01/15/16

Vintage author photo with interview(s) link

New Wave nightlife, Vancouver circa 1982. D. Young and B. Grubisic en route to Luv-A-Fair nighclub

New Wave nightlife, Vancouver circa 1982. D. Young and B. Grubisic en route to Luv-A-Fair nighclub

This past December Carellin Brooks interviewed me about From Up River and For One Night Only. Set in a Fraser Valley town between August 1980 and February 1981, my third novel follows the personal challenges and ethical entanglements faced by four high school students (who are also two sets of siblings) after they decide to form a New Wave band and enter a Battle of the Bands contest. Read the interview at BC Booklook.
Plus, an interviewer at Nineteen Questions contacted me earlier in the autumn. The results of that conversation appeared online at the end of March. Xtra‘s interviewer, Andrea Routley, discussed the novel’s autobiographical aspects in her profile.
And Queer Voices printed an interview with fun questions courtesy of Redfern Jon Barrett.

01/8/16

Along with a photograph, some writing

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Capitol Hill attic selfie with de-labelled boxes, Seattle, 27 December 2015

“The clamps reside in a sock drawer, the cards on a bookshelf. Whenever I catch sight of them, though, they never fail to intrigue me. Just mass-produced consumer goods, they’re potent nonetheless, physical reminders of ancestry. Roots”—a small excerpt from “Nipple Clamps, Vintage Porn, and A Guide for the Naive Homosexual: History with Illustrations,” my new essay.
The rest is available at Plenitude Magazine.