Natural Family Disasters is available!

I’m happy to announce that my shape-shifter short story collection, Natural Family Disasters, has just been published. The two main characters of this anthology, Jorie Price and Griffin Westmore, first met in my novel Second Nature. The events in Second Nature took them on a wild chase from a tiny town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to an off-the-books poker game in Detroit and then into the council chamber of the most powerful shape-shifters in Boise, Idaho. Running for their lives didn’t leave Jorie and Griffin much time to enjoy their families’ company or to share romantic moments. This anthology gives them …

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Second Nature is out!

After months of revising, rewriting, tightening, hair-pulling, and editing, the second edition of Second Nature has finally been published. While my first republished novel, Backwards to Oregon, has mainly just been cleaned up and improved on a sentence level, Second Nature underwent major revisions. And when I say “major,” I do mean MAJOR. I tightened the beginning considerably, because it was dragging a little in the first edition, but extended the ending so that readers could enjoy the romance between Griffin and Jorie more fully. I wrote a handful of new scenes—including a new opening scene for Griffin—and completely changed …

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LFRC Award — favorite book cover

The LFRCA (Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award), a program with annual awards for favorite lesbian fiction and favorite lesbian fiction book covers, just announced the results for the awards for favorite book covers of 2009. Second Nature was one of the book covers that received the most votes. Congratulations to Sheri, the graphic artist who created the cover of Second Nature, and thanks to the members of the LFRCA. By the way, the LFRCA is a yahoo group that anyone can join.

“Goldie” short list

The GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society) is beginning to post the short lists for the 2010 “Goldie” awards. Not all categories are up, but Second Nature (speculative fiction) and Backwards to Oregon (historical romance) are both on the short list for their category. Congrats to all other authors whose novels were shortlisted.