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Virginia Festival of the Book

Looking forward to joining two of my fellow authors in Charlottesville Virginia this weekend for a panel on writing romance as a LGBTQI Author. Catch us at the Charlottesville Barnes and Noble at 3pm Sunday March 24th.

Samantha Boyette (What Happens When), D. Jackson Leigh (Ordinary is Perfect) and Radclyffe (Passionate Rivals) discuss the issue of diversity—ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender-related—in publishing, the similarities and differences between mainstream and LGBTQI romances, and the nuances of authentic character construction. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.


What Happens When

For Molly Kennan, senior year is already an epic disaster. It feels like the whole school knows she made out with Lily at that party, and now she’s accidentally outed herself as a lesbian. Her ex-best friend is trying to ruin her life, and school generally sucks. All she wants is to drown her sorrows in sweet potato fries, but she finds herself tongue-tied by the diner’s new waitress, Zia.

I’m so excited to announce the release of my newest book. This one is close to my heart in a lot of ways. I grew up in a similarly small town, and while I didn’t experience the issues with my coming out that Molly does, a lot of the worries and fears she has I’ve had. Like Molly, I was lucky to have great friends and family to help me get through.

Unlike Molly, I’m much older now, with two kids of my own and that keeps me away from blogging, reading, and writing as much as I used to. So for anyone out there who cares, I apologize for not being very active on this site. I’m going to try to do better. You can also follow me on facebook for slightly more interaction. The link is in the header.

I hope you will pick up What Happens When and that it will bring you as much joy to read as it brought me to write.


Box Of Books & A Festival Too

booksWhat’s more exciting than opening your first box of pre-release copies of your book? That’s right, nothing. Especially when you didn’t even know they were on their way. Not even the toddler asking ‘why?’ for the thousandth time could put a damper on my excitement. Holding the books and flipping through them and seeing all those thoughts finally take a physical form has been even more rewarding than I expected.

Next on my list of exciting news is a trip up to Provincetown, MA from October 12th-15th to join some of the other authors from Bold Strokes Books at Women’s Week. For the first time I’m going to have to go on stage and convince an audience I know what I’m talking about when it comes to writing. Thankfully I won’t be doing it alone. I’ll post the schedule tomorrow for anyone interested in coming out to support some great authors.

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