Thrilled to share that Change Of Heart, my fake relationship romance with a twist, has been announced as a finalist for this year’s Golden Crown Literary Awards. Toot toot! The book joins a fabulous list of contemporaries in the Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length category, including the likes of Radclyffe, Jae, Monica McCallan and Georgia Beers. It’s fabulous to be nominated alongside these wonderful women, and I can’t wait for the awards in July.
Welcome to episode 36 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview fellow UK author Wendy Hudson who’s just released her second crime-thriller Mine To Keep – and it’s brilliant, so you should go and buy it!
Her debut novel Four Steps won a Goldie award for Best Debut Novel in 2016 and she talks about setting her books in Scotland, how to create a character that readers love and how she sets up suspense in her books & keeps it going. Wendy also reveals how she fits in writing around her day job, the mantras that spur her on and her favourite crime writers in lesfic. She’s a fabulous interview with a lilting Scottish accent, to take a listen!
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as celebrating the fact that my new book Twice In A Lifetime is out now! Hooray! It’s a second-chance romance set in Chicago and New York, featuring Harriet and Sally, two former teenage lovers who meet again in their 30s. Will lightning strike twice, or will it be a case of once bitten, twice shy? If you love lesbian romance packed with wit, love & cocktails, this is the book for you!
I’ll be reading from my new novel at the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! And do let me know who you’d like on the podcast – drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org