• Book Recommendations

    Introducing… Layce Gardner

    I’m not big on the lesbian romance genre. (I can’t believe I can say that with a straight face, considering I am currently dabbling in that genre, but anyway.) I guess it’s because my early forays into it were a little sub-par. The characters were all a little too beat up, and some of the plot points bordered too far on the unbelievable side of the fence for me. I get it. We’ve all been through our Coming Out period, our Lusting After our Straight Best Friend period and our U-Haul Lesbian period (in Australia we call it the Budget Lesbian period) among others. Most of us want to read…

  • Book Recommendations,  Writing

    Introducing… a new series of posts

    Regular readers of my blog will know that I am very irregular with my posting schedule. It’s not that I’m too busy to write anything, it’s just that I write stuff, forget about it, then it’s old news. Or I have a great idea for a ranty post but then think better of it, so I don’t write anything. Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I want my books to spread by word-of-mouth from readers who love my work. I realised that I am also a reader, and therefore I should be spreading the word on authors and books I love so anyone who’s interested can check…

  • Writing

    Hidden Treasures in a $5 Box of Books

    A couple of weeks ago, we went to an auction. The local second hand store was going out of business, and everything was going – no reserve. Dangerous place to take me, let me tell you.  So off we went at 8am on a Saturday morning to sign in and have a look at the wares. We’d been through the shop before of course before it went up for sale, but everything was so expensive! Especially since it was all previously used, previously loved (or not) or very, very old.  I went straight to the books section, where everything had been boxed up, and made sure to write down the…