• My Writing,  Personal

    Flight SQA016 and the journey into publishing by A.E. Radley

    One of the questions I hear from people most frequently is; how did you get into writing? Or, the alternative; did you always want to be an author? The answer to the second question is… no. I never wanted to be an author. It feels weird to say that now that I am a full-time author and love my relatively new day job of being an independent writer. But I never had an aspirations to be an author. I’ve always worked in the business world, either in corporate finance, marketing,…

  • My Writing,  Personal

    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.…

  • Personal

    A bit of a refresh…

    As those of you who visit often probably know, my website frequently goes through changes. However, I wanted to flag up some new content I have been putting live over the past few weeks… namely, new individual book pages. If you visit the Books page, you will see all of the covers of my currently released books, as well as some information regarding books that are coming up in the future (you may find some interesting information there 😉 ) If you click on those covers, you will be taken…

  • Personal,  Publishing

    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…

  • Personal

    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…