Prompted by the observation on the GCLS Discussion List that began with “Why aren’t there more characters over the age of 50?” Read More
This afternoon I was thinking of all the characters we know and love who will never walk the same streets of New Orleans again. Read More
Question: Why do you use third person limited so much? Why don’t you vary the point of view more within scenes?
What’s racier? Who determines that?
When I first started writing, my “rules” for what could and couldn’t be done between the sheets, err, pages of a romance novel were distilled from what I read, which was primarily lesbian romance and mystery. I wrote within those limitations for the first half dozen books or so because I was sure they were acceptable to the publisher (Naiad Press). Over time I broke a few of the rules, but in very subtle ways. Read More
Tell us a little about yourself.
Let’s see, just looking at me, especially if my children are near, most people would assume I’m a 40-something matron whose chosen field is accounting. Read More
Itwas an odd thing when a new member of a club I belonged to suddenly announced that the club’s members and founders were women-hating because the club goal was the support of not women, but “just” lesbians. Read More
Can I tell the truth? I didn’t get past the second hour of the pilot and the whole reason was an utterly flawed presentation of character in order to churn the plot. Read More
What is one thing I can do to make my book more marketable to publishers?
My first novel is being read by a publisher and they said some good things. When will I see a check from them, at acceptance or at publication?
Though there are great reasons to use a pen name, mostly surrounding marketing and branding, my reason is more pragmatic: my birth name is difficult to pronounce and spell. Complicating matters is that I no longer use my birth name as I’ve taken a legal name to share with my partner and our children. Read More