Wrote Trip / Finding Ms. Write Blog Tour

This post is part of the Finding Ms. Write blog tour, promoting this fabulous anthology by Ylva Publishing about ‘book people.’ Since I’m biased, I feel that you should totally buy and read this wonderful piece of work which has been put together by Jae and Jove Belle and includes stories by twelve authors of lesbian fiction, including yours truly.

wrote tripNow, my story, Wrote Trip, is about writer Pat Rogers who lost her muse. She’s trying to get her back by going on a road trip and then picks up a hitchhiker, Jen Chan.

I must confess here and now that I’ve never been on a muse-searching road trip like that since I don’t even have a driver’s license. Still, the loss of a muse seems a topic universal among writers. Even if you believe in the daily routine of a writing excercise, you would know days when the right words elude you, when nothing seems to fit, when your imagination runs dry.

Metaphorical batteries need to be recharged. Some do it by reading, some by meeting people, others sit and binge watch their favorite shows until they’re once again inspired and can return to their work in progress. When I lose my inspiration, I try to load up on fodder. I do all of the above, or go watch a movie, read fanfiction, whatever tickles the next story out of me.

I guess I understand Wrote Trip more like the state of mind when you write, when you’re really in the zone, as they say. It’s a place where time loses meaning, a moment of complete and utter self-abandonment, you are your story. It’s those times we really write for, because we write our best then.

My main character, Pat, loses this crazy writer’s haven and goes on a road trip. She needs time away from her computer, looming over her empty mind like a watchful sentinel. Seriously, who can work under that knd of pressure? Pat can’t and escapes. But her workaholic editor Kasey isn’t happy with her and the road trip takes an unexpected turn notebook1when she picks up Jen. But will the young student be of help or a distraction from what Pat needs to accomplish to get back to work?

You can find out reading the anthology. And if you leave a comment on any of the listed posts below (or this one 🙂 ) you can even win an ebook copy since Ylva gives away five of them. Personally, I think that’s awesome since I’m a sucker for free books. But if you’d rather purchase your copy right now and not wait until the blog tour is over to win, here’s where you can do that.

If you want to find out more about the anthology, you are welcome to look at all the other blog posts on the tour. Here’s a list. Make sure to come back tomorrow for Chris Zett’s post. Her story Romance on a Side Note is an excellent read. It might make you wanna read Little Women again, so be forewarned.

The Blog Tour Schedule

Finding Ms. Write500x800Twelve authors of lesbian fiction bring you a collection of romantic short stories about “book people”—heroines who are somehow involved in the publishing industry.

From a novelist with the world’s biggest crush on her editor to a beta reader connecting with her cabinmate on a cruise, from a woman seeking rare books who finds love instead to a bookstore owner who’s drawn to the shy writer sitting by the shop’s window every day, this anthology is full of stories guaranteed to have a happy ending.

Step into our world of books and enjoy a glimpse into the lives of writers who are chasing deadlines…and finding love.

Includes stories by A.L. Brooks, Anastasia Vitsky, Chris Zett, Cori Kane, Elaine Burnes, Hazel Yeats, Jacelle Scott, Jae, Jove Belle, Kathy Brodland, Lea Daley, and Melissa Grace.

 

 

Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories, edited by Astrid Ohletz and Jae (the Writer’s Edition)

wt-postcards Wicked Things is now available for kindle on amazon (com, de, co.uk, what have you). Do you know how excited I am about this? I am sooo excited about it. For those of you who don’t know – there’s a short story by moi in this anthology and it’s my first published work in English.

I have already read it and it’s a great anthology. I absolutely love the different takes on the topic of this holiday and the supernatural. The anthology contains stories about vampires, and ghosts and witches and hunters and what nots. If you want to know a little more about the stories, I wrote a ‘reader’s edition’ of this post here.

Now, as a writer, it has been an immense pleasure to work with the folks at Ylva Publishing, especialy Astrid Ohletz and Day Petersen. I know my story is better now because of these two lovelies. And I’m happy to be among so many talented and able and distinguished writers.

My own story is called A Lesson in Magic and it’s about two people meeting at a Halloween party. Erin is there under protest but when she meets Raymond, she’s suddenly intrigued – and confused. But confusion clears when Erin learns a little more about Raymond and his special charms…

I’m not gonna tell you more about it, you’ll have to read it. I wrote this story for the anthology. I’m fascinated by the supernatural and the themes and tropes of the genre. It was a good opportunity to try my hand at it and I think I’m going to delve into it a little more in the future.

So, if you love the ladies and some scary and some erotic and plenty of supernatural, you should really read this anthology. Also, if you like me, you should totally buy it – for you and all your friends. It’s for your own good, really.

Here’s the links – amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de. I’m gonna add the links for the paperback and other ebooks in my short stories-section as soon as they’re available. I hope you’re gonna read Wicked Things. Drop me  a line if you have and whether you liked it. I very much hope that you do. Read on, lovelies.