Op Ops Episode 2 and a Lesfic Romantic Sequel

Opera House Ops: Episode 2 – Morelville Men’s Club is out as of last night. For those actually buying the episode, it’s been available via pre-order all week.

Opera House Ops - Episode 2 CoverThe synopsis for this episode:

The real culprits of the opera house break-ins get a dose of death to scare them off their game. The question is, who’s the corpse and how did he die?

You can buy it now at Amazon.

In other news, I’ve been hard at work writing a follow up to my lesfic romance novel, Broken Women. For some readers, the ending to the story of Barb and Janet just wasn’t quite as satisfying as they would have liked. Guess what? That wasn’t the end. It was a story that couldn’t be told in one book so it was never my intention to leave anyone hanging. There’s more…lots more!

The sequel is titled, ‘Healing Embrace’. That title comes courtesy of Angela Turnerwray who suggested it in a little challenge I posted to a Facebook group, Angela wins credit in the book for suggesting the title and a copy of it in her choice of format. Look for the book in late September.

 

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Opera House Ops – Episode 1 Released

At long last, the Morelville Cozies – Book 2 is being published. Oh wait, not quite!

Sorry about the sleight of hand. I’ve been working book to book to book on the Morelville Mysteries series for quite some time now. It stands at 8 books. They were all fun to write in their own ways but I really wanted to change things up a bit and do something a little different after publishing Book 8.

Opera House Ops - Episode 1 CoverThis spring and summer, while I’ve been working on the haunted house project we’ve got going on here and on outlining other Morelville Mysteries story ideas (among ideas for other, unrelated books), I’ve been writing Book 2 of the ‘Cozies’ series, Opera House Ops, in serial form.

6000-8000 word episodes – little bites, I call them – will be released once a week for ten weeks starting with Episode 1 – Breaking In, which released today on Amazon, for the Kindle and for Kindle Unlimited.

Here’s the synopsis for the serial and for this episode:

Sinister goings-on at a vacant 1800’s era opera house in Morelville have the residents of the village all tied up in knots and Faye Crane trying to solve multiple crimes and playing savior to history.

A Morelville Cozies Serial Mystery: Episode 1 – Breaking In

Faye Crane and Chloe Rossi are back in the latest Morelville cozy mystery. Multiple strange occurrences at a Morelville village landmark have them back in crime fighting mode only to find out there’s far more going on with the old ‘opera house’ than first meets the eye.

This serial mystery is great together with Book 1 of The Morelville Cozy series, The Passed Prop, to get all of the Crane and Rossi families back story but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.

It’s been great fun to write a story this way and I’ll probably do it again. Each episode of the serial tells it’s own story but each is also part of a larger story that spans the whole series of episodes.

The episodic series and the book that will eventually evolve from it stand alone from Book 1 in the Morelville Cozies mystery series, The Passed Prop, but, of course, they’re better together to get all the Crane and Rossi families story. Chronologically, The Passed Prop does take place first.

I hope you have as much fun following along with Opera House Ops as I had writing it! And, as always, thank you for reading.

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The 153 List is Approaching 300

The The master list of lesfic novelists is growing and evolving. As of this morning, we’re up from 255  the last go around to 284 writers with links to where you can learn more about them and get their books. Even better, I’m now annotating authors who write things other than lesbian romance – the predominate form of lesfic – so readers can get a sense of what else is out there. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with romance; the point is simply to show that lesfic is available in every genre.

The Top 153 Lesfic Authors Still WritingThe annotation process is far from complete as it’s time consuming to research each of these nearly 300 ladies (and a few men) to see everything they’ve written.  Since my primary focus is on mystery, I’m familiar with a lot of the lesfic mystery writers. I started doing the update by noting each of them. There were a couple I realized I missed and they’ve been added to the list. I’m absolutely positive there are writers on the list who write mystery that I didn’t give the (M) designation to. Lovely readers (and authors), please point that out.

As time goes on, I’ll get deeper into all of the other genres and annotate the relevant authors. Authors, if you’re already on the list and you want to drop me a quick line about what exactly you write given the categories I’ve laid out or any that I’ve forgotten, please feel free.

Here’s the link to the list post: The Top 153 Lesfic Writers Alive (and Still Writing) Today. Please feel free to share it far and wide. The more exposure these authors get, the better! 

 

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The Top 255 Lesfic Writers – Huh?

On June 12th I published a blog post, The Top 153 Lesfic Writers Alive (and Still Writing) Today. The post went viral with thousands of views over a few days (and it’s still getting a handful a day). Authors and readers took a look at it and chimed in about it with their thanks, praise, questions and, most importantly, their additions. There were lots of additions. They still come in almost every day via comments on the post, via Facebook, via email…you name it. I appreciate all of it.

I said the list was a living document chronicling authors who write lesbian themed fiction when I created it and I meant that. Today, after moving 6 authors from the ‘Up and Coming’ list to the main list and after adding some more writers after a list search at the Lesbian Authors Guild site (Thanks Becky!), it now stands at 255 authors and still counting.

