Leona Beasley tells us the story of Onnie Armstrong who kisses her first girl inside a shabby doghouse in the backyard, but the sheer joy of lips locking doesn’t last when her hotheaded Southern father discovers his daughter isn’t like the other girls.
Writer Leona Beasley was born and raised in in Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut novel Something Better than Homeis a 2018 Lambda Literary Award finalist in Lesbian Fiction.
She studied Interior Design at the University of Georgia, Education at Mills College, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School University in New York City.
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