I’ve been a writer all my life. I love sharing stories, playing with words, and talking all things writerly with other authors. 2020 is the year I went solo and began my self-publishing journey after four happy years with Bold Strokes Books (where you can still find all six of my earlier novels). My first self-published book will be a Chase Stinsen adventure and the follow up to Uncharted. It’ll be available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited, hopefully in December 2020 or January 2021!
It’s also been a funny year of pandemics and isolation, and loneliness and anxiety for a lot of people. I hope that was mitigated a little by my Queer the Shelves event back in June where I was joined by twenty-three amazing LGBTQ authors, poets, and performers for a full day of wordy fun (including Julie Cohen, Lise Gold, and Brey Willows). If you missed it, you can now catch up on all five panels over on the Queer the Shelves YouTube channel. Watch this space for news of next year’s event!
And to top the crazy year off, I’ll be releasing volume two of my free anthology, LesFic Eclectic, in December. The aim of the anthology is to showcase new voices to the wonderful world of women loving women literature. There are also a few established, old favourite authors in there too. This year, we’ve got Emma Nichols, Sam Skyborne, and Brey Willows and we’re introducing some new authors, including Emma Wallis and Lily Morris. Sign up to my newsletter for exclusive news and early release copies.
Who am I? What would you like to know?
Let’s start with an official-type bio and see where we go from there. I’m an avid shutter-bug and lover of all things fast and physical, hence why I own a big red Bandit to hurtle around the countryside on, and a Canon 7D to capture things that fascinate me. I write lesbian fiction at night, but by day, I’m a busy Chief Exec of a UK charity. I live with my soul mate and fellow scribe—and we have no kids or kittens, which allows us to travel to exotic places at the drop of a hat for “research.”
Things I love (in no particular order)
Birds (the feathered variety), Brownies
Cheesecake, Cherry Twizzlers, Cigars, Cookies, Country music
Flowers, Fresh air
Going to the gym
Movies, My bike, My car, My MacBook, My mum and dad, My wife
Rain, Running to or and after something
Technology, Travel, Trees