June 9th, 2015

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J.M. Redmann & Gillian Rodger

Jean M. Redmann (born June 9, 1955 in Mississippi, USA) is an American novelist best known for her mystery series featuring New Orleans private investigator Micky Knight. On June 3, 2013 she married her partner Gillian Rodger in New York City, the same day when she went to win the Lambda Literary Awards for Ill Will.

Main themes of Redmann's novels are the protagonist's troubled childhood and how it affects her adult life, discrimination based on sexual orientation and alcoholism.

Her novels follow the tradition of hardboiled fiction. Redmann's third book The Intersection of Law and Desire won the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian mystery.

Jean M. Redmann is a gay rights activist and works as the Director of Prevention at NO/AIDS Task Force.

Death of a Dying Man won a 2010 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller.
Water Mark won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller and Women of the Mean Streets, co-edited with Greg Herren, as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller. Ill Will won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller and Best Lesbian Novel.


Jean M. Redmann (born June 9, 1955 in Mississippi, USA) is an American novelist best known for her mystery series featuring New Orleans private investigator Micky Knight. On June 3, 2013 she married her partner Gillian Rodger in New York City, the same day when she went to win the Lambda Literary Awards for Ill Will. Main themes of Redmann's novels are the protagonist's troubled childhood and how it affects her adult life, discrimination based on sexual orientation and alcoholism.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.M._Redmann

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Further Readings:

Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight Mysteries Book 5) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 219 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602820759
ISBN-13: 978-1602820753
Amazon: Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight Mysteries Book 5)
Amazon Kindle: Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight Mysteries Book 5)

Micky Knight just had to get into a butch pissing contest with the journalist partner of a famous doctor working with her lover, Cordelia James, to prove that the skills of a reporter are of no use to a P.I. Now she's stuck with a drop-dead gorgeous assistant and the case of a dying gay man looking for a child he might have fathered. These chains of events--and an act of nature--will tear Micky's life apart in ways that may never be put back together.

Fifth in the Lambda Award-winning Micky Knight mystery series.

Water Mark (Micky Knight Mysteries) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602821798
ISBN-13: 978-1602821798
Amazon: Water Mark (Micky Knight Mysteries)
Amazon Kindle: Water Mark (Micky Knight Mysteries)

It's just one more body in one more destroyed house. In New Orleans, a few months after Katrina, there are thousands of destroyed houses and hundreds of body yet to be found. Can one more matter? It does to Micky Knight as she takes on the quixotic search to find out who the woman was and why she might have died there. But is Micky searching for justice or just doing anything to avoid confronting the ways Katrina destroyed everything that had tied her to New Orleans? In a city that doesn't even have working stoplights, there seems little need for a private investigator. Her friends are all struggling with their own disrupted lives, lost jobs, destroyed homes. And the woman Micky thought she'd be with forever, Cordelia James, hasn't returned.

Women of the Mean Streets by Greg Herren & J.M. Redmann
Series: Bold Strokes Victory Editions
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 16, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602822417
ISBN-13: 978-1602822412
Amazon: Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir
Amazon Kindle: Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir

Women. Crime. Justice. At least the search for it. On the mean streets, the back allies, the dark corners.

These are stories of tough women in hard places. The nights are long, the women are fast, and danger is always a short block or quick minute away. Edited by award winning author/editors J.M. Redmann and Greg Herren, Women of the Mean Streets is an anthology of some of the top, tough women crime writers today, noir stories with a lesbian twist.

Ill Will (Micky Knight Mystery) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 17, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781602826571
ISBN-13: 978-1602826571
Amazon: Ill Will (Micky Knight Mystery)
Amazon Kindle: Ill Will (Micky Knight Mystery)

First, do no harm. But as New Orleans PI Micky Knight discovers, not every health care provider follows that dictum. She stumbles into a tangle of the true believers to the criminally callous, who use the suffering of others for their twisted ends. In a city slowly rebuilding after Katrina, one of the most devastated areas is health care, and the gaps in service are wide enough for the snake oil salesmen—and the snakes themselves—to crawl through. First, her investigation is driven by anger, but then it becomes personal as someone very close to Micky uses her cancer diagnosis to go where Micky cannot, into the heart of the evil where only the ill are allowed. Micky is her only lifeline out. Can Micky save her in time to get to the medical treatment she desperately needs to survive?

The seventh Micky Knight mystery.

