Series are hot. Everyone wants to write one. Series get readers invested in your writing. They also provide an obvious book path for readers to follow. So should you write one? Here are 12 things to consider… Continue reading » “Writing Books In A Series: 12 Things To Consider”
Welcome to episode 57 of the Lesbian Book Club where I have the pleasure of interviewing US author Max Ellendale. Max’s book Hart & Stocker blew up the lesfic charts last year, but she’s no overnight success, having been writing since she was 12, and publishing since 2014 – her other key book being Rabbit. Max writes across a few genres, but says: “I love the darkness. Writing crime and serial killers is my jam. But I also love tangling crime thrillers with romantic undertones.” Find her at: www.maxellendale.com
Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. She talks about what she’s been up to, including working on her next book, Before You Say I Do, due out in March. Clare is also currently writing her Christmas book for 2020, and bursting into a chorus of White Christmas with alarming regularity.
Join me next month when I’ll be interviewing Aussie author Selena Silcox.
Thanks to Denise at MyLesbianRadio for hosting & producing this podcast!
1 – Write a schedule.
I’ve done this already! First goal ticked off! Now I just need to remember to look at it and take action. Simple, right? I managed to do it last year, but it tailed off after August. The reason? I needed a break. More balance is needed this year so I don’t conk out part-way through 2020. Work consistently, maintain my physical health, and get help where it’s needed. I also plan to reassess my schedule every quarter, as well as writing down wins and where I could improve. I’ll bring myself a strong coffee to sweeten the deal.
Have you read my cult classic, The Long Weekend? If not, now’s the time to act because it’s currently on sale at Amazon for just 99p/99c – till the end of the year! So get your skates on and read my tale of secrets, lies, wine & romance. Who doesn’t love a little angst over the holidays?
Welcome to episode 56 of the Lesbian Book Club as I round up the final chart of the year for lesfic on Amazon UK & US, then give you a run down of how my year’s gone. The answer: it’s been my best year yet! I’m currently finishing off a first draft of my first book due in 2020. Tune it to find out my publishing plans for the year ahead.
I then pose a few questions to a seven lesbian fiction authors: Jae, Clare Ashton, Melissa Tereze, Lise Gold, Jen Silver, Jody Klaire and SR Silcox answer the following. First, favourite lesfic of the year. Second, favourite festive lesfic ever. Third, what they’re hoping for from Santa. Fourth, what they like to eat and drink at Christmas. Finally, their publishing plans for the year.
Thanks to Denise at The Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!
Welcome to episode 55 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview fellow UK author Claire Highton-Stevenson. Claire’s latest book, In Dyer Need, is an end-of-the-world romance that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Claire writes detective stories as well as romance, and also won a Goldie award this year for her heartfelt book, The Promise. Claire talks about creating strong characters, writing sex scenes and how she’s an accidental writer. Her advice: decide what you want and go for it! Find her at: www.itsclastevofficial.com
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, I talk about what I’ve been up to, including working on my next, as yet untitled book, and berating myself for not writing a Christmas book this year. Next year, I promise I’ll write one. And the year after that too, just to make up for a lack of one for the past four years.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Just ask Santa. Whatever that means to you – Christmas/Hanukkah/Las Posadas/winter solstice/Diwali/sitting on your couch with a tub of Quality Street – it counts!
The one unalterable fact this holiday season is that you need gifts to lavish on your loved ones, and fast. But fear not! If you’re scratching your head wondering what to buy, I’ve done some leg work and found you ten gift ideas for the book lover in your life. I know. Thank me later. Ready? Take my hand and let’s go shopping… Continue reading » “Best Lesbian Christmas Gifts”
There aren’t many authors who leave me a little starstruck, but Jae is one of them. She’s a powerhouse of lesbian fiction, with oodles of books under her belt and a fanbase to be revered. So when she asked me to be a featured author on her website, answer a few questions and give away a copy of Made In London, I jumped at the chance. Want to read more and find out about what I think about London, writing, podcasting and more? Click here to read the full interview. Thanks for having me, Jae. I hope you enjoy the interview!
In episode 54, I interview UK author Jenn Matthews.
Most popular books: Hooked On You and The Words Shimmer.
Jenn talks fanfic, and how her novels explore life’s ‘invisible people’, who she hopes to shine a light on with her fiction. Her upcoming books focus on mental health, pregnancy and addiction. Jenn lives in England’s South West with her wife, two dogs and cat.
I also do a rundown of the Amazon lesfic charts in the US & UK, as well as filling you in on the world of lesfic, and the world of me!