May 5Liked by Laura Sackton

Really excited to see Monica (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os8xbNzqA2I) when it is available!

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I'll start the book talk (I wish I had some other media to share, but I am so woefully single-minded!) with a few upcoming releases I've recently read and adored. Get your preorders on!

Bellies by Nicola Dinan: A gorgeous, messy trans coming of age story. It'll work for the set on a continent you don't live on prompt for a lot of folks—it takes place in the UK, New York, and Malaysia! Out in August.

Lucky Red by Claudia Cravens: I wrote about this one in the newsletter, but it's so good! Queer western set in a Kansas whorehouse. It'll work for the historical fiction set before 1950 prompt. Out in June.

And Then He Sang a Lullaby byAni Kayode Somtochukwu: A story about two gay men in Nigeria who meet at university. It's devastating. But I really loved it. It'll work for the African author prompt. Out in June.

Apocrifa by Amber Flame: This is a really lovely love story in poetry. Perfect for the debut poetry collection prompt! It's out in a few weeks.

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