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KICKSTARTER: Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm

Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm

One of our authors, Ava Kelly, is involved in a really cool nb/aro fantasy book project: Alia Terra: Stories from the Dragon Realm – a book of three all-ages queer fairy tales highlighting nonbinary characters, aromanticism, and personal acceptance from Atthis Arts. Written by Ava Kelly, illustrated by Matthew Spencer and edited by E.D.E. Bell, these stories in English and Romanian hold an important message: Our happiness is our own. Check out the updates while you visit the project page. Romanian culture, the art process, writing and a take on celebrating Pride. Spreading the word around and backing the book now will help us wrangle those … Read more

Check Out This Adorable New Trans Fairytale

Raven Wild trans fairytale

An adorable new illustrated children’s book is giving kids a trans heroine to look up to, and a happily ever after to match. Launched by a $58,000NZD Kickstarter campaign and a creative team supported by Sir Ian McKellen and George Takei, Raven Wild is the third book in an LGBT-inclusive trilogy set “in a world where equality exists and no one is discriminated against for who they are”. It tells the story of Raven, courageous young woman who was raised as a boy named Hawk. One day Raven learns of an evil poacher’s plan to steal a powerful gem and … Read more

We Knew We Loved Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum, known for starring in the Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street films, told his millions of Instagram followers that “things got a little weird for me in quarantine.” The entertainer, who turned 40 this year, is coming out with a new picture book called The One and Only Sparkella. Tatum says that the book came from “accidentally” locking himself in his six-year-old daughter Everly’s room. “This is what I created for my little girl,” Tatum wrote in a social media caption, “from what is, I guess, the little girl in me.” The caption accompanied a picture of Tatum … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, by Daniel Errico

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

Daniel Errico has a new queer childrens’ fantasy book out: “The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived.” Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he … Read more

BOOKS: New Queer Pirate Tale for Kids

Maiden Voyage

A brand new children’s book puts a gay love story front and center, amongst pirates, evil Queens, and more. GSN has the first exclusive look at Maiden Voyage, written by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds, and Chaz Harris, with illustrations by Christine Luiten and Bo Moore. They are the same team behind the acclaimed book Promised Land, telling the love story between a young farmer and a prince. Maiden Voyage follows a fisherman’s daughter, Ru, who inherits a map and joins a sea-faring crew led by Freya, a courageous female captain. The two fall in love, all while being pursued by pirates, … Read more

Planned Children’s Book Has Lesbian Pirates!

Maiden Voyage

What more could a book about setting sail on the open seas with pirates need? More queer representation, of course! That’s exactly what Maiden Voyage, a brand new illustrated children’s book, offers. From the authors of Promised Land, a gay romance fantasy children’s book released last year, this book features the same fun illustrations and diversity. Maiden Voyage is written by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds, and Chaz Harris. It centers on a fisherman’s daughter who inherits a treasure map and joins the crew of a sea captain. However, a wicked queen sends a group of pirates after them to keep … Read more

New Book “The Girl From the Stars” Helps Gender Non Conforming Kids

Girl From the Stars

I never set out to become a writer, let alone a chosen auntie to so many different children. Growing up transgender meant internalizing that I was defective from a much earlier age. Long ago, the world convinced me that I was dangerous, unsafe, and worthless—to everyone. Because of my broken childhood, I never believed in my right to use my creative voice for anything, not until relatively recently. Not until Pearl. In 2015, my whole life changed when I accidentally became a caregiver to the sweetest six-year-old. At the time, I was just a housemate, an awkward pink-haired girl living … Read more

New Children’s Fantasy Book About a Prince and a Farm Boy


A book about a prince and a farm boy who fall in love was released today. Promised Land is a project by two New Zealand friends, Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds, that raised nearly 50,000 NZD (about $36,000) on Kickstarter to produce the book. “A lot of kids today don’t have a problem with it. It’s really just if their parents tell them ‘Two boys can love two boys, two girls can love two girls’,” Reynolds told 1NewsNow. The story is about a prince and a farm boy who fall in love in a magical forest. The prince’s evil stepfather … Read more

The Farmer and the Prince

Promised Land

When we’re young, we’re introduced to the idea of a ‘classic’ romance: a woman meets a man; they’re from opposite backgrounds (one rich, the other poor, for example) and, despite obstacles, get together. This fairytale may in fact be alienating for LGBTI people who don’t see themselves reflected in that narrative. Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds of Wellington, New Zealand want to change that. They have co-authored a fairytale called Promised Land in which a farmer and a prince fall in love, both of them young men. By Jack Flanagan – Full Story at Gay Star News