A Star Rises: Behind the Scenes of Design

Hello, Internet! On August 28th, I launched a limited edition t-shirt campaign A Star Rises to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds go to Feeding Texas, who will provide aid to area food banks affected by the storm. And let me tell you, launching a t-shirt campaign when you’re doing it solo is omfg stressful….

I Puked in Yoga Class

Got your attention, didn’t I? Greetings, Dandelions! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Far too long. It’s hard to share my crazy bipolar life when I have stuff to work on in my crazy bipolar life. What is that “stuff?” That stuff would be self-care. And if you read one thing today, this is it….

You Are Not Garbage

Well everyone, here we find ourselves again. Unbeknownst to everyone, I had planned my mental health posts every two weeks. And only known to me, I’ve blown that deadline twice in a row. Honesty is the best policy! So let’s get back on track! This is a revisit of one of my way older topics…

What Bipolar Disorder Is Like To Me

Greetings once again, my Dandelions, and welcome back. When I started this blogging journey about living with bipolar disorder, I honestly didn’t expect I’d stick with it. Which is strange because of how much I pride myself on helping others and being a strong advocate for mental health. I would say to myself “Who the…

Pitfalls of Miscommunication

Greetings my Dandelions, and welcome back as I continue this series of posts on mental illness. I’d like to thank each and every one of you for commenting and sharing these posts on social media. It means a lot to me. And not only that, it means a lot to someone who needed to see…

Untangling Irrational Thoughts

Being irrational is any person’s Achilles heel. Losing all sense of how to logically work through a situation and exploding into a fit of retail therapy, or comfort eating, or having a relationship altering meltdown. Like ending a friendship, or ending in divorce. Being accused of being irrational only exacerbates the situation. It’s the classic…

Dear Media: I Am Not A Murderer

We’ve seen it all. The villain with dissociative identity disorder, the sex-crazed bipolar femme fatale, the depressed bomber, the paranoid lone gunman, the schizophrenic baby snatcher…the list goes on. And on. And on. And on. Oh. We have seen it all. Over time there has been a massive outcry for diversity and visibility in today’s…

I Am Not Ashamed

Hello, Internet! I’m Lex Chase! I always start my blog posts like that, don’t I? Perky. Happy. Usually do a few catchy sentences about whatever topic. If it’s Flash Fiction Friday here on my blog or if I’m on a blog tour. But today, I’m not here to sell you anything. Let’s start again. My…

GayRomLit Wrap-Up!

Hello, Internet! Another GayRomLit has come and gone, leaving behind the warring urge to sleep for a month and create all the things at the same time. I regrettably didn’t take enough pictures. I took a lot of Kansas City, not a lot of the con itself. This year, I decided to make the most…

10-9: The Best Story That Never Was

Hello, Internet! Today is a very special personal holiday for me. Over a decade ago I had begun a story called 10-9. The entire plot, like pretty much all of my novels was inspired from a five-minute conversation with a friend. While it had more than a few moving parts, but the premise was a…

After all this time #ItsStillBeautiful

Hello, Internet! This week is a special time for Fannibals as we celebrate #ItsStillBeautiful! Organized by Hannibal Cre-ATE-ive on Tumblr, fans are joining with fanart, fanfic, and other fan works commemorating the series finale of Bryan Fuller’s brilliant series Hannibal. Fuller’s spin on the Hannibal Lecter mythos introduced a complex gay love story with two…

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year, Internet! What a year it’s been. Hella stressful, but mostly good! Here’s a look back on the greatest hits and what you can expect for the coming year. Looking Back In December 2014, I signed on with DSP Publications. It was exciting, yet terrifying all at once. All of my books got postponed…