LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach Six on the Blog Train

The big day is here! It’s release day for LesFic Eclectic Volume Three—just in time for Christmas. And the final coach on our LesFic Eclectic blog train brings the last three authors featured in volume three to you: emerging author Margaux Fox plus me and my beautiful wife, Brey Willows. Here’s your link for Volume Three, and you’re very welcome to download Volume One and Volume Two as well.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

Robyn: It’s my baby, so I love it, of course! I love discovering new voices through my work with Global Wordsmiths, and I love being able to publish those talents for the very first time in a top-quality anthology. Supporting new writers is one of my biggest passions, and I also love putting this together to say thank you to all the wonderful readers out there.

Brey:  One of the things I love about being Involved with anthologies like this is being Included amongst so many great authors; some who are friends, some I’ve never met. And there’s nothing like having a new story out in the world, one that allows me to challenge myself and explore new ideas. 

Margaux: I really feel honoured to be asked back for a second year to LesFic Eclectic. I’ve been doing a lot of research and learning around the art of writing a great short story, and I’m really proud of this one. I really hope you all enjoy it.

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

Robyn: Thai’d Up is an erotic short about a contractor and a chef exploring their attraction to each other. It’s just a little bit of fun.

Brey: Feed Me Your Colours is about family, I suppose. It’s about the powers that skip generations, about the nature of love and how we feed on it to nourish our souls. It’s fantasy but borne of my own history.

Margaux: Charlotte Morgan is about a woman who gets drawn into an all-consuming sexual desire and obsession for the enigmatic and complex Charlotte Morgan, despite there being a million reasons why she should resist her lure. It’s a romance all tangled up in mystery and crime. It isn’t necessarily an easy read, but at heart, it’s a romance, so it should give a strong message of hope and love. 

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

Robyn: I like to write all kinds of genres, including sci-fi and adventure. I’ve just finished my first thriller, which was a challenge. But at the heart of all my stories are two women falling in love and finding their happy ever after.

Brey:  I love writing urban fantasy and science fiction, as well as some dystopian. I love the escape it gives us, and the idea that magic surrounds us if only we search, if only we open ourselves to it, is something I love. 

Margaux: I love to write romance and intense sexual connection between two strong women. I’m inspired by incredible women every day, and I like to write amazing female characters. A lot of my romances seem to be illicit in nature. There is something about the thrill of the forbidden that I really love. I sometimes like to set romances in and amongst crime to explore the darker sides of human nature and the sometimes very blurred line between people we believe to be bad or good.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

Robyn: I recently gave up my chief exec position so that I can concentrate on playing with words all day, every day.

Brey:  I am weirdly double jointed. My fingers and toes are super bendy. I broke one finger and now it won’t bend backwards like the rest, and it really distresses me that it looks so…straight.

Margaux: I have a very eclectic career history. I worked with horses for years for one of the top riders in the UK at some of the biggest equestrian competitions in the world. I think horses are truly incredible animals and the ultimate athletes. Amongst other skills, from this career I gained exceptional hair plaiting (braiding) skills and I then began doing hair for weddings!

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

Robyn Nyx ~ Thai’d Up
“I brought liquid dessert,” Karnie said, her voice low and husky. She peeled off her coat and threw it onto the sofa. “I want to drink it off those Rocky Mountain abs of yours.”

Brey Willows ~ Feed Me Your Colours
I am a complex cocktail of the colours of those I’ve touched before you, those I left stranded on the river of my own underworld, with no ferryman coming to take them anywhere.

Margaux Fox ~ Charlotte Morgan
She kissed me with an urgent, thrilling passion, and I let her. The lioness was hungry, and I was her willing prey. I wanted her to devour me.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach Five on the Blog Train

It’s the penultimate day to the big release, and coach five on our LesFic Eclectic blog train brings another four authors into the station for your entertainment: the brand new voice of Tabetha Dale, and emerging authors E.V. Bancroft, Valden Bush, and Maggie McIntyre. Volume Three is released tomorrow on Thursday 23rd December, but you can download Volume One and Volume Two right now.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

Valden: I’ve really loved it. To be in books with authors you admire gives you a huge buzz. I’ve been in each of the three volumes, and it has given me huge confidence as a writer to get words on paper and have them published. The experience is irreplaceable.