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Gregory Maguire & Andy Newman

Gregory Maguire (born June 9, 1954) is an American writer. He is the author of the novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and many other novels for adults and children. Many of Maguire's adult novels are revisionist retellings of classic children's stories: for example, in Wicked he transformed the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 1939 film adaption into the misunderstood protagonist Elphaba. Wicked was turned into a successful Broadway musical of the same name. One of Maguire's short stories is featured in the 2004 compilation Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales.

Maguire was born in Albany, New York. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979 to 1985. In 1987 Maguire co-founded Children's Literature New England and he continues to serve as its co-director. He is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.

Gregory Maguire and painter Andy Newman got married in 2004, just after same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts. Gregory and Andy met at an art show. Gregory says he was taken with one of Andy's paintings immediately. "There was a painting of a person of great compassion circling and enfolding someone who needed help," he says. "I fell in love with Andy about two weeks after I fell in love with his painting."


Gregory Maguire, an American writer, author of the novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and painter Andy Newman got married in 2004. Gregory and Andy met at an art show. Gregory says he was taken with one of Andy's paintings immediately. "There was a painting of a person of great compassion circling and enfolding someone who needed help," he says. "I fell in love with Andy about two weeks after I fell in love with his painting."

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Maguire

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Caroline Pratt & Helen Marot

Caroline Pratt (May 13, 1867 – June 6, 1954) was an American social thinker and progressive educational reformer whose ideas were influential in educational reform, policy, and practice.

Pratt is known as the founder of City and Country School in the Greenwich Village section of the borough of Manhattan in New York City; the inventor of unit blocks; and as the author of I Learn from Children (HarperCollins, 1948; rereleased in 1990; to be republished by Grove Atlantic in May 2014), an autobiographical account of her life and educational experiments, philosophies and practices. Pratt's specific style of progressive education, focused on first-hand experiences, open-ended materials, and social studies, has been cited and described by figures as noted as John Dewey and the architect and playground designer David Rockwell. Her original vision endures at City and Country School, which she founded in 1914 in the Greenwich Village section of New York City.

Pratt was born in Fayetteville, New York, on May 13, 1867. Her formal primary education was conventional, but her experiences of active, independent play with friends in Fayetteville’s rural setting were to be more influential in her work.

After graduating high school on June 24, 1886, she spent a year caring for her ill father at home. In the fall of 1887 she was asked to accept a position teaching first grade in the village school. She held this job until the fall semester of 1892, at which point she moved to New York City and enrolled in Teachers College. Although she began by studying kindergarten, she turned her attention toward earning a certificate from the Manual Training Shop, eventually earning a bachelor of pedagogy and a position teaching manual training to future teachers at the Philadelphia Normal School in 1894.


Six women including Mary Dreier, Ida Rauh, Helen Marot, Rena Borky, Yetta Raff, and Mary Effers link arms as they march to City Hall on December 3, 1909 during the New York shirtwaist strike to demand an end to abuse by police
Caroline Pratt was an American social thinker and progressive educational reformer whose ideas were influential in educational reform, policy, and practice. In Philadelphia, Pratt became friends with Helen Marot, a feminist, social investigator, and writer. Marot founded a small library called the Library of Economic and Political Science. Pratt and Marot moved from Philadelphia to New York City in 1901. In New York, Pratt and Marot lived in Greenwich Village until 1940, when Marot died from a sudden heart attack.


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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Pratt_%28educator%29

Helen Marot (June 9, 1865 – June 3, 1940) was an American writer, librarian, and labor organizer. She is best remembered for her efforts to address child labor and improve the working conditions of women. She was from Philadelphia and became active in investigating working conditions among children and women. As a librarian, she worked at several important institutions and helped organize the Free Library of Economics and Political Science in 1897. Marot was a member of the Women's Trade Union League. She later organized the Bookkeepers, Stenographers and Accountants Union in New York. In 1912, she was part of a commission that investigated the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. She was an active writer and her articles about the labor movement appeared in many periodicals of the day.

Marot was born on June 9, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in an affluent family and received a Quaker education. From 1895 to 1896, Marot was the literary editor of Ladies' Home Journal where she was responsible for answering literary queries to the magazine. During this time, she compiled a 288 page reader's guide containing over 5,000 books. Included were some 170 author summaries.

