What a surreal day this is turning out to be! For the past several years, I’ve been an avid follower of the Lambda Literary Awards, awaiting the announcement, first of the finalists and then of the winners, with mounting excitement. I’ve taken enormous pleasure in cheering on the books I’ve read and loved, and of course in discovering new favourites. The Lammys have celebrated among its winners and finalists such talented authors as Benjamin Alire Saenz, J.H. Trumble, and Jay Bell, to name just a few. Never did I imagine I would one day be able to count myself among them…until today.
This might sound strange, but all through the process of writing ‘Caught Inside’, I gave very little thought to my hero’s sexuality. At Seventeen, Luke is the kind of young man who takes most things in his stride and who isn’t generally prone to self-analysis. Looking back, I realise that I was far more interested in exploring his emotional journey than I was in putting a label on his feelings.
I’m thrilled today to be playing host to my good friend and critique partner Molly Ringle: author of The Chrysomelia Stories, a NA romantic trilogy inspired by the Greek myths. Immortal’s Spring, the final instalment in the series, will be released on June 1st, and Molly has agreed to indulge me by answering a few questions.
I’m thrilled to be able to tell you all that I’ve recently signed my first ever contract! I’m indebted to Deb at Beaten Track Publishing for believing in my manuscript and giving me the chance to unleash it on the world. The novel is going through the editing process as we speak and I’m hoping for a summer 2016 release, but I will of course let you know as soon as I have a firm date.