• Audiobook,  LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Personal

    South Coast Lesfic Hang Out, a summary

    Where can you find three 2019 GCLS finalists, three Emmas, two Kits, a metric ton of wool in the shape of cute animals, two amazing audiobook narrators, a best-seller of Amazonian proportions (seriously, Kiki Archer IS that tall), and a whole host of fabulous authors all under one roof? Crawley. For those who don’t know, Crawley is the spectacular metropolis next to Gatwick Airport. It has restaurants, shops, hotels, multiplex cinemas, office blocks, and a horticultural society who happen to have a hall to rent to a group of sapphic…

  • Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    A huge thank you to my Patrons!

    I adore publishing. There’s a wonderful thrill that comes from crafting something and then releasing it to the world. Especially when you are writing woman loving woman characters. I receive messages from readers who are thrilled to discover characters and scenarios that resemble their lives. Books are entertaining escapism, but they are also reinforcement that we are not alone in our struggles. I’m passionate about writing books that people can identify with. Books that are accessible to all and show that love—and acceptance—can be found no matter who you are.…

  • LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Personal,  Publishing,  Travel,  Writing

    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…

  • LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    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…

  • LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Personal,  Publishing

    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…