Marot left Ladies' Home Journal in April 1896 to organize the King Library of the Church of the Redeemer in Andalusia, Pennsylvania. In September 1896 she worked as a librarian in Wilmington, Delaware as a cataloger. She stayed at the library for three years. The head librarian at the time, Enos L. Doan, remarked on her work: "She brought to it taste and literary discrimination of a high order—qualities which, in addition to her thorough technical training, gave her unusual efficiency in the performance of her duties."

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Marot


Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher

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Efva Attling & Eva Dahlgren

Efva Katarina Attling, (born in February 18, 1952 in Stockholm) is a Swedish jewellery designer.

In the early 1980s she played in the band "X Models" and released the hit single Två av oss ("Two of us").

Her interest in design had her working for Levi's and H&M and in the mid 1990s she started her own line of jewellery.

She worked as a professional model for twelve years after being spotted by Eileen Ford. She was also famous for being one of Sweden's best professional disco dancers, when she worked with her friend and dancing colleague Annabelle Rice.

Attling is one of five sisters. She was married to pop singer/writer Niklas Strömstedt and by him has two children. She entered a civil union with Swedish pop singer Eva Dahlgren in 1996. In 2009 they got married, after Sweden passed its gender neutral marriage law.

Attling has received a medal from the Royal Swedish Patriotic Society in April 2011, for distinguishing herself as an internationally known jewellery designer. Her jewellry "Homo Sapiens" has been known to cause some commotion when being worn by Madonna in public.


Eva Dahlgren is a Swedish pop musician born 9 June 1960 in Umeå, Sweden. In 1996 Dahlgren made headlines in the Swedish press when she came out as a lesbian through her civil union with jewellery designer Efva Attling. In connection with the civil union, Dahlgren changed her surname to Dahlgren-Attling. Dahlgren was discovered by musician/producer Bruno Glenmark in 1978 after appearing on the TV show "Sveriges magasin" and her debut album Finns det nån som bryr sej om was released the same year.


Swinging Love Beads & Stars earrings (release Spring 2014) in Rapaport, December 2013.

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Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efva_Attling

Eva Dahlgren (born June 9, 1960) is a Swedish pop musician, born 9 June 1960 in Umeå, Sweden. In 1996 Dahlgren made headlines in the Swedish press when she came out as a lesbian through her civil union with jewellery designer Efva Attling. In connection with the civil union, Dahlgren changed her surname to Dahlgren-Attling.

Dahlgren was discovered by musician/producer Bruno Glenmark in 1978 after appearing on the TV show "Sveriges magasin" and her debut album Finns det nån som bryr sej om was released the same year. In 1979 she placed third in Melodifestivalen (the tryout competition for the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden). She toured Sweden in 1987 with Swedish pop duo Roxette, a tour that was attended for more than 100.000 people. Dahlgren's career grew steadily with several album releases during the 1980s but her definite breakthrough in Sweden came in 1991 with the hit album En blekt blondins hjärta which sold over half a million copies and netted the singer five Grammis awards. (Picture: Efva Attling)

Eva Dahlgren toured July - August 2008 together with Peter Jöback in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The tour was called "Himlen är inget tak", and a single with the same title was released.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Dahlgren

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William "Bill" Colvig, Ingolf Dahl & Lou Harrison

Eduard Bargheer (25 December 1901 in Finkenwerder, Hamburg – 1 July 1979 in Blankenese, Hamburg) was a German painter and printmaker. His early oeuvre had a close affinity to Expressionism. Among Bargheer's lovers there was Ingolf Dahl, German-born American composer, pianist, conductor, and educator. Dahl's first sexual encounter, according to his sister, occured when he was sixteen, "Something has happened to me," he reported to Anna-Britta, "I have been out. What a life! I'm so sinful." Ingolf's first lover was, according to his sister, Eduard Bargheer. Edat, as he was called, was in his late twenties at the time. He had been employed by Pappi to paint murals on the house at Holunderweg and he had also completed portraits of the Marcus children. He and Ingolf remained friends for many years and kept up a correspondence when life brought Ingolf to America and Bargheer to Italy. Ingolf retained a seriesof lithographs by his former lover, and these hang Anthony Linick's walls, Dahl's biographer and step-son, years later.

