The Velvet Anthology

We are delighted to announce that The Velvet Anthology is now available to pre-order from the Stone Soup website! This will be available as an ebook and paperback from Amazon, and we will have plenty of copies at the GCLS Conference in Vegas – so if you are coming you can buy your copy there and collect […]

No words, just an image

I am truly honoured to say that the wonderful Ann McMan agreed to do the jacket for the new anthology. No words. How stunning is this? Got to be worth the price just for the jacket. And for those who are impatient with my slow reveal… pre-orders for the paperback direct from Stone Soup will […]

and then there were authors…

Chicago, IL, GCLS Con, 2017. If you haven’t been keeping up where have you been??? There’s me, all full of it because Karin Kallmaker used me (in double drag) in her short story, Erica Abbott saying we need a ‘velvet anthology’ (still not sure if there was more to that) and Darla Baker asking me to […]

GCLS Con 2017 – Thursday

GCLS Con 2017, momentous year for me. Thursday was sitting talking to Darla Baker who had set up a 501©3 publisher called Stone Soup Community Press. I knew it was in the works, but like most of us Darla is many things, GCLS Board, Lambda Board, author and very full time worker – as well […]

When it Raynes – CD Cain

You know sometimes when you read a new book by a new author and just get swept away? CD Cain’s first book, and the beginning of a four part series, is a classic in the making. I literally can’t wait for book two. Set in the south with the delightful backdrop of the Louisiana bayou […]

2015 Lambda Literary Prize Winners

LAMMY WINNERS 2015: LESBIAN FICTION: “Yabo”, Alexis De Veaux, RedBone Press LESBIAN POETRY: “Mysterious Acts by My People “, Valerie Wetlaufer, Sibling Rivalry Press LESBIAN MYSTERY: “The Old Deep and Dark “, Ellen Hart, Minotaur Books LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY: “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building ” with Barbara Smith, Alethia […]


Fantasy fiction, inclusive of all aspects, tends to be shoved in the corner, placed on the odd shelf in the bookstore corner, maligned, over-looked, marginalized and so forth.  Books written by women, very often, suffer the same fate.  Books written by openly lesbian authors tend to be subsumed within the categories of “women authors,” “lgbtq,” […]