S3: E41: Queer Summer Reading with Abbey Campbell

"I don't care how folks read, I care that you read."
In this episode, Cyn and Isaac kick off summer with their book reviewer friend, Abbey Campbell (she/her), who shares some of the most exciting new publications to hit the world of Queer literature. Looking for a good novel to take on vacation, or something to read with your morning coffee? Then tune in, because Abbey and the team at Hey, Cis! have you covered!

Did one of the books we talk about in this episode catch your interest? 
Featured Texts (with appropriate content warnings):
  • The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
    The Girl from the Sea is a sapphic coming-of-age story about a young rural Nova Scotian girl named Morgan, who kisses a selkie one night after being saved from drowning in the sea.
    Content warning(s): Outing, near drowning, divorce (mention)
    Find the author on these socials:
    Twitter: @MollyOstertag
    Instagram: @molly_ostertag
    Website: www.mollyostertag.com

  • This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
    Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love.
    Content warning(s): Self-harm, descriptions of dead bodies and body parts, blood-drinking, murder & attempted murder, gun violence, poisoning, torture, imprisonment, animal death, war
    Find the authors on these socials:
    Twitter: @tithenai & @maxgladstone
    Instagram: @amalelmohtar & @max.gladstone
    Website: www.amalelmohtar.com & www.maxgladstone.com 

  • Us by Sara Soler (out July 25th, 2023)
    Originally written in Spanish, Us by Sara Soler tells the true love story of Sara and her girlfriend, Diana. Sara illustrates their shared past as a heteronormative couple and guides the reader through the ups and downs of coming out and accepting yourself. For Sara, it was finding out that she was bi. For Diana, it was finding out she was trans.
    Content warning(s): Gender dysphoria, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia
    Find the author on these socials:
    Twitter: @Hammer_moon
    Instagram: @sarasoler_art

  • A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
    Standalone prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree. It’s set just shy of five centuries before Priory and covers the period known as the Great Sorrow.
    Content warning(s): Cancer (implied), childbirth, child loss, child marriage, mass death, mind control, miscarriage (mention), pandemic, parental death, postnatal depression, pregnancy, reproductive coercion, violence, vomiting
    Find the author on these socials:
    Twitter: @say_shannon
    Instagram: @say_shannon

  • Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa
    Aristotle and Dante meets The Hate U Give meets The Sun Is Also A Star. A stunning YA contemporary love story about a Mexican-American non-binary teen who falls in love with an undocumented Mexican bisexual boy.
    Content warning(s): racism, xenophobia, ICE, deportation of a character, death of a family member, underage drinking, use of drugs, sex (mention off-page), vomiting
    Find the author on these socials:
    Twitter: @JONNYescribe
    Instagram: @jonnyinstas
    Website: www.jonnygarzavilla.com 

Hey, Cis! Connected Communities Summer Reading Give-Away:
We’ve shared a few of our picks, now let’s hear from you!
What Queer reads are on your list for summer 2023? Have a recommendation for Hey, Cis! Listeners? Share it here for your chance to WIN a gift voucher for $25.00 CAD to one of our favourite Queer bookstores, Venus Envy.

To Enter:
Share one of your Queer Summer Reading recommendations, along with your name, address and contact details on the entry form below between now and June 30, 2023 at 12pm.
Winner will be randomly drawn and contacted within 24 hours of the draw to receive their virtual gift voucher.  No purchase necessary. No cash value and not redeemable for cash.
Check out the contest page for more information.

Contest runs 12 a.m. June 7, 2023 to 12 p.m. on June 30, 2023.
Entry Form Link: https://forms.gle/qxLc9YikFn7kzSc29

Hey, Cis! thanks musical artist Craymo for our intro/extro song: Be Myself
Written by: Craig Stephen Raymo/Brandon Jarrett/Joshua Daniel Hershfield (c) (p) 2015 Craymo Music, BMI/Moho Music, ASCAP

This podcast is created by Simply Good Form, with production assistance and editing from Podstarter. 
Hey, Cis! Season 3 is proudly partnered with TD Bank Group.

Hosts: Cyn Sweeney (She/Her) and Isaac Cook (They/He)
Producer: Connor Sampson (He/Him) podstarter.io

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S3: E41: Queer Summer Reading with Abbey Campbell
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