• Pride Writer Spotlight Round-up

    Throughout the month of June, we’ve featured different authors who identify in the LGBTQIAP+ community. We’ve learned fun facts about the author and have learned more about their books! This post is just a culmination of who we’ve featured. To learn more about each author, check out the links to their individual posts! Thank you for all who were featured this year, and we’ll see you again for Pride 2022! Author: O’Jay Barr Buy O’Jay Barr’s books here! Author: Cal Sherwood Buy Cal’s book here! Author: Savy Leiser Buy Savy’s books here. Author: Kate Hazel Hall Buy Kate’s book here! Author: Emily Rooke Buy Emily’s book here! Author: Heather Novak…

  • Pride Month: Michael Mahin

    Our ninth and final author for Pride 2021 is Michael Mahin! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Michael to get to know him better and learn more about his release. Question and Answer: Name and Genre: I’m Michael Mahin and I primarily write poetry. I’m self-publishing my work under a little indie self-publishing press that I created (entitled Pumpkin Boy Press).  What are some fun facts about you? I received my undergraduate degree in screenwriting; I’m obsessed with all things Halloween; and I have ten tattoos (and I’m working on getting two full sleeves)! I’m also currently studying to become an English Language Arts teacher and will…

  • Pride Month: Blair Watson

    Our eighth author for Pride 2021 is Blair Watson! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Blair to get to know them better and learn more about their release. Question and Answer: Name and Genre: Blair Watson, queer fiction, essay What are some fun facts about you? My favorite books are The Outsiders and Catch-22. I collect Hotwheels, especially station wagons. I’m from Kentucky and live in Vermont now. I didn’t figure out my queerness until my mid-thirties. Tell me about your recent release: Take It On Faith is my independently published debut novel. I released it in September 2020. It’s about a young transwoman trying to start…

  • Pride Month: Silvas Denver Melvin

    Our seventh author for Pride 2021 is Silvas Denver Melvin! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Silas to get to know him better and learn more about his release. Question and Answer: Name and Genre: My name is silas denver melvin, and I primarily write free verse poetry with a focus on gender, sexuality, and strong emotion, though I like to experiment with many forms and subjects of writing. What are some fun facts about you? As for things within the world of literature, I was selected to participate in the Young Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College on Breadloaf: School of English campus in 2017 for my…

  • Pride Month: Heather Novak

    Our sixth author for Pride 2021 is Heather Novak! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Heather to get to know her better and learn more about her release. Question and Answer Name and Genre: I’m Heather Novak and I write award-winning romantic comedy and paranormal romance (both hetero and LGBTQ+)! What are some fun facts about you? I used to be a rock star (well, a competitive theatre organist) and majored in film before transitioning to being a full-time author. I’ve had a ridiculous number of jobs that have led to even more ridiculous stories that I put into my books—like that time four guys in suits…

  • Pride Month: Writer Spotlight

    Our fifth author for Pride 2021 is Emily Rooke! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Emily to get to know her better and learn more about their release. Question and Answer Name and Genre: My name is Emily Rooke and I write LGBTQ+ dark fantasy. What are some fun facts about you? I’ve lived in five different countries, I love to read, and I once dislocated my shoulder falling down the stairs. Tell me about your recent release When was it released? March 2021 What’s it called? The Dying Light  What’s it about? In The Dying Light, recklessly brave teen Charlie Carroway must face his past head-on when an old…

  • Pride: Writer Spotlight

    Our fourth author for Pride 2021 is Kate Hazel Hall! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Kate to get to know her better and learn more about their release. Question and Answer Name and Genre: Hi! I’m Kate Hazel Hall, and my novel is a young adult lesbian romance wrapped up in a genre-bending blend of magical realism, contemporary gothic fantasy, and Greek mythology. What are some fun facts about you? Reading books featuring strong, powerful LGBTQIA+ characters makes me extremely happy.  I’m a vegan but I can’t stand mushrooms.  The one piece of jewellery I never remove is the rainbow pride bracelet my daughter made for…

  • Pride Month: Writer Spotlight

    Our third author for Pride 2021 is Savy Leiser! Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Savy to get to know her/they better and learn more about their release. Question and Answer Name and Genre: I go by my own name, Savy Leiser! For some books, I go by “SAVY,” just my first name, in all caps. For the books I produce for my business, I use the brand name “Furever Home Friends.” However, for “’90s Kids,” I went under Savy Leiser, my name! “’90s Kids” is a genre blend; it’s a contemporary YA novel with a sci-fi twist, but above all else, it’s a F/F romance. Tell me about…

  • Pride Month: Writer Spotlight

    Our second author for Pride 2021 is Cal Sherwood! Cal Sherwood is a young adult fiction author. Represent Publishing decided to do a quick interview with Cal Sherwood to get to know him better! Question and Answer: Name and Genre: Cal Sherwood, Young Adult Fiction Tell me some fun facts about yourself: I served in the US Army. I fluently speak American Sign Language. I love CrossFit and I manage an F45 Gym in Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada. I have a German Shepherd named Duke who is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have been with my partner for 7 years this year!  Our anniversary is…

  • Mental Health Resources

    May is Mental Health Month, and we want to share some useful resources with you. Everyone could use a little boost now and then, and no one should have to deal with heavy issues alone. Here you’ll find some general mental health resources and articles specifically about mental health and writers. Always make sure to practice self-care. Mental health is just as important (if not more) as physical health!  Anxiety & Depression Association of America ADAA is an international non-profit seeking to prevent or help people get treatment and cures for their anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and more through education, practice, and research. They have an extensive list of resources…