153 Post Image

I’d caution anyone reading it that it’s not a perfect list. It’s just alphabetical with the best link available in each author’s case to find more information about the author’s books. If she has a working website (because 98% of them are female or identify as such), that’s the link I supplied. If she does not, I used the link to her Goodreads profile. I’m well aware that Goodreads is owned by Amazon and that not every author puts her books on Amazon but, frankly, Goodreads (eventually) catalogs books, including eBooks, across all major retailers and provides a page for each author where you can find all of their work under a given name or a pen name all in one place.

Allow me to digress for a minute:

If you’re an author with published works in any format, whether you self published them, went through a small press or publisher or you were traditionally published, and you haven’t claimed your Goodreads profile, you need to stop what you’re doing, do yourself a favor and do it now. Spend 10-15 minutes sprucing it up. This isn’t me endorsing Goodreads. This is me helping you to help READERS find you

Back on track now…

I haven’t dug through each publisher’s site. There’s just too much duplication out there since authors move from publisher to publisher. Further, the list isn’t broken out by genre. That would be a major undertaking just to research each author and then to determine each category her works fit in. I planned to give it a go but then I decided I need to keep working on my own writing instead. Anyone else want to try and knock that out?

Finally, it doesn’t include poets or non-fiction authors who don’t also write fiction in non-poetic form also. There are thousands of women’s studies and LGBT studies authors out there including a couple of acquaintances of mine who are not on this list. It’s a list based on lesfic novelists.

Please check out the list – go and pick a few authors and give their books a look. If you read and like a book, please leave a review at the site where you got it (Amazon, iBooks, GooglePlay, etc). Authors live off the kindness of their fans (because lesfic doesn’t pay enough for most of us to live off it!). Seriously, check out some authors. You’ll be glad you did!

P.S.: If you’re a lesfic author and you aren’t on this list, comment here with your name and website or Goodreads link, or on the original post or send me the info in an email using the contact link at the top of the page. I’ll get you added within a day or two.

P.P.S.: Please share the list with all your lesfic reading friends! The more exposure these authors get, the better!

 

 

 

 

 

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Eight New Writing Projects

I had a tiny little bit of time over the weekend, in between work on Saturday morning and the charity softball tournament I was committed to score-keeping for, to create a new project list to keep me on track for the rest of 2016 and into 2017. I’ve always got a ‘To Do’ list lying around that I dutifully add and subtract from but this list is a bit different. All other things aside, this represents only the books and stories I want to write and not anything else at all that needs doing.

The Passed Prop Book CoverI have eight items on my list representing 19 publications. One item represents two short stories I had originally planned as novels that just are so much better at short story length – I’m thinking 10,000 – 20,000 words each tops. They’ll be freebies, most likely, for that cozy mystery series, The Morelville Cozies, that I’ve been seriously neglecting since releasing the first one, The Passed Prop, in favor of my lesfic mystery/romance series.

My intent had been to focus on a sequel to my lesbian romance story, Broken Womennow that the latest mystery in the main series is out. Barb and Janet’s story didn’t end satisfyingly (enough) for some readers and I know that. It has always been my intent to show their love affair in two distinct parts. Their story is just so much longer than one novel can handle.

Opera House Ops Book CoverThat was my intent but it’s been pushed to number two on the list as the element that represents 11 actual publications on my eight item list has pushed it’s way to number one, a cozy #2. ‘Opera House Ops’ will be released beginning in late August as a serial mystery, one episode a week for 10 weeks followed a couple of weeks after the last episode release as a complete novel. All of the episodes will be available via Kindle Unlimited as will the full novel, at its eventual release.

As I mentioned, I had two stories for the second cozy in mind but they were too short to be books. I started reading up on serials thinking of using them in that way, but they just didn’t fit the ideal structure of a serial which involves a new complete story with each installment (episode) and an overarching story with each full ‘season’. If the series is to continue in serial mode, the books also follow a theme that pervades all seasons. The whole idea of writing shorter works in this manner was intriguing to me.

The Morelville Mysteries series follows Mel and Dana from book to book. They’re the constants throughout. Each novel offers a different story with maybe one or two subplots/story lines. Writing books that way, especially in series, is the norm, of course. The addition of a complete story in each episode of a serial changes things up quite a bit and that’s what intrigues to me. I’m excited about the idea and raring to give it a go. I’ve already commissioned all of the covers – including the one for the full novel (shown above) – and I have all 10 episodes plotted out and the descriptions all written for Amazon. Now I’m writing and it’s just flowing. It’s so much fun, I’m as far ahead of the game as I’ve ever been.

If you’ve read ‘The Passed Prop‘, you know most of the characters that appear in the Morelville Mysteries series appeared there. The focus just turned from Mel and Dana to their families. This serial will be more of the same with, of course, appearances by the two characters so many of you love. If it’s successful, look for me to write more in serial format.

Meanwhile, watch early this fall for a sequel to ‘Broken Women‘ and late this fall for book nine of the Morelville Mysteries series too. They’re both next on the list!

 

 

 

 

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Google Play and Boxed Sets

There’s a wise old saying that’s been proven true for most people at least once in their lives: Never put all your eggs in one basket. I love Amazon; really do, especially as an author. They’ve provided aspiring authors with an incredible opportunity to self publish and take control of their own works. In return, and especially for exclusivity, Amazon gives indie authors an opportunity to participate in programs like Kindle Select which gives them access to Kindle Unlimited (KU) readers like many of you reading this. We get paid by the page for every page you read of a book that’s in the program.

