Monday, January 29, 2007

'Love Allergy' by Kenneth M. Walsh (Instinct magazine)

So pardon me while I get all geeky telling you about some exciting news: I have my first personal essay published in the new issue of Instinct! (Since my career switched more toward editing, my most-recent bylines were for The Arizona Republic years ago.)"The Boyfriend or the Cat" details what happened when my then-boyfriend developed an allergy to Troy (that's the star himself on the right page). Although it's a silly little piece, it was quite a nightmare when the whole thing happened. (Anyone who reads this blog knows how that one turned out!)

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If you're interested in reading the piece, pick up a copy at your local newsstand. The extra pictures of J.P. are worth the price of admission -- although my favorite surprise from the issue is after the jump.

I wasn't even sure that the story was running in February, but because of all of the hoopla surrounding "Survivor" hunk J.P. Calderon's coming out, I ended up seeing a leaked photo of the cover last week and noticed my cover line. Thrilled, Michael and I spent the last week popping by every magazine store in Manhattan (to no avail) until we were nearly exhausted. Last night, Michael and my friend visiting from Chicago, Nina, showed up unexpectedly at my work with a copy they had just found in the West Village. It was really cute of them to be so spontaneous and surprise me like that. I was all teeth all night at work.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! How proud is your mom :)

Ed said...

How cool is that?! Congrats! And you couldn't have "picked" a better issue to be in that the one with all the JP buzz... will try to run out this week and get a copy for myself!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kenneth!

Chuck said...

Even geekier is me showing my boyfriend Matt the issue when it came in the mail and excitedly telling him I read your blog daily and that you used to live in Michigan! LOL

Congratulations on the article!

cdtownsend said...

Kenneth! That is so awesome! Congrats!! I was going to pick up that issue for the pics, er, stuff about JP... but now I have even more reason. Very cool! HOORAY!

Queer Two Cents said...

Kenneth,

A BIG congrats on your article being published!

:)


QTC

Steve said...

Woo hoo! That's awesome! I've never read Instinct, but I might actually buy this one. :)

DWQ Online said...

As a new reader, congratlations. I didn't know this was coming but it is great news. However, it sucks that I actually just let my subscription go. January was the first copy since Instinct came out that I didn't receive. I'll have to stop by a newstand.

wd said...

What a wonderful thing to have happen ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
...b

Donnie v2.0 said...

Oh my God! My bf and I were just reading that article this weekend! How funny. Congrats!

Dwight said...

Go Kenneth Go! Isn't it great seeing your name in print! Congrats m8 I'd love to send you a copy of Dream Magus of Babylon when it comes out soon!
such a cute pussy too!


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Mark said...

That is so awesome, beeyotch! And Troy gets famous, too!! I have to find a copy this week, although in Orange County it may be next to impossible! Not that I haven't read it yet since I'm a personal friend and saw a preview of the story before...BUT... :)

FunMe said...

Fantastic! I look forward to reading your story (the magazine just arrived today).

I'm glad I was able to come in here through John's recommendation over at Americablog

Sean said...

That is indeed very cool. Congratulations!

Tony (LT) said...

Way to go, Kenneth! That's fantastic. I don't think I can get that magazine around here, but I'm going to look for it.

Congrats!

N u n o said...

That is awesome. Good for you. My copy should be on its way to me right now.
Maybe you can autograph my copy when I come to NYC in the spring ~ LOL.

Congrats!
Nuno

lynn said...

Horray!!! (c:

John said...

lookit you all cover-featured!

lz said...

I wonder if Virgin Megastore's carrying it yet. You're such a star. :)

shannon said...

And it's a great read to boot!

Keith said...

I remember when a young Kenneth Walsh graduated from college with a singular goal---to become famous. You are on your way..congrats!!!

show girl said...

congratulations on the article. i'll go buy it tomorrow - the first gay magazine i've ever purchased.

aron said...

Hey Kenneth-

Congrats on the article. I know how it feels to first see your work in print. Careful, it gets addictive!

All the best, Aron

jean said...

Congratulations on the article! That's so cool!

Paul Samson said...

I knew Troy would be famous one day. I knew even as I sneezed petting him :)

Anonymous said...

Kenny,

this is a great piece... I have a firend who went through the same thing!!!! I am going out today to get a copy of this. I can't believe I am friends with a star! very impressive.

xoxo

scooter

pal shazar said...

i love this.

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