My New Book SHOW TRANS is Released Today! (please reblog)
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Williams Center S204 ABC, SUNY Fredonia
Reading and book signing by transgender author and activist Elliott DeLine. This is a part of my release tour for my newest book, SHOW TRANS, to be released this October. More info @ elliottdeline.com
10 days til SHOW TRANS! Order it here October 1st: http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com/product/show-trans
"So I’ll take a swab from the tip of your penis…” the nurse said, filling out a blue sheet of paper. We were seated in a small doctors’ room.-
“Oh, I’m…well…Have you heard of transgender?”
The woman stared for a while before responding. “Yes?”
“Well I am that. Female-to-male. So I have a…vagina?”
She bit her lip, thinking. “So are you female or male?”
“Well, I…have a…vagina.” Awkward pause. “I was born female.”
“So you’re a female.” She rolled her eyes, ripping up the sheet and grabbing a new, pink one, with a drawing of ovaries and fallopian tubes. “From now on, save us time and put that on the sheet, otherwise we have to start all over. It said you were male.”
“I put that I was FTM. That stands for female-to-male.”
“Well, they crossed that out and checked male for you because of how you look.”
“In that case, you’ll need to get undressed."
Show Trans, Part 1, by Elliott DeLine.
Want to read more? Released October 1st, 2014. Visit my site to order!
"Despite my anxieties, upon returning to Syracuse, I feel more assured in my work as a writer and dare I say – oh god, do I really dare say? – my work as a reluctant activist. Other people may not quite see what I’m doing. But I think, looking back, it will be coherent. And if nothing else, perhaps I validated some very lovely human beings, “with loves and hates and passions just like mine.”-
In short: You can’t please everyone, so you might as well please yourself. You can’t speak the truth, so you might as well speak your truth, and accept, sooner rather than later, that it’s going to be a very lonely ride."
SHOW TRANS, by Elliott DeLine. To be released October 1st 2014.
12 days til release!
"Do you write for a magazine, website, blog, etc.? Interested in receiving a free PDF copy of SHOW TRANS in advance to release, in exchange for writing a review?"-
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
About SHOW TRANS
A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. Check out my Original Plumbing interview or my indiegogo campaign for more information.
Saturday, October 4 @ 7PM
Transgender author Elliott DeLine reads from his new book Show Trans: a nonfiction novel about about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person.
I Know Very Well How I got My Name @ Bluestockings! #queer #trans #transgender
Bluestockings! #queer #trans #transgender #refuse #readtransfiction
I’m also popular at big gay ice cream ;-) #trans #transgender #showtrans #queer #readtransfiction
Here is the list of patrons for the creation of SHOW TRANS. This list will also be in the back of the book. Together we raised over $550. Thanks everyone! If I somehow forgot someone or you want your name displayed differently, please let me know. Contact email@example.com.
These people donated to my indiegogo campaign to fund the creation of Show Trans:
Terri and Vince Cook
Aine Ni Cheallaigh
I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was asked to write a Syracuse Peace Newsletter article by Monday, and on top of that, Show Trans needs to be ready to go out to pre-orderers and reviewers around the same time. Joey is helping me to format and insert some images that I think really make the book. Screen-caps from awful grindr conversations, for instance, which some of my older followers may remember. I’m really excited about this book. Have I mentioned that? I’m excited about the article too, but man, deadlines stress me.
I’m also figuring out book readings and other possible money-making schemes. I have secured one college gig at SUNY Fredonia. So that’s good.
I’m also going through the hassle of figuring out how I’ll get my hormones now that I’m on Medicaid and not my dad’s insurance. And I need to figure out food stamps. Ugh. I hate this kind of shit.
But otherwise, life is pretty good. My partner is in the midst of a (unnecessarily) stressful divorce, and that sometimes drains us both. But such is life. I’ve got a home, I’ve got a good man, and I’ve got two adorable new kitties. I can’t complain. Well, I can, and I still do. But I’m doing well.
I have noticed that my social anxiety is getting pretty wretched again. Oh, and I may have a wheat intolerance. I’ve felt a lot better since I cut it out of my diet. I suggest trying it if you are often nauseated and sluggish after eating and have joint pain. Especially if you’re an Aspie/on the autism spectrum.
Joey is going to format it for me, then I will be sending out digital copies to reviewers. Still feel free to get in contact with me if you write for a blog or something and would be interested in a free PDF in exchange for a review.
The pre-ordered copies will be going out in a few weeks. Official paperback release date is October 1st.
I am proud of this book. I wasn’t sure about it until I neared the end, and it became clear to me. I feel it will be very important. I don’t say that to be arrogant, just confident. As Morrissey said in his first TV interview. “If you really have something and you’re very sure of it, why hide?” I hope everybody will check it out. I’ll post again with a link when it’s available to purchase.
About Show Trans: A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. Check out my Original Plumbing interview for more.
Over and out,