Why the Racier Content After All These Years?

Karin Kallmaker All the Wrong Places, Craft of Writing

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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

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Interview: Golden Crown Newsletter

Karin Kallmaker Business of Books, Craft of Writing, Fish Out of Water, Just Like That, Sisters of the Pen, Sugar, Unbeliever

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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

Lesbians Hate Women

Karin Kallmaker LIFE + STYLE

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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

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Dishing on the L-Word

Karin Kallmaker Craft of Writing

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. There’s so few lesbians anywhere on TV but that doesn’t mean I’ll be happy with just anything.Read More

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Extra Frosting: And Now a Word or Two

Karin Kallmaker Car Pool, Embrace in Motion, Frosting on the Cake Volume 1, In Every Port, Making Up for Lost Time, Painted Moon - First Edition, Paperback Romance, Touchwood - First Edition, Tunnel of Light, Unforgettable, Watermark, Wild Things 2 Comments

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At the time that Frosting on the Cake was published there was no “blog” concept on the Internet, or the contents of the final portion of this collection of short stories would have likely been a blog. I’m going to reprint it here because it answers a number of frequently asked questions. Read More