About a week ago my wife sent me a text at work with a photo of a cardboard box and the word “exciting.” I didn’t have my glasses on and thought it was the replacement sockets for the wrench set I bought her for Christmas. Not so exciting to me, but she was jazzed, so I went along with it.
“Did you look at the photo?” she texted back.
I put my glasses and on and enlarged the photo to see a mailing label from Bold Strokes Books, my publisher.
My phone rang. She thought I still wasn’t getting it. I got it. I had to sit down. There they were, waiting for me to get home and unbox them. My debut novel. The novel that probably took me way too long to write, but I did it. I drove home listening to some podcast to take my mind off of what was waiting for me at home.
I imagined this moment for a long time. Ever since I was about 9 years old and wrote stories at a big old mahogany desk that my parents found and somehow carried up to my third floor bedroom. I got older, but my dream never did.
I’ll be able to share Jannika and Lee’s small town romance with you on February 12, 2019. I’d love to hear from you about your favorite lesbian novels, Jannika and Lee’s story, and where you find les-fic books. I have a goal of seeing lots more LGBTQ adult fiction in our public libraries, especially lesbian fiction. Use the contact form on this website or find me on
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