character with a disability or mental illness

Character with a disability or mental illness (Sapphic Reading Challenge #7)

Category #7 of the Sapphic Reading Challenge features another group of people that is definitely underrepresented in WLW & lesbian fiction: characters who have a disability.

It can be a book about a character with a physical disability, a chronic illness, or a mental disorder. When you pick the book you’re going to read, don’t forget that some disabilities are invisible or less apparent, for example, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and mental illnesses.

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lesbian historical romance & historical fiction

WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #6)

  Today’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features a genre that is one of my favorites: WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction. I mean, what’s not to love? Historical fiction allows us to live the past instead of reading dry facts. We get to be swept away to a far-off time and place–may it be the Old West, the Middle Ages, the World Wars, or Regency England. So I hope you’ll enjoy imaginary trips to the past while you attempt to solve this crossword puzzle.   Read up on the rules If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword …

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A Bittersweet Garden by Caren Werlinger

Interview & giveaway with lesbian fiction author Caren Werlinger

It’s time for another interview with a fellow lesbian fiction author. Today, I’m interviewing Caren Werlinger, who won the Sarton Women’s Book Award for her novel When the Stars Sang. Caren also had a new book out this year, A Bittersweet Garden, which is set in Ireland. I guarantee it’ll make you want to book the next flight to Ireland! Caren is giving away three copies of A Bittersweet Garden—winners’ choice of ebook or paperback! Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.   Welcome, Caren. Please tell us a little about your newest release, A Bittersweet Garden. …

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Interview with fellow author Caren J. Werlinger

Those of you who follow my blog know that I regularly invite other writers to talk about their writing and their books on my blog. Today, I’m honored to interview Caren J. Werlinger, author of award-winning novels such as In This Small Spot and Looking Through Windows.  I was the lucky person who got to edit two of Caren’s books, Turning for Home and Cast Me Gently. They are very different books, but I loved both; Turning for Home for its main character, Jules, and Cast Me Gently for the sweet love story that developed between Teresa and Ellie.  But …

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Writing hours in November 2014

Hard to believe that it’s already December and Christmas is just three weeks away. Maybe it would help if we had any snow to make it feel more like the holiday season, but so far, not a single snowflake in sight over here, just dreary, damp weather. Well, it’s good weather for staying in and writing, though. November has been another productive month. I slayed the word count dragon during NaNoWriMo, finishing the vampire novel Good Enough to Eat that I’m co-authoring with Alison Grey. Yes, you heard that right. Our little novella did indeed turn into a novel of 65,000 …

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A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

The one-year anniversary of my transition to full-time writing is quickly approaching, and it makes me think about how much my life has changed. So I thought I would blog about a typical day in the life of a full-time writer—if there even is such a thing. Each day is different, which is part of the fun, but I try to keep a certain structure. So here’s what I did yesterday. I never set an alarm clock, but my inner clock wakes me at the same time every day, usually around 7:15 a.m. I get up, change into my work …

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Meet My Main Characters Blog Tour

I was invited by Michele M. Reynolds to participate in the Meet my Main Characters Blog Tour. Michele’s newest novel, Love’s Autograph, recently climbed the Amazon bestseller list in the category lesbian romance. Check out her website here and the interview with her main characters here. So let’s see what I can tell you about the main characters in my work-in-progress, Under a Falling Star. 1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Dee Saunders and Austen Brooks, the two main characters of Under a Falling Star, are both entirely fictional. Austen was …

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Interview with fellow author Caren Werlinger

In November and Dezember, I interviewed 10 full-time writers of lesbian fiction. In 2014, I would like to interview writers of lesbian fiction who don’t write full-time. My first guest is Caren Werlinger, who up until last year was a fellow L-Book author and is now publishing under her own imprint. Caren is the author of the award-winning novel Looking Through Windows and the critically acclaimed Misere as well as In This Small Spot and Neither Present Time. Her newest book, Year of the Monsoon, was published just a few days ago. Welcome to my blog, Caren. Let’s start with some …

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