ReadOut 2021

Growing up, the public library was one of my favorite places to go. As Fran Leibowitz has said, reading shouldn’t be a mirror, it should be a door. My local public library was a doorway that opened the world to me–it encouraged my curiosity, wonder, and imagination.

I’m both honored and excited to participate in Read Out 2021: A Festival of Lesbian Literature hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport Library in Gulfport, Florida. Over 80 authors are participating in the hybrid event that includes live and pre-recorded sessions with author readings, spoken word artists, comics, and entertainment between sessions.

I’ll be reading from my novel Aspen in Moonlight in the Pearls: Mystery & Fantasy session on Saturday, February 26, at 12 pm CST / 1 pm EST. There will be other great writers reading, including my friend and fellow author, Karen F. Williams. It’s going to be fun, I hope you’ll join us!

Click Here to register. Did I mention that it’s free? Yeah, it’s FREE! and open to an international audience.

Public libraries rock!

Aspen in Moonlight

A great review from The Lesbian Book Blog!

The Lesbian Book Blog

By Kelly Wacker

The blurb from the publisher…

When art historian Melissa Warren inherits three of her grandmother’s paintings that have captivated her since childhood, she sets out to discover more about the little known artist and the locations of the mysterious landscapes. Her search takes her to the Colorado Bear Conservancy and the artist’s great-granddaughter, Sula Johansen.

Sula is reluctant to help Melissa, but their instant chemistry is impossible to ignore. Sula is torn between falling in love and hiding the truth about who and what she really is. Of course, if Melissa paid closer attention to minor details—like the fact that Sula enjoys nibbling berries off the vine, is unusually strong, and consumes way too much honey—Melissa might not be in for the shock of her life.

My thoughts…

I was very surprised to learn that this was Wacker’s first full length novel. This book doesn’t read like…

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