Sweet Summertime

I hope you’re enjoying a few lazy late summer days!

Down here in the Deep South the sticky-hot weather encourages a slower pace. Even my garden is slowing down in the oppressive heat. Fortunately, the farmer’s market is still in full swing and providing opportunity to savor the rich bounty of the summer harvest. Perhaps where you live the peaches are ripe and you’re enjoying a juicy summer pleasure. Why do I mention peaches? Well, read my reminiscence in the GCLS membership spotlight and you’ll understand.

I was honored to be asked to write an essay for the GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society) Membership Spotlight. In case you don’t know, GCLS is the leading lesbian-themed literary organization for editors, publishers, readers, writers, and friends/supporters. They offer so much to our community from networking to learning opportunities. Learn more about it here.

Want to hang out on Friday…?

Join me and other amazing Bold Strokes Books authors for a discussion about balancing realistic events with the very real need for escapism in the stories we tell, and how the current state of the world has affected our writing process. Followed by Q & A.

Friday, May 15th @ 6 pm EST



Jean Copeland, Maggie Cummings, Julie Tizard,
Kelly Wacker, and Jessica L. Webb

Melissa Brayden

This event is part of Curve magazine’s virtual festival and is presented by Bold Strokes Books

Aspen in Moonlight on sale!

You’ll find my Goldie Award nominated book, Aspen in Moonlight, on sale now until midnight on Wednesday, April 13th, along with many other nominated titles from Bold Strokes Books.
Stay home, save lives…and read!