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!
And that title is a sentence I never thought I’d write, believe me! But thanks are due to one of my lovely readers, Bev, who alerted me to the fact that I was indeed a Diva magazine crossword clue in the most recent issue! Continue reading » “I’m A Diva Magazine Crossword Clue!”
Now is a fabulous time to be reading lesbian fiction: fact. Why? Because never before has there been such variety in the genre, such a wealth of titles to serve every possible niche. Romance, fantasy, sci-fi, western, horror, paranormal, mystery, thriller, rom-com – it’s all here! Just take your pick and settle back. To that end, I thought I’d pick my top five lesfic books I’ve read this year. They include romance, drama and mystery, which is not a bad spectrum for five books. So step this way as I tell you what I loved and why… Continue reading » “Lesbian Fiction: Best Books Of 2016”
It was awesome to wake up to the news this morning that my novel, Nothing To Lose, had scored a Runner-Up spot in the Rainbow Awards 2016, in the category of Best Contemporary Lesbian Romance! I loved writing this book, so I’m thrilled that readers connected with it so brilliantly too.
If you’d like to read the full list of winners and runners-up, click here for more. The winner was Clare Ashton’s Poppy Jenkins, which was thoroughly deserved – it was one of my favourite lesfic books of 2016.
Well done to all the finalists, runners-up and the winners!
Welcome to episode 22 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month , I interview award-winning author & all-round good egg Clare Ashton, best known for the award-winning After Mrs Hamilton, as well as her rom-coms That Certain Something and Poppy Jenkins.
Clare talks about her writing process, writing about her beloved Wales, finding new words to describe breasts for her boob-obsessed character, Poppy Jenkins, and running the popular UK Lesfic blog.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the latest in my All I Want series: All I Want For Autumn is with my editor, readying for release on Sept 21st! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast!
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LFest Indie Author Panel 2014 with Kiki Archer, Clare Ashton and Cindy Rizzo. Watch me read from London Calling and chat writing!
You can view my YouTube channel here.
This past weekend saw the third annual LFest come and go, the UK’s only lesbian festival. A mix of arts, culture, music, sports, cinema & workshops, it was bursting with women, wine and song, along with stilt walkers to pole dancers, writers to comedians, ballroom dancers to speed daters. With so much on offer, it was difficult to take it all in – but here are some of my highlights… Continue reading » “Top Ten Things About LFest 2014”
This month, I’m taking part in an independent author panel at LFest 2014, giving a reading from my debut novel London Calling as well as chatting about the process of writing. It’s going to be sharp, bold and sassy, and I’ll be appearing alongside other indie authors Clare Ashton, Kiki Archer and Cindy Rizzo. Above is a promo video I did for LFest, A Day In The Life Of An Author – all tongue in cheek of course. I actually spend far more time faffing around on social media every day than is shown here…
LFest is taking place from July 18th-21st at Uttoxeter Race Course. Find out more and buy tickets here.