[REPOST: As appeared on Avery Brooks’ blog on August 27] My fellow Bywater authors Anna Burke, Jenn Alexander, and I sat down this summer to discuss what it’s like writing wlw romance. Here is part two of our discussion. If you missed part one, check it out on Anna Burke’s blog. (Photos are from the #dogdaysofsummer … More Chatting Romance with Avery Brooks, Anna Burke, and Jenn Alexander – Part 2
Spindrift is launched and, to mix my worlds, I’ve bid her fair seas, as the crew in Compass Rose would say. I didn’t know what to expect from the experience. Like every other author who launched a book in the middle of a pandemic, I had mixed feelings, but it turned out to be so … More And the Winner Is…
Ever wondered what writers talk about when they get together on a GoogleDoc? I recently sat down with my fellow Bywater authors Avery Brooks and Jenn Alexander to talk about our experiences writing sapphic romance. This is the result. What was it like writing your first romance novel? Anna: Spindrift is my first contemporary romance … More Chatting Romance with Anna Burke, Avery Brooks, and Jenn Alexander
It’s 2020, and what better way to end this #$&^@*# summer than by joining me and award-winning romance author (and one of my favorite humans) Rachel Spangler to celebrate the release of Spindrift? There will be laughs, insider info, and readings–and perhaps we can even convince Rachel Spangler to read from their upcoming release, Modern … More Virtual Book Launch!
Spindrift is set in the fictional town of Seal Cove, located near the mouth of the very real and very beautiful Damariscotta River. I grew up on the waters around there–Boothbay Harbor, the Sheepscot River, Linekin Bay–and I’ve managed to work my love of the ocean into two series, now. Compass Rose and her crew … More Mainely Fiction
Today, to celebrate the Bywater Exclusive ebook release of Spindrift, I want to tell you story about how my wife’s career ended up turning into a book series. … More I Married A Veterinarian and Look What Happened
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not exactly a romantic. As a writer, while I enjoy romantic subplots and giving queer readers (myself included) characters to root for or against, fall in love with, and, occasionally, hate, that’s mostly because I’m the tiniest bit sadistic. Snatching happily-ever-afters away until the very last minute is … More Braving A New Genre: Romance
Forget holidays–there is no day I look forward more than book box day. This is my fourth book box day and it is getting even more exciting each time. I think this is because writing is weird. What is a WordDoc, anyway, but a bunch of invisible data floating around in the Cloud? Even having … More Book Box Day!
One of the best things about writing is that I get to create the stories I want to read. Recently, I decided to share this joy with my Patreon patrons by putting out a call for fairy tale retelling requests, which, so far, has been a lot of fun. I have material for months and … More Fairy Tale Requests! (and other updates)
Breaking News: Love in the Time of COVID, the long-awaited sequel to Love in the Time of Cholera, released at last! (just kidding) I turned in final edits for my first contemporary romance novel, Spindrift, in March. You may recall March–it lasted approximately seven years. Working on a relatively light-hearted romance novel while people were dying by … More Writing Romance in a Plague Year