It’s a great program that benefits readers and many authors. The problem with it is, a book in Select and KU can’t be sold in the same form anywhere else. You can sell it as a paperback or hardback anywhere you want to or as an audio book but you can’t sell the individual digital version of it. Those eggs have to stay in the Amazon basket.

If you take the book and you combine it with other books in a set that either are or are not available on Amazon individually and you do not make that set part of the Select/KU programs, you can sell it anywhere you want to. That’s one of the few loopholes in the program so closely monitored by Amazon and it’s a serious advantage for series authors.

I’ve spent the last couple of months putting this set, that includes my first four books and a companion guide out far and wide (it could appear under either cover on most major sites):

The Full Circle Collection - 2D Cover

 

The Morelville Mysteries Boxed Set

 

The only ‘big’ name player’s site I couldn’t get it on was Google Play. All that changed yesterday. It’s there now thanks to fellow mystery author Molly Greene turning me onto Streetlib, an Italy based digital publisher that acts as the middleman. Google Play has been closed to ‘new’ author members for some time while they revamp their program with no timeline in sight for them to reopen. I’m happy to give Streetlib their small cut in exchange for being on the last large platform I really needed to get on. Here’s the Google Play link to this set.

And now, this set is becoming widely available too (except at Amazon):

The Morelville Mysteries: Books 5-8

The Google Play link for it is: The Morelville Mysteries: Books 5-8 Collection.

If you prefer Amazon as your major eBook provider, not to worry. This complete set of eight is available there and it’s in the KU program.

The Morelville Collection Boxed Set

Look for my romance, Broken Women, now only available at Amazon and free via KU, to become widely available in August.

 

 

 

 

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Hannah’s Hope is Out!

Hannah’s Hope: The Morelville Mysteries – Book 8 is now available at Amazon for the Kindle and free via Kindle Unlimited.

It really felt like this one was a long time coming, didn’t it? It did to me, anyway. That’s what I get for stopping in the ‘middle’ of an ongoing mystery series to write a romance novel but, hey, it was related.

Here’s the cover again with a slight change from our little contest a couple of months ago that chose this one over another one several readers liked. I felt like the title on the artist’s original mock-up of this cover was too small, especially in a thumbnail sized view. This still appears small at the smallest viewing sizes but it’s better.

Hannah's Hope Cover

And here, since I didn’t release it before, is the book blurb:

A young mother with a troubled past seeks help from Mel and Dana but is their effort to assist her too little, too late?

Hannah Yoder appears on Dana and Mel’s doorstep late one night with her teenage friend Katie and Katie’s newborn baby in tow telling the couple the girl and child are in trouble and have no place else to go. Dana and Mel offer refuge for the night and a firm promise to talk about the future. Plans are barely made when first one mysterious tragedy strikes and then another leaving Mel, Dana, Hannah and the Crane and Rossi families with few clues and little hope.

Mel knows there’s a killer out there; she just doesn’t know where to start looking. She’s stonewalled at every turn and running out of time. Somebody knows something that will unlock the mysteries swirling all around, but who?

This can certainly be read as a standalone mystery but it’s better when read in order – after books 1-7. And, that reminds me; now that this is out, the set, The Morelville Collection has become quite outdated. It didn’t contain Book 7 in the series, Mad for Mel so, now with this release, I’ve pulled the set from Amazon. Look for an all new set in early to mid July of all 8 books at Amazon for the Kindle and for Kindle Unlimited.

Most other major online retailers carry a boxed set of the first four books in this series (and a companion guide). As an individual book, this will be exclusive at Amazon for some time but, if your preference is for another retailer, look for this at your favorite non-Amazon site in a boxed set of books 5-8 in mid July also.

Finally, I know I’m way behind on paperbacks with only the first five in this series and the romance released in print versions. Please bear with me this summer as I get the rest of the series and the first in the cozies series set up and available.

Happy reading!

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Just. One. Book.

Reblogged from ‘Throwing Chanclas’. I’ll be donating; will you?

Just. One. Book. I live in a town of 1200 people in the Northern Sierra Nevada –where it meets the Cascade Range near Mt. Lassen National Park and about two hours drive northwest of Reno, NV.…

Source: Just. One. Book.

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The Top 153 Lesfic Writers Alive (and Still Writing) Today

Lesbian fiction is growing. There are more authors out there writing romances and genre fiction like mystery, fantasy and sci-fi for lesbian women and other open minded readers than even just a year ago. Most are women, a few of the well known ones are men and one or two of the better known/more prolific ones are men who pose as women.

When I started an LGBT book review blog about seven years or so ago, new lesfic in print was hard to find. There were Ellen Hart’s cozy style mysteries from her Jane Lawless series, romances by a handful of authors like Karin Kallmaker and Radclyffe, some standalone novels sprinkled out there here and there, and an assortment of writers like Mavis Applewater and Kim Baldwin who wrote original fan fiction aside from the Xena-verse for online sites who occasionally had a story picked up somewhere for a print publication. Baldwin’s first published novel, Hunter’s Pursuit, was the first lesfic novel I ever purchased (and one of the first I reviewed for my blog when I eventually started it). I remember her excitement at getting it published and all the hoops she had to jump through to make it happen.

