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This book dedicated to … (updated below)

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on my summer release, Anyone But You. It’s the story of Cathryn and Stacie, the last two women on earth you’d expect to mix, since they’re practically oil and water — or more literally, Big Oil and environmental activism. Yet despite their […]

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Coming to the Xena Convention?

That familiar whine that signals the start of a Xena: Warrior Princess episode is the Bulgarian bagpipe. Each time I hear it, it takes me back to one of the happiest, most productive times of my life. I was living in the South Bay — falling in love with California — and flying all over […]

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Top 10 of 2013

It’s that time of year again, when you can’t swing a wet cat without hitting someone’s insufferable Top 10 list. If you’re like me, you read every single one — movies, books, songs, sports moments, viral videos, offensive Tweets — just to see if your favorites are on the list. If they are, it’s because […]

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Coming Next Summer

Signed the contract. Wrote the blurb. Worked with the cover artist. Got the manuscript off to my editor. Looks like this one’s going to happen. Anyone But You An underground pipeline has ruptured, spilling oily sludge into Minnesota’s pristine Lake Bunyan. Taking the media’s heat for Nation’s Oil is Corporate Communications Director Cathryn Mack, an […]

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Preview of Etched in Shadows

Etched in Shadows is now available in paperback and ebook from Bella Books. If you’d like to get your hands on an autographed copy, read my blog from a couple of weeks ago for details. I’ve already shipped out 12 books — would love to send out some more! Here’s the appetizer. Etched in Shadows, […]

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Want an Advance Copy of Etched in Shadows?

Etched in Shadows — my 18th book for Bella — is now available for pre-order at the Bella Books website. You can read about it here on my Books page, and I’m proud to add that this one is my editor’s favorite of all my books. Order now and your copy will ship the moment […]

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Lambda Literary’s Fall Challenge

Want an autographed copy of Etched in Shadows? Want it early, as in before its release date on November 19th? All you have to do is answer Lambda Literary Foundation’s Fall Challenge. What exactly is a challenge grant? Each year in the fall, several generous donors step forward and offer to match your gifts to […]

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Listen up!

Those of us who toil at the laptop squeezing out stories like frozen toothpaste sure do appreciate when others offer to help with our ever-expanding job. Liz McMullen is a writer’s friend who selflessly puts in hours of work to promote lesbian books & authors, and I’m honored to be her guest on the Liz […]

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Star Trekkin’ Across the Universe

I’m just home from my first Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, and literally wearing my fandom on my sleeve. When I told folks I was going, the first thing they asked was, “Will you wear a costume?” It honestly wasn’t my intention, but if you’ve ever attended any kind of convention in summertime, you […]

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The Other Big 4-0

There’s something about turning 40 that many of us find (or found) unsettling. For me, it was the symbolic beginning of Middle Age, when staying fit required a lot more effort, injuries took longer to heal, and my arms had grown too short to read something we called a “newspaper.” It also triggered a renewed, […]

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The Book Within

What do Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain & Harper Lee have in common? All three wrote popular fiction of their day, and their works were required reading in high school and college. Imagine that fifty years from now, your book is required reading in a sophomore literature class focusing on lesbian genre fiction in the […]

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Read it now — West of Nowhere

Self-respect. That’s the theme of my newest book, West of Nowhere, available for download today from Bella Books. Amber Halliday gets by, from one lousy job to another, and one lousy relationship to another. Only 24 years old, she already has a lifetime of regrets and nothing to show for it. When she’s abandoned by […]

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2013 book covers

I’m sensing a theme.

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Time for a Tease: West of Nowhere

It’s an experience that never gets old, no matter how many times it happens. The box arrives on my doorstep and I crack it open, take out one of the books, inhale its freshness and check for typos on the cover (which are MY fault for not proofing the galley). Last week I sent out […]

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I Am Episode 64

I have arrived! After three years of wondering “What do I have to do to get noticed for this Cocktail Hour thingy?”, Andy & The Rev finally came calling last night. We had a great hour-long chat that covered lots of topics — Playing With Fuego, The Shaken Series, Rhapsody, my Xenaverse fanfiction days and […]

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And the first winner is …

Anita Peiker!! As the winner of my first drawing, you’ll receive an advance copy of West of Nowhere as soon as I get it from the printer, probably sometime next month. Contact me through the website with your mailing address, please. If you saw my post a couple of days ago on FB, you already […]

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You & Bella Books

Great, great news about a promise I made back in December! If you recall, Bella Books offered a free holiday gift to its customers, a copy of Photographs of Claudia, and I pledged all of the royalties to the GCLS & Lambda Literary Foundation. I figured it would be a few hundred… Because of you […]

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Who wants an advance copy of West of Nowhere?

I had the great pleasure on Tuesday night to experience down-home Texas hospitality at the Dallas JEWEL LesFic Book Club. Many thanks to those who came out to play for your questions, comments & kind attention. Are we done? ;-) It was my first chance to read a couple of excerpts from my upcoming June […]

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How did I get so busy?

I sometimes go months with nothing to do and then all of a sudden it’s raining membership drives, book events, convention panels & deadlines. I’ll skip the convention panels & deadlines for now but this other business is coming up fast. Monday March 18 I’ll be giving some books away in conjunction with the Lambda […]

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Nothing happened in February

That’s my excuse for letting a whole month go by without blogging. That, and the fact that my New Year’s resolution was not to complain constantly about politics. It’s helping my frame of mind and probably yours too. In retrospect, I realize several things happened last month but they were mostly on the quiet side […]

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