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    Golden Crown Literary Society Award Nominations for A.E. Radley

    Earlier this week I discovered that my novels Bring Holly Home and The Road Ahead are both up for two “Goldies” each! Both have been nominated in the Contemporary Romance category and both have been nominated for the Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art. The latter of the two is a member-voted award so if you’re a member of GCLS then I would hugely appreciate your vote ūüôā In case you don’t know who GCLS are, here’s a little more about them from their website: The GCLS was founded…

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    The Big Uneasy | Now Available

    It’s the 9th October and I’m very happy to be releasing my ninth novel, The Big Uneasy. It’s available over at Amazon in eBook or paperback and can also be read through Kindle Unlimited. They say opposites attract, but can lightning strike twice? Rebecca has convinced Arabella to accompany her on a trip to New Orleans. Both women are struggling to figure out their new relationship as Rebecca gives Arabella¬†the space¬†she requests, and Arabella comes to terms with her unexpected feelings for the younger woman. Meeting Rebecca‚Äôs friend, Jenn, gives…

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    ELLCon 2018…. missing you already

    ELLCon, or the European Lesfic Literary Conference to those who don’t know, is now over. If you asked me a week ago how I’d be feeling now, I would have said ‘happy that ELLCon is over and I can get on with other things!’ But I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have lots of friends who go to conferences and conventions and they often talk about ‘post-con depression’, and that is exactly what I’m feeling. Because, quite simply, ELLCon was amazing. We parked in the car park underneath the…

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    Silent protests don’t lead to change, conversation does…

    A few weeks ago the hype around the 2018 GCLS convention began. As per every year around that time, Facebook feeds were full of people preparing to go… and familiar private conversations were taking place in darkened corners of the Internet. You see, for every one excited person preparing to fly to the GCLS convention and have a great time, I know at least three people who are boycotting the organisation. For those of you who don’t know, GCLS stands for Golden Crown Literary Society. It’s a non-profit organisation¬†which basically…

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    A change of language…

    I’m making some changes to the language I use when talking about my books. Historically I have used the term “lesbian fiction” or “lesbian romance”. But, I’ve never been happy with those terms as they don’t feel very inclusive. For example, I am not a lesbian. I’m bisexual. And many of my characters are also bisexual, or pansexual, or something else entirely. Some have no label at all! I’m also aware that a lot of my readers don’t identify as lesbian either. So, while all of my books are about…

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    Introducing… the Random Review Generator

    It’s been a topic of discussion for a while that many people don’t feel qualified to leave reviews on books they’ve read. When I ran the¬†Lesbian and Bi women Fiction Questionnaire last year, I was surprised by the number of people who said they didn’t review. I was more surprised when I saw some of the reasons why. Many people didn’t feel they had the language skills or ability to review a book and even more people said they didn’t know how to write a review. The Importance of a…