Here’s the long and short of it:
Everyone’s invited to our lesfic authors & readers Facebook party, which is happening on Sunday, January 8, from 1pm – 11pm EST.
Here’s the link — click and RSVP. And fo’ sho’, please share with your lesfic-reading friends!
Now, on to the details.
Isabella will be kicking the party off from 1pm – 2pm.
Award winning author, Isabella, lives in California with her wife and three sons on the central coast of California. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling to the Sierra foothills and working on a little cabin in the woods.
Isabella’s first novel, Always Faithful, won a GCLS award in the Traditional Contemporary Romance category in 2010. She was also a finalist in the International Book Awards, and an Honorable Mention in the 2010 and 2012 Rainbow Awards.
She is a member of the Rainbow Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and the Gold Crown Literary Society. She has written several short stories and just finished her next novel, Forever Faithful, out now. You can also find Isabella’s book at Itunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashword, Kobo, Sony , All Romance Ebooks, and the Sapphire Books website!
Annette Mori takes over from Isabella for the 2pm – 3pm time slot.
Annette is an award winning author who lives in the beautiful Northwest with her wife and five furry kids. With six published novels and two set for release in early 2017, she finally considers herself a real author. As an avid reader as well, she is delighted there are so many lesfic books to choose from and loves being a part of the lesfic community.
Anne Hagan’s up next for 3pm – 4pm.
Anne Hagan is an East Central Ohio based government employee by day and author by night. She and her wife live in a tiny town that’s even smaller than the Morelville of her fiction novels and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Anne’s wife grew up there and has always considered it home. Though it’s an ultra-conservative rural community, they’re surrounded there by family, longtime friends and many other wonderful people with open hearts and minds. They enjoy spending time with Anne’s son and his wife, with their nieces and nephews and doing many of the things you’ve read about in her books or that will be ‘fictitiously’ incorporated into future books.
AJ Adaire follows Anne at 4pm – 5pm.
Twenty years ago, AJ Adaire wrote her first lesbian romance novel just to see if she could do it. The novel occupied space on her bookshelf, unread for nearly twenty years until, one day while in a cleaning frenzy, she considered disposing of the neatly stacked but now age-yellowed pages. As she began to read the long forgotten work, she was surprised to discover that the story was enjoyable! Editing and retyping the first book provided a new sense of accomplishment and additional tales followed.
Now retired, there is all the time in the world to write. She lives on the east coast with her partner of thirty-two years. Because they love a challenge, they provide a loving home for two spoiled cats instead of a dog! In addition to writing, any spare time is devoted to reading, mastering new computer programs, and socializing with friends.
AJ’s debut novel, Sunset Island, was published in September 2013. It begins the Friends Series. A novelette, The Interim, (November 2013), continues the story of Ren Madison and her transition towards being able to love again. Awaiting My Assignment, Book 2 of the Friends Series quickly followed in December 2013. It picked up the story of Melanie, Ren’s close friend, and introduced her new partner Amanda. Awaiting My Assignment named one of the Top Twenty Contemporary Lesbian Romances from 2013 by Elaine Lynch writing as E.B. Mulligan, 6/4/2014. Book 3, Anything Your Heart Desires, (March 2014) is the last book in the Friend’s Series for now. It features all the characters from the previous books, and tells Jo’s story. AJ’s first novel not in the Friends series, One Day Longer Than Forever, was released in June 2014. It’s Complicated followed in October 2014. If you enjoy sailing, or reading about sailing, you might enjoy AJ’s next romance, I Love My Life, released in March 2015.
In 2015, AJ switched gears and wrote an Adventure/Romance called Journey To You. It was a finalist in the 2015 Rainbow Awards, and received an Honorable Mention.
Lily Hammond, who also writes as Kate Genet, will have the 5pm – 6pm time slot.
Lily Hammond is a New Zealand writer with a passion for history, travel, and lesbian love stories. What else is there to do then but to write historical romances with guaranteed happy endings? It’s a perfect match. From her rural hideaway next door to a volcano, she also writes contemporary lesbian fiction of several flavours under the name Kate Genet, and with her partner Valerie casts spells between the pages with deeply magical stories of women who love each other through many lifetimes.
Alison R. Solomon will guide you through your dinner hour (if you’re on the East Coast and eat early, that is) with the 6pm – 7pm time slot.
Alison R Solomon is a psychological suspense writer, author of Along Came the Rain and Devoted (January 2017.) She grew up in England, and lived in Israel and Mexico before settling in the USA. When she’s not writing, Alison can be found chasing dolphins, playing tennis, or planning a road trip. She lives with her wife Carol, and their two rescue dogs. Visit her website at www.AlisonRSolomon.com.
Hey! Then it’s me! Eliza Andrews has the 7pm – 8pm time slot.
Patty G. Henderson follows me from 8pm – 9pm.
About Patty: I’m a firm believer in the romantic gothic element. I write Gothic Historical Romances. So far, there are four, THE SECRET OF LIGHTHOUSE POINTE, CASTLE OF DARK SHADOWS, PASSION FOR VENGEANCE, and SHADOWS OF THE HEART. These are total homages to the old paperback Gothics available at drugstores, department stores, grocery stores and every place paperback books were sold in the 1960s and 1970s. In my Gothic books, though, the girl gets the girl and the sex is much steamier!
I’ve also written five books in the Brenda Strange Paranormal Mystery Series, THE BURNING OF HER SIN, TANGLED AND DARK, THE MISSING PAGE, XIMORA, and the newest, a novella PEG O’ MY HEART.
When I’m not writing or thinking of plot lines in my head, I love spending time with my family friends, coffee shops, fine wine and enjoying being out in the weekend evenings under the soothing power of the moon. I love thunderstorms with rolling thunder, and the quiet beauty of a cemetery. There is also lots more room for cats in my home. One can never have enough felines. I’ve had cats since I can remember and fondly recall each one with love for all the joy they brought me. I also create book covers and offer other book services for the indie author via my Boulevard Photografica business services. I enjoy collecting teddy bears, playing Pokemon, and old black and white films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. All things historical, prior to WWI, interest me.
Vanda is up next from 9pm – 10pm.
Vanda’s novel, Juliana (Vol. 1, 1941-1944), is the first in a series of novels about the same LGBT and straight characters living through forthcoming decades of New York City LGBT history. Volume 2: Coming Home—The Post War Years (1945-1955) is due out soon.
As a playwright Vanda has received numerous honors, among them an Edward Albee Fellowship. Her play, Vile Affections, published by Original Works was a finalist for a National Lambda Award.
Last but definitely not least is Lynn Galli, who will wrap things up from 10pm – 11pm.
Lynn Galli resides in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys long walks on rocky beaches in the rain and standing in everlasting lines for a complex cup of coffee that will sustain her on a fifty-five minute, ten mile drive to her job writing software programs that allow her to build airplanes, save wildlife, and promote recycling. Her chilly summer evenings are usually spent writing about places that are much warmer and drier but nowhere near as beautiful or bursting with coffee, airplane manufacturing, and software coding.
Visit Lynn’s website for the latest on her upcoming books and answers to reader’s questions: www.lynngalli.com.