By the time I folded the blog three years later, I’d reviewed several dozen books by men, about men, another few dozen by women, about men, scanned through a lot of erotica  and pulp aimed at straight men that was passed off as lesfic and only a couple of dozen actual lesfic works. Oh, I tried but, other than what I mentioned above and other than the classics we all know and love and a handful of books with implied lesbian characters or closeted ones, there just wasn’t much out there.

The internet, the rise of small presses that focus on lesbian works and the advent of self-publishing have changed all of that. ‘Our’ books are everywhere now. What a difference a few years – or a half dozen – make! Now, it shocks me every time I read a post somewhere by a woman lamenting that she didn’t even know lesfic existed until that moment in time and I cringe along with readers who say there are so many books they want to devour, they’re getting themselves in trouble with their spouses and partners for how much they’re spending buying and reading books for us, by us. I’ve been there…still am. My writing earnings fuel my own reading habit.

I thought it would be ‘fun’ to create a list of the top 50 living, writing authors of lesfic and share it. As I began to unearth names for the list – starting with the authors of titles I personally own in paperback or eBook form – it became apparent that there were far more than 50 I wanted to include…and far more than 100. The list crossed 100 active authors quickly and kept growing. There are many, many more women (mostly) writing books for us, of course, but here, for the first time anywhere that I could find, is a comprehensive list to track over 150 of them down via their personal websites or, failing that (especially for the Yiva and Bella published authors) via Wikipedia, Goodreads or Amazon.

Please Note: Because of the growth and the ongoing popularity of this list on this post, the list has been given its own page on this site where it can live and grow forever and be found easily from the top line navigation. Thank you authors and readers for your support of this endeavor! The original post, with the first 3 major modifications that took it from 153 to 284 authors is below. The Top 153 Lesfic Authors Still Writing

Please Note: This list is fluid. If a website is wrong or there’s an author you think should be here (yourself included) that isn’t, please let me know. Please feel free to share this list far and wide! 

Also: Many of these writers write lesbian romance novels primarily or only. In an ongoing effort, I’m working to note those who have lesfic novels in genre’s other than romance or mixed with romance, who may or may not also write romance only focused works. They’re noted after their entries as follows:

  • (C) Comics or Graphic Novels
  • (E) Erotica
  • (F) Fantasy
  • (H) Horror
  • (L) Literary Fiction
  • (M) Mystery & Suspense
  • (P) Paranormal
  • (RS) Romantic Suspense
  • (S) Sci-fi
  • (T) Thriller

ENJOY!

