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I am NOT by ANY stretch of the imagination, a professional photographer but I had to share the sample I had made up for the Lesfic Bard Awards.

It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL, breathtaking, crystal, and a few other words that can’t describe it enough…also, HEAVY!  I think, this will become an award that people will want to obtain for their hard work as a lesbian literature author.  I can’t wait until next year when people start posting their own pictures, hopefully WITH their own!

The wording is deep edged into the crystal, the rainbow and other colored lettering they tell me is hand painted!  I just love how the rainbow even comes through on the edge of the wide-open book at the top.

Someday, I’ll have professionally made pictures made of the award, meanwhile, enjoy these!

Oh, the main thing that will change, will be that it will say Celebrating Lesbian Literature…also, of course your name, your category, your book…and next year, the year will change of course!  I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did and I really wish they did the beautiful award justice.

Meanwhile, all those who follow this blog, please do me a favor and begin following the Lesfic Bard Award blog so that you can keep up on the news?

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Lesfic Bard Awards

Lesfic Bard Awards celebrating lesbian literature

Recently I started a new lesbian literature awards site.  I put up the information that I have worked on for months on the site www.lesficbardawards.com.  In order to make us look bigger, one of my people ‘bought’ likes and followers on Twitter and Facebook, I apologize for that as we wish to present a legitimate awards company to all of you, authors and publishers alike.

A friend of mine agreed to run it as I wanted to enter the awards.  At this time I am stating I will NEVER enter these awards since I AM affiliated with them.  The Triple-Blind Judging WAS my idea and they went forth with it.

I wished to REMAIN anonymous and merely help out with my advertising experience.  At NO TIME was there any intention to defraud anyone.  As it states on the website, the triple blind judging will be done.  I will NOT be reading or judging ANY of the entries.  I merely wished to stay anonymous but have found I cannot do so.

I apologize if anyone didn’t like the cloak of this, my friend generously offered to run it, put up her name, but she doesn’t deserve to be called a fraud.  We’ve checked on this for months, even had MY lawyers go over it.  Their only stipulation was that I do NOT enter it.  As I stated before, I will NOT be entering it or judging it.  Other people agreed to post about it and advertise it, some were paid.  They too do not need to defend me or my award company.

For several years I saw the various awards, I will NOT be naming them here, but I saw practices I DIDN’T like or didn’t approve of.  I spent hundreds of dollars in entering these awards.  I thought perhaps I could do better, and I am attempting that here.

I am coming clean here as those who have helped to promote the site, the award, and the judging are already being attacked.  Good for those who did due diligence…I applaud it.  I hope that people realize my good intentions, no malice or deception was meant.  I merely thought that by adding MY name to it would have people thinking that only MY authors would enter or win, that won’t be the case as the judges do not know who is entering.  Again, I state, I will NOT be entering, EVER.

Enter, or don’t.  That IS your choice.  I put a lot of money behind this in advertising, buying the mock up award (those things aren’t cheap), and researching it as well as paying for my lawyer to go over the wording, paying an editor to go over the wording, as well as time and effort.  I hope you accept my apology to the Lesbian Fiction community, this was meant well.

It’s off to Chicago I go for GCLS!

Has it really been a YEAR since Washington DC and GCLS?  Where has the time gone?  REALLY?  I traveled a lot since then, bought a few new computers, got a new SUV, wrote a few books (you didn’t miss THAT did you?) and here we are again!  Another event.  This year it’s in Chicago which is cool because it’s only 5 hour (depending on traffic) or so from the Northwoods where I hole up in my cave *depending on if I’m writing.  This hermit is coming out of the cave for this event.  Be sure to stop by the Shadoe Publishing booth as seen here from last year.20160707_124440

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Ask me for a Lesbian Membership card!  I laminated a few too for you die-hards who need a card!  lol!

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Oh, and I’m bringing PLENTY of books too, got the first loads in the back of my new SUV:

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Yeah, those are HEAVY…I will have to either get a bigger SUV or a trailer soon!

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All joking aside, Shadoe Publishing has two booths this year as always and we would LOVE to see you.  I’ll be on a panel with some very nice authors on Thursday, and, of course around for the author signings…or, if you can’t be there for that, buy a book and hunt me down with my red fedora or my light up shoes!

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Because, well, as you know, I don’t like to draw attention to myself, bahahahahahah!

C’mon, you know you want to give me a hug, get a picture, and I want to see you all there too!  Don’t be shy!  I don’t bite…hard.  BTW, if you post a picture of me and you on Facebook from the conference, I want you to tag me!  I’ll even consider GIVING you a book for doing that!

See you there!

K’Anne!

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Tee Corrine Award, please vote

The deadline for the first round of voting for the Tee Corrine award for art is rapidly approaching.  If  you haven’t already (even if you have, they will delete duplicates) please go and vote for three covers that I have up for this award.  They are:

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Please go HERE to cast your vote for these covers that I created!  If you are interested in the books themselves, click on the cover and it will take you to where you can read up on them and perhaps purchase a copy.

Thank you so much in advance for your consideration!

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I’ve been NOMINATED, so please, go VOTE!

Lesbe Real Radio has nominated me for the BEST GUEST AUTHOR, please take a moment and go VOTE for me.  If you have a moment, please FOLLOW them too!

Here’s the link: http://www.lesberealradio.com/author.htmls

Five-Five Star Reviews for Small Town Angel

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Small towns are notorious for secrets … but what if you bring your secrets with you?

Amy Adams arrives in Northpoint, Wisconsin on a Greyhound bus.  Small towns are well known for not taking to strangers, but THIS stranger decides to stay.

Amy has a look around and to her, it ‘feels’ like home. She rents a cabin in the woods outside of town and proceeds to look for a place to open a store.  Renting to own from one of the locals, she soon finds herself making friends and making waves.  She won’t discuss where she is from and has nothing to say about her past.

People are extremely curious. This Southern Belle has them talking.

Abby Shipman, the Chief of Police in this neck of the woods is intrigued by the decidedly mysterious and straight redheaded whirlwind that has blown into town. It’s curious that she won’t talk about her past and she is certainly uncomfortable around Abby … or is it cops in general?

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Really enjoyed this. You literally sit through halfway to three quarters of it going what on earth is in her past… I really liked Amy/Angel’s character. Well written. But it’s K’Anne so you know it’s going to be good 🙂
K’Anne was absolute perfection with the use of Southern language and innuendo. The attitude of a small backwoods town could not have been more accurate
Enjoyed reading this book and exploring the lives of the main characters in this story. Another well written book by an author I admire.
I just finished this story. Very entertaining.
If this place really exists,I want to go there.
Never heard of the “Thumb ” area of Wisconsin on the Eastern coast but I would like to go there after reading this book.  
It was fun getting to know Amy and Abby,Toby, and Tabby and oh yeah the kids. Hated to see it end.

Another superior book by K’Anne Meinel. From the first page to the last you are keep guessing as to what is going to happen between our two main characters Amy and Abby. You understand the confusion in Amy’s mind regarding relationships and as you continue to read the story mush of her past life is revealed and her reason for running is so apparent. At the end you are exhausted but ecstatically happy with the ending.

This book is one of Miss Meinel’s best in a long line of great reads. Small Town Angel is a story that is so believable that you actually picture yourself as part of the story. once you start this book you will not want to put it down to do the dishes, laundry, put the kids to bed or go to bed yourself. From cover to cover this is full of excitement, love and suspense. Thanks K’Anne for another of your great imaginative stories.

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Small Town Angel is nominated for SEVERAL awards!  GCLS.ORG
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