23 November 2017

My 2 ¢'s

Adam Sass

Writer of Young Adult Fiction
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Pitch Wars 2016: Pimp My Bio!

Pitch Wars 2016: Pimp My Bio!

Welcome, fellow Pitch Wars contestants, mentors, agents, baffled strangers stumbling across me in a Google search! My name is ADAM SASS (a real name–it’s German/Nordic), I’m entering 2016’s Pitch Wars as a YA author, and this is my “PIMP MY BIO”! I’ve just gone through a major life change. Growing up in the farming outskirts of Illinois (ever...
6 Stupid, Probably Unhealthy Ways I'm Surviving Agent Querying

6 Stupid, Probably Unhealthy Ways I’m Surviving Agent Querying

This is not going to be a love letter to myself, to my work, or to my patient almost-husband.
The Life and Death of a Bookstore's Gay Pride

The Life and Death of a Bookstore’s Gay Pride

As I arrived in West Hollywood in 2008, A Different Light was dying. I don’t have any memories of the queer bookseller other than [...]
Which Books Scare Gay Kids?

Which Books Scare Gay Kids?

All gay kids want to be borne from their bullshit. I did, but if you’d ask me then, I’d have told you that I was married to my bullshit – and by the way, what bullshit? Leave me alone.
Drink December

Drink December

Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us? “Hanukkah Sparklers” YOU’LL NEED: One package berry blue Jell-O 3/4 cup water...
Drink December

Drink December

Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us? “Partridge in a Snowy Pear Tree” This shot is pure frosting. YOU’LL...
Drink December

Drink December

Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us? “Christmas Cookie” YOU’LL NEED: 1/2 oz. Kahlua 1/2 oz. Bailey’s 1/2 oz....
Drink December

Drink December

Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us? “Kris Kringle” This shot is gonna be like a root beer float....
Drink December

Drink December

Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us? “Drunk Cherries” YOU’LL NEED: Jar of Maraschino Cherries Vodka or Rum TO...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

“THE HOT TODDY” A favorite of bawdy moms and homebody gays (two thumbs pointing inward), The Hot Toddy could be also referred to as “Mama’s Little Chill Pill.” Chamomile tea with a finger or two of bourbon, this and a bottle glass of white wine is the best way to disguise or explain away a...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

SAGE HEAVEN at Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar My previous rendezvous to the Library Bar have always been in the spirit of social curiosity.  My fascination with their drink-making process, no set menu, just tell the bartender your favorite tastes and he creates something on the spot, had before only been born out of an almost...
How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

How is Adam Getting His Drink On?

“THE MINT JULEP” at The Thirsty Crow The most common sight at Silverlake’s Thirsty Crow Bar has to be a revolving door of hipsters grumbling about “stupid hipsters” going in, and giggling dribbly customers coming out.  I’m of the school of practice what you preach.  If you say you hate hipsters, don’t use hipster products:...