October 25th, 2014

andrew potter

UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet: Elin Gregory

Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and works in a museum in a castle built on the edge of a Roman fort! She reckons that's a pretty cool job. It certainly provides more than enough inspiration for her writing. "The button from a military jacket found in an orchard, a 16th century Venetian coin found between the cobbles of a Welsh street, a carnelian from a Roman signet ring - one can't handle them without wondering who lost them, how much they regretted it and what kind of disaster was sparked off by the loss."

Elin always has new works on the go and she is currently finishing a novel set in 6th century AD England and contemplating one about the British Secret Service between the two World Wars. Any excuse to buy more books!

On A Lee Shore won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Historical.

Source: http://elingregory.wordpress.com/

Further Readings:

On a Lee Shore by Elin Gregory
Publisher: Etopia Press (December 12, 2012)
Amazon Kindle: On a Lee Shore

"Give me a reason to let you live..."

Beached after losing his ship and crew, and with England finally at peace, Lt Christopher Penrose will take whatever work he can get. A valet? Why not? Escorting an elderly diplomat to the Leeward Islands seems like an easy job, but when their ship is boarded by pirates, Kit's world is turned upside down. Forced aboard the pirate ship, Kit finds himself juggling his honor with his desire to stay alive among the crew, not to mention the alarming--yet enticing--captain, known as Le Griffe.

Kit has always obeyed the rules, but as the pirates plunder their way across the Caribbean, he finds much to admire in their freedom. He deplores their lawlessness but is drawn to their way of life, and begins to think he might just have found a purpose. Dare he dream of finding love too? Or would loving a pirate take him too far down the road to ruin?

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2013


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Douglas Thompson & G. Phillip Smith

G. Phillip Smith and Douglas Norman Thompson were married on October 25, 2008, on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. Catherine Flanagan Stover, a justice of the peace there, officiated.

The couple share a business, Smith & Thompson Architects, in New York and in East Hampton, N.Y. They met in 1967 at Columbia, from which each received a master’s degree in architecture.

Phillip Smith (born 1939) was until January 2008 a distinguished visiting professor at City College School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture in New York. He graduated from Columbia. He is a son of the late Adania Given Smith and the late Charles E. Smith, who lived in Charleston, W.Va. His father owned Smith’s Pharmacy and the Mountain Cigar and Candy Company, a distributor, both in Charleston.

Douglas Thompson (born 1943) graduated from Brooklyn College. He is the son of the late Alethea Hess Thompson and the late Robert N. Thompson. Mr. Thompson’s parents lived in Binghamton, N.Y., where they worked for Link Aviation Devices, a manufacturer of flight simulators. His mother was the supervising nurse and his father was the director of the art department.


Photo Credit: Steve Giovinco
Phillip Smith and Douglas Thompson were married on October 25, 2008, on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. The couple share a business, Smith & Thompson Architects, in New York and in East Hampton, N.Y. They met in 1967 at Columbia, from which each received a master’s degree in architecture.  Since then they have sought out a "softer" alternative to the legacy of "heroic modernism," a quest for spatial quietude guided more by instinct and gradual accretion than enforced concept and ideology.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/fashion/weddings/02smith.html?_r=1&

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