The first draft

Brahminy Kite

Many people that I’ve known through out my (James’) life have expressed a philosphy about the third person, an individual personality that is (okay) “born” from two people that love each other, respect each other, live with each other and spend their lives together. I tend to agree that something else entirely arises from the romantic joining of a couple and that something/someone becomes more developed as the years and the maturity of the relationship moves forward. I have learned to really love the person that Dena and I have made togther. As a matter of fact, we’ve given our third person a name and she just wrote a book!

Her name is Rose MacNeil, Jr., and she just completed the first draft of Indoor Boh.

It’s our first literary collaboration, and I fucking love the way she writes!

Rose is a much better writer than I am because she seems to understand the idea of moving a story forward better than I have ever been able to. She has a grasp of what the story needs to move it along.

And I (Dena) think she’s got three times the spark either one of us do alone. It’s already a bright, exciting, erudite shit-talking collection, and now we get to play with all that promising material.

So yes, Rose wrote a book and it impressed it the hell out of us both. I can’t wait to see what other wonderful stories she has to share with us in the future.



  1. A warm and hearty welcome to you upon the occasion of your naming, Rose MacNeil, Jr.! Congratulations on your first masterpiece. So eager to read it, you have no idea.
    Rose has always been a part of your family. She has gotten you into straight jobs and curly ones, explored a wide swath of lattitudes, unearthed profound sexy revelations, birthed sweet brain babies, entertained delightful guest stars, signed leases, fled towns, and saved you from the bottom of the ocean countless times. How lovely that You and You and India gave Rose the creative hothouse she needed to grow voice and speak.

    (Jr.? How?)

    1. Jr.(?!)
      Rose ripped it right off the end of James Tiptree Jr’s last two letters.
      Please read “Brightness Falls from the Air”… Or anything else by this incredible writier but first, go to the wiki page.
      You’ll dig it Kate!

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