Sneak Peek: The Boy Who Was Kissed (Queer YA)

Greetings, friends! I'm back with a sneak peek from another of my queer book projects, this one a YA novel entitled, The Boy Who Was Kissed. This book involves wholesome queer love triangles, questionable music choices, and grumpy soccer boys dancing on rainbow-bedecked Homecoming floats (or, actually, just one). Venture below for more! (Also, if … Continue reading Sneak Peek: The Boy Who Was Kissed (Queer YA)

Sneak Peek: Dreamers (Trans YA Novel)

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 … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Dreamers (Trans YA Novel)

Memoir: June 12, 2009

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 … Continue reading Memoir: June 12, 2009

“Jump” on Flash Fiction Magazine

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 … Continue reading “Jump” on Flash Fiction Magazine

Tath Matherhorse and the Gentle Kiss of the Wind

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 … Continue reading Tath Matherhorse and the Gentle Kiss of the Wind

New: Not A Love Story

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 … Continue reading New: Not A Love Story