Back from the GCLS conference in Las Vegas

Las Vegas by night

At the beginning of this month, I attended the GCLS conference for lesbian fiction…or rather WLW (women-loving women) fiction since it has become a lot more inclusive. It’s an annual conference that travels around the US. This year, it was held in fabulous Las Vegas. My friends and I flew into Las Vegas a couple of days before the start of the conference to explore Sin City a little. Somehow, we managed not to end up with heat stroke, which was quite the feat with temperatures of around 115°F (46°C). People kept telling me “it’s a dry heat,” but believe …

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LGBTQIA+ characters (Lesbian Book Bingo #12)

While Lesbian Book Bingo is named after the category that booksellers like Amazon sort most of the women-loving-women books into, it’s really a reading challenge for and about all women who are attracted to women. Since June is pride month, I want this month’s focus to be on the often neglected, ignored, or erased sexual orientations and identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. So for this square, please read a book with at least one female main character who is bisexual, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, trans, intersex, queer, or identifies in some other way that is not straight or lesbian and cis. …

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A recipe from “Perfect Rhythm”: Try an LGBTA sandwich

Did you know that today is National Sandwich Day? To celebrate, I made myself an LGBTA sandwich–the same type of sandwich that Leo makes for Holly in my latest lesbian romance novel Perfect Rhythm. Holly had come out to Leo as asexual in a previous scene, so Leo is trying to show her acceptance by preparing a special picnic for her. Here’s a short excerpt from Perfect Rhythm that explains what an LGBTA sandwich is:   Leo tugged Holly down next to her in the middle of the blanket and began to unpack and open containers. Soon, they were surrounded …

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Why LGBTQIA representation matters

Do you remember how it felt to discover lesbian books—novels with main characters you can identify with and who represent that part of yourself? For me, it was an eye-opening experience. I grew up in a tiny little town, with no openly lesbian, bisexual, or gay people around. Discovering lesbian fiction made me feel that I wasn’t alone—I wasn’t “abnormal.” There were other people just like me out there. I was like a little kid in a candy store and started to devour every lesbian book I could get my hands on. Thankfully, by then, it was the late ’90s,  …

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day with a scene from “Perfect Rhythm”

Today is National Coming Out Day, so I thought I’d share an excerpt from my latest romance novel, Perfect Rhythm. Perfect Rhythm is the story of Leontyne “Leo” Blake, a burned-out pop star who returns to her tiny hometown and gets to know her father’s nurse, Holly. In this scene, Leo has asked Holly out. Read on to see what happens…   “I’m sorry. I can’t go out with you,” Holly said. A flash of hurt crossed Leo’s face before it turned into the reserved mask Holly had seen in the beginning. “Can’t?” She sounded as if she was speaking …

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My new lesbian romance “Perfect Rhythm” is available now!

Finally, the long-awaited day is here! My latest lesbian romance novel, Perfect Rhythm, is now available on Amazon and all the other major online bookstores. Perfect Rhythm is the story of burned-out popstar Leontyne “Leo” Blake, who reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown in Missouri when she finds out her father had a stroke. Once there, she meets Holly, her father’s nurse. At first, they don’t even like each other. Holly is convinced that Leo is a spoiled celebrity, while small-town girl Holly seems to represent everything Leo has wanted to leave behind. The more time they spend together, the more …

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Get a sneak peek into my upcoming lesbian romance “Perfect Rhythm”

It’s the end of July and I’m back from Chicago, where I attended the GCLS conference for readers and writers of lesbian fiction. I also wrapped up the final proofreading of my upcoming romance novel Perfect Rhythm, and I thought I’d give you a sneak peek. The novel features two very interesting main characters: Leo, who’s a lesbian pop star known to the world as Jenna Blake, and Holly, who’s a home-healthcare nurse and identifies as asexual. So here’s the sneak peek: Holly wandered into the living room. Leo sat in her father’s easy chair, her eyes closed and her …

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