The Amazon Trail: Spring Is Coming Soon—Isn’t It? Okay, I give in, it’s depression. I might as well face it. And I know I’m not alone. You can guess when it started: November 8, 2016. I tried to overcome it by resisting, ignoring, laughing at the fools on the hill. Like the amazing Elizabeth Warren, I… Read More Spring is Coming Soon – Isn’t it? by Lee Lynch
Imitating Art: My Experience Living a Scene from The Second Wave by Jean Copeland One of the best things about being a fiction writer is the vicarious thrill of placing a character in a situation I’ve never had the opportunity or the guts to experience myself. Whether it was my adolescent heroine in The Revelation of… Read More Imitating Art by Jean Copeland
Hi, peeps! OMG did you miss me last week? I was…well, I’m an international woman of mystery, but suffice it to say, not much interweb availability, so no fangirling for me! But I’m back, and I’d like to chat with you about one of my go-to films when I’m just feeling the need to not… Read More Fangirl Friday: seeing RED
Writers are observers of people, events, and political theater. We observe and sometimes record what we’ve seen, felt, and heard. Writers of a seasoned age who have lived through life experiences ranging from the very tragic to the most triumphant step through the writers’ world wearing a “shell of expectations.” We expect romance novels to… Read More WHAT WOULD JAMES BALDWIN DO?
I’m not butch. Androgynous, maybe. Not femme, but not butch either. I’ve never been a fan of the binary. It’s generational, I think. I remember sitting in Queer Studies courses and dismissing butch/femme dynamics. We all did. Sure there was the issue of imitating heteronormativity, but it was more than that. It seemed like some… Read More Butch as in not you
It’s no secret that I enjoy my trips to York and, while my overall political views shouldn’t come as a surprise to many people, it’s not often that I write about my party political involvement. I joined the Liberal Democrats in 2009, after being a (mostly quiet) supporter for a good while. It all came… Read More Talking Politics in York
Readers of romance, including lesfic, are intimately familiar with the phrase ‘happily ever after’. It’s a universal concept that weaves its way through just about every romance novel, even the angsty ones that rip a reader’s heart out before shoving it back into her chest. Every question is answered. A majority of the issues or… Read More Happily Ever After by KD Williamson