About Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger’s most recent book is the middle-grade novel This Means War! (Simon). Her YA novel Hard Love (Simon) won the 1999 Lambda Literary Award as well as a 2000 Michael L. Printz Honor Award.

Too Gay or Not Gay Enough?

Several years ago, I was invited to an all-day reading festival held at a brand-new library in a mid-sized town in South Carolina. Four authors had been invited to speak and sign books, one for each age group. I was the young adult author. At the lavish party held the night before the festival, I […]