Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 559

I know some people come to my blog through avenues other than twitter so here's the skinny on the up-down (I know that made no sense). I'm guest blogging today over at Babbling About Books and More on why I write lesbian romance and more importantly, why I write ethnically diverse lesbian romance. Do check it out.

the awkward teenager i reference in this guest post

And in response to the recent rash of writer on reviewer crimes, here's my personal stance. I read reviews, but I know they aren't for me. They are for other readers. As a writer it is not my place to attack reviewers for their opinions. I am psyched that people have read my work and that's that. To the authors attacking reviewers for posting reviews OF YOUR BOOK, not your looks, or your mom, or your kids, please chill out. You're making the rest of  us look crazy. Smoochies!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 557

Check out the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event starting today (Jan 7) through Jan 21 over at Babbling About Books and More. Posts from lesbian authors, publishers, reviewers and bloggers.

My post will appear on Jan 9, but today, author and (my) publisher Radclyffe is blogging about the facts of queer fiction AND she's giving away books. Click the link. Leave a comment!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 552

When I turned 18, I felt I was grown up. Then when I was 21, I reflected, ‘Boy, I was just a kid then; now I’m grown up.’ The same thing happened when I was 27. It wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I realized it was a futile goal to have. You’re never grown up. We’re all still dealing with the same hopes, same fears, same dreams that we had as children.
Shelley Duvall  

 That's how I feel about 2011. It's 2012 and here's what I got. This year I'd like to:

- lose 90 pounds. I promise you, there is 90 pounds to lose

- get along better with my dude. Two people and two cats in a small space and drive anyone crazy

- write more

What a list! I need to be more organized, save money and a bunch of other things I should be doing no matter what. we'll see how those things work out.

Now here's what's happening whether I slack off or not.
January 7- 21: KT Grant over at Babbling About Boobs and More is hosting the 2012 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event.

I'll be adding my two cents in a guest entry about why I write lesbian romance. Multi-cultural lesbian romance more specifically. I've already submitted the post so that wont add to my mountain of procrastination. I really appreciate KT's efforts with this event. In 2011 I saw just how hard it is to find exposure for lesbian romance. Readers are into it, I know this for a fact, but a lot of review blogs and websites refuse to review it. I'm not sure why this is. Some site will go as far to say they are LGBT friendly, they'll review m/m, m/f/m, m/goat/dog/f/m, but no f/f. Boggles the mind, but hopefully KT's event will bring more authors and readers together. My awesome publisher Radclyffe will also be contributing so please drop in, leave a comment, click some links, BUY SOME BOOKS!

February 1:  It's my birthday and I have tickets to The Price Is Right. I'm pumped.

March 1- 4:  6th Annual Bold Strokes Books Palm Springs LGBTQ Book Festival. I'll be there, trying my best not to barf on myself before, during and after each reading. More info HERE!

In the meantime I have to proof the final run of The Fling, out in April, and I have to write Blacker Than Blue: Vampire Sorority Sisters 2. I'm a good chunk in, but I'd like to be further. I'll stop blogging and get to it then. :) Happy New Year.