on March 21st, 2013 at 04:43 am
Something a bit different: Debora Geary's Witch Central series is sweet fluffy marshmallow books about being / becoming part of a loving community. And somewhere in the middle of having her people being accepting of all kinds of personality difference, I think she may have realized that, even if her people go from whitebread to punk and some are less pale than others, they're still not all that accepting when everyone is straight and neurotypical. She'd already had a walk-on gay character who is gay (one of a set of triplets whose family is central in the books), but in A Different Witch the MC is autistic and lesbian. I think she does both fairly well, as far as I can tell.