Friday thoughts….

I thought I’d give you all some eye candy to start the weekend off right. 🙂

But I need to have a serious moment with all of you. There’s something that I need to get off my chest and it’s been bugging me for quite some time. I’ve just never been able to figure out the best way to say it. After talking with some good friends, I’ve decided just to come out and say it.

I’m female. I chose my pen name for personal reasons and never really thought I’d meet people I would come to consider good friends online. Then like a snowball rolling downhill, it got bigger and bigger until I had to chose; get swept under it or stop it. I’m choosing to stop it from taking over. Being honest with you all is a new start. But even though those reasons still exist, I couldn’t in good conscious continue to stay quiet about this.

As odd as it might sound, though I’ve never met any of you, you’ve all become important to me as readers and as people in your own right. You deserve to know the truth. I want to be able to look my readers and friends in the eye knowing there are no misconceptions about who I really am. I will now be able to meet some of you at conventions without the worry of discovery.

I can’t imagine how any of you might feel right now and you are more than welcome to vent on my blog about it. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone by my omission, but I don’t blame you at all if you feel betrayed, hurt or angry because of it.

Please understand that I’m very sorry for not having said anything before this. I hope you can forgive me and keep stopping by my blog to check out the eye candy.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. And I do plan on posting something on Labor Day. 🙂

129 Responses “Friday thoughts….”

  1. Justine says:

    I for one don't care, your writing is awesome, you're on my 'auto buy' list and will remain there.

    Thanks for telling us, that took some guts.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I always thought of you as a female writer and know I'm wondering why…???
    Your gender was never a question for me (I Think most writers in this genre are female), what's count are the books and I enjoy your storys.

    Erika from Germany
    …who is waiting for the story of Jess and Pavel please release them from the cell 🙂

  3. Cinderella says:

    OH TA I love you still and you are still a brilliant author do not care if you are female or male and yep I know I have called you little man before HAHAHAHA LMAO we learn something everyday. ANd if we ever meet I still want a kiss and huggles.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi TA

    I love your book no matter what gender you are. Congratulation your are number #1 in Amber August Best Seller for Lift your voice.



  5. Kendra says:

    TA – I thought you were going to tell us you were terminally ill or something horrible. I couldn't give a rat's ass if you are male or female and I am so sorry that you were scared to tell us!! I have always considered myself to be one of your "little stalkers" checking to see what is new. You will never be able to write fast enough for me. 🙂
    We all love you!!

  6. Mary says:

    TA your talent over shadows any issue and it is what is most important. We love you no matter your gender. I am sorry that is concerned you but the only thing I am concerned about is when your next book is coming out. Seriously I will be a fan for life. Love you writing and the fact that you were so concerned shows what a awesome person you are. Thanks for sharing you talent and imagination with us.

  7. Margaret says:

    Bet your glad that's over.
    As you can see from all the posts your fan base is solidly behind you whether your male, female or a liitle green being from space.
    Your imagination and style are what keeps us panting for the next new title not your gender.
    The stories make us laugh and cry and for a little while we escape the humdrum of reality. Like taking a short holiday it helps use to unwind and cope with the stresses of everyday life.
    Your talent is to draw us in and allow us to do that.
    So for me it's back to waiting for your next release and for you it's writing the ones that will come later.
    And women do have a dangly bit – it's very useful and called a handbag.
    All the best for the holiday weekend and the future.

  8. Yvonne says:

    You're still TA. Although now I wish I hadn't knitted such masculine socks for you and C. You deserve cables and lace!!!

    You are an extraordinary writer and a wonderful person so, to me gender is not an issue at all.

    Besides anyone that picks out the eye-candy that you do ROCKS!!



  9. Christina says:

    I'm surprised but your gender doesn't really matter. I'll still read/review your novels whenever I get the chance

  10. LadyBronco says:


    Oh, wait – I thought you were going to say you were going to retire from writing – I was going to have heart failure!

    Seriously TA, your gender is irrelevant. You are a wonderfully gifted writer, and you have a knack for bringing your characters to life on the page (as it were) – as long as you keep writing I will keep buying your stories!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Who cares if you are a man or a woman. The important question is: Are there going to be more books for the Home Series? PLEASE SAY YES!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not an issue for me. I started following your blog and buying your books because you're a good writer and I love your stories. And I will keep buying your books. I love Lft your voice and I just finished Out of Light into Darkness. More paranormal please!! My favorite is still the Home series and the Vanguard. And I would like to read more on the characters of allergies and Nick of Time.


  13. AB says:

    You're the first author I've read in this genre and have been reading your stories and your blog about a year and a half now. You're a great writer! You know, this is my first time to ever comment on any authors' blog. I look forward to reading so many more. BTW, the fact that you make an effort to comment every day (except weekends of course) shows how much you care about your readers because you know that we eagerly await your pictures and stories. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend with your loved ones.

