2015: Ten Things I Learned

Brighton Pride 2015
Me hosting the Brighton Pride Literature tent.

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…

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The Lesbian Book Club with Kiki Archer

Welcome to Episode 13 of The Lesbian Book Club where I interview fellow British author Kiki Archer. Kiki is a huge lesfic fan favourite who’s so far written six novels including her debut But She Is My Student, and her latest smash-hit Too Late… I Love You. She discusses the secrets of her success, how being a full-time author is her perfect job, and how she’s already working on her next book, due out next summer.

After that, I do my normal run down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts, as well as reading a special preview from my new novel, All I Want For Christmas, due out October 31st. Get in touch and let me know what you think of the show: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Watch out for my new book, All I Want For Christmas, due out next week!

The Lesbian Book Club with Jen Silver

On Episode 12 of The Lesbian Book Club, join me for an interview with fellow British author Jen Silver, who has so far released two books, Starting Over and Arc Over Time. Jen chats on how she’s seized the day after retiring and is now a full-time writer, with her third book The Circle Dance due out in February 2016.

Her novels centre on the lives and loves of women in their 40s and 50s, something it was important to Jen to represent: “I wanted to show that getting older can be fun and we can all grow old disgracefully!” If you’re a fan of fast-paced, witty yarns with cracking dialogue, check out Jen’s books.

As well as the interview, I also have a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts, as well as discussing book pricing issues and what she’s been up to this month. Get in touch with me and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the show: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club With Robin Alexander

On Episode 11 of The Lesbian Book Club, I have an interview with international smash-hit author Robin Alexander, whose latest books include The Trip and Next Time. Robin chats about how her close connections with her family influences her writing, her love of good humour in her books, getting into a daily writing habit and her goals for the rest of the year. Oh, and how she really wants to write a horror book!

As well as my chat with Robin, I also take a canter down the Amazon lesbian fiction charts which this month have a strangely medical leaning, as well as chatting about my summer readings, the upcoming readings in UK lesfic-land and how I’ve just completed draft one of book four. Yay! Expect it out later this year.

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