Eduard Bargheer, the son of Karl Bargheer, a primary school headmaster, grew up together with his elder brother Ernst Bargheer (pedagogue and, later, ethnologist) and his five sisters. His father died in 1914, his mother in 1919. Ernst Bargheer, 24 years old at the time, assumed the guardianship of his younger brother and sisters and virtually forced Eduard to go into training as a primary school teacher. It was during these early years that Eduard Bargheer not only benefited from his artistic training at the college of arts and crafts in Hamburg-Lerchenfeld but also embarked upon his own private studies, which he continued throughout his entire life. In 1924, the two brothers, Ernst and Eduard, fell out with one another, whereupon Eduard, who had always wanted to become a painter, finally got his way.


Eduard Bargheer was a German painter. His had close affinity to Expressionism. Among Bargheer's lovers there was Ingolf Dahl, German-born American composer, pianist, and educator. He and Ingolf remained friends for many years and kept up a correspondence when life brought Ingolf to America and Bargheer to Italy. Ingolf retained a seriesof lithographs by his former lover. (P: GERMANY. Berlin. Christopher Home with German painter Eduard BARGHEER in the background 1933. ©Herbert List/Magnum Photos)



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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Bargheer

Ingolf Dahl (June 9, 1912 – August 6, 1970) was a German-born American composer, pianist, conductor, and educator.

From his teenage years, Dahl was initially bi-sexual, but from then on "his preference and partiality...remained with men." His had his first homosexual experiences at the age of 16 with the painter Eduard Bargheer. He kept his sexual orientation secret in his professional life, even as he cataloged in his diaries a wide variety of infatuations, affairs, trysts, and relationships. After coming to America, Dahl married Etta Gornick Linick, whom he had met in Zurich. She accepted his homosexuality, helped him to keep it hidden, and shared his affection with a lover Dahl met on a trip to Boston and occasionally visited there. He maintained an intimate, though never exclusive, relationship for the last fifteen years of his life with Bill Colvig, whom he met on a Sierra Club hiking trip.

Notations in his manuscripts show he sometimes found inspiration in his male companions for his compositions. Hymn (1947) was inspired by Dahl's year-long affair with an art student he met at U.S.C. and movements of A Cycle of Sonnets (1967) carry the initials of two others.

His step-son only learned of his homosexuality in a letter of condolence he received upon Dahl's death. He assessed the relationship between Dahl's private and public sides in these words:
His social life and his compositions never seemed to acquire that ease of communication that sustain [sic] many gifted creators, those titans whose ability to tap into the well-springs of their being allow them to produce a copious and enviable body of artistic endeavor. Ingolf labored under levels of repression that were antithetical to such a process. He did not choose to be who he was, nor did he choose to make his true self available to the wider world. He lived and died without the luxury of candor.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingolf_Dahl

Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an American composer. He was a student of Henry Cowell, Arnold Schoenberg, and K. P. H. Notoprojo (formerly called K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, informally called Pak Cokro).

William (Bill) Colvig (March 13, 1917 – March 1, 2000) was an electrician and amateur musician who was the partner for 33 years of composer Lou Harrison, whom he met in San Francisco, California in 1967. Colvig helped construct the so-called "American gamelan" used in works such as the puppet opera Young Caesar (1971), La Koro Sutro (1972), and the Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1974). Ingolf Dahl and Bill Colvig were in a relationship from 1955 to 1970.

Harrison is particularly noted for incorporating elements of the music of non-Western cultures into his work, with a number of pieces written for Javanese style gamelan instruments, including ensembles constructed and tuned by Harrison and his partner William Colvig. The majority of his works are written in just intonation rather than the more widespread equal temperament. Harrison is one of the most prominent composers to have worked with microtones.

Harrison was born in Portland, Oregon, but moved with his family to a number of locations around the San Francisco Bay Area as a child. He graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California in 1934, then he moved to San Francisco. The diverse music which he was to be exposed to there, including Cantonese opera, Native American music, Mexican music, and jazz as well as classical music, was to have a major influence on him. He also heard recordings of Indonesian music early in life.


 Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 - February 2, 2003) was an American composer. William (Bill) Colvig (1917-2000) was an electrician and amateur musician who was the partner for 33 years of composer Lou Harrison, whom he met in San Francisco, California in 1967. Colvig helped construct the so-called "American gamelan". Harrison lived for many years with Colvig in Aptos, California. They purchased land in Joshua Tree where they designed and built the Harrison House Retreat, a straw bale house.

