Namesake

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been writing a novel with a ghost character. This has led me to ponder my dead mother’s spirit. She sometimes feels close to me, but sometimes I’m not so sure. A few days

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Queer Literary Cabaret in St. John’s

Queer Literary Cabaret With MC Greg Malone (CODCO) and Douglas Arthur Brown, Jude Cutler, Farzana Doctor, Peter Dubé and Gemma M. Hickey! Sunday June 1st, 7pm at the iconic Ship Pub , 265 Duckworth St, St. John’s. Pay-what-you-can, everyone

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Alternate Realities with Ghalib Islam, Adam Sternbergh and Jane Woods

I’m thrilled to moderate this  IFOA: International Festival of Authors  panel with authors Ghalib Islam, Adam Sternbergh and Jane Woods. They’ll read from and discuss the “alternate realities” in their most recent novels. Their books have been fun and odd bedtime reading so far. You

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Audio Excerpt

I just found this audio excerpt on Youtube. Thanks 49th Bookshelf! Brings back fond memories of hanging out with Julie Wilson at Trinity Bellwoods on a windy day.   Listen here. 

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5 Questions with Sher Vancouver Out and Proud Project

I’m proud to be part of this new project by Alex Sangha, which highlights queer South Asians. Have a look.

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Six Metres of Pavement is in the Canada Reads Top 40! Please VOTE it into the Top 10!

I’m so pleased the Six Metres of Pavement made it to the Top 40, and to be in such talented CanLit company. Would you take a few seconds to vote it in to the Top 10? Voting is open until

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Six Metres is a Canada Reads 2014 suggestion!

A book blogger named Leonicka Valcius has recommended Six Metres of Pavement as a Canada Reads 2014 suggestion. There is an opportunity to vote on the recommendation now. Will you take 23 seconds to go vote on my behalf? You

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Bare It For Books Calendar now available!

I’m incredibly proud of the Bare It For Books calendar that was launched last night. Check out the photos! So many beautiful, quirky and sexy author photos! Thanks to my friends who were “extras” in my shoot, to my talented photographer and

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Talking about sex at CAMH

I gave a talk at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health about a year and a half ago, in celebration of International Women’s Day. It was one of the most fun talks I’ve ever been paid to give. See

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Maynooth’s Got Talent

I had the pleasure of staying at The Arlington in Maynooth last week. I wrote some new poetry and performed two poems inspired by the charmed town at the annual Maynooth’s Got Talent show…and I won the contest!

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NOW’s Best of Toronto

I’m an nominee for NOW’s Best of Toronto in the Best Author category. Would you mind taking 30 seconds and voting for me? These “Best of…” things can be really helpful for getting the word out about books and authors.

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Thunder Bay Pride!

I’m thrilled to be reading at Thunder Bay Pride in a couple of weeks. Join me if you’re in the area! Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7 PM – Free of charge! At the Mary J. L. Black Branch of the

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4 days left to support Bare it For Books!

Check out this video by actor and exhibitionist Gordon Pincent.

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Time Out Bengaluru

Thanks to Prashansha Gurung for this story in TimeOut! Gay & Lesbian | Farzana Doctor | Six Metres of Pavement | Time Out Bengaluru .

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I’m gonna Bare it For Books

I’m excited (and slightly nervous) to be part of this wonderful campaign to support PEN Canada . Yup, I’m going to get naked for books. Check out the National Post’s article about it here .

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The Hindu (New Delhi)

Thanks to Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty for this interview in The Hindu!

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The Telegraph!

Have a look at this article about LGBT books in India.

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The Hindu Bangalore!

Check out this story from The Hindu, Bangalore.  I’m thrilled to be receiving so much media attention for my India book tour!

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Bangalore Mirror!

Take a look at what the Bangalore Mirror had to say about my writing an the term “Queer Evangelist”.

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India Express Interview

Check out today’s India Express interview !

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Pune Mirror

Kunal Ray interviewed me in today’s Pune Mirror. Have a look!

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India Tour

I’m packing my bags for India! It’s been 12 years since I last was there and I’m excited to visit family and to see how things have changed. I’m also thrilled to be able to connect with the literary and

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India Events!

I leave for India in three weeks! I’ll be reading at a few events and am thrilled to be doing a one week writer in res in Delhi. Check out all the details here .  

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