Tabetha:  It is an honour and privilege to be involved in this project. This is the first work I have had published and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my writing with the wider world.

Maggie: Extremely. This Is the first short story I have published, and It’s been a most enjoyable challenge.

E.V.: It’s great to have the chance to hone my skills and also an opportunity to have my story nestled between some fabulous writers—well, their stories anyway!

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

Valden: My story is about a couple, one of whom is injured and in hospital. The genre is romance.

Tabetha:  It’s Poetry’s birthday. Spending time out on the water with her dad in their little fishing boat should have been an idyllic day for them. When a storm sets in, Poetry and her dad are in danger from the raging sea. But what else waits beneath the waves around Whispering Skerry…waiting to change their lives forever? Find out what Poetry’s destiny will be in this young adult fantasy fiction.

Maggie: It’s a contemporary lesfic romance, between an older woman and a younger one, about taking a chance, and finding new hope and a new love in unexpected places.

E.V.: It’s a contemporary romance. Not interested in romance after a bad break up, Beth has decided the only love in her life is her rescue dog, Darcy. A dog emergency challenges her perspective.

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

Valden: I like space opera and adventure because the stories can be gripping with action and movement, and they can have heroes and lots of romance and love.

Tabetha:  I’m enjoying exploring my writing style and young adult fiction is certainly not something I thought I would enjoy…but how wrong was I? Tapping into my latent teenage angst has been intriguing. Exploring the darker side of life is something I’m curious about too. 

Maggie: I write lesfic romance, but usually with a gritty, realistic undertone which addresses some deeper Issues on the way. I especially like the ice queen trope. All my six novels so far have definitely had happy endings as I am a hopeless romantic. 

E.V.: I enjoy the more lyrical romance genre, so I’m striving for the sweet spot between lesfic and literary fiction. Why? Because I have a passion for the classics and love lesfic novels that also have some depth and commentary about life in them.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

Valden: I worked in the Vice Squad for a year.

Tabetha:  I’ve had the amazing experience of swimming with turtles, penguins, lizards, seals, manta rays, and even a shark in the waters around the Galapagos Islands…and perhaps a mermaid. 

Maggie: I tend to fall in love with my main characters, so have written two series to see what happens to them next. I alternate between UK and US settings and characters.

E.V.: I can touch my nose with my tongue. Come on, admit you didn’t try it! :0)

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

Valden Bush ~ The White Feather
Does anywhere exist with waves that are equal in length? Where did they come from?

Tabetha Dale ~ The Mermaid of Whispering Skerry
I’ve got to breathe. I jerk, and twist, and water rushes up my nose. I open my eyes to see my last bubbles of breath escape to the surface. 

Maggie McIntyre ~ Zumba (Taking a Chance)
With the scent of warm scones still floating on the air behind them, Hilary reached for Jackie’s soft, smiling mouth yet again, and resolved to make up for all the wasted years.

E.V. Bancroft ~ The Left Behinds
Even I couldn’t ignore the smattering of tell-tale signs that individually meant nothing but together signified so much, like an artist who makes a few seemingly random strokes until gradually you pull back and see the whole picture.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach Four on the Blog Train

Christmas is getting closer, and we’re up to coach four on our LesFic Eclectic blog train. We’ve got four more authors from our free anthology in today’s blog: the brand new voice of Frankie S Carson, emerging author C.A. Hutchinson, plus two of your favourites in Jenn Matthews and M Ullrich. Volume Three is released on Thursday 23rd December, but you can download Volume One and Volume Two right now.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

C.A.: Very excited. Having my stories published is such an achievement for me and I am in great company with other amazing authors. 

Frankie:  I am very excited. Being Included allows me to see that other people like my writing.

M: Very! I’m always flattered when asked to contribute my writing to any project, but I’m particularly excited to take part in a collection with such talent involved and variety of topics. 

Jenn: Super excited! I did a poll on social media asking my readers which of my couples they’d like to read a short sequel about and, well, it was fairly unanimous!

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

C.A.: Blind Date is a romance about a shy woman who has been set up on a virtual date by her friend, only when she meets her date, she gets a real surprise! 

Frankie:  It’s about a supposedly haunted café and the secrets people hold close. It starts out as a scary story that develops into a shifter story.

