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GINA NOELLE DAGGETT is an award-winning writer, director, producer, speaker, and columnist in CURVE Magazine.
Daggett's debut novel, JUKEBOX, was published by Bella Books (Nov 2010). While Jukebox was a work-in-progress, it won a grant from POWER UP. She has adapted the novel into a screenplay, and will be producing and directing the film through her production company Chateau Entertainment. Post-publication, Jukebox was also the recipient of the Alice B Lavender certificate for debut fiction and is a finalist for the 2011 Golden Crown Literary Society awards.
Daggett is best known under the penname "Lipstick" in the popular national advice column LIPSTICK & DIPSTICK featured in CURVE. Voted the No. 1 column by readers, Lipstick & Dipstick have also published a book: "Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships" (Alyson Books 2007). As Lipstick, Daggett regularly speaks on college campuses, corporate headquarters and to large crowds with Dipstick (Kathy Belge). Together, they emceed the mainstage at San Francisco Pride in 2008, where they entertained the crowd--which pushed 200,000--before Margaret Cho.
In 2010, Daggett won OUTtv's Hot Pink Shorts contest. The prize: OUTtv funded her first short film Til Death Do Us Toby, which she also wrote and directed. She also co-wrote an original song, Hightail, with Christine Havrilla and Patricia McKenny. OUTtv produced a documentary about "Making Of Til Death Do Us Toby." It airs on OUTtv. You can learn more about Daggett's filmmaking ambitions here.
Under the umbrella of Chateau Entertainment, Daggett has a cooking show, Forking Delicious, in development with OUTtv.
A cum laude graduate from Pacific University's Creative Writing Program, Daggett is an avid runner, as well as a seasoned sommelier (or so she likes to think).
When she's not pounding the keys of her computer, she's pounding the pavement with her running shoes, skiing in Whistler or beachcombing for sea glass. Daggett lives in Vancouver, BC.