In which Karin Kallmaker says two kinds of thank you, applauds love and resistance and gives you a real reason to read to the end.
Revised and expanded – Karin Kallmaker’s advice on how to prepare for your first public reading of your book: Pick the right passage, practice, prepare for questions and close with a call to action.
Panel for new(er) writers on Getting Published, this Saturday January 7 at 11 a.m. at the Castro Valley Public Library. Local writers share their journeys to publication.
Biographies of lesbian women are rare. Your local library should have a copy of Indomitable and you can make it happen in five minutes or less without leaving your chair.
A sneak peek at the work in progress, plus a pretty picture of Lake Louise.
Bottle Shock, novel cameos, and more in an impromptu Q&A based on the tons of mail and messages I’ve been getting about Captain of Industry.
To a blog title that says romance novels are “primed” to make an impact on society, I would add “yet again.” Applauding the “new” wave of romance writing.
In other words, the customer is still supporting sinful writing, but using an app to avoid experiencing it. Very, very clever Clean Reader.
Stupid, silly, trashy, sappy… It’s “just” a romance after all. How about we stop shaming our readers and our own work?
Honest thoughts of readers about books they’d read disappeared. Poof! Gone!
One unique aspect of this book is that readers on my Facebook page gave many ideas of places my heroines could visit in their travels.
The ones who stand between these “concerned” citizens and our right to read whatever we want are librarians and booksellers.
The Free All Access Pass to Everything!
I’m surprised by how many don’t realize they owe it to their own body of work—which is what you call a collection of creative endeavors such as writing down opinions—to share it as widely as possible.
Once again, thank you to everybody who gave me the benefit of their experiences. As promised, my house elf has helped me pick a random winner of two free books from my library — print versions — signed, sealed and delivered.
And this I know for sure too: I have the best readers in the world, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
As a good library should, a few of the books I handled were sure to offend me, but I passed them right on; they belong in the library too. Our tiny library collection was actually dwarfed in the new space. Hmmm, maybe they’ll have room for more lesbian fiction titles, then!
Just because I have the passionate commitment about writing to put a story on the page doesn’t mean I have a right to the passionate commitment of others, let alone their money and time. I have to earn it and work to keep it.