LFest Indie Author Panel 2015 – Video

This year’s LFest at Uttoxeter Racecourse had it all – sunshine, women, books & song. Really, what more is there in life? By day, I soaked up some rays, got cultured in the Arts Tent and ate some of the largest ice creams ever imagined. By night I whooped to the likes of Stooshe & Lucy Spraggan, drank lager out of plastic cups and wore a cowboy hat with some style. Nearly.

This was an LFest awash with love and positivity, the highlight being the Indie Author Panel hosted by me (of course!). Despite some mic issues at the start, the readings were varied, the audience fantastic and it was fabulous fun to be a part of – watch the video above, my reading from This London Love is towards the end (around 1:01). I can’t wait for next year’s LFest already!

Summer Readings!

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I’m now well into my summer stride – the light and fluffy duvet’s on, the BBQ has been used at least once and I’ve even sat in my garden to have breakfast. It’s like I live in LA or summat. You know what else summer’s about? Drinking beer in fields and getting all dreamy at festivals, that’s what! Over the next two weeks, I’ll be appearing at a couple of venues, so if you’re in the UK and coming along to either LFest or Brighton Pride, do stop by and say hi!
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The Lesbian Book Club with Jae

Welcome to Episode 9! In this episode of the Lesbian Book Club, I interview international smash-hit author Jae, whose latest books include Damage Control, Next Of Kin and Under A Falling Star. Jae talks about her writing life, the psychology of being a writer, her huge catalogue of work and how she keeps writing hit after hit. A must-listen for all her fans and for any writer who wants to know more about the secret of writing success!

Plus, I also do a run-down of the Lesbian Charts in the US & UK, a recap of this year’s fantastic London Pride, as well as giving an update on my new book This London Love which is out now! Fill up your ears today!

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by MyLesbianRadio.com

This London Love Released!

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A week ahead of schedule, I’m thrilled to announce that my third novel, This London Love, has been released – whoop whoop! The story of designer Kate Carter and florist Meg Harding, it combines romance, flowers, hiccups and oodles of lesbians, along with family drama and great cake, set in the UK’s capital city.

I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you haven’t got it yet and want to get your hands on it, click on one of the links below to buy it on Amazon, Kobo or Smashwords – iTunes and Barnes & Noble are immiment.

Thanks for stopping by and do let me know what you think. And if you haven’t done so yet, sign up for my mailing list to never miss another release or news from me!

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The Lesbian Book Club with Eliza Lentzski

In the latest Lesbian Book Club podcast, I get to interview international smash-hit author Eliza Lentzski of ‘Winter Jacket’ and ‘Don’t Call Me Hero’ fame. Eliza discusses living in the Milwaukee and her love of cheese, her writing journey from fanfiction to No.1 best-seller, as well as the ongoing success of her Winter Jacket series and why she owes it all to Judy Blume and Jane Austen.

I also do a run-down of the Lesbian Romance charts, speak about appearing at this year’s LFest and Brighton Pride and finally, read from my upcoming novel, This London Love.

If you’d like to read a slice of your novel on the podcast or feature in an upcoming episode, email mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by MyLesbianRadio.com

This London Love – Cover Reveal & First Chapters!

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The countdown to the launch of my third book This London Love is well and truly on! And to get you in the mood, here’s the new cover in all its shiny redness, plus the first two chapters to whet your appetite. This London Love is a spin-off of London Calling, focusing on Jess’s flatmate Kate and her search for her London love. The exact launch date is yet to be decided but I’m hoping for some time in June. Watch this space for more soon, but for now, it’s time to get acquainted with Kate and Meg…


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The Lesbian Book Club with Harper Bliss

Episode seven of The Lesbian Book Club features an interview with Hong Kong-based lesbian fiction author Harper Bliss. We have a fab chat about her writing process, penning erotica and sex scenes, making the leap into writing full-blown novels with her international smash At The Water’s Edge, and running a publishing company with her wife, Ladylit Publishing. Harper is prolific and funny, and will make you green with envy when she reveals where she holds her business meetings!

Also this episode, I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian charts in the UK and the US, as well as updating you on the progress of my third book, which now has a cover and a name – it’s called This London Love and is a follow-on from London Calling. More details when I know them. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by MyLesbianRadio.com

Book Editing: Not For Wimps

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As I type this, I’ve just completed the third edit of my new book – and yes, it now has a title – This London Love. It’s not strictly a sequel to my debut London Calling because it doesn’t focus on Jess (although she features!). This time around, the spotlight falls on Kate and the people in her life, and it was a lot of fun picking up the setting, some of the characters and running with them again. For this blog, I’m inviting you into the editing process. Step this way…
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Indie Author Fair 2015

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A recent survey of the British public put being an author as the number one profession in the land – and over the past year, I’ve transformed into exactly that, putting out two books, with a third on the way. But being an author can be a lonely profession, which involves long stints sat alone at your keyboard making things up. So when I got the chance to take part in the Independent Author Fair at Foyles this month, I was cock-a-hoop! A chance to meet readers and other authors? Count me in…
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Catch Me At The Indie Author Fair!

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If you’re in London, this is just a reminder that you can come along to say hi and check out my books tomorrow evening – along with those of 50 other indie authors at the London Book Fair’s Indie Author Fair! We’ll be all smiles, books, sweets and there’s wine. Did I mention there was wine? Well, there is. Come to Foyles’ flagship store from 4.30-7.30pm. I guarantee at least one smile for everyone who shows up. Possibly two. See you there!

The Indie Author Fair is taking place on Friday April 17th at The Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles Book Shop, 107 Charing Cross Road, London.