Although my parents were very poor when I was young, I’m still a white woman who comes from privilege. Because after my father got his degree compliments of the military, he was able to make a very good living. We moved out of that trailer park to an apartment complex and then to a brick… Read More Privilege
Summer has finally landed in our neck of the woods. I was worried because we were having unseasonably cold and rainy weather, but now it’s unseasonably hot. Go figure. Normally, temperatures in the upper nineties would not bother me one bit, but this year is different. Our beloved pool is closed due to Coronavirus…even though… Read More Summer is here!
Last weekend I finally had the whole weekend to kick back and tuck into a good book (or rather four). I wasn’t writing anything because I am protesting NANO. Every November I push back against the pressure of having to write an entire book in a month. Sure, I’ve done that before, but I don’t… Read More Exploding Eggs Standard
The other day I was commenting on a lesfic book that I very much enjoyed. I added to the conversation by agreeing with the person who originally posted how much they liked the book. My response was, “me too”. That got me to thinking about the “Me Too” movement. I thought about not wanting to… Read More Me Too…
My wife is a planner. She likes organization. I, on the other hand, am comfortable with chaos and spontaneity. As we arrive ever closer to retirement, her planning gene is showing itself in very funny ways. Although our maiden journey won’t be until sometime in March, I nearly fell off my bed laughing when out… Read More The Planner and the Pantster
Recently I heard the slang, “I’d hit that.” I am often fascinated with slang or colloquial phrases since my writing style has been described as “colloquial” (not sure if that was a compliment or not). Anyway, I digress. I wanted to explore this further, including similar expressions and whether lesbians or women loving women use… Read More I’d Hit That….
I’ve been attending the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference (LCLC) for the last five years and in my distorted view of the world, I’d started to view our annual trek to Palm Springs as tradition. That got me to thinking about tradition and of course I had to do some research. I began to think… Read More Tradition
I’m fascinated with what happens to people as they age. Recently I read that women who experience dramatic hot flashes for a prolonged period are more prone to dementia and heart disease. Ugh! Have I mentioned I’ve been suffering from hot flashes for the last fifteen years and there is no sign of this particular… Read More On Being Childish
I’ve often joked about my made-up word, romash, to describe my books. What I realized recently, with the help of some readers, is that a more accurate description of what I write is a romance with subtext. I love the definition of subtext: “an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or… Read More Subtext
Recently, I read this blog that was posted in a Facebook group about the new trend— forming a “personal relationship” with readers. I suppose with the flood of new authors into the market, not just in Lesfic/WLW, but mainstream as well, authors have to do more marketing on their own and apparently, this is the… Read More Personal Relationships in Lesfic/WLW