The first LGBTQIA+ book I read wasn’t gay literature or MM romance.
That might come as a surprise to people. Most of my books thus far have had relationships between men (and occasionally between men and nonbinary folks). My publishing career started with a book that included a romance between two men.
MM Romance and other gay fiction are pretty prominent in LGBTQIA+ publishing. One might assume the reason I wrote my first novel was an extensive history of reading and writing about men.
One would be wrong.
All of my firsts have been books about...
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It's here! There are some great books in I Heart Lesfic's post-Christmas sale event, including many of ours.
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All About the Girls vol. 1: Lux, Kaden Shay
Last Rites of the Capacitance, Christopher Michael Carter
The Virtuous Feats of the Indomitable Miss Trafalgar...
You may have read the title of this post and thought to yourself, "But I'm not a lesbian." It's not necessary to be a lesbian to read lesfic. Anyone can enjoy it.
What exactly is lesfic? It's a large category for stories about (and usually for and by) women who love women. I'm using that in its broadest sense, so that includes bisexual women and people who otherwise identify as sapphic (including nonbinary feminine-spectrum people who love women). But just because the primary audience is women who love women, that doesn't mean...
Today's interview with Geonn Cannon is double the fun, since he's got two new stories this month. In UPSTAGED!, he takes us inside a traveling circus with a pair of knife-throwers in "Knife's Edge." And in Kennel Club, Underdogs #7, Ari and Dale are back for their latest adventure.
How and why did you chose your genre?
My first novel had a male lead, but a strong supporting cast of women (four leads, three...
This past week, we took in the last of the submissions for our upcoming anthology, Upstaged! Queer Women in Performing Arts. Official acceptance and rejection letters were sent, and we're good to go.
I'm particularly excited about this anthology because I want to see more stories that center women. In queer lit, there's no question that stories about men tend to dominate in every corner.
Over the past several years, I've observed this phenomenon, and it isn't a whole lot different from any other corner of the literary world. Men (particularly cisgender men) are the...