brezenoff (Brooklyn Burning)
Juliann Rich (Gravity, etc)
Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Beautiful Music for Ugly Children)
moderated by Vee Signorelli of

This project was funded, in part, by by the Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft’s costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

Barnes & Noble: National Coming Out Day — Oct. 10

7 p.m., 2100 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55113

The Roseville B&N is hosting a National Coming Out Day benefit for Reclaim. Join me and other readers!

The Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie Awards, July 5th – 9th, 2017 in Chicago, IL


I am honored that GRAVITY has been chosen as a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in the Young Adult Category and will be attending the Awards Ceremony on July 9th in Chicago.


Hope to see you there!

Lambda-Medal.jpgJune 12th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Lambda Literary Awards in New York City

I am honored that GRAVITY has been chosen as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the Children’s and Young Adult Category and will be attending the Awards Ceremony on June 12th, 2017 in New York City at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. It is a true privilege to be amongst the finalists chosen with such an accomplished field of authors.

I will be attending both the before and after party at the Gala and look forward to meeting fellow authors and lovers of LGBTQ literature. 

Chicago Young Adult Book Fest April 22nd, 2017 10:00am to 4:30pm

I will be joining some of my favorite authors at #CYAFEST2017 for a full day of author panels at Old Town, followed by a signing reception and refreshments at The Book Cellar at 5:00 PM.