When I first wrote Next of Kin, the second book in my Portland Police Bureau series, lesbian couples in Oregon could register for a domestic partnership, but same-sex marriage hadn’t been legally recognized yet.
So when I set out to revise the novel at the beginning of this year, I made sure to update that part of the book. It seems only fitting that Next of Kin was republished on the very same day that the US Supreme Court made marriage for lesbian and gay couples legal nationwide.
Congratulations, America! I’m incredibly happy for all of my friends in the US.
If you’d like to read the new version of Next of Kin, which also has an added scene and a revised ending, you can find it here: