Why the world needs more rocker romances
Hello! I’m Avon Gale and I’m here to talk to you today about my new book, The Love Song of Sawyer Bell! It’s about a badass rocker chic named Vix, whose band picks up a new fiddle player for their summer tour – a Juilliard-trained violinist named Sawyer. Through the course of the tour, Vix and Sawyer go from friends to lovers and Sawyer has some tough decisions to make about her future.
One of the things I wanted to do in this book, as well as the second Tour Dates novel (about Racer frontman Jax Elliott), was write about bands that hadn’t necessarily “made it” commercially. My absolute favorite musical genre is Americana/Alt-Country, and most of these bands play a grueling tour schedule every year – driving their own vans, hauling their own gear, you name it. Tonight, in fact, I’m going to see one of my favorite bands of all times – Lucero – and they’ve developed a loyal following of fans simply through years of hitting the road and playing their hearts out everywhere they go.
Throughout September, we’re celebrating Women in Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy here on Just Love, including interviews and guest posts from some amazing authors!
Today we’re joined by RoAnna Sylver, author of the fantasy novel Chameleon Moon and more, as she talks about one of her favorite queer female characters, and healing with the power of story. She’s also written a gorgeous poem to accompany her post!
Throughout September, we’re celebrating the women of queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy! You can find the master-list of posts and the schedule here!
Today we’re excited to welcome author Michelle Osgood to the blog, to talk about female representation in fiction and putting “any kind of women’s butt” in “every single seat at [the] table.”
So welcome, Michelle, and thank you so much for joining us today!
September is Women in Queer Sci-fi & Fantasy month here on Just Love, where we’re highlighting the ladies who bring the ‘epic’ to Epic Fantasy, or who go further than any woman has gone before in space.
Author R.E. Stearns is definitely ready to push boundaries in SFF. Her upcoming novel, Barbary Station, can be summarized in three words: pirate space opera. Oh, did we mention? It’s got badass queer lady POC main characters. Hell yes.
Introducing our September Theme Month on Just Love: Women in Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy!
Throughout the next four weeks, we’re excited to bring you posts from some incredible SFF authors who are writing kickass leading ladies.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Today we’re super excited to welcome author Liv Rancourt on the blog! Liv is the author of Vespers, Aqua Follies, and more, and today she joins us to talk about how to balance writing and personal life!
A day in the life…
Thanks so much for having me as a guest! I do love following the reviews here, and since El gave me a blank slate, I figured I’d write about juggling…
We at Just Love are absolutely thrilled to present Trans Book Month throughout July, elevating the voices of trans authors, readers, and allies in discussing trans representation in books. Today we’re honored to have author Jay Northcote on the blog, talking about the importance of trans visibility in fiction.
Thank you so much for joining us today, Jay!
Trans Visibility in Fiction: How a Story Changed my Life
By Jay Northcote
Thanks for inviting me to post on your blog during Trans Book Month. I love that you’re celebrating trans representation in fiction, because I know first hand how important transgender visibility in fiction can be.
I’m a transgender man. I finally came out last year (age forty-five), after a long and painful process of sloughing off layers of denial. But if it wasn’t for reading the right story, I might never have realised who I really was.