2016 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event Overview (#LFAE2016)...

Feb 6, 2016 by

  Roundup of Posts: Is There a Twelve Step Program for That? by Aurora Rey A Welcome by Anastasia Vitsky Women Need More Lovin’ in Fiction by Erica Mills of NineStar Press Danger and Spice and Everything Not Nice by Ann Aptaker The Discovery of Stories I Didn’t Know I Needed By Missouri Vaun Writing a Lesbian Anthology… by Kate Richards Out For You by Kathryn Lively Fan Fiction: Helping Young Writers Self-Identify by Brooke Radley Not To Be Missed Lesbian Romance Novels by KT Grant Un-Censored by Louisa Bacio My Lesfic Universe: Lines That Connect and Diverge Over Time by Cindy Rizzo Megan Derr’s Lesbian Recommendations A Little More Like Me by Barbara Ann Wright “Notes from the Award-Judging Trenches” by Catherine Lundoff From Book to Film by Alyssa Linn Palmer Interview with...

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Verbal Landscapes: The Visual Art of the Word by JD Glass (2016 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event #LFAE2016)...

Jan 29, 2016 by

  One of the most amazing things about the written word—no matter what the topic, be it fact or fiction, poetry or news articles, no matter whether it’s consumed digitally via an e-reader or a web browser, or through physical print, is that at the heart of it, it’s a visual medium. Think about it: right now, at this very second, you are absorbing information encoded via symbols that you can SEE so it can be transmitted to you. When writing, we use bolded letters, italicized fonts, we play with sizes and placements, all to indicate—to illustrate—color and tone, to add emphasis to meaning. Because of this, things that may seem trivial, such as the font selected, the presence or lack thereof of special scroll text breaks, the cover of a book itself, are...

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Why Self-Publish by Erik Schubach (2016 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event #LFAE2016)...

Jan 28, 2016 by

  Hi everyone, it is great to be part of the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event 2016. KT has asked me to talk a little bit about self-publishing and why I chose it over traditional or third party publishing. First I thought I would introduce myself if you don’t know me already. My name is Erik Schubach and I write about strong female characters in many genres including romance, scifi, paranormal, and urban fantasy. All of my books feature characters who just happen to be lesbian, it is not the focus of the stories. I have had six number one bestselling novels on Amazon in their categories and thirty one in the top ten of their category. I have been asked on many occasions why I chose to self-publish. When it comes down to brass...

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Lesbian Knights and Heroes: On Writing the Lesbian Fantasy Romances I Always Wanted (2016 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event #LFAE2016)...

Jan 27, 2016 by

  Hi! My name is Bridget Essex, and I’m a lesbian romance author, who also happens to be married to the love of my life, fellow author Natalie Vivien. I write books about lesbian knights, lesbian werewolves, lesbian vampires…lesbian romance is (besides my wife) my favorite thing in the universe, and I’m so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living. 🙂 I’ve always been an avid reader, but the books I read when I was a little girl are the ones that influenced me most profoundly, as a reader and as a writer. But maybe not for the reasons you’d think. As a reader, reading the fantasy greats of the late eighties and early nineties, I became obsessed with the fantasy genre. I was always devouring books about swords,...

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Crossed: The Monsters are Real by Meredith Doench (2016 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event #LFAE2016)...

Jan 26, 2016 by

  My first crime thriller, Crossed, was published in August. I’d been working on the idea for this novel for a few years; once I got to know the main character, Luce Hansen, she grabbed hold of my heart and wouldn’t let it go. In the novel, Luce a detective for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, investigates a serial murder in the town of Willow’s Ridge where she has history. Her investigational path crosses with members of an ex-gay ministry—the same ex-gay ministry in which Luce struggled with in her youth. The first question both friends and total strangers who’ve read the book (thank you, readers!) ask is whether ex-gay ministries like the one Luce encounters are real; their second question is whether I ever went through anything like that growing up. The...

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