Show Trans Release Party (NYC)

Bluestockings Bookstore

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.

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Thank You Patrons!

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 elliottdeline@gmail.com.

These people donated to my  indiegogo campaign to fund the creation of Show Trans:

Logan Walker

Linda Kirbow

Andrew Molloy

Jameson Fitzpatrick

Terri and Vince Cook

Alex Smith

Sandra King

Tristan Collins

Robin Lawlor

Nicole Cotty

Aine Ni Cheallaigh

Dylan Suttles

Shesparkey30

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Life update from Wegmans cafe

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. 

OK bye!

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Finished editing SHOW TRANS this afternoon

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,

♥ Ell

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Upcoming Events in New York State

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Reading @ LadyFest (Syracuse, NY)

When: September 27th

Tabling 5-9 PM

Reading @ 7 PM

Where: The Westcott Community Center. Syracuse, NY 13202

What: A reading from my soon to be released book, Show Trans, plus a book signing for my other two books. Also selling second-hand queer, feminist, and classic literature. Come say hi! 

https://www.facebook.com/ladyfestcuse

https://www.facebook.com/events/362466677240125/

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Reading @ Queer Memoir (New York, NY)

When: October 3rd @ 7 PM

Where: Lower East Side (TBA)

What: Theme is MISTAKES. I will be reading from Show Trans. 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queer-Memoir/222550953085

http://queermemoir.com

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Panel Discussion After “Trans: The Movie” (Fredonia, NY)

When: October 7th, 7 PM

Where: SUNY Fredonia campus

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Reading @ SUNY Fredonia

When: October 6th, Evening (TBA)

Where: SUNY Fredonia campus

What: I will be reading from, selling, and signing Show Trans. 

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Reading @ Buffalo Street Books (Ithaca, NY)

When: October 15th, 6 PM

Where: 215 N Cayuga St., Ithaca, New York 14850

What: A reading from Show Trans, plus a book signing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/515591125242100/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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More announcements coming soon, including the Show Trans Release Party! 

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Interested in having me read or speak at an event? Want me to come to your town? Please email info.elliottdeline@gmail.com or just ask

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TRANS AUTHOR ELLIOTT DELINE READING @ BUFFALO ST BOOKS (ITHACA, NY) | Facebook

October 15, 6:00 PM. 

Buffalo Street Books, 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, New York 14850

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

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LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER! Help To Produce, Publish, & Promote SHOW TRANS. Please reblog and share!

If you believe independent artists, literature, and transgender visibility are important, donate today! 

About SHOW TRANS

Anonfiction 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: http://originalplumbing.com/index.php/arts-entertainment/books/item/840-how-trans-an-interview-with-elliott-deline-about-his-soon-to-be-released-book

Help me get this book finished and out there! And pre-order your copy, along with other fancy prizes. All donors will be listed on my website and in a thank-you at the introduction of the book. 

Who I am

 I have 2 previous books, Refuse and I Know Very Well How I Got My Name. In 2011, Refuse was a finalist in the Rainbow Book Awards in several categories . In 2013, I Know Very Well How I Got My Name was the winner for Best Transgender Fiction. I have also written for Original Plumbing, The New York Times, Trans-Genre.net, and other publications.  I had a short story in The Collection, a transgender anthology which won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award.  My work has received favorable reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Out in Print Queer Book Reviews, Lambda Literary,and Publishers’ Weekly, to name a few.  Mark Simpson, a British journalist for The Guardian and the author of Saint Morrissey, called my first novel “irresistible.”  Kirkus Reviews referred to my work as “well written, nuanced…pioneering examples of transgender fiction.” My writing has been read by gender studies and literature classes at New York University, Trent University, The New School, SUNY Fredonia, Onondaga Community College, and more. Despite this, my work remains largely unknown to the general public as well as within the transgender community. This is because I have extremely limited promotional power. I work almost entirely on my own with no budget.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you don’t donate, you can still help. Please help spread the word! And follow me @ elliottdeline.com or facebook.com/authorelliottdeline to keep up to date on my newest projects and when I may be visiting your town.

Thank you so much everybody!

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Sponsor a seat on the bus to LGBTQ healthcare! Trans people in isolated areas need healthcare too!

With your generosity, The funds we raised together in April helped us make 4 more monthly trips to help get people to 34 medical appointments and help pay for medical expenses such as copays and prescriptions for those who need it most! This means we did all of this at below our estimated cost at $20/person Please help us by SHARING this fundraiser and consider giving what you can again, so that we can empower more LGBT individuals in their healthcare! A $20 donation will ensure that an individual will have a seat on the September 18th bus and receive much needed healthcare. Thank you!

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TRANS AUTHOR ELLIOTT DELINE READING @ LADYFEST SYRACUSE | Facebook

I will be reading an excerpt from my new book SHOW TRANS at LadyFest Syracuse! You may be thinking, “But Elliott, I thought you were a boy, why are you reading at a fest for ladies?” Well for starters, this is an event open for trans and queer people of all genders, not just cis ladies. I identify as a non-binary trans person. My gender is pretty complicated….And there are times I feel like a boy and at times I feel like a lady. But since the theme of the event is empowering ladies, I will read excerpts from my book about what I consider my more ladylike and fem experiences. I will probably wear my purple leopard print pants, if you’re lucky. It will be interesting for sure! 

Reading is at 7 @ the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse. I will be selling and signing books afterwards, and also tabling beforehand starting at 5. 

All people of all genders are welcome as long as they are cool and respectful. See you there!

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"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?"
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Send inquiries to elliottdeline@gmail.com! 

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. 

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