  14. Charlie says:

    I thought I'd add my voice to the list of others telling you that your gender doesn't matter. I love every book of yours that I've ever read, and I've read the majority of them (I'm a bit behind because of school expenses and starting a new job), and I will continue to buy and read. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Boy I thought it was going to be somethng bad like you are not going to start Geeks until next month 😉
    You are a wonderful writer and a good person. And you pick out the best eye candy!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I am so looking forward to Tues and that is saying something!! Take care

  16. Anonymous says:

    I already knew that. I found out about a year and a half ago. Did not matter then and still does not matter. I own nearly all your books and hope u can quit your job and just write full time.
    Don't worry about it, like somebody said we love u for ur brains not your body.

  17. Anonymous says:

    TA! Thanks for being honest with us, but as Dr. Suess said " those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't matter." We all love you no matter who you are 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I must say that the only reason I felt sadness was because I truly love to hear of gay couples who have been together a long time and the use of the word partner led me to believe that this was another gay success story that spit in the eye of crazy bigots who do not believe men can love men in long term relationships.
    I love what you write though and I will certainly not quit reading it!

  19. latetocomics says:

    quit finding excuses to NOT write. get back to work. smoke break is over.

    seriously? really? who cares….I want the story about Chuck and Herbert and I wanted it yesterday. but noooooooo – like you have a life and a job…who cares about that…I want my story!

    LOL. have a great weekend.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Woah, I thought it was going to be something serious, like you were going to quit writing. That would have had me in a panic.

    You're you, and you have a beautiful writing style and I love everything you've done.

    Just keep going, and if I can ever figure out how to get to one of those conventions… 🙂


  21. Andrea says:

    TA, my son and I enjoy reading your books, and even though he likes guys he's still a fan especially with the wonderful eye candy you provide. Keep up the good work. Forever Fans

  22. Anonymous says:

    TA. I enjoy all your books. Your sex dosn't take away from the books. Which are rocking!!!! I reread them all the time. I'm hooked to your books lol.

  23. Jason says:

    thats it? 🙂 You are still you. So what if you have a penis or not?


  24. Jennifer says:

    I have to say that your last book did tip me off to the gender thing. (for those who don't read the author bio there was a SHE in it) I didn't mention it because it really didn't matter but I did do some googleing and sure enough you were genderless to the masses never using either pronoun. Nor was there a photo to be found of our beloved TA.

    To be honest in a way it makes me feel more comfortable about ogling the eye-candy with you, lol. And Boy-o are those some hot buns!

    I could care less your gender just don't scare me like that again I though you were going to drop a much worse bomb on us.

  25. Catherine says:

    So what? I love your books. Girl writers are better in writing m/m novels coz they can be truthfull about putting some emotion in it. Cant wait to read your next books.

  26. Terri says:

    Your a female?!?!?!? Omg!

    There, freak out over!

    I'm so glad that you felt comfortable enough to share, but as alread mentioned…no biggie! I actually had a 'well, whatdayaknow!' kinda moment when I read that. One things for sure…you have GREAT taste in the photos you share here!

    Keep on being you. We're not going anywhere.

  27. Andi says:

    The gender of a writer is always a non-issue with me. What matters is the amazing talent you have. You've always presented yourself as the nice person you are, so as a fan of yours, it's not a problem at all.
    We all look forward to reading many, many more of your books in the future!
    Congrats on coming out of the closet:) (((((TA)))))

  28. Ebook Addict says:


    I think some of us might suspected 😉 lol

    Awesome that you had the courage to come out of the closet so to speak 😉 lol

    Your an awesome author and that is the all that matters to us!!!

    I'll stand by you know matter what!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    T.A. I hate to be the one to say this but it needs to be said. As readers, Well, we didn't fall in love with your body. I know that sounds bad, however what we all fell in love with was your voice and your mind. Yes it is true we all love you for your brain not your body. SORRY! When you have a talent like yours it don't really matter what you look like. Just go with.

  30. Sloane Taylor says:

    TA, there's no reason for you to explain your gender. You are an inventive author with a God given talent. THAT'S what matters.

  31. Melissa Bradley says:

    Holy Smokes!!Well I'm a woman, too. I think you are so brave for telling the world and I love your stories no matter what. You will always, always be one of my favorite writers and I love your insights and thoughts here on No Boundaries. I will continue to come back time and again. I even have you posted on my own blog as a favorite. You have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  32. Toyin says:

    I have to agree with Mia as well, I completely thought it was going to be something along the lines of not getting to read the rest of Shade of Dreams or something now THAT would have had me panicking. I can say I'm shocked but only because now I have conjure up a new visual but to hell with it your writing is so fantastic I could care less if you were a man, woman or had a tail! Keep up the awesome writing and I am so happy you decided to share that and it isn't a worry of yours anymore.

