September. The year has gone by in a strange haze. I’ve been baffled and befuddled, oftentimes despairing and despondent. And now, we head toward autumn, and I’m thinking tonight about stories. For all that we’ve had to remain at home, isolated and imprisoned to some degree by fear, both for ourselves and others, there remain … Continue reading Your story matters too
Slapped with a muddy word rag
Ah, writing. The cold mistress who beats you with a wet, muddy rag, who demands your words but refuses to help you find them. She of the thesaurus and writers guides and copy editing ilk. She’s really mean. And that’s who I’m blaming for not writing right now. I was writing, before I started on … Continue reading Slapped with a muddy word rag
It won. I believe it now.
You don’t really want to hope, do you? You tell yourself that someone else will win, that it’s nice just to be nominated (and it is), that you’re not fussed... But on the night you watch and wait and when your category comes up you can’t breathe...and then they call your name. And your wife … Continue reading It won. I believe it now.
Can I just say…
I’m not sure where I’m going with this so bear with me...I just know I need to say something. I’ll start here: I’m not white. Willows is a pen name I use for a multitude of reasons. I’m actually Mexican, and I have always been proud to be Latina. But. The thing is, I look … Continue reading Can I just say…
And the Winner Is…
Well, we won't know until the winner is chosen. But how exciting to be in the running. 🙂 Changing Course is a Goldie Award Finalist, and that feels pretty amazing, to be honest. If you're interested in seeing what it's all about, you can find it here. In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for … Continue reading And the Winner Is…
Join me and Lots of other authors for a great weekend.
I’m lucky enough to be included in the Bold Strokes Bookathon, UK. It’s an online festival dedicated to lgbtq books and authors, and it would be really great if you came along. Grab your favourite drink, your comfiest clothes (or none), and hear about great books from authors you know and some you might not. … Continue reading Join me and Lots of other authors for a great weekend.
Queer The Shelves – Join Us!
Why don’t you join us for the Lesfic Eclectic Panel on Friday 5th June at 2pm. Hear some great stories and find out about the authors involved in …Queer The Shelves – Join Us!
That bit of oomph
Well hello there. I haven’t seen you in a while. Are you well? Are you being crazy productive in lockdown? Or just watching lots of shows and eating your way through the house? Either is good, as is anything in between. I work from home so I’ve been staying busy playing with other people’s words … Continue reading That bit of oomph
Permutations of us
Happy Lesbian Visibility Day! We are... a magnificent multitude of multi-cultural microcosms. We are every shape, every size, every colour of the rainbow and all the nebula and galaxy colours in between. We are butch stone to femme stone and every pebble of gender display on display in the spectrum. We self ID and refuse … Continue reading Permutations of us
Literary Easter Egg Hunt!
I was never sure why rabbits laid eggs. I used to love Easter Egg hunts as a kid. Running around looking for that pink plastic egg that had been sitting in the sun, baking the little piece of chocolate inside... This year’s hunt is way less messy. Author Jae has put together a virtual Easter … Continue reading Literary Easter Egg Hunt!