Guest Post and Excerpt by Avon Gale, author of “The Love Song for Sawyer Bell”!

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Why the world needs more rocker romances

love song for sawyer bell avon galeHello! 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.

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Women in Queer SFF: Guest Post by Michelle Osgood, author of “The Better to Kiss You With” and “Huntsmen”!

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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! 

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Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Seanan McGuire

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Throughout September, we’re celebrating the women of queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy! You can find the master-list of posts and the schedule here!

During San Diego Comic Con, I found a few minutes to chat with author Seanan McGuire, author of dozens of novels and short stories, including Every Heart a Doorway (one of my all-time favorites!) and the October Daye series! In between her incredibly busy schedule, Seanan found time to talk to me about writing queer characters in genre fiction, and balancing several different series at the same time!

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today!

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