Today is the day! In just two hours, there’ll be another blog with the link to download our free eBook anthology, LesFic Eclectic from my website. Some authors also have the link on their websites if you want to grab your copy from them.
1) Established authors only…What made you want to be involved in this project?
Robyn Nyx: It started with a little conversation and ended up something entirely different. Authors have come and gone, and the project nearly didn’t get off the ground at all, but there were a number of unpublished writers that I really wanted to see reach the lesfic audience. I also wanted to give a big thank you to the readers out there who are so supportive of what we do. So I took the project by the scruff of the neck, widened the search for talent and established authors, and here’s the result. I really hope you all like it.
Emma Nichols: Initially to support EllCon in the hope that it would continue. I also like the idea of doing something collaborative, in so far as hopefully some of my readers will read it and discover new authors they want to read, and of course that works both ways, too.
2) New authors only…How excited are you to be involved in this project?
3) What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?
Robyn Nyx: Heart Halfway Gone is a romance, pure and simple. Hot neighbour moves in, friendship begins, and my butch cop comes to the rescue.
Carla David: It’s a romance, but not what you might expect. It follows a relationship from the time the characters first meet as teenagers to their contemplation of what they are to each other twenty years later.
Emma Nichols: My story is titled The Fan. It’s based on a woman attending an event where a famous author is doing a reading of their latest work. It’s in the romance genre.
4) What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?
Robyn Nyx: I love to write all kinds of genres. Plots interest me most. The what if question. What would this kind of character do if she were placed in this kind of situation. I really like to pose those questions and then see where the characters take me. And I like to address the deeper and darker sides to humanity, our unceasing battle with ourselves and what society expects of us, and the idea that no one is beyond redemption.
Carla David: I enjoy exploring different genres with queer themes, as in my reading, but always with a focus on character. I find the internal world of the characters the most interesting part of any story. I write about people living outside our expected social norms, and I hope readers will connect with my work who, like me, struggle to relate to most stories currently out there.
Emma Nichols: I prefer to write romance with a twist or two, suspense, or something unexpected along the way. I want the stories I write to be interesting and engaging for readers, with deep characters, and a strong story line. I have written contemporary and historical romance and romcom. I also like to challenge myself with my writing. I figure if I’m challenged and do a good job, readers will enjoy it too!
5) Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know..
Robyn Nyx: At sixteen, I was picked to play volleyball for the UK team but passed on the opportunity to concentrate on my studies.
Carla David: My first love was my cello, which got me through those difficult teenage years. I connected with others through music and performed with my orchestra in many wonderful venues including the Royal Albert Hall and random towns across Spain. I still hear an old teacher’s voice telling me off if I let my fingernails grow too long.
Emma Nichols: I’ve written poetry in the context of peak performance and death and dying! Yep. Odd, I know, but true.