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Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
Amazon: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher


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Euro Pride Con: Catherine Lievens

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the Euro Pride in Munich, July 11-12, 2015, today author is Catherine Lievens (Catherine Lievens will also attend the UK Meet in Bristol): Catherine lives in Italy, country of good food and hot men. She used to write fantasy as a child, but it was reading her first gay erotic romance novel that made her realize that that was what she really wanted to write.

After graduating from college in English language and translation, she divides her day between writing, reading, taking care of her son and reading some more.

Further Readings:

Andrew (Whitedell Pride Book 9) by Catherine Lievens
Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 8, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Andrew (Whitedell Pride Book 9)

Someone is stalking Andrew. When he finds out the man has entered his home, he asks his friend Dominic for help, hoping that having the Alpha on his side will discourage the stalker.

Soren isn’t particularly happy when Dominic assigns him as Andrew’s bodyguard—that is until he finds out the man is his mate. Andrew has a boyfriend, though, and a stalker.

The two start a relationship, but the stalker is always there, hovering in the dark and convinced Andrew is his mate. What will happen when he finally gets to Andrew? Will Soren be able to get to him in time? Or will Andrew have to save himself?

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UK Meet: Izzy van Swelm

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Izzy van Swelm: "As I'm a first time fiction author feel free to ask me anything, within reason."

Further Readings:

Soulmate for Sin by Izzy Van Swelm
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (January 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1925180980
ISBN-13: 978-1925180985
Amazon: Soulmate for Sin
Amazon Kindle: Soulmate for Sin

The effects of an attack on SIN, a twenty-nine year old University lecturer, reach out further into his future than SIN could ever imagine. In a story, which seems doomed to start with an end, SIN learns about the forever kind of love, and how family is not just biological. 'Soul-Mate for SIN' shows how twists of fate can take a loving, but ordinary family, from a small market town in Lincolnshire, England and turn them into something extraordinary.



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GRL: Bru Baker

Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Bru Baker: Bru Baker is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. While reporting the news is her day job, fiction is Bru's true love.

Most evenings you can find her curled up with a mug of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a book or her laptop. Whether it's creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else's, there's no denying that Bru is happiest when she's engrossed in a book. She and her husband live in the Midwest with their two young children, whose antics make finding time to write difficult but never let life get boring.

Further Readings:

Playing House (Dropping Anchor Book 3) by Bru Baker
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 22, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163216602X
ISBN-13: 978-1632166029
Amazon: Playing House (Dropping Anchor Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: Playing House (Dropping Anchor Book 3)

Dropping Anchor: Book Three

College sweethearts Frank and Warner have been together for sixteen years, married for eleven. Having grown up in a freewheeling hippie environment, Frank thinks their structured life is great, although lately he and Warner have fallen into a rut. Frank isn't concerned; it's what happens to old marrieds. Frank’s blindsided, though, when he finds Warner looking into adopting, and Frank realizes just how not okay things really are.

Frank doesn’t want kids. They bring chaos and unpredictability. He had enough of that growing up. Trying to salvage their relationship, Frank and Warner reach out for help. In the process of marriage counseling and working through their differences, Frank discovers his rigid adherence to schedules, anxiety attacks, and host of personality quirks are actually markers for Asperger Syndrome. With the help of a psychologist, Frank’s life gets easier, and he realizes a future with children isn’t as unfathomable as he once thought.

Through it all, Frank is stunned by how much making a family with Warner has boosted the intimacy between them. It’s taken thirty-five years, but he’s finally got a handle on life, and the future looks even better.



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2015 Rainbow Awards Submission: Crying in the Rain by Debbie McGowan

Crying in the Rain by Debbie McGowan
Bisexual Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (December 8, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1910635219
ISBN-13: 978-1910635216
Amazon: Crying in the Rain
Amazon Kindle: Crying in the Rain

For many years, Ade Simmons has been an outsider, trapped in an abusive relationship, seeking sanctuary in his job as a radio producer, and in the checklists he makes in an attempt to regain control of his sorry excuse of a life. Actor Kris Johansson is patient, gentle and passionate-everything that Ade's ex-boyfriend is not. When Kris takes a role in one of Ade's plays, the attraction is mutual and instant. It is the turning point for Ade. He can either stay on the same path, with Fergus-the bully who has repressed, used and isolated him from his friends and family-or he can look in the other direction, towards Kris-the handsome actor with family and friends who readily accept him. But Fergus will not give up his punchbag so easily-can Ade finally find the strength to fight back?

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