October 26, 2017
I’m beyond thrilled to let you know that Twice In A Lifetime is finally out – hurrah! I’m not sure I’m meant to say this, being the author, but I fucking LOVE this book. It’s dreamy & steamy in equal measure, and I miss the characters already. Let me tell you about writing it…
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October 9, 2017
I’m thrilled that my lesbian romance Nothing To Lose has been shortlisted for the Diva LitFest Awards in the Best Romance category! If you think the book deserves to win, head on over to the Diva Literary Festival and vote for me now! There are tons of other brilliant writers up for nomination too, so get voting!
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September 5, 2017
Welcome to episode 34 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Kate Christie who’s written many books including Training Ground, Game Time, In The Company Of Women and Gay Pride And Prejudice. Her books take in romance, the army, and soccer, and in this interview we get the nitty gritty on Kate’s writing style, the low down on why she took on the Jane Austen classic, and how she thinks writing lesbian fiction is a political act in today’s climate.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! Plus, I reveal the title of my next novel – Twice In A Lifetime – as well as announcing the successful launch of my audiobook of Nothing To Lose which has hit the best-seller charts on Audible in the UK and the US! If you would like a free review code for Audible US or UK, get in touch and let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 25, 2017
What am I working on? My new novel, Twice In A Lifetime, due later this year. I’ve nearly finished the first edit and I really like it so far. It’s a second-chance romance and it’s set in the USA, in Chicago, the first time I’ve ever set one of my books outside the UK. Doing so was inspired by a trip to Chicago this summer, which I absolutely loved, and now I keep bugging my Chicago friends for details I’ve forgotten. Also, thank goodness for Google maps! I’ve been walking up and down Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, and sailing down the Chicago river.
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August 9, 2017
I’m really excited to bring you the news that my first ever audiobook – Nothing To Lose: A Lesbian Romance – is out now! I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and audio in general, so I hope you give it a listen and let me know what you think. It’s been a crazy journey getting this done, but I’m thrilled it’s finally out there for you to enjoy! Let me tell you a little about the process of getting it done…
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August 2, 2017
Welcome to episode 33 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview UK broadcaster, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, who’s just released her book Is Monogamy Dead? Rosie’s book is non-fiction in a change for this podcast, and asks the title’s question by journeying through her life, shining a spotlight on all her relationships and asking some searching and often awkward questions. Rosie talks about the writing journey, what she learned and how her new partner is coping with her promoting such a book!
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Golden Crown Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of the Diva Literary Festival taking place in November in the UK, as well my first ever audiobook of my lesbian romance Nothing To Lose, due out the first week of August. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast – and if you’d like a code to review my audiobook, drop me a line at: email@example.com
June 30, 2017
Welcome to episode 32 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing fabulous UK author Andrea Bramhall. Andrea is the author of many books including Clean Slate, Nightingale, Collide-O-Scope and Under Parr. Her books take in romance and crime, and she’s also a Lambda award winner with Clean Slate. Andrea talks about the inspiration for her writing and her characters, how she plans a book, tapping into her darker side and diversity in lesfic. She’s incredibly candid in the interview, talking about darker times in her life that have fed into her fiction.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Lambda Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of my latest lesbian romance novel, A Girl Called London, which is out now – hurrah! You can find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk Plus, I’m in the final stages of my upcoming audiobook of Nothing To Lose, and I should have more to tell next time.
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May 30, 2017
Back in January, I made a list of goals for the year. 2017 is slipping by at pace, so now, at the five-month mark, how am I doing? Let’s take a look…
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May 4, 2017
As well as cracking on with the third book in my London Romance series – A Girl Called London – this spring I’ve also been busy auditioning narrators for my best-selling lesbian romance, Nothing To Lose. I’m thrilled to let you all know the book has now been commissioned and should be on the digital shelves by the end of summer – exciting times!
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March 3, 2017
For World Book Day this year, I was really thrilled to be invited along to the offices of Transport For London by their LGBT group, OUTBound.
Over the course of a lunchtime, I did readings from my lesbian romance novels This London Love and Nothing To Lose, as well as answering a slew of questions on life as an indie author. It was a lot of fun and I met some ace people, plus I got to see the Pride crossing which is in plum position in TFL’s foyer – win!
I hope you spent World Book Day curled up with your favourite book!