EXPOSURE – a Kith and Kin short!

Kith and Kin will be released June 20, and if you haven't checked it out, you should do so! It's here on the site, and also over at Brain Mill Press. (If you head to BMP, do preorder Liz Jacobs' Abroad, which I absolutely fucking love. Queer coming of age, all the intersectionality, beautifully interwoven storylines. BUY THAT SHIT. Er. No. It's not shit. It's wonderful. Fuck it, you know what I mean. JUST BUY IT.) Ahem. Anyway. At some point I'll make a video about the writing/revising process of K&K, which was a wild ride, but until then I shall

June 8th, 2017|Categories: blog, free-stories|Tags: |

Excerpt: Kith & Kin

Prologue Singer 20 days before Miles In the middle of yet another incredibly loud debate, Singer Thurman’s doorbell rang. The familiar voices continued in predictable movements of attack and retreat as he rose from his chair and answered the door. For a second–half a second–he didn’t recognize the woman on the front porch. Until he did. “Lisa?” It was as if she were somehow insubstantial, as if this image of his sister, with the forbidding dark nimbus around each eye and shoulders rounded defensively, wavered over his mental picture of Lisa as he’d last seen her: self-assured and defiant, clothes

June 5th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

Let’s Talk About Fanfiction! (Ripper’s Rambles #71)

Allllllll my thoughts. Plus a journey in a time machine back to the Mulder/Skinner porn I stumbled onto back in 1995. YOU'RE WELCOME. Topic brought to you by @lennanadams in Ripper's Irregulars! Find the Irregulars here: krisripper.com/irregulars Find me on Patreon here: patreon.com/krisripper https://youtu.be/JToxOIM5y9I

May 21st, 2017|Categories: blog, podcasts|Tags: |

Excerpt: Practice Makes Perfect!

THE ALLY AND PAUL BOOK AT LONG LAST! Yay! CHAPTER ONE Paul Sorensen eyed the bookstore from his parking spot and sighed. Because accessibility, as reported, was too much to ask. For the fifth time in the last hour he considered bagging out of the workshop. Except if he did that, Kamarla would never let him live it down. Signing up for the BDSM and Dating class was a last ditch effort to keep his friends from staging a long distance intervention. You need community, Paulie. And since you won’t find crip community for your brain (and well being) I’m

April 16th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |

Want to help out queer youth? I GOT YOUR LINKS RIGHT HERE.

First, a plug for the Irregulars. Seriously, I go to my Facebook group and ask ANY QUESTION, and the Irregulars are fucking on it. Today's brainstorm: sound off about the organizations you personally support, volunteer with, know about that help queer youth! Join in the conversation here and I'll keep adding links! Project Fierce "Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, youth advocates and other community members who are working together to establish community-driven, identity-affirming housing in Chicago. Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to

April 14th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |
  • Reading

ALLLLLL THE SMU STORIES.

Now's the time to hit Patreon and donate at $5 (or up), if you don't already! If you do, you will soon behold allllllllllll the SMU short stories in ebook form! I released The Library I a few years ago, and failed to release follow-up collections, but now's the time! Jeez, I just did math. I think it's like...140k words in all? Damn. In any event, all three volumes of The Library will hit Patreon for the $5+ folks on Tuesday! (And yes, if you're seeing this later, you can still get access to those books by supporting me at

March 25th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: |

SMU: Chronological Order!

Back by popular demand... Okay, okay, no one demanded it. But some folks in the Irregulars on Facebook were talking about reading order this morning, so I couldn't resist posting this again. This is all the novels, novellas, and shorts in series order. Most of the shorts for the foreseeable future will be on Patreon behind a patron wall, so I'll make note of those so folks who aren't over there don't click and get bummed out. Some of you will, of course, recognize this from days of yore... All the Everything in Strict Chronological Order: Behold, a list of

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: |