• LGBT+,  Publishing,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Writing WLW Fiction as a Bisexual Woman? I’ve Been Rejected

    Back in July 2018, I decided to make a change to my use of language when it came to promoting my books. Up until that time I had begrudgingly been using terms like “lesfic” and “lesbian fiction” to advertise my books, and myself as an author. The thing is, I don’t like using those terms because I don’t feel that they fit. You see, I’m bisexual. I’m not a lesbian. And therefore I’m not a lesbian author. Yes, I write books about women who love women, but it’s not necessarily…

  • Paperback,  Publishing

    Signed Paperbacks Now Available Directly From A.E. Radley

    Up until now, getting a signed paperback from me meant travelling to see me, or crossing your fingers when entering one of my signed paperback competitions (do you remember November where I gave away 30 paperbacks, one every day? The post office staff really got to know me that month!) Well, all of that changes today with some remodelling to my website! Now, you can purchase any of my paperbacks directly from me, how cool is that? All you need to do is go to my central book page and…

  • Personal,  Publishing,  Writing

    A big hello to my amazing Patrons!

    There’s a wonderful thrill that comes from crafting a story and then releasing it to the world. Especially when you are writing about sapphic characters. I frequently receive messages from readers who are excited to discover characters and scenarios that they recognise from their own lives and experiences. 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…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk,  Publishing

    WLW FICTION QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS 2019

    Firstly, a very big thank you to everyone who filled in the survey and a special thank you to those of your who shared the post regarding the 2019 WLW fiction survey. In the end, we had around 230 forms filled in. While this is less than the 600 replies from last year, that survey managed to hit traction within the mainstream market and therefore got a higher number of replies. With this smaller data set, we can be assured that it is the thoughts of people who actively read…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk,  Personal,  Publishing

    Colleagues in the Author Business

    As a full time self-published author, I work from home and am self-employed. I met someone at the weekend, at an author event, who told me she could never work for herself, she’d get too lonely. She’d miss conversations by the water cooler, talking about what was happening in the business, and the general camaraderie of socialising with her work colleagues. I agreed that it can sometimes be a lonely profession, but I have work colleagues. I gestured around the room at all the other authors manning their tables. “They…

  • LGBT+,  Lifestyle,  Publishing,  Writing

    Claim your free copy of the short story sequel to Bring Holly Home

    Did you read Bring Holly Home and wonder whatever happened next to Victoria and Holly? Then now is your chance to find out! The short story Holly Hollydays was originally published in the best-selling charity box set Winter Hearts and follows the lives of our favourite duo during their first Christmas together. Now this short is available for you to download for free. Simply go to the Holly Hollydays landing page and subscribe to my mailing list to pick up your free copy. My mailing list will keep you up…