Archive for June, 2013

Great news, folks: My new novel, Following Grandpa Jess, is now available for purchase on the Bold Strokes Books web site!

Buying a copy is quick and easy, and they have every variety of eBook you could possibly want. And it’s only $4.99! Go forth and buy it, my friends~!

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Following Grandpa Jess, by T.J. Baer

Jess Madison has problems. His aging parents seem hell-bent on belittling him in new and increasingly infuriating ways, he’s fallen for his best—and, unfortunately, heterosexual—friend David, and his grandmother has recently taken to climbing out on her roof in hopes of contacting the spirit of her late husband, the much-beloved Grandpa Jess.

All Jess wants to do is live his life and feed his goldfish in peace, but instead he finds himself at the heart of a familial clash that seems ready to tear his family apart. With the help of his two younger brothers, uber-manly AJ and lovably weird Thomas, Jess sets out to reconcile his family, keep Grandma off the roof, and sort out the mess his life has become—with just a little help from Grandpa Jess.

Author: TJ Baer
Price: $4.99
Pub Date: July 2013
ISBN 13: 9781626390263E

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Goodbye, DOMA!

Posted: June 26, 2013 in News
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So, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, which means that same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states can now receive federal benefits.

Which, basically, boils down to this: If two consenting adults love each other and decide to commit their lives to each other, they will now receive equal protection under federal law. And that is a fantastic, amazing thing. I’m so, so  proud that we’ve reached this point. *happy tears*

Cat stuff and gay stuff

Posted: June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

In the interest of avoiding doing housework for as long as humanly possible, I’ve been working lately on spiffing up the site a bit. There are now two – count ’em, TWO! :O – new pages on this site, one cleverly entitled “Gay Stuff” while the other bears the descriptive moniker of “Cat Stuff.”

Allow me to untangle the web of words and explain just what you’ll find on these pages:

Gay Stuff: A page in which I go through various popular anti-gay arguments and attempt to show how very silly they are.

Cat Stuff: A page devoted to my feline companion and roommate, Mr. Benedict Cumbercat.

Have a look, leave a comment, and be in awe of the magnificence that is Benny.

In other news: My newest novel, Following Grandpa Jess, will be up for download on July 1st! Get your mouse-clicking fingers ready to buy, buy, buy! (If you don’t, I’m afraid we can no longer be friends.)

FYI, to readers of Talking About Fungus: There’s a rather bizarre typo on page 20, wherein MS Word’s spellchecker inexplicably changed “pink-a-holic” to “pink-a-Hollis,” because of course.

I blame that little animated paperclip guy. Somehow, this is all his fault.

Decided I should join the rest of the world and actually start using my Twitter account. As I’ve never done so before, I’m bound to make all sorts of humiliating newbie mistakes, which should be pretty entertaining for you more seasoned Twitter users. Come watch the show~~!


In honor of Pride Month, a revised, print version of my first novel is now available for purchase! YAY! Now go buy it.  :P

by T.J. Baer


Jamie knows by now that breaking up with a guy is not the end of the world. After taking a few deep breaths and giving a pair of Justin’s underwear to the cat to shred, he’s prepared to forget all about ole What’s-His-Name and get his life back in order.

But then his little sister barges in for a visit, his homophobic dad shows up after two years of stony silence, and to make matters worse, his best friend seems to be falling in love with him.

Just when Jamie’s fantasizing about running off to a monastery and joining up, he meets Mr. Right in a hospital waiting room thanks to the matchmaking powers of the Great Bard. Abe is unlike anyone Jamie’s ever met, let alone dated, and things finally seem to be looking up.

A phone call changes all that, though, and Jamie finds himself flying home with his sister and his best friend for a bedside vigil. Will Jamie make peace with his family before it’s too late? Will Abe forgive him for missing their second date without even a phone call?

Now with Author Q&A and fewer ellipses! :D


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“This story is like a breath of fresh air. Modern and quick-witted, it moves along at a fast pace and displays a sense of humor atypical for the genre. The characters’ voices are unique, the dialogue utterly realistic. The relationships between the characters ring true; they can be strained without being horrific, fun without reading like a comedy. Despite the sometimes-serious subject matter, this story is filled with hope, and its conclusion is no exception. Jamie’s too nice a guy not to end up with a happily ever after — who he ends up with, though, isn’t as simple as one might think.

Charming, entertaining, and contemporary. Not to be missed.”

Alexa Snow, author of Clear Cut and Sleeping Stone