So you write lesbian fiction…

When I tell strangers I write lesbian fiction, they equate this with erotica or porn.

Let me explain, porn is visual, so no, I don’t write porn.

In my early years, I wrote erotica (rarely now, because I’ve been there, done that).  However, I like to think the love scenes in my books are definitely not fade-to-black.

It’s amazing how many people assume being a lesbian or writing their stories equates to writing erotica or in their ignorant mind’s, porn…do they really think all lesbians are promiscuous?

Last year in Provincetown I was asked what I wrote, as I was deliberately not saying lesbian fiction…my bland answer told around a fire was, “smut.”  It went over very well, we still chuckle at that reply, but who really cares if I do or don’t?

Sometimes I don’t even tell people anything about the lesbian part, I just say fiction…romance, mystery, action-adventure, but mostly drama.  I’m telling about human lives and they just happen to be lesbians.  I’m not ashamed that I write, it simply is not always about the lesbian, it’s about the story.

In fact, with this in mind, I don’t always put the tags on it when I publish it.  I put it out there to the ‘straight’ world, have picked up some great ‘straight’ followers who appreciate a well-written story.  One reviewer wrote on one of my books, it would have been a great story if I just didn’t have the lesbians in it.

I write what I know, from my own perspective.  It isn’t everyone’s view on life.  I’m telling about a marginalized part of our society that needs a voice.  I’m telling their stories.  I hope I give a well-rounded story where lives go on and the viewer, reader, gets to participate….there just happens to be lesbians in the story.

So, on Lesbian Visibility 2019…be out there and visible!

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Reviews for Inn the Dog House

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January 28, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Labels ~ Model?

Some things should be labeled, some things should not be…

Some labels that I gladly accept (in no particular order): entrepreneur, lesbian, business owner, mom, writer/author, marketeer, and publisher.

Some labels I never expected to hear: diva, stud, model.

The idea of being called a stud is laughable to this femme lesbian, but there you have it, I have not only been labeled one, but it’s official…and, they are using my picture as a model for their calendar!  I love their explanation of what a divastud is and I really do think I fit it so I gladly accept these new labels even if I laugh at them too!

Check it out here and you can order prints of their calendar while you are there!

Survivors ~ Reviews

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This wasn’t an easy book for me to write.  As I’ve mentioned before, I started it in 2011.  I found the topic to be very depressing, but the idea of it never left me.  Over the years I had added to it as I found information I thought would be good in the story.  I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the reviews I have gotten.  No, they aren’t all five star and they shouldn’t be…this isn’t a perfect book, it isn’t even a perfect story, it is however a very scary scenario that one family could have lived through.  I hope those who read this, will give the book a chance.  In the meantime, here are some of the reviews I have been getting:

Five Star

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Thank you to all who have read it, will read it, or are reading it, your reviews do help and are appreciated!

For those of you contemplating it, please go to this link for all your buying options.

An Interview with USA TODAY ~ Happily Every After

I am thrilled to bring you an interview with Joyce of USA Today Life ~ Happily Ever After over my book, SURVIVORS!  Read it here.

GAvailable now on my website, with all the corresponding links!

Five Star

Amazon Customer

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
I thought this was a great story and I highly recommend it. There is a really interesting story line that sucks you right in. The author did a great job developing the characters and you feel like you get to know everyone while you are rooting for them all to overcome the obstacles that they face in order to survive. This was a well written book that doesn’t follow a standard plot line. There are plenty of shocks and surprises along the way. I really liked both of the two main characters who were good people without being perfect.
Kim

April 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Ever wonder what will happen if the world finally does go crazy? K’Anne does a good job giving us an idea! Jodi and Krista just wanted a place to go for peace and quiet. They always hoped that’s what their cabin in the woods would be, a refuge to decompress from the rat race. Little did they know that one day the cabin would become their castle!
I really liked this story and the thought K’Anne put into it! If you want to read a book that you won’t want to put down, start reading Survivors now! It’s well written and well edited! A really good read!