M: Alice is a general fiction story about a woman mourning the loss of her mother and trying to cope with and understand a secret that had come to light in the last day of her mother’s life. Kortney’s mother had an affair with a woman and remained in a relationship for years, never once telling her daughter. This raises questions about family, closeness, and religion.

Jenn: My story is a sequel to Hooked On You and follows Ollie and Anna eighteen months after the end of the book. It falls into romance as a genre, I guess, as Hooked was a romance. Perhaps there’s a little comedy thrown in for good measure.

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

C.A.: I like to write whatever I feel inspired to write, so it can literally be any genre or about any topic. 

Frankie:  I like writing stories about people that can love who they want without worry about being looked down on or hated. The genre changes with the different thoughts I have at the time.

M: Oddly enough romance is my favorite genre to read and write, but when I was given the freedom to write anything that came to mind for LesFic Eclectic, I wanted to challenge myself to write something outside of my norm.

Jenn: I like to write romance between women who are different. I’m currently writing an age-gap romance about the carer/mother of a teen with cerebral palsy and an eco-friendly nurse in her mid-50s (titled Love, Nature). I also have a mystery romance half finished, which I will continue with once I’m done with Love, Nature.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

C.A.: I am an aspiring writer and as much as I enjoy it, I actually love editing and designing things. 

Frankie:  I recently moved from my home In Louisiana to be with my girlfriend In Nebraska…right before winter.

M: Aside from writing, another passion of mine is baking. Right now, I’m leaning heavily into that passion as a way to cope with anxiety and stress, but also flex my creative muscles with variations of already delicious recipes. Just recently I made brookies (a combination of brownies and chocolate chip cookies) but added salted caramel and walnuts to the different batters. They were a home run!

Jenn: My readers probably know a lot about me already. I guess the fact that I have to buy kids’ socks is a thing. I measure a UK size 2 1/2 so the usual ‘ladies’ socks, which tend to be 4-7 are simply too large for my little feet!

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

C.A. Hutchinson ~ Blind Date:
“You should know that just because I was blessed with the opportunity to present a television show, I’m still just a scientist at heart, and I don’t think of myself as a celebrity.”

Frankie S Carson ~ The Haunted Café:
Glancing at the grinning Joey, she says, “I still can’t believe you taught them John Wayne’s ‘Yo!’ backwards.”
Joey winks. “Wait till I teach them the entire dialogue.”

M Ullrich ~ Alice:
I don’t have a particular line but an exchange between Kortney and a priest. She says how she’s struggling with so many questions and no answers and the priest simply says, “Pardon my frankness, but isn’t that life?” Brutal honesty at its purest. 

Jenn Matthews ~ Arthur Gets the Remote:
I think the line that Ollie says: “There are bigger things to worry about in the world,” will resound with a few of my readers at the moment. The pandemic has certainly put some things for me into perspective (and I work for the NHS!). Sometimes, it’s better to let the little things go to preserve the big things.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach Three on the Blog Train

Mind the gap! It’s the third coach on our LesFic Eclectic blog train, and we’ve got another four authors seated comfortably ready to chat with you today: the brand new voice of Sarah Snow, emerging authors Kitty McIntosh and Emma Wallis, and old-hand, Emma Nichols. Volume Three comes out on Thursday 23rd December, but you can download Volume One and Volume Two right now.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

Sarah: This is my first foray into professional story writing, so I am highly excited to be involved in this project. I get to combine history with my own imagination, all the time learning the craft from fabulous women already in the trade.

Emma Wallis: I’m very excited to be involved in this project, not only for the selfish reason of having the opportunity to work with Robyn and get her editorial input, but also to have the chance to share my story with you.

Emma Nichols: Super excited. It’s such a great way to engage with readers and for me to explore writing something a little different.

Kitty: I’m thrilled to be involved in Lesfic Eclectic Volume 3. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a story included and let readers see what kind of stories I like to write. LesFic Eclectic gives readers a chance to discover new authors, and that can only be a good thing for our sector of the book world.

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

Sarah: A Very Adorable Darling is set in the First World War and follows Millie’s adventures as she falls in love and goes to work at a military hospital. I like to weave fact and fiction together to create a story. This is historical fiction in its purest form.

