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Sean Kennedy was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.


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Sean Kennedy It's an open genre, and I don't think gender has anything to play with the strength or 'quality' of a story. I do get the notion of 'authenticity'…moreIt's an open genre, and I don't think gender has anything to play with the strength or 'quality' of a story. I do get the notion of 'authenticity' though - as a queer teen I sought out books by gay men in order to, I guess, learn from the feet of those who had gone before me. But those weren't romances, really. Yet I also devoured Anne Rice's books and swooned over the tortured love of Louis and Lestat.

What I do think, however, is that when you're writing about a minority, you must show respect for them and be careful not to misappropriate. Allies must have a care not to become the spokespeople, and sometimes I think that gets shafted in the MM genre, when any time an LGBTQ person has a criticism to make they often get shouted down. It can be very discouraging and disheartening.

So a longwinded response to a very complex question - ANYONE can, and should, write MM - but please remember you're writing about a disenfranchised minority and not make the characters cardboard fetishes.

And also, I'm just one voice. You could find any other LGBTQ person writing in the genre who would very possibly think I'm being an opinionated arsehole ;)(less)
Sean Kennedy This is a question I get asked a lot. Usually I'm being quite honest when I say, "I don't know." And I'm thinking "I don't know" at the moment, but…moreThis is a question I get asked a lot. Usually I'm being quite honest when I say, "I don't know." And I'm thinking "I don't know" at the moment, but there are always ideas. There is a half-formed idea at the moment, a novella that is now turning into a novel - but I am so hopeless I don't know yet what will become of it.

But there is a short story that will go up at Amazon, and will be released for free on my website soon-ish. More details to come.(less)
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Okay, so proof positive that I really suck at remembering things, organising, anything that sometimes requires a logical mind (besides sudoku), I received a bit of somewhat pleasant but also 'oh shit! I have to ramp up preparing things!' news today.Tigers on the Run isn't coming out in September.It's set for mid-July.
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“So what are you going to wear?”
I looked at her, wondering if she thought I had suddenly grown a vagina in the past five minutes. “Clothes.”
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“When single you are,” Roger said, imitating Yoda dispensing advice to Luke, “get laid you can. When married you get, make love you do.”
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“I would never have broken up with you," I said earnestly. "I'm more miserable without you than I am with you." As soon as that sentence came out I groaned, because I knew how bad it sounded.
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“...this woman, moved by some private sorrow as much as the words being spoken, cried almost silently, unobserved by others, apart from Mma Ramotswe, who stretched out her hand and laid it on her shoulder. Do not cry, Mma, she began to whisper, but changed her words even as she uttered them, and said quietly, Yes, you can cry, Mma. We should not tell people not to weep - we do it because of our sympathy for them - but we should really tell them that their tears are justified and entirely right.”
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message 15: by Nic (last edited Aug 08, 2013 07:15PM)

Nic Thanks for the friendship Sean. It's great having another GR friend in the same timezone (well sort of as I'm assuming you are in Perth?)


Macky ~ Sinfully...Addicted To All Male Romance Thanks for accepting invite Sean. Yet another fan to add to your collection. :)


message 13: by 6 Years

6 Years 45,000 Pages Thanks for accepting my friend request, Sean! You can check out my attempt to read 100 works of classic literature in under 6 years here:

http://6years45000pages.blogspot.com


Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions Sean wrote: "Bubbles wrote: "You sir, are awesome"

Really? I'll take that, though I'm not sure why ;)"


For writing Tigerland and making it worth reading. It was spectacular.


message 11: by Marge

Marge Hi Sean! Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 10: by Sean

Sean Kennedy Bubbles wrote: "You sir, are awesome"

Really? I'll take that, though I'm not sure why ;)


message 9: by Bubbles Hunty (last edited Oct 25, 2012 02:05PM)

Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions You sir, are awesome


message 8: by Brad

Brad Hi Sean. Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 7: by Sean

Sean Kennedy Susan65 wrote: "I finished Tigers and Devils yesterday and spent all day at work today lurking at www.afl.com. Now I want to go to Australia to watch a game.
So do tell, which of your books would you suggest next?"


Hi, Susan! So glad you liked the book. My other novels are a bit different to TaD, but most people seem to like Dash and Dingo the best after it.


Susan65 I finished Tigers and Devils yesterday and spent all day at work today lurking at www.afl.com. Now I want to go to Australia to watch a game.
So do tell, which of your books would you suggest next?


message 5: by BJ

BJ Hey Sean, Thanks so much for the invite! I finished reading Tigers and Devils this morning and I loved it! Massive Coincidence! hahaha


Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions Thank you for accepting that, I was wondering if you ever plan to write more with the characters from tiger and devil?


adrienne Thanks for the request- had to laugh, just before i saw it i was reading an interview w/you from a year or so back courtesy of a random stumbleupon click...
-a.


message 2: by Sean

Sean Kennedy I'm pretty sure if Twitter is a recognised word now, so must be friending!

Fuck I miss Melbourne. Unfortunately I moved back to Perth to be with family after getting sick but spent eight glorious years there. It must be in the blood though, because I was born there. Long family story!

Are you north or south of the river?

Mark wrote: "Thanks for friending (is that even a word?) me back!

I'm from Melbourne, too!

Mark"





message 1: by Lily

Lily Hey Sean,
Thanks for the friend request :)


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