Hi, all —
If you’re in the Palm Springs, California area and you’re interested in lesbian fiction and writing/reading, you might want to check this event out.
The Facebook page link is HERE.
There are panel discussions and presentations on lesbian-centric fiction, writing, editing, and publishing. Plus, lots of entertainment and fabulousness (full disclosure — I’m one of the keynote speakers). Thriller author Amanda Kyle Williams is a special guest speaker. And how about the opening reception? Check this out. Guess I’d better drag out the evening gown…heh.
Some more info can be found HERE.
I’ll be on the road mid-week for Palm Springs, and then I’ll do an update when I’m back.
In other news, the Golden Crown Literary Society has started taking nominations for awards. Information HERE. Your deadline to get fees and nominations in is JANUARY 21, 2014. For our overseas friends, 21/1/2014. 😀
In still other news, my fourth NM mystery, Day of the Dead, is slated for release in November.
I’ll be posting an excerpt as soon as I can. In the meantime, here’s a synopsis:
When a man is shot to death in his house near Albuquerque’s Old Town, homicide detective Chris Gutierrez is called to the scene with fellow detective Dale Harper to investigate. They soon discover that the murder victim may have been involved in human trafficking over the Mexican border, and that he may have attracted enemies in an underground network with its own code of honor. Did someone in that network kill him? Or did his past finally catch up with him? As Chris works to find answers, she also draws the attention of a local anti-immigrant blogger who will go to any length to post damaging and personal information about Albuquerque law enforcement officers, and she knows that her partner, prosecutor Dayna Carson, will be part of that campaign if the blogger discovers their relationship. She has to find a way to watch her back and keep Dayna and her friends and family safe from the blogger’s large audience and prying eyes, even as he dogs her every move.
From Albuquerque to El Paso, Chris is on the trail of a killer who seems to be able to disappear into the cultures on either side of the border, like a ghost or desert wind. Those along the border protect their own, Chris knows, but she has a job to do, even as she draws closer and realizes that sometimes, things aren’t what they seem.
Y’all have a fabulous rest of the day and happy reading, happy writing!