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Bio

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Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and multimedia communicator. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, April 2016), The Mandates (Crown, 2004) … Continue reading

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Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door

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My new essay Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door. Sparked by a post-election day conversation about politics and protests. How do you stay engaged and zen at the same time? It’s in the premier issue of Scoundrel Time, a … Continue reading

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CRUSH: Now Out in Paperback

CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush CRUSH (HarperCollins) launched in April 2016 with a hardcover and audiobook.  The paperback came out February 2017.  With NEW essays by James Franco, Stephen King, … Continue reading

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I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

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“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described … Continue reading

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Technology, Dating and You

The latest technology trends that are supposed to make life easier for us can add layers of complication to your dating life. Why? Technology opens the Pandora’s box of modern romance. Once you start texting, Internet stalking, and friending dates, … Continue reading

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Finding Pride and Home: The State of LGBT Housing

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Thanks, NLGJA! Honored to win your 2015 2nd place Excellence in Online Journalism Award for this.  I’m also honored to be included in Huffington Post’s Best Journalists Covering LGBT Issues writers. The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award is … Continue reading

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Love You Bushels: A Memoir of Mom

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“In my hall closet, behind the vacuum cleaner and under a pile of books, I found the box of greeting cards.”  Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. … Continue reading

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The Lost Generation: The 30th Anniversary of AIDS in Washington. An Oral History and Timeline

Washingtonian published my oral history and memoir in 2011, thirty years after the first AIDS cases were identified. I interviewed dozens of Washingtonians to reflect on what the early years of the epidemic were like, the toll the disease has … Continue reading

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Dating 101 for Boomer Women

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When it comes to dating & relationships, I write for all ages, sexes, orientations, and…just about every type that comes to mind…getting the latest from experts, interviewing people about their experiences, offering my own thoughts, and bringing the latest research … Continue reading

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