  1. AJ Adaire – http://ajadaire.com/
  2. Pat Adams-Wright – http://www.pataw.net/
  3. Mardi Alexander – https://mardialexander.wordpress.com/ 
  4. Robin Alexander – http://robinalexanderbooks.com/ (M)
  5. Sunny Alexander – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5829440.Sunny_Alexander
  6. Xenia Alexiou – (writes with Kim Baldwin) http://www.xeniaalexiou.com/
  7. Dorothy Allison – www.DorothyAllison.net
  8. Lynn Ames – http://www.lynnames.com/ (M)
  9. S. W. Andersen – https://swandersenwrites.com/
  10. Elizabeth Andre – https://elizabethandre.wordpress.com/
  11. Lynn Ames – http://www.lynnames.com/
  12. Mavis Applewater – http://www.yomavis.com/
  13. Ann Aptaker – http://www.annaptaker.com/ (M)
  14. Kiki Archer – http://www.kikiarcherbooks.com/
  15. J.A. Armstrong – http://www.jaarmstrongbooks.com/
  16. Clare Ashton – https://rclareashton.wordpress.com/
  17. Victoria Avilan – http://vicavilan.com/Victoria_Avilan/Main.html
  18. Kelli Jae Baeli – http://kellijaebaeli.com/ (M)
  19. Karen D. Badger – http://karendbadger.wix.com/badgerblissbooks 
  20. Darla Baker – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodgreads.com/DarlaBaker  Amazon author profile: http://www.amazon.com/Darla-Baker/e/B01ERQ8G5I/
  21. Kim Baldwin – http://www.kimbaldwin.com/ (M, T)
  22. Roslyn Bane – http://roslynbane.com/
  23. Jeanne Barrett Magill (aka Barrett) – http://barrett-writes.com/
  24. Solia Panche Bealti – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14760553.Solia_Panche_Bealti
  25. Elizabeth Bear – http://www.elizabethbear.com/
  26. Alison Bechdel – http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/ (C)
  27. Georgia Beers – http://www.georgiabeers.com/
  28. Jove Belle – https://jovebelle.com/
  29. Sharon Marie Bence – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14134682.Sharon_Marie_Bence
  30. Saxon Bennett – https://saxonbennett.wordpress.com/ (sometimes writes with Layce Gardner) (M)
  31. G. Benson – http://www.g-benson.com/
  32. Renee Bess – http://reneebess.com/index.html 
  33. Ronica Black – https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/authors/ronica-black-110 (M)
  34. Julie Blair – http://www.julieblairauthor.com/
  35. Lucy Jane Bledsoe – http://www.lucyjanebledsoe.com/ 
  36. Cheyenne Blue – https://cheyenneblue.com/
  37. Andrea Bramhall – https://andreabramhall.wordpress.com/ 
  38. Gun Brooke – http://gbrooke-fiction.com/fiction/index.htm
  39. Harper Bliss – http://www.harperbliss.com/
  40. R.E. Bradshaw – http://www.rebradshawbooks.com/ (M)
  41. Bonnie Hoover Braendlin – http://www.bonniehooverbraendlin.com/ (M)
  42. Melissa Brayden – http://www.melissabrayden.com/
  43. Jane Brooke – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7089874.Jane_Brooke (E, M)
  44. Rita Mae Brown – http://www.ritamaebrownbooks.com/ (M)
  45. Lila Bruce – http://www.lilabrucebooks.com/
  46. Kris Bryant – http://www.krisbryant.net/
  47. Liz Bugg – http://lizbugg.com/?p=1_7_Blog (M)
  48. Beth Burnett – https://bethsnewlife.com/about/
  49. Nat Burns – http://www.natalieburns.net/
  50. C. D. Cain – https://cdcainauthor.com/
  51. Geonn Cannon – http://www.geonncannon.com/
  52. Julie Cannon – http://www.juliecannon.com/
  53. Amalie Cantor – http://daughterofkieran.com/
  54. Sydney Canyon – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7145215.Sydney_Canyon
  55. Suzie Carr – http://curveswelcome.com/
  56. Dawn Carter – http://dawncarterbooks.com/index.html (M)
  57. Marie Castle – https://mariecastle.wordpress.com/about/
  58. Gaelle Cathy – http://gaelle-cathy.e-monsite.com/
  59. Jesse Chandler – http://www.jessiechandler.com/
  60. Sharon Cho – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9816536.Sharon_Cho
  61. Kate Christie – http://www.katejchristie.com/
  62. Barbara Clanton – http://www.blclanton.com/
  63. Baxter Clare – http://baxterclare.com/ (M)
  64. B.L. Clark – http://blc.bkclark.net/
  65. R. E. Conary – http://www.rachelcord.net/  (M)
  66. Blayne Cooper – Website leads to Asian language site. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/181302.Blayne_Cooper  (M)
  67. Ivan Coyote – IvanECoyote.com
  68. Delores Cremm – http://delorescremm.webs.com/ 
  69. Cheyne Curry – http://cheynecurry.com/www.cc.com/Welcome.html 
  70. Lea Daley – http://leadaley.com/
  71. Leslie Davis – http://www.lesleydavisauthor.co.uk/
  72. Ellen Dean – http://www.ellendean.co.uk/
  73. Ellen Degeneres – Okay, she writes primarily humor and memoir for a vast audience but no way you could leave her off this list…some humor is fiction…most isn’t.
  74. Jane Dilucchio – http://www.janedilucchio.com/
  75. Sandra de Helen – http://sandradehelen.com/wp/
  76. Sophia DeLuna http://www.sophiadeluna.com/
  77. Fletcher Delancey – http://www.fletcherdelancey.com/index.htm
  78. Trin Denise – No working website. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4309904.Trin_Denise
  79. Barbara Dennis – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15200616.Barbara_Dennis
  80. Diane DiMassa – No legitimate website bearing her name (taken over by an Asian language site). Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/161810.Diane_DiMassa (C)
  81. M.J. Doherty – https://www.goodreads.com/mj_doherty (M)
  82. Emma Donoghue – http://www.emmadonoghue.com/
  83. JM Dragon – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2737718.J_M_Dragon
  84. Moondancer Drake – https://moondancer.wordpress.com/
  85. KB Draper – http://kbdraper.com/
  86. A.L. Duncan – http://www.alduncan.us/index.htm
  87. Helen Dunn – https://helendunnauthor.wordpress.com/
  88. Nann Dnne – http://www.justaboutwrite.com/NDauthor/
  89. Erin Dutton – http://www.erindutton.com/
  90. R. G. Emanuelle – https://rgemanuelle.com/
  91. Kelley Eskridge – http://kelleyeskridge.com/
  92. Bridget Essex – https://bridgetessex.wordpress.com/
  93. Camryn Eyde – http://www.camryneyde.com/ 
  94. Makenzi Fisk – http://www.makenzifisk.com/ (M, P)
  95. Lula Flann – http://lulaflann.com/ (M)
  96. Judy Folger – http://judyfolger.blogspot.com/
  97. Donna K. Ford – No ‘author’ website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6475453.Donna_K_Ford 
  98. Katherine V. Forrest – http://www.katherinevforrest.com/ (M)