  33. Gina Marina says:

    I haven't read all the comments but I wanted to add a positive one, to I'm sure a growing list. You're still TA. I still love your stories. I'll still re-read the books I own, stop by your blog and purchase your books.

    I was going to do the same thing but my husband suggested my first name stay the same so I'd answer to my "fans" if I ever got that far!

    hugs, kisses, and a "you go girl!", the bits don't matter – you're fabulous

  34. Susan says:

    whoa, you scared me too at first there. Really though, as long as you continue writing such awesome stories, haven't read a bad one yet! I will continue being a very big fan! Doesn't matter to me if you're male/female, vampire or wolf or even an alien lol.

    Have a Happy and safe holiday everyone!!

  35. Sally says:

    The only thing that has upset me about this news is the obvious fact that it has been something that has caused you some worry.

    It makes no difference to me wether you are male or female. I will still read your work and enjoy it.

    I am glad that you have got this off your chest and I hope that you feel better for it.

    *Sends Warm Supportive Waves to you across the miles*

    A Forever Fan

  36. Prue says:

    I love your work and I don't care if you're a guy or a girl! Keep up the wonderful work and I'll keep reading and telling people to read your stuff! xxxx

  37. Anonymous says:

    LoL gotta agreed with Mia, the first thought come to my mind as I read you needed a serious moment is that you gonna stop writing the blog series…..

    THAT was many moment of panic until I read your 'coming out'. 😉

    Your gender really don't matter to us 🙂


  38. Heli says:

    As long as you're happy (and those stories keep comin' 🙂 ) everything is ok! Gender, race, your favourite flavor of ice cream… really doesn't matter in a big pic, just as long as you're yourself ok with the things you do. And keep also those nice eye candies comin' =) Have a nice weekend.

  39. T.A.Chase says:

    If I were inclined to shed tears, all of your words would have caused a deluge. Thanks so much.

    Oh no, Mia, I don't think I'll ever stop writing and doing my blog. I love searching out the eye candy to share with everyone and I love the blog stories because I enjoy getting immediate feedback on what I've written.

    Thanks again. As soon as I figure out which one(s) I want to hit next year I'll let everyone know.

  40. Anonymous says:

    name a convention and a time
    but I cant promise I wont grope u **winking evilly**

  41. Anonymous says:

    Feeling the Love yet?? Because I'm sure we can go on for hours or days as to why it doesn't change how great you are.


  42. Mia says:

    TA…You gave me a fright! I thought you were telling us you made a decision to stop your Blog or worse…NO MORE TA BOOKS 🙁
    Whew…now that my heart stopped pounding so hard I can breath easier…Who gives a whit what gender you are, Love your books and my first was No Going Home..I was hooked from that day forward! I hope all of us today proved your faith in us that we love and read all your books for who you are and not because of what "gender" you are

  43. Amber Green says:

    Welcome out from the closet.

  44. DC Juris says:

    Don't worry hon, I used to be a girl, and I got over it. You will, too! LOL But seriously…gender means nothing in regards to a *lot* of things, writing talent foremost among them. ::hugs:: Silly rabbit!

  45. Mockingbird says:

    Hunny, you give pleasure to many, many people, that's all that matters. The world of m/m romance would be very much poorer without you.

  46. Sioux says:

    As all the others before me have said, I'm glad you told us, not because I care one way or another but because it's a relief to you. We still llove you and you are still one of the beat m/m authors I read (and I read many).

    Although this does explain what I thought was a typo in the author bio at the end of Out of Light Into Darkness, where you were referred to as she…


  47. Anonymous says:

    Hi TA!

  48. mel says:

    Hey, I know i don't post often but your work is awesome and regardless of being male or female we love you and I look at it like this nobody has the right you judge you for what you do or who you are. Either way you'll always have my support. Sorry kind of cheesy but, I hope you don't worry to much about this. 🙂 Have a great weekend and I am way excited about Why I Love Greeks. 🙂

  49. Anonymous says:

    You're still one of my favorite authors, no matter what bits you've got! 😀

  50. ElaineG says:

    I am so sorry that you struggled with something that I don't think matters to most of us…..and by that I mean: You are and will always be TA. Period. Amazing writer, and awesome person. You have a gift, and we are lucky that you chose to share it with us. I became a fan after the first TA Chase book I read (No Going Home) and something like 30 books later? I will ALWAYS be a fan. ALWAYS. You are still TA, still gifted, and are now and will always be one of my favorite authors. *sending hugs and smiles*

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