Emma Wallis: This is a werewolf story, it’s the story of a war between two rival packs and the love between two wolves.

Emma Nichols: I’ve written a historical romance based on the Joan of Arc story, from the perspective of her closest friend and lover.

Kitty: My story is a second chance romance about a woman making the decision to start again after the loss of her wife. It’s a joyful story of discovery, and I hope it will make readers happy.

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

Sarah: My background is history. I like to bring to life the forgotten heroines from the past in such a way as to make them live again.

Emma Wallis: I like to write things that are just a little bit different. I don’t like to follow rules, making a conscious choice to take a literary risk to uphold the integrity of the story I want to tell.

Emma Nichols: I enjoy writing romance if I can inject a little intrigue into the plot and or the characters. I love to read suspense and psychological thriller and hope to write in those genres at some point.

Kitty: I enjoy writing stories where romance is only one element. Sometimes I write about witches, other times something historical. I’m also working on a mystery, but there will be some romance in there too.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

Sarah: I live near Brighton with my partner and when not researching VADs and nurses, and I enjoy sea swimming.

Emma Wallis: In the last couple of months, I’ve produced six activity books for both adults and children.

Emma Nichols: Always a difficult one as my life is played out on Twitter! For those who don’t know me, I recently emigrated to Corsica with my family. 

Kitty: Unlike the rest of my family, I have no fear of heights at all. I once did the Edge Walk at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, which involved hanging off the edge 356m/1168ft (116 storeys up). It was exhilarating.

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

Sarah Snow ~ A Very Adorable Darling
I moved my hand just a fraction of an inch, and I felt the warmth of her skin on mine.

Emma Wallis ~ Apex Predator:
When Kayn chose to end the dance, all it took was one pace to close the gap between them. Where they had been opposing magnets, the space between them palpable, now they collided.

Emma Nichols ~ The Maid of Orleans:
“I want you to love me, as I love you, but your heart bleeds for France. Your calling is far greater than me and I must let you go with my blessing.” 

Kitty McIntosh ~ An Irish Dream
She smiled, and the wrinkles around her eyes crinkled, bringing a sparkle and gleam that lit her whole face.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach Two on the Blog Train

Choo Choo! It’s the second coach on our LesFic Eclectic blog train—are you all ready? We’ve got another four authors on the tracks for you today: the brand new voices of Jazz Jackson Stone and Sue Still, emerging author AJ Mason, and a mainstream literary giant in Julie Cohen. We’ll be releasing Volume Three on Thursday 23rd December, but you can download Volume One and Volume Two right now.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

Jazz: I love that LesFic Eclectic offers brand new voices a platform to be heard. As a new author myself, I relish the opportunity to work with a team of editors that love the same things I do—damn good stories that would make Sappho proud. I’m excited to be part of this publication and to read everyone else’s work.

AJ: This is my third LesFic Eclectic, and the excitement never wanes. To have the chance to see my story next to those from established authors is a real privilege. I love the build-up to release day, wondering what the readers will make of my latest story. I have had some lovely reviews in the past, so the pressure is on.

Julie: I’m excited to appear in an anthology with established and up-and-coming lesfic writers, which is something I’ve never done!

Sue: Extremely! Having a book that showcases new authors—like me—is a wonderful opportunity. The experience and skills gained from being a part of this are immense. This was an unexpected privilege. Thank you so much for the chance.

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

Jazz: Helen of Fort Lauderdale is a coming-of-age story set in the 1950s. Margie is bookish and reserved while her girlfriend Helen is outgoing and spontaneous. Helen helps Margie blossom and embrace herself in this historic fiction piece. 

AJ: It’s a simple story about an ordinary woman in a relationship which has gone awry. She’s searching for a way to fix the issues and the solution just happens to come from a slightly unexpected place: a galaxy far, far away. It turns out aliens get relationship problems too. It’s a sci-fi story with a soft centre.

Julie: My story, Galaxy, is a contemporary story about a writer who’s so wrapped up in her own words that she can’t see the story unfolding in real life.

Sue: It’s a sapphic/WLW romance story with a twist and a magical theme. The story features Sasha, who attempts to make a temporary love potion from an old spell book and test it out on her best friend, with unexpected consequences.

