A few months ago over spring break, my roommate went out of town on vacation and I found myself with the apartment to myself (and no classes to teach) for a solid week. I used this time to start work on a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time: Namely, a trans guy coming out and learning to live life as himself. Perhaps because this was a sort of written exorcism of my own feelings, I ended up writing the entire novel in that one week, a feat I have never before accomplished (and suspect I never will again).Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Dreamers (Trans YA Novel)”
So, yeah, somehow I ended up writing a cookbook…? Not sure how that happened, but let’s just roll with it.
Want to get started down the road to vegan cooking but don’t want to be too good at it? If your kitchen is way too clean and peaceful and you’d like to incorporate some (potentially) delicious disasters, look no further: This book is for you.Continue reading “How To Fail At Vegan Cooking”
Why, hello there.
For all the die-hard fans out there yearning for news on my doings as of late, I offer you:
(Big text means it’s Very Important, you see.)Continue reading “Updates and a haunted purse”
What I should have been doing this afternoon: Working on my book.
What I did instead: Wrote a Nancy Drew parody story about Antiques Roadshow.
Eh, it happens.
Please enjoy. :PContinue reading “Pansy Crewe and the Mystery at the Antiques Roadshow”
A short memoir piece of mine about the challenges of being LGBTQ+ in Japan is being featured on the Past-Ten website, an excellent web journal that asks the question, “Where were you on this day ten years ago?” If you feel in need of a short venture into my mental state in 2009, feel free to check it out. :P Note: This memoir was written … Continue reading Memoir: June 12, 2009
I’ve recently had a few short fiction pieces accepted by literary publications, and the first one is live, live, LIVE! You can now find “Jump,” a short action piece, on Flash Fiction Magazine‘s website, direct link here: “Jump,” T.J. Baer. If you read it and find yourself overflowing with love and admiration, feel free to leave a comment. :P Continue reading “Jump” on Flash Fiction Magazine
In honor of Pride Month, I’m pleased to announce that my first novel, Talking About Fungus, is now available for only 99 cents in Amazon’s Kindle Store! Talking About Fungus [Kindle Version] $0.99 __________________________________________________________ Talking About Fungus 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 … Continue reading Cheap fungus! Spread the word!
Horror of horrors, I just came across the original version of my fantasy novel, penned when I was around fifteen. Sadly, my fifteen-year-old self thought that good writing meant cramming as many adjectives as possible into a single sentence, and likewise thought it was a brilliant idea to name a character “Tath Matherhorse.” Actual lines from the story: A soothing darkness had fallen over the camp, … Continue reading Tath Matherhorse and the Gentle Kiss of the Wind
Greetings, friends. Now that the holiday madness and accompanying food coma have subsided, I’ve returned to post about my latest short story ebook release, on the off chance that anyone is actually reading this sad, neglected little blog. <3 ________________________________________ Not A Love Story by T.J. Baer Devastated over his latest break-up, Jason hides out in his apartment while the take-out boxes and empty bags … Continue reading New: Not A Love Story
Just wanted to share the (somewhat belated) news that Following Grandpa Jess recently hit the bestseller list over at allromanceebooks.com. Huzzah! The book was also recently featured over on Reviews by Jessewave, and if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy it, you can find a variety of thoughts on the book on Amazon and Goodreads. I would write more, but my brain … Continue reading News of the good variety