Sick of Watching

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Sick of Watching – Try Shows about Strong Older Women A column on what to watch in lockdown should be obsolete.  But as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you mutates and tries again.  If for any reason you are not vaccinated, please stop reading this and go do it now.  But even those of us […]

The Expanding Stellaverse

The Expanding Stellaverse

The Expanding Stellaverse I started the Stella project to push back on the nexus of ageism and sexism by reminding society that older women live vivid, passionate lives.  To do that, I encourage women past midlife to share our erotic stories.  My upcoming novel, Brilliant Charming Bastard, is in line with that fun revolution.  The […]

For Women Agency is the Issue

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For Women Agency is the Issue. As I write this, the elected government of Afghanistan has fallen.  We see reports – not always well validated because of the situation there – of hospital workers who hid at home out of fear of the Taliban, were ordered back to work and the women went in burquas, […]

Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Publishing Without an Agent

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel: Publishing Without an Agent Welcome to the third part of this series on publishing your sexy novel. Here is where you can find Part 1 and Part 2. Now that you’ve signed a contract, it’s time to move from manuscript to published novel. At this point, some agents become […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]

The Challenge of Male Violence

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The Challenge of Male Violence March 8 was International Women’s Day. As they say on their website, the theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Spoken word poet Anisa Mandaula celebrated our power to change the future in a video for the day, saying, “Choose to create history, not to be created by it.” Her poem calls on us […]