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A Fan Letter from Brighton, UK

You'd think during a pandemic, cloistered for nearly six months, writing would be easy. It's not so easy. I often feel like I'm running...

Reader's Favorite Review *****

Haskell Himself is an LGBTQ coming-of-age novel written by Gary Seigel. It was 1966, and Haskell considered his life to be as optimal as...

Haskell is now available on Audible.com

Meet the inimitable tarot card reader herself-- Madame Scheherazade-- available now for the first time on Audible.com. I hope you’ll fall...

A Very Haskell Valentine's Day

On Valentine’s Day last Sunday, Mom strutted into the house singing, whistling and snapping her fingers. Unusual behavior after a day of...

Haskell and the Chinese New Year

I met Adam Lewe on September 9, 1963, the day he introduced himself to our first period 8th grade history class. Speaking in a British...

A Very Haskell New Year's

[An exclusive excerpt from the Journals of Haskell Hodge--January 1, 1965] Last night my mom blew her stack. “What is wrong with you?”...

Haskell and the Golden Globe Award 1966

[An exclusive excerpt from the Journals of Haskell Hodge] My biological father invited me to see the premiere of Dr. Zhivago at the...

A Haskell Christmas

December 25, 1967 (This exclusive entry from Haskell’s Journal, dated 12/25/67, is only available in this blog. If you’d like to read...

A Haskell Hanukkah

from Haskell’s journal—December 26, 1965, 8th night of Hanukkah Debra is the only other Jewish kid in my class at Bonvadine Academy....

Haskell and the Homeless Kid

(From Haskell’s Journal dated April 17, 1964--this blog honors Cyndi Lauper's work with the LGBTQ community and homelessness.) When my...

Becoming Sixteen Again

I often wondered how authors wrote stories from the perspective of a much younger narrative voice and made that voice sound real and...

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