  99. Jesse Frankel (aka J. S. Frankel) – http://writerwannabe.weebly.com/
  100. Catherine Friend – http://www.catherinefriend.com/
  101. Lynn Galli – http://LynnGalli.com/
  102. Layce Gardner – https://laycegardner.wordpress.com/ (Sometimes writes with Saxon Bennett) (M)
  103. Lyn Gardner – http://lyngardner.blogspot.com/
  104. S. Anne Gardner – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1827991.S_Anne_Gardner
  105. Riley Adair Garrett – Book links not available from site. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7391155.Riley_Adair_Garret
  106. Pauline George – http://paulinegeorge.co.uk/
  107. JD Glass – No website found. Goodreads profile https://www.goodreads.com/JDGlass
  108. Shira Glassman – https://shiraglassman.wordpress.com/
  109. Melissa Good – http://www.merwolf.com/index.html
  110. Rachel Gold – www.rachelgold.com/
  111. Jewelle Gomez – http://www.jewellegomez.com/
  112. Melissa Grace – https://inthebardroom.wordpress.com/
  113. Roselle Graskey – http://www.amanti.com/graskey/r-books.htm
  114. Nicola Griffith – https://nicolagriffith.com/
  115. Mary Griggs – http://marygriggs.com/index-1.html
  116. Agnes H. Hagadus – No author website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1067794.Agnes_H_Hagadus 
  117. Anne Hagan – https://annehaganauthor.com/ (M, RS)
  118. Sophia Kell Hagin – http://www.sophiakellhagin.com/
  119. S.M. Harding – http://www.smharding.webs.com/
  120. CL Hart – http://www.clhart.com/
  121. Ellen Hart – ellenhart.com/ (M)
  122. Nancy Anne Healy – alexncassidy.com/ (RS, T)
  123. Fran Heckrotte – No working website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/143839.Fran_Heckrotte
  124.  Yvonne Heidt – https://yvonneheidt.com/
  125. Natasja Hellenthal – https://natasjahellenthal.wordpress.com/
  126. Clifford Henderson – http://cliffordhenderson.net/
  127. Dotti Henderson – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14059869.Dotti_Henderson
  128. Patty G. Henderson – http://www.pattyghenderson.com/
  129. Gerri Hill – http://www.gerrihill.com/ (M)
  130. E.M. Hodge – https://www.goodreads.com/1cyborgexsts
  131. Alison Naomi Holt – http://alisonholtbooks.com/ 
  132. Lorraine Howell – lorrainehowellauthor.com/
  133. Cari Hunter – https://carihunter.wordpress.com/ (M, RS)
  134. Isabella – http://www.isabella.rocks/index.html
  135. Jae – https://jaefiction.wordpress.com/
  136. Heather Rose Jones – www.Alpennia.net 
  137. EA Kafkalas – http://eakafkalas.com/
  138. Karin Kallmaker – http://blog.kallmaker.com/
  139. Jody Klaire – https://jodyklaire.wordpress.com/ (F)
  140. J. E. Knowles – http://jeknowles.blogspot.com/
  141. Lori Lake – http://www.lorillake.com/
  142. Catherine Lane – https://catherinelanefiction.wordpress.com/
  143. K. E. Lane – No working website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/335181.K_E_Lane
  144. Riley LaShea – http://www.rileylashea.com/
  145. Erica Lawson – www.ericalawson.com/
  146. Lez Lee – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4162618.Lez_Lee
  147. Shiralyn J. Lee – https://about.me/shiralynlee
  148. Valerie Lee – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21810.Valerie_Lee
  149. P.V. LeForge – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2791064.P_V__LeForge (L, M)
  150. Jackson Leigh – https://djacksonleigh2.wordpress.com/
  151. Jenifer Levin – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/601854.Jenifer_Levin
  152. D.K. Linda – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7552285.D_K_Linda
  153. Clare Lydon – clarelydon.co.uk/
  154. Lee Lynch – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Lynch_(author) (M)
  155. K.G. MacGregor – https://kgmacgregor.com/
  156. Renee MacKenzie – https://reneemackenzie.wordpress.com/ 
  157. Lise MacTague – https://lisemactague.com/
  158. Lucy J. Madison – http://www.lucyjmadison.com/
  159. Rae D. Magdon – http://RaeDMagdon.com
  160. Rachel Maldonado – http://authorrachelmaldon.wix.com/authormaldonado
  161. Catherine Maiorisi – Website under construction: http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com/  Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8414459.Catherine_Maiorisi
  162. Jackie Manthorne – No website found. The author hasn’t published since 2000 but she remains active on Twitter and in the lesfic community. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/745617.Jackie_Manthorne
  163. Diane Marina – dianemarina.com/
  164. Andi Marquette – https://AndiMarquette.com (M)
  165. Michelle Marra – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9759489.Michelle_Marra
  166. Dannie Marsden – DannieMarsden.com
  167. Marianne K. Martin – Only publishing website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/MarianneKMartin
  168. Paula Martinac – http://paulamartinac.com/
  169. Pamela Mauldin – http://www.pamelamauldin.com/home.html
  170. Robbi McCoy – http://www.robbimccoy.com/
  171. Val McDermid – http://www.valmcdermid.com/ (M)
  172. M.K. McGowan – http://mkmcgowan.com/
  173. Kate McLachlan – http://www.katemclachlan.com/ (F, M)
  174. B.E. McLaughlin – https://bemclaughlin.com/ (M, P)
  175. Ann McMan – http://www.AnnMcMan.com
  176. Gill McKnight – http://www.GillMcKnight.com
  177. Liz McMullen – http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/
  178. Claire McNab – http://www.ClaireMcNab.com (M)
  179. Heather McVea – http://www.HeatherMcVea.com
  180. Susan X Meagher – http://www.SusanXMeagher.com
  181. K’anne Meinel – http://www.kannemeinel.com/index.html (M)
  182. JP Mercer – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/265209.J_P_Mercer
  183. Ronni Meyrick – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8283564.Ronni_Meyrick
  184. Laydin Michaels – http://www.laydinmichaels.com/ You can purchase her December 2015 debut novel from her publisher (not reachable from her website) or from Amazon. Her Amazon author profile: http://www.amazon.com/Laydin-Michaels/e/B019DDGUXK
  185. BL Miller – http://www.BLMillerAuthor.com
  186. Rogena Mitchell-Jones – http://www.rogenamitchell.com/
  187. Colette Moody – ColetteMoody.com
  188. KA Moll – KAMoll.com
  189. Iza Moreau – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6425423.Iza_Moreau (M)
