The Eye That Never Sleeps
If you want my new novel, The Eye That Never Sleeps, and can wait until the release date, May 2, pre-order it now from the publisher, Black Rose Writing, at a 15% discount from the retail price of $18.95; it will ship on May 2. The e-book will be available soon after that date. The more sales I have online, the better. I will sign copies later on request. If you can't wait, buy a signed author's copy from me now at $20.00 + postage.
Gay Slang of the 1950s,
plus Thoughts on Camp
When I first entered the gay world in New York in the 1950s, I learned its lingo effortlessly, picking it up from gay friends and from the talk in gay bars. Using it made you feel special and in the know; it stamped you as a member of your tribe. So here are some of the terms I learned. I suspect that some are still current today, and others forgotten or remembered fondly as “quaint.”
swish: an effeminate gay man (also used as a verb and adjective)
fish: a woman (pejorative)
|Carmen in all her glory, in|
The Gang's All Here, 1950.
|Dame Edna in 2012.|
|Liberace in 1974.|
Coming soon: No idea, but something will happen.