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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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    Some unsolicited advice

    I recently had a message from a reader on social media and it went a little like this. Them: I just wanted to say thank you for writing your books, they are wonderful and I really wish I could write like you! Me: Thank you so much for reaching out and saying so, I really appreciate that. I’m sure your writing is brilliant! Them: No, I’m no good. I can’t finish anything, I don’t like what I have written when I do write. I don’t have any talent. I spoke…

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    The Debut Novel | Q&A Tag

    This is my very first, but hopefully not my last, author tag post. Suggested by the lovely Niamh Murphy, author of Escape to Pirate Island, I’m starting with a question and answer session on the subject of my debut novel. If you’re an author and you’d like to get involved, check out the end of the article for instructions on how to participate! What is the title and genre of your debut novel? My debut novel was strangely enough called Flight SQA016. It’s a story about a rich businesswoman who meets a flight…

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    Bisexuality and the Lesfic community – Podcast

    While bisexuals represent the largest group within the LGBTQ community, they often feel compelled to remain in the closet due to lack of acceptance from their lesbian and gay counterparts. As an out-and-proud bisexual author, I joined Zane and Thalia on the Therapy Cafe to discuss bisexuality within the lesfic community. Listen here.  

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    2016 Movie and TV in Review

    When we sit down at the end of the year and reflect back on 2016, it will probably be with an overwhelming sense of disappointment and anger. On the face of it, 2016 has been pretty much awful. There have been terrible natural disasters, questionable political decisions, so many celebrity deaths and a PowerPuff girls reboot. On the face of it, it seems that world has gone mad. But we have short memories. Our capacity for remembering negative things far outweighs our ability to recall positive things. So, I’m here…

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    Triangle and the Feta Quiche

    It was eleven o’clock in the morning when the doorbell rang. My wife opened the door to see a delivery man standing there with a parcel. It was for our neighbours and he asked if we’d take it in. Of course, my wife agreed and put the parcel by the door. Now is probably a good time to mention that we are not sociable. At all. We have prided ourselves in never knowing our neighbours.  Crazy Pam. Crazy Pam is a whole other story. But, on the whole, over seven…