I was a writer before I was anything.
I published my first piece of fiction at the age of nine, in a children's writing contest in the local paper. I'd like to say it was pretty much a done deal from there, but I've had a few lifetimes in between then and now.
I was a rock and roll star, a graphic artist, a parent, and a pretty good baker before I made my way back around to writing again.
The beautiful thing about writing is that you can reinvent yourself as many times as you can sit down and write a story. But you can also reinvent the world.
for "Loud Pipes"
...compelling on more than one level, replete with the atomosphere and world of New York City's different cultures and peoples, and a solidly engrossing read.
THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
The banter is so much fun, the pace so rollercoaster, the characters so very flawed, that I raced through the book in one caffeine-fueled late night session.
Giacalone explores a queer New York City at its best: gritty, diverse, and alive with a raw current of intelligence, just like her novel.
Author of the "HAZARD & SOMERSET" series