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

Jazz: I’m a dabbler at heart. I’ve always had stories swirling in my head, and now I challenge myself to bring those stories into fruition. My first accepted piece, Dead Boy’s Teeth, will be featured in the queer horror anthology, Skulls and Spells. I had never written horror before, but I had an idea for an opening scene that grew into a tale about unrequited love, friendship, and teeth. Once I received my first acceptance, I knew I wanted to keep writing short stories. Helen of Fort Lauderdale is my first historic piece. I loved researching the setting and studying old photographs from 1950s Florida. I had this visual image of a nude, young woman in a lake and thought, “Yeah, I should do something with her.” Then I laughed and asked myself, “What the hell is she doing in a lake? There are gators in there.” That’s what spurred the opening line of the story, and when anyone asked me what I was working on, I told them 1950s lesbians and alligators.

AJ: I enjoy writing science fiction mostly. Sci-fi is a great genre to write stories in. It gives me the imaginative descriptive space I need to create scenarios and characters in which to explore the big questions. I think something about that imagined backdrop enables the reader to confront difficult ideas without feeling as overcome as they might if it was set in the real world.

Julie: I like to write, and read, every kind of fiction, but I’m currently writing book club type fiction, which looks carefully at relationships and society.

Sue: My main genres are speculative fiction and romance, but mostly fantasy with some sci-fi and myth/fairy tale retellings. I like to write strong female characters and tales with a twist or hidden/secret. There’s nothing nicer than a magical world where anything is possible or sci-fi that panders to my geeky nature.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

Jazz: I have a ridiculously vast Furby collection. It all started when someone showed me a Long Furby. I was mixed with repulsion and desire. I joined the community immediately, and now I run an Instagram page for my forty-plus Furbies. I did end up making my own Long Furby, who I’ve affectionally named Wheat Gobbler.

AJ: I have a 10-litre fish tank which I use to host a colony of tropical shrimp. I spend far too much time watching them go about their business!

Julie: Every single room in my house has walls painted green. I just find it soothing.

Sue: I’m a fully qualified nutritionist and a part-time genealogist.

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

Jazz Jackson Stone ~ Helen of Fort Lauderdale
“There better not be any gators in here, Helen!”

AJ Mason ~ Wish Upon A Star:
Djelt’s people didn’t seem to have a name as such, more a collection of musical notes. A beautiful lingering tone that brought a lump to her throat and made her yearn to hear it once more.

Julie Cohen ~ Galaxy:
Sometimes I go out with other writers, usually in order to drink too much, and they complain about their partners, who are always interrupting right at the moment when they’re wrestling with a difficult bit of the story.

Sue Still ~ Love At First…Sip?
She was looking scrumptious, with her sleek short black hair, work toned arms and one of the sexiest backsides I’d ever seen. When I looked up, she was looking right at me, a small smirk on her face.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Three: Coach One on the Blog Train

It’s time for the first coach on our LesFic Eclectic blog train—are you all ready? We’ve got four authors on the tracks for you today: the brand new voice of Ally McGuire, emerging authors, Helena Harte and Lee Haven, and your old favourite, Jeannie Levig. We’ll be releasing Volume Three on Thursday 23rd December, but you can still download Volume One and Volume Two right now.

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How excited are you to be involved in this project?

Ally: Fabulously excited. It’s a small taste of things to come from me, so hopefully you’ll see some fabulous romances hit real and virtual shelves next year.

Helena: I’m bouncy happy to have my story in this anthology. It’s so wonderful to be part of something so community-focused, and it’s a great opportunity to play around with my writing a little.

Jeannie: I’m very excited to be a part of this project. A couple of years ago when I was invited to take part in the first Lesfic Eclectic publication and learned that its focus was to bring new and established authors together for the purposes of promoting new voices in the lesfic community, I was thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful idea. And now, as the third volume is being launched, I’m   pleased to see the success of such a community building undertaking. I also love that these collections are offered at no charge to the readers of our community as a thank you for their constant support.

Lee: I’m super excited to be part of this again. If anything, I’m more thrilled this time than the years before. This is such a great anthology that gives space to new voices and as the eclectic in the title suggests, it gives me as an author the space to try new and different sides to my writing.

