When writing fantasy, names can be a big problem. Should I use names people recognize? Should I use names accurate to the medieval period? Should I make them up?
In my case, I did a little of all the above. […]
Ruminations on the act of writing and the inspiration behind it.
When you read my debut novel, A Talent Within, you’ll see I’ve kept a lot of the details accurate to medieval Europe, but in my own world of Valmora.
So why did I take the time to be certain my characters are eating spices appropriate to a specific time and region in European history, if I’m writing fantasy? […]
I’m now an author in the stable of Bold Strokes Books, a leading publisher of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer fiction since 2004. I’d like to thank the owner, Len Barot, for providing opportunities for writers of sapphic fiction to be published. Also, a big thank you to all the editors, marketers, and other […]
Looking for a fun superhero story? Look no further. Authors Rita Potter and Lori G Matthews have teamed up to write a fun episodic story that is free to download. And they asked me to write the first guest villain! I’m introducing Medieval Man, a top European villain, who is trying his luck in the […]
I’m an aspiring writer of women loving women (wlw) fiction, sometimes referred to as lesfic or queer fiction. As a teenager, I dreamed of someday authoring a book. Not to make money, or to enjoy accolades of any kind, but to see what I wanted to read. Strong women doing the same things men did, […]
A hearty thank you to the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) and all you do for aspiring queer authors. I’d never been the author of anything other than a quantitative research paper when I decided to take the leap and apply to the GCLS Writing Academy program. Even if a publisher never takes my writing, […]
Even if I’ve been somewhere many times, I still wonder if my recollection is truly correct. Particularly, if the place is historical and halfway around the world, or if I haven’t seen it in a decade, or if I’ve never seen it at all. When I started my manuscript, I collected images of period appropriate […]
The middle ages weren’t known for individuality or diversity of thought, so when they cancelled you, they meant business. You were bullied, shamed and potentially shunned. You might have to move from your home and try your luck elsewhere. Not an easy task circa 1400. Imagine moving away from everything and everyone you’ve ever known. […]