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”
Here’s the first reveal for the cover of my new book, A Taste Of Love, due out on July 24th! The book is part of a trilogy I’ve written with popular lesfic authors TB Markinson and Harper Bliss. All three books will be published two weeks apart, and TB Markinson’s A Shot At Love is already on sale. Read it now, and get ready for book two, written by me!
When I first started thinking about writing the third book in the London Romance series, I wasn’t sure which character to focus on – should I choose one from a previous book, or should I make up a fresh one? But then Tanya kept knocking at my plot door, and she was quite persistent. I wondered if she’d been too much as Meg’s stroppy ex in This London Love, but by the end of that book, she’d redeemed herself. The die was cast: Tanya was going to be the linking character. Continue reading » “Writing A Girl Called London”
Episode 17 of The Lesbian Book Club sees me interviewing US lesfic writer KG MacGregor, whose most recent book was Touch Of A Woman. KG is a prolific writer with more than 20 novels to her name spanning a long author career first in Xena fanfic, and now in lesfic. She talks about her writing process, how her style has evolved and her future plans, as well as outlining her role as president of the Lambda Literary Association. Find out all this & more in our ace chat!
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK which features books from authors such as Gerri Hill, Harper Bliss, Catherine Ryan-Hyde and Patricia Highsmith. Plus, I share what I’ve been up to of late – mainly writing books, trying to have a healthy February and baking cakes! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the show: email@example.com
Farewell then, 2015. You’ve been immense. If I had to describe you in three words, I’d say challenging, rewarding and fattening (the life of a writer doesn’t involve a whole lot of moving). But I’ve learned so much, sold a stack of lesbian romance books and I plan to build and grow on that success in the coming year. 2015 was the year I started to take writing seriously. In doing so, I guaranteed that 2015 was without a doubt my busiest year yet. And being busy means you learn stuff – stuff like this…
Today, I thought I’d do a little blog about me. 25 things about me to be precise. Things you might not know about me, things that make up the very core of who I am. Ready? Continue reading » “25 Things About Me”
Have you been sitting around thinking “I wish that Clare Lydon would write some short stories and stop watching Come Dine With Me”? Well you’re in luck! Because this month, as well as launching my new novel The Long Weekend, I’ve also been fortunate enough to contribute two brand new short stories to two different anthologies! Honestly, you wait for one charity lesbian fiction anthology to rock up, then two show up at once… Continue reading » “New Short Stories Ahoy!”
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If you missed it, I did my third book reading last week at London’s Bar Titania as part of GFest 2014. The reading is an excerpt from my short story Once Upon A Caravan, taken from the upcoming UK lesfic anthology L Is For…, which will be out very soon. It was a fabulous evening, with authors and readers coming together to celebrate UK lesfic. Hope you enjoy!