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.
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.
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