Just Girls wins Goldie Award (and that’s not even the best part!)

I had a wonderful time at this year’s Golden Crown Literary Society conference — even before the awards ceremony. Meeting Dorothy Allison and Rita Mae Brown was fantastic! I first read both of them at 16-19 when I was coming out and starting college. They both impacted my writing and seeing them speak reminded me of all the reasons they’re amazing and I should keep aspiring to follow the paths they blazed.

Eva Indigo (left), Dorothy Allison and Rachel Gold (who is thinking: "oh my god, I'm touching Dorothy Allison!").

Eva Indigo (left), Dorothy Allison and Rachel Gold (who is thinking: “oh my god, I’m touching Dorothy Allison!”).

In which Rita Mae Brown and I talk about the importance of supporting trans youth.

In which Rita Mae Brown and I talk about the importance of supporting trans youth.

And then on top of it all, Just Girls won a Goldie Award in Young Adult. And I got to accept the award in front of my literary heroes!

And then on top of it all, Just Girls won a Goldie Award in Young Adult. And I got to accept the award in front of my literary heroes! Here’s that award meeting Being Emily’s two awards from 2013 (they got along famously).

If you need to get your reading on:

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Trash by Dorothy Allison (or read Bastard out of Carolina, if you prefer novels to short stories)

Just Girls by me!

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