Red+Blue

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Snapshots of what went into writing the story.

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I'm hoping I can use these photos of the same models for the sequel "Give+Take" Give And Take, I Can, Red And Blue, Cover, Movie Posters, Models, Photos, Templates, Pictures

I'm hoping I can use these photos of the same models for the sequel "Give+Take"

Bears are around, so food needs to be strung up out of reach and not left in tents Kayak Camping, Black Bear, Tents, Kayaking, Red And Blue, Google, Animals, Image, Food

Bears are around, so food needs to be strung up out of reach and not left in tents

I was stoked when "Red+Blue" was judged equal third in Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Contemporary Romance for repeating the feat I achieved with "Caught" the previous year. Feminist Issues, Previous Year, Award Winner, Feminism, Red And Blue, Third, Awards, Gay, Romance

I was stoked when "Red+Blue" was judged equal third in Elisa Rolle's Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Contemporary Romance for 2012, repeating the feat I achieved with "Caught" the previous year.

Google maps also helped me get a view of the San Francisco Bay area and where Ben would have ended up after he left Adrian's Pacific Heights home. Pacific Heights, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Red And Blue, Maps, Sidewalk, Google, Blue Prints, Side Walkway

Google maps also helped me get a view of the San Francisco Bay area and where Ben would have ended up after he left Adrian's Pacific Heights home.

Voyageurs in a North Canoe Frances Anne Hopkins. Library and Archives Canada Commonwealth, Battle Of Quebec, Great Lakes Region, Fur Trade, Indian Pictures, Canadian History, American History, Hudson Bay, Park Service

The Voyageurs are mentioned and definitely inspire anyone who has been in the region with tales of their journeys.

I didn't mention this place by name but I definitely had The French Laundry in mind when I wrote that scene. The French Laundry, Our Daily Bread, I Fall In Love, Red And Blue, Alcoholic Drinks, Wine, Meals, Philosophy, Journey

I didn't mention this place by name but I definitely had The French Laundry in mind when I wrote that scene.

As a contrast to this houses in Ely where Ben comes from sell for less than $70,000 Red And Blue, Shed, Outdoor Structures, Windows, Ely, Mansions, House Styles, Contrast, Houses

As a contrast to this houses in Ely where Ben comes from sell for less than $70,000

Real estate sites are great for getting a picture of real places in the locations you want them to be. This is Mick's "place" in SoMa Real Estate Site, Red And Blue, Garage Doors, Multi Story Building, Places, Outdoor Decor, Pictures, Home Decor, Photos

Real estate sites are great for getting a picture of real places in the locations you want them to be. This is Mick's "place" in SoMa

This is what I envisage Jason's home on Long Island is like. Long Island, Red And Blue, Beach, Water, Outdoor, Gripe Water, Outdoors, The Beach, Beaches

This is what I envisage Jason's home on Long Island is like.

Easy, fun, very gay mysteries written not just for sex but to entertain as well Book Tattoo, Tattoo Blog, Cards On The Table, Book Nooks, Real Man, Short Stories, The Book, My Books, Mystery

Back then, Josh Lanyon offered a script evaluation service for a price. I sent the draft I did after the 2009 Nanowrimo and nearly shelved the whole project. It was only when I did the sort of research noted here and fleshed these into real characters that the book became worthy of printing. It's still not perfect but would have been a lot worse without Josh's help.