What’s your story about and what genre does it fall into?

Ally: The Black Suit is about a chance meeting and those incredibly memorable moments we all have when we’re attracted to someone and we take the chance to act on it, the chance to really live.

Helena: I wrote my first short story, But You, for last year’s LesFic Eclectic. It was from the perspective of a femme with self-esteem issues and described her meeting the woman of her dreams. This story, Before You, is the other side of the coin. It’s her butch’s attempt to write a love letter back to her, the love of her life.

Jeannie: My story is called The Touch of Reality, and it is a vanilla erotic romance that also, in a personal way, falls into the workplace trope. Its inspiration came from something someone once said to me about sex by braille, as I am legally blind, and the sharing of a blind character in an erotic story intrigued me. The Touch of Reality is the result. I hope you enjoy it. 

Lee: My story is called Wings Apart and is a fantasy set against a thousand-year-old backdrop. When Avery finally manages to escape the Angle enclave her little adventure doesn’t go as planned when she comes face to face with Hildred a human woman. The story is very much about coming of age, responsibility, and of cause fledgling feelings.

What kind of fiction do you like to write and why?

Ally: I love romance. I love the interactions between people and the nuances of every relationship. We spend an inordinate amount of time searching for love, failing at love, and (hopefully) being in love – why not write about something you know?

Helena: Romance, romance, and more romance. I love the idea of instant attraction and building on that while exploring who two people really are, deep inside. Over the coming years, I hope to populate a small island with the wonderful people from my books where everyone is living their happy ever after!

Jeannie: I enjoy writing stories that explore emotional depth between the characters, whatever type of relationship they’re in. So far, most of my novels have been contemporary romances and most of my short stories fall under erotic romance as the characters in those stories tend to be involved with one another romantically already. I also have a romantic intrigue and a general fiction story, but those too have high relationship stakes as part of the stories and involve intense emotional subject matter.

Lee: Mostly I like to write romance with realistic characters that are slightly scared and have real live problems. I also recently started to dip my writing pen into something leaning more towards paranormal romance.

Tell us something about yourself that readers might not already know.

Ally: Social media terrifies me!

Helena: My pseudonym is my mama’s name. She died when I was young, and I hope that she’d be proud of me following my dream of writing. Using her name keeps me in touch with a person I grieve for losing too young.

Jeannie: I’ve been told I have an unnatural relationship with lemon juice in that I put it on weird things like broccoli and macaroni and cheese. 

Lee: I like to write at night and preferably in the dark. I don’t know why but that’s when the words flow best. It’s just not really helpful if I have to work the next day.

What’s your favourite line from your story in LEV3?

Ally McGuire The Black Suit:
“I think you might be gay,” I whispered.
“Don’t label me. Just enjoy me.”

Helena Harte ~ Before You:
The universe sure did its best to break you. But you’re still here, full of fortitude, stronger than platinum, a soul almost too good for this world and its noise. You think I’m the strong one, but I’ve got nothing on you.

Jeannie Levig ~ The Touch of Reality:
“What she wouldn’t have given, many a time, to be the Braille letters beneath Lena’s fingertips or the spoonful of ice cream that disappeared between her warm, supple lips.”

Lee Haven ~ Wings Apart:
“Are you going to help me or what?” A muffled voice came from the feather ball in the net. “Hello? I know you’re there.”

New Indie Author News!

We’re super excited to announce that awesome author and Golden Crown Literary award winner, Michelle Grubb, has joined the ranks of Indie authors and will be publishing her next book with the help of Butterworth Books.

We’ve just got our hands on Michelle’s latest manuscript, so watch for more news of her crime thriller novel, as yet untitled!

Michelle is Tasmanian born and now resides in the UK, just north of London, with her wife. She’s a fair-weather golfer, a happy snapper, and a lover of cafes, vinyl records, and book shops. 
Michelle harbours an unnatural love for stray pieces of timber (she promises her wife she’ll build her something one day), second-hand furniture shops, and the perfect coffee. She can play six chords on her guitar, stumble through a song on her drum kit, and if you see her wearing headphones, she’s probably listening to Mumford and Sons while dreaming up stories and plot twists. It goes without saying that writing is Michelle’s favourite thing to do. Michelle can be contacted by visiting her website.