“You put more into a short story than anybody I’ve ever seen.”
– Ruth Sims, author of The Phoenix.
My stories evolve around people struggling with sexual identity issues. They are of a gay and bi-sexual theme – involving same sex couples. They are not “adult” stories, but stories about adults.
I’ve been writing ever since teenage-hood when I first discovered the joy of escaping into stories. I was influenced early on by such writers as Mary Renault, D H Lawrence and E M Forster, not to mention David Bowie and Queen. A child of the 60s, I grew up believing in diversity and tolerance and that all you need is love.
I live near Melbourne, Australia, with my family. An Arts graduate, part time teacher and full time parent; an atheist, socialist, greenie and believer in social justice, my writing often examines the difficulties people can have when they don’t fit into society’s prescriptive social rules.
Published in Forbidden Fruit, BENT-magazine and Litbits, I am also an editor and webmaster with Gay Flash Fiction and Wilde Oats.
I currently manage the online zine Gay Flash Fiction, (which is open for submissions).
I have previously been involved in the managing and editing of online zines Forbidden Fruit (closed, but archives can be found at Wilde Oats) and Wilde Oats.
I do offer individual editing services (under the name of Irene Hogan), from flash fiction to novels.
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Who is Alex Hogan?
Alex Hogan is one of my pennames, another being Eirene Hogan.
My birth name is Irene Hogan.