A young adult novel's hero is allowed to remain gay, after all

Almost exactly a year ago, all right-thinking people were upset by the fact that a prominent literary agent told two beloved authors that they needed to remove a gay character from their young-adult novel — or just turn him straight. The good news? Now Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith has gotten… » 9/20/12 5:07pm 9/20/12 5:07pm

Amber Benson and Glen David Gold reading in San Francisco tomorrow…

For the past eleven years, I've been organizing a monthly reading series called Writers With Drinks, which has featured a lot of my favorite authors. And I just wanted to mention that tomorrow evening's event is one, in particular, that io9 readers might not want to miss. Coming up from L.A. are Amber Benson, author… » 4/13/12 5:14pm 4/13/12 5:14pm