SMELL AWESOME, BE AWESOME: Support Trans Rights

 

TODAY’S BREW: It feels like fall, so it should be pumpkin spice but it’s not. BUT I WILL SMELL LIKE COFFEE.

By Julie

I’ve got strong opinions but I’m not one to THROW THEM IN EVERYONE’S FACE. Not all the time. Some of the time, yes. A lot of the time, but not all the time.

The abhorrent Trump ban on the transgender community entering the military is based on nothing but bigotry, and that’s not my opinion, that’s a fact. I’m so happy to see the hashtag #TransRightsAreHumanRights on Twitter, glad to see celebrities speaking out on it, pleased to see that this terrible step backwards is a volatile conversation everywhere. I cannot believe that this is even a thing. That we can have moved forward so much on LGBT issues, and then our “leader” punches a hole in it with one unfounded belief that transgender people are “distracting.”

I’m not here just to voice my opinion (that’s not an opinion at all), but to show you something you can do to help benefit the transgender community and smell awesome.

Yeah, I said that.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is super cool anyway, guaranteed to make you smell completely unique and alluring, if I do say so myself. (I wear “Red Queen” myself.) Following the ban, BPAL released two limited edition scents that weren’t slated to come out until next year to benefit the National Center for Transgender Equality and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Only 26 bucks!

You can also get Irish Coffee Buttercream: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/irish-coffee-buttercream/

AGAIN, AS IF THEY AREN’T WORTH BUYING ANYWAY, BUY THEM BECAUSE IT BENEFITS THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN THIS TIME OF NEED.

I feel that authors have somewhat of an obligation to speak up and offer what they can to the world. We are people that people listen to.

YOU ARE ALSO SOMEONE THAT PEOPLE LISTEN TO. Speak your part, be clear on your beliefs, and most importantly, be kind. JUST BE KIND. JUST BE A GOOD PERSON, SOMEONE YOU’RE PROUD TO BE. And support others who are proud of who they are. And are proud of this country. Who want to fight for this country, whose leader has turned his back on them.

Okay, smell awesome, be awesome. Love you guys.

 

 

Hi! It’s Julie’s Pretty Scary Author Site!

TODAY’S BREW: Nantucket Blend. If I’m not going there, I can sure as hell taste it.

Hello readers and soon-to-be readers!

welcome to jurassic park gifTHIS *sweeps arms wide* is my new website. You may remember me from Deadly Ever After, the blog I shared with my heterosexual life partner and fellow author, Kristen Strassel, where we went on ridiculous adventures, wrote books, and lived lives. We’re still the best of friends, but over the years our writing paths have evolved, and we’ve thrown each other out of the nest. While Kristen has moved on to more romantic pastures (as exhibited at http://www.kristenstrassel.com/), I’ve gotten weirder. So while the Undead Duo still rides, we ride different dinosaurs around the park. (Because Jurassic Park. You get it.)

And now I’ve chosen to take my books back from the small presses they were with, stop working with agents, stop waiting on publishers and go indie. And guys, I’m so happy.

I AIN’T A WRITER BECAUSE I PLAY BY ANYONE’S RULES, RIGHT?

*carefully reads every rule of Candyland prior to playing* *plays with Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans anyway*

This is where you’ll find out all about my book announcements, about vampires and harpies and witches and demons and mooooooore. I have a lot up my sleeve. (*is wearing a tanktop*) You’ll also get a lot of ME because I absolutely cannot keep my life quiet. I always want quiet, and rarely give it.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO COME THAT I CANNOT STATE IT ALL RIGHT NOW, but you guys. I’m so ready to share it with you. As of right now, sign up for my newsletter, and get a freebie companion story to my first vampire novel, RUNNING HOME!

I hope I write the books that keep you up reading too late, that you cling to in uncomfortable waiting rooms, that you read over and over. I want you to fall in deep, and never get out again.

Not creepy at all. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Love,

Julie