Friday Excerpt: Elizabeth Gives Up

Another excerpt from the new novel Breath(e) Word Count: 477 ### Susan opened her mouth to keep arguing, but Elizabeth guided her out the door with one hand on her mother’s arm, and shut it behind her. This would make Susan happy. Giving up was the best option. It would get her mother to stop complaining. Elizabeth would just stop dating. Lots of people did it and lived their lives without a partner. She could see her future. Alone. She would be the cool “aunt” to her cousins’ children. She’d have an apartment, dedicate herself to work, enjoy late nights watching YouTube videos and touching herself. She lowered her head and smacked her forehead against the closed door. It wasn’t what she wanted. Not that anyone cared what she wanted. Maybe...

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Is (W)hole about me?

My first novel, (W)hole, went through a lovely promotion earlier this month which got it exposure to a much wider audience than normal. I think most of the people reading the book have been other devs or people with disabilities who have heard of devs and are curious. With the promotion, I think most of the readers are people who are curious and intrigued by the highly unusual subject of the book, but may have never heard of it before. I got a new review at Amazon that I found really interesting. Two things stood out to me about it. “My only complaint is that the book is written clearly for an audience who is into this fetish and because of this, it is a bit too technical, especially early on, with the ins and outs of this fetish. I visited the...

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Six Sunday: Breath(e) Two

Six Sunday: Breath(e) Two

Again this week I have six sentences from the new novel, Breath(e)… At the end of dinner, Elizabeth put her coat back on and prepared to go home. “Do I get a kiss?” Theo said. Elizabeth flushed. “Yes,” she said. She braced her arms against the back of his chair and leaned over him, pressing her lips against his. His lips were soft and his breath tasted like coffee and cinnamon. Find more six sentence excerpts from other writers at www.sixsunday.com  Thanks for stopping...

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New Year

2011 was a year of massive change in my life. It’s been a wild ride and I think 2012 is going to get even better. It really came into focus that life doesn’t ever go the direction I expect or give me what I want in the way that I want it. I’ve learned that whatever goals I make need to be things directly in my own control. I can control how much I write, but not whether it will sell. I can control how open I am to dates, but not whether I will have a boyfriend. The first really monumental thing in 2011 was that at the very beginning of the year, January 5th, I discovered www.paradevo.net.  This is a website message board for people like me, women who are attracted to physically disabled men. Now, I’ve been this way for as long as I can...

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Sunday Six: Breath(e) One

My newest novel has just been published! To celebrate, this month’s Six Sunday Sentences will be from Breath(e)…   On Friday afternoon they stood outside the subway entrance with backpacks on enjoying the spring sun. Elizabeth faced Ethan and whispered, “Is it bad that I wish I could have you right here in the street?” “Not bad at all,” Ethan said. He smiled and kissed her. She grabbed the sides of his face and pushed her lips harder against his. The sun was hot on the back of her neck.   To read more six sentences from other participates, visit www.sixsunday.com!                ...

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