  190. Graysen Morgen – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6154988.Graysen_Morgen
  191. Annette Mori – https://annettemori0859.wordpress.com/
  192. Charlene Neil – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8286710.Charlene_Neil
  193. Nik Nicholson – http://www.niknicholson.com/
  194. Baren Nix – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8627338.Baren_Nix
  195. J. Nolan – http://www.RJNolan.com/
  196. Linda North – http://cygirls1.wix.com/linda-north-writes
  197. T. Novan – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/181301.T_Novan 
  198. Meghan O’Brien www.MeghanOBrien.com
  199. Erin O’Reilly – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1218724.Erin_O_Reilly
  200. K. Oliver – http://www.ckoliver.com/
  201. Alyssa Linn Palmer – http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com/
  202. Syd Parker – http://sydparkerbooks.com/
  203. Kayt Peck – http://www.kaytpeck.com/index.html
  204. VK Powell – http://www.vkpowellauthor.com/
  205. Chris Paynter – http://www.ckpaynter.com/
  206. Cathy Pegau – www.CathyPegau.com
  207. Julie Anne Peters – http://www.julieannepeters.com/
  208. Bev Prescott – http://www.bevprescott.com/
  209. Kim Pritekel – KimPritekel.com/
  210. Ashley Quinn – http://www.thisisashleyquinn.com/
  211. Radclyffe (aka L.L. Raand) – Radfic.com (M)
  212. A.E. Radley – http://www.a-e-radley.com/
  213. Adan Ramie – https://adanramie.com/ (H)
  214. J.M. Redmann – www.JMRedmann.com (M)
  215. Rhavensfyre – https://rhavensfyre.wordpress.com/
  216. D. Jordan Redhawk – http://djordanredhawk.com/about-me/
  217. Aurora Rey – https://aurorarey.com/
  218. Tracey Richardson – http://www.traceyrichardson.net/ (M)
  219. Taylor Rickard – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6894494.Taylor_Rickard
  220. Blythe Rippon – https://blytherippon.com/
  221. Del Robertson – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2965498.Del_Robertson
  222. Pol Robinson – No book related website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4864018.Pol_Robinson 
  223. Crystal Romero – http://CrystalMRommero.com
  224. Robin Roseau* – The pen name for the (sometimes controversial) male lesfic author Joseph P. Larson. robin-roseau.com
  225. Carol Rosenfeld – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/crankybirder 
  226. EJ Runyon – EJ-Runyon.com
  227. Laurie Salzler – https://lauriesalzler1.wordpress.com/author/lauriesalzler1/
  228. R.J. Samuel – www.RJSamuel.com
  229. Justine Saracen – No working website found. Good reads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/86101.Justine_Saracen
  230. Shamim Sarif – http://www.ShamimSarif.com/
  231. Lacey Schmidt – No personal website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13901342.Lacey_Schmidt
  232. Sandra Scoppettone – (Now 80, not actually writing but hardly should be left off this list). No legitimate website bearing her name (taken over by an Asian language site). Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/24374.Sandra_Scoppettone (M)
  233. Genta Sebastain – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6151720.Genta_Sebastian
  234. Djuna Shellam – http://www.magnhild.com/blog-post/write-owl-blog/
  235. Kory M Shrum – KoryMShrum.com
  236. Erik Schubach – http://erikschubachauthor.blogspot.com/
  237. Linda Kay Silva – LindaKaySilva.com
  238. Jen Silver – https://jenjsilver.wordpress.com/
  239. Ericka K. F. Simpson – http://www.eksbooks.com
  240. Jennis Slaughter – http://www.jennisslaughter.site/index.html
  241. Adrian J. Smith – https://adrianjsmith.wordpress.com (F, M, P)
  242. L.T. Smith – https://ltsmithfiction.wordpress.com/welcome/
  243. Alison R. Solomon – http://www.alisonrsolomon.com/
  244. Raven J. Spencer – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/RavenJSpencer
  245. Rachel Spangler – https://rachelspangler.wordpress.com/
  246. Ali Spooner – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4475298.Ali_Spooner
  247. Nell Stark – NellStark.com
  248. Rebecca Sullivan – Goodreads profile:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/253888.Rebecca_Sullivan
  249. Kate Sweeney – No working website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/575225.Kate_Sweeney
  250. Carsen Taite – http://www.carsentaite.com/
  251. Michelle L. Teichman – http://michelleteichman.com/author/
  252. Keira Michelle Telford – http://www.keiramichelle.com/
  253. S.Y. Thompson – http://www.sythompson.com/
  254. T.T. Thomas – http://www.ttthomas.com/
  255. M.E. Tudor – http://www.metudor.com/ (M)
  256. Ali Vali – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12884.Ali_Vali (M)
  257. Vanda – http://www.vandawrites.com/
  258. Elle Vaughn – http://www.ellevaughn.com/
  259. Missouri Vaun – https://missourivaun.com/
  260. Laina Villeneuve – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7778665.Laina_Villeneuve
  261. Anastasia Vitsky – https://governingana.wordpress.com/
  262. Karis Walsh – https://kariswalsh.com/ 
  263. Libby Ware – http://libbywarewriter.com/books/ 
  264. Elizabeth Watasin – http://a-girlstudio.com/
  265. Sarah Waters – http://www.sarahwaters.com/
  266. Rebekah Weatherspoon – http://www.rebekahweatherspoon.com/
  267. HollyAnne Weaver – https://hollyanneweaver.wordpress.com/
  268. Tara Wentz – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/542722.Tara_Wentz (RS)
  269. Caren Werlinger – https://cjwerlinger.wordpress.com/
  270. Gabriella West – https://gabriellawest.net/
  271. Alex Westmore – http://alexwestmore.net/
  272. Kenna White – http://www.kennawhite.com/
  273. KD Williamson – https://kdwilliamsonfiction.wordpress.com/
  274. MJ Williamz – http://www.mjwilliamz.com/
  275. B.L. Wilson – http://wilsonbluez.com/
  276. Catherine M. Wilson – http://www.catherinemwilson.com/
  277. Rachel Windsor – http://www.rachelwindsor.com/
  278. Barbara Winkes – http://barbarawinkes.blogspot.com/
  279. Lee Winter – No website found. Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14249034.Lee_Winter (M)
  280. Jeanette Winterson – http://www.jeanettewinterson.com/
  281. Barbara Ann Wright – https://barbaraannwright.wordpress.com/
  282. Kieran York – https://kieranyork.com/
  283. Fiona Zedde – http://www.fionazedde.com/
  284. Kristen Zimmer – http://authorkristenzimmer.com/

