I’m back from Denver, and that means now it’s time for Houston Pride! I’ll be there at Houston Pride on June 27th along with authors Carsen Taite, Laydin Michaels, MJ Williamz, and Tanai Walker. The booth will be in the park in front of city hall in downtown Houston. We’re pretty close to one of the entrances, and will have a double booth, so come and find us and buy some awesome books!
Count ’em. Two! First, find me at Denver Pride June 20th and 21st along with authors Merry Shannon and Jerry L. Wheeler. We’ll be at a booth located behind the center stage in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. The festival is set out in a big square, so just keep going around, and you’ll spot us.
For both fests, look for the BSB banner and the tons of books for sale! I’ll have some great deals and some cool swag. Plus, BSB is sending some BOGO books to the Denver PrideFest that are sure to go quick. Come out and see us!
I know, Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory isn’t even out yet, and I have my next two covers! Bold Strokes is on the ball.
Here’s my first, coming in 2016:
It’s the beginning of a the Godfall Series, a new science fiction series with quite the cast of lesbian, bi, and gay characters. It’s a lot of fun, so stay tuned. I’ll have more details for you shortly.
As for the next, also coming in 2016:
This one is a contemporary fantasy about a modern girl who travels to the Greek Underworld and meets the infamous Medusa. Romantic shenanigans follow.
I’m excited. I hope you are, too. Only four months until Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory! In case you’ve forgotten what that cover is like:
And here’s the blurb for that one:
Like heroes from an ancient tale, Aesa and Maeve plan to raid foreign shores, claiming gold and glory for their homeland. Young and in love, neither considers what will happen if one is chosen to be a warrior, and the other is left behind.
On a mist-shrouded island, Aesa meets Ell, a woman enslaved by an insidious curse. Maeve walks the path of dark magic and finds Laret, a woman well acquainted with pain. Together, they must break the magic surrounding Ell, an act that will force them to choose between their dreams, their homes, and the women they love.
It’s gonna be sweet!
I have major leg pain today, friends, so the only blog I could write was about that. Insert massive amounts of cursing here. After I had an allergic reaction to Remicade, I had to switch to Cimzia. I don’t know if that’s causing the leg pain or what. I’ll keep you posted.
I’m doing a guest post over at No Wasted Ink today about marketing LGBT fiction to a straight audience. Cuz that’s a thing I occasionally have to do. Hop on over and let me know what you think. :)
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My RA is playing merry havoc this week, friends. I had an allergic reaction to the infusion medicine on Monday, so now I have to wait a month to start something new.
Which means the pain is slowly creeping back, so my typing might become limited to my writing and the occasional update on social media. This means my posts here will probably be brief, but you will hear from me often, and I hope to hear from you, too.
Thank goodness it’s not just laziness this time!
It’s middle of the novel time, which is when I usually disappear from this blog for a little while as I do the middle of the book slog.
The Lone Star LesFic conference went really well. I was happy to see familiar faces as well as meet some new ones.
There’s a lot to come on this blog in the coming weeks. I hope to do a new book trailer for Missouri Vaun and I want to do some videos about how to improve your writing speed, if you go in for that sort of thing.
But first I’ve got to get out of middle of this book. Sigh.
When you’re slogging through something, do you just power through, or do you like to take lots of breaks? What helps you power through or get back into the groove?
Spring in Austin brings one special thing to everyone: allergies. Luckily, that’s my only problem at the moment. I started therapy for my rheumatoid arthritis, and I’m happy to say it’s going very well. I have to go in to the doctor’s office every few weeks and get an infusion, and then I feel really good. No joint pain, minimal shakiness. No more bad hand days!
Of course, after my first infusion, I got really sick because my immune system is so compromised, but this time, I’m going to be more careful. I’ll just have to be satisfied with run-of-the-mill sneezing and coughing brought on by Austin’s spring season. I’ll muddle through somehow.
My gluten experiment never got far off the ground because I backslid so often, but I did take away a few things from it. I don’t buy bread anymore and very little pasta, so I’ll be able to reap the health benefits there.
Hopefully, I can keep improving and write more and more books until someone finally tells me to stop…or Austin kills me.
AND I have the schedule for the Lone Star LesFic Fesitval! Here’s when I’m scheduled to speak and such:
9:45 – 10:15 Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Group discussion: “Lesbian Fiction: Dreams, Affirmation, and Entertainment” about why we love lesbian fiction and how we came to write it.
11:30 – 12:30 I’ll be reading in room B
1:30 – 2:30 I’ll be signing books at the book signing table
2:30 -3:20 “LesFic Super Powers: Vampires, Demons, Ghosts, and Psychics” I’ll be moderating this panel.
Plus, there will be many more authors, another group discussion, more panels, signings, and readings. We have something for everyone, including a silent auction, a $3 book table, plus lots of vendors selling books, jewelry, clothing, and more! And on top of that, there will be at least one giveaway, possibly more.
And I will be fully mobile. ^_^
How’s everyone else feeling? Anyone up to traveling?