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Sapphic Slow-burn romances

Lesbian Book Bingo — Join our reading challenge and win great books!

To make 2018 a little more interesting for all avid readers of lesbian fiction, I got together with a bunch of fellow lesbian book addicts and came up with a fun reading challenge: Lesbian Book Bingo! How does Lesbian Book Bingo work? Download this cool Lesbian Book Bingo card (letter size or A4). Throughout the year, fill in your bingo card with the titles and authors of lesbian books you have read in 2018. You can either type in the PDF or print it out and write by hand. Each square of the bingo card represents a certain subgenre or …

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10 Lessons learned from 4 years as a full-time writer

Four years ago today, on December 22, 2013, I left my day job as a psychologist to write full-time. Today, I thought I’d look back and see what lessons I have learned since then and what things I wished I had known when I started. So here’s what I learned in the past four years:   1. It’s possible to make a living writing lesbian fiction Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussions about how hard—or even impossible—it is to make a living if you’re writing lesbian fiction. Going full-time as a writer was a big, scary step to take, …

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Sex Sells – Does lesbian fiction always have to be lesbian romance?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m writing lesbian romance novels, I get a lot of interesting reactions. They range from “Oh, wow, I didn’t know there are books like that!” (I even got that from lesbian women a time or two) to “Doesn’t it get a little boring to write sex scenes all day?” Comments like the latter come from people who apparently equate lesbian fiction with erotica. And then there are the people who get this haughty look on their face and tell me that they “don’t read books …

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The Slow-Burn Approach to Lesbian Romance

As a loyal follower of my blog, you know that I sometimes interview fellow authors of lesbian fiction. Today, in a variation of that, I’m hosting another author who guest blogs and tells us a little about her book and her approach to writing lesbian romances.  If you are at times finding reading material by looking at the bestseller lists at Amazon, you might already be familiar with her–it’s KD Williamson, whose Cops and Docs romance Blurred Lines is the current #1 on that list.  So, welcome to my blog, KD. Take it away!  There is nothing wrong with hard …

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Interview with Gerri Hill, author of lesbian romances

Way back when I first started reading lesbian fiction, one of the first books I read was one of Gerri Hill’s romances. Some of her novels such as Artist’s Dream, Gulf Breeze, and Sierra City, are still on my all-time-favorite list. Since she has 25 novels published and more on the way, I was sure that Gerri had been writing full time for a long time, but it turned out that she gave up her day job and became a full-time writer around the same time I did–at the beginning of this year. Gerri took the time out of her …

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Interview with lesbian romance author Georgia Beers

Last year, I started interviewing full-time writers of lesbian fiction. The list would hardly be complete without today’s guest. Georgia Beers lives in Rochester with her wife—the awesome-sounding Bonnie—, their niece, two dogs, and a cat. She’s the author of almost a dozen novels and short stories, including Starting from Scratch, 96 Hours (which I really enjoyed), and Snow Globe, her newest release. Despite being a self-confessed introvert, she was the keynote speaker at last year’s GCLS conference and filmed a hilarious video about “A Day in the Life of a Romance Writer.” If you haven’t watched it yet, go …

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