 R.I.P.

I have to mention these writers because the body of work they’ve contributed to lesbian fiction is…well, there are no words. Each is an icon with important works (often fiction and non-fiction) going back generations.

Tee Corinne – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/29674.Tee_A_Corinne

Cate Culpepper – http://klancy7.wix.com/cateculpepper

Leslie Feinberg – http://www.transgenderwarrior.org/books.html

Radclyffe Hall – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74248.Radclyffe_Hall

Patricia Highsmith – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7622.Patricia_Highsmith

Isabelle Miller (the pen name of Alma Routsong) – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17491.Isabel_Miller

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Moran – www.SandraMoran.com

Jane Rule – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/67406.Jane_Rule

Gertrude Stein – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9325.Gertrude_Stein

Virginia Woolf – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6765.Virginia_Woolf

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Busy Bees is On Sale

The first book in the Morelville Mysteries series featuring Sheriff Melissa ‘Mel’ Crane and Special Agent Dana Rossi, Relic, is free on almost all sites. It’s not on Google Play yet but I have a line on how to get it and a boxed set of the first four books there thanks to fellow mystery author Molly Greene. Thanks Molly! Look for them at Google Play soon if Android tablets and phones are your thing.

The second book in the series, Busy Bees, is a stand-alone mystery in its own right but it does pick up the story of Mel and Dana where it left off in Book 1. Other than in the previously mentioned boxed sets, it’s only available at Amazon for purchase and via Kindle Unlimited. Beginning today, and running through June 15th, you can purchase Busy Bees from Amazon on sale for just $.99 U.S. or U.K. Prices in other countries are reduced to the lowest level Amazon allows during this limited time promotion.

Busy Bees Book Advertisement

Here’s a brief blurb about the story:

Romance and Murder Mix in the Latest Story Featuring Sheriff Mel Crane and Special Agent Dana Rossi!

Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi is down but not out after being shot and seriously injured during her previous assignment. Will romance blossom or will sparks fly when she agrees to shack up in Morelville with the beautiful butch Sheriff Melissa ‘Mel’ Crane and her extended family while she recovers?

Will murder get in the way of love? If murder doesn’t, will life in a house with children or a political campaign keep them apart? Can Mel solve two major crimes and keep her former job on the road loving girlfriend happy in a tiny town?

Please Note: Romance is a theme in this installment of the lesfic mystery series but it’s slow to develop. This book contains no overt sexual situations. Sorry to disappoint (check out books 3-7 for those…).

Enjoy and, as always, thank you for reading!

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