Not the first time I've named a book for a song...
I first heard Duffy on Saturday Night Live. It wasn't her lead song, but the second one in the show. She was riveting with a old/new sound. The lyrics immediately made me think of a variety of stories that sprang from the idea of being used as someone's Stepping Stone. The lyrics of Stepping Stone were written by the team of Booker, Stephen Andrew, Duffy and Aimee Ann. Combined with Duffy's haunting performance, it's the perfect example of when one kind of art inspires another. After hearing the song every other project I was considering was pushed aside.
Review: Dear Author - September 2010
Dear Ms. Kallmaker,
You are a Lambda Literary award winning author. It says so right on the front of your book! I’ve also seen your name cited many times when readers recommend lesbian romance. Stepping Stone is the second Kallmaker I’ve read and it won’t be the last...
I rooted for Gail, and for the supporting cast as a whole. The filmmaking details were fascinating to me, perhaps because I already have a strong interest in the subject. I took several film studies courses in college, as well as screenwriting and even a beginning acting class. All of the behind-the-scenes stuff in Stepping Stone added to the story without getting in the way.