Archive | July, 2014

A letter to my teen self.

30 Jul

I’ve written a letter to my teen self and even included a few photos. I thought it would just be some fun, but the experience ended up being far more deep, personal, and therapeutic than I originally thought. It turns out I had plenty to say to my teen self…secrets, lies, warnings, and hope for a happy ending. 🙂

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A Storming L Fest 2014

22 Jul

UK Lesbian Fiction

DSC_5992 VG Lee

The forecast for the L Fest weekend was for stunning sunshine and a heatwave, which naturally meant that torrential rain, thunder and lightning arrived. UK LesFic wimped out of camping and turned up on a very soggy Saturday morning. But saturated tents turned out to be great for audiences of the indoor and dry arts stage, and even though the event kicked off at 10 a.m. there was a good turnout to see VG Lee open the event.

VG has become a bit of feature at L Fest and they are happy to have her. She talked a little about the resurgence of British lesbian fiction in the last couple of years and how good it is to see writers beyond the established literary set having success.

indiepanel Cindy Rizzo, Clare Lydon, Clare Ashton, Kiki Archer

She handed over to Kiki Archer to host a very lively indie panel…

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Reviews of Secret Lies

11 Jul

Hello,

I’ve listed some of the reviews for my debut novel Secret Lies below. If you haven’t read my novel and aren’t entirely sure if it’s your cup of tea, feel free to read these reviews and see what they have to say about it.

If you have read the novel and would like to share your thoughts, I’d love to read them.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Secret Lies has won a Golden Crown Literary Society 2014 Award in the Young Adult category. This is an absolute dream come true.  All of the 2014 winners are listed on here:

http://www.goldencrown.org/2014_Winners http://reviews.c-spot.net/archives/4925

Secret Lies received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards. A judge had this to say…

“Brilliantly written book, Although this book deals with harsh physical abuse etc., it has such a positive undercurrent. As a reader I was really drawn in from the first second and wanted to reach out to the characters who conquered my heart. The writing was outstanding.”

http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/tag/rainbow+awards+2014

Reviews

http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/secret-lies-by-amy-dunne-at-bold-strokes-books

http://terryslesficreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/secret-lies-by-amy-dunne.html?zx=a7131ec483ccc7be

http://www.lesbianreadingroom.com/secret-lies-amy-dunne/

http://lesbianfictionreviews.com/secret-lies-by-amy-dunne/

http://totalteenfiction.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/review-secret-lies-by-amy-dunne.html

http://neverendingpileofbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/book-review-secret-lies-by-amy-dunne.html

http://francesandlynne.wordpress.com/secret-lies/

http://adventuresinreading16.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/review-secret-lies-by-amy-dunne.html

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/961646970?book_show_action=true&page=1

http://butterfly-o-meter.com/2014/07/secret-lies-by-amy-dunne

http://prettylittlepages.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/pretty-little-indies-amy-dunne.html?m=1

http://www.talksupeblog.com/2014/10/a-shot-of-ya-secret-lies-by-amy-dunne.html

Review received from a teen reader on 19th August 2014.

“Yeh its amazing its like one of them books where u get so engrossed that u feel for the characters and when i finish it im thinking what am i gonna do with my life now.”  –Self-proclaimed baby dyke and self-harmer, aged 14, on Secret Lies.

Here are the links to some of the blogs and interviews I’ve taken part in. ***Trigger Warnings***  The topics of self-harm and abuse are discussed.

http://www.gayya.org/?p=1142

http://www.queerromancemonth.com/why-queer-romance-is-important-by-amy-dunne/

http://prettylittlepages.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/birthday-bash-amy-dunne-guest-post.html?m=1

http://dearteenme.com/?p=7946

http://womenwords.org/2014/02/18/the-honest-truths-behind-secret-lies-by-amy-dunne/

http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/gspart6amy/

http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/pride-blog-amy-dunne/

http://true-colorz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/featured-author-giveaway-amy-dunne.html

http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=9446

http://cocktailhour.us/archives/562

http://juliannrich.com/interview-amy-dunne/

http://www.lesbianreadingroom.com/blogspot-6-questions-amy-dunne/

Thanks for reading!

Amy

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A BOLD STROKES BOOK AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH SAWYER CAINE

11 Jul

Bold Strokes Books Authors' Blog

BY CONNIE WARD

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What made you decide to become a fiction writer?

Ever since I was a small child, I have had many different stories running around in my head.  It’s like a catharsis to get them down on paper so they aren’t taking all my attention.  I enjoy looking at the world around me and converting others’ personal experiences into fictional stories.

 

What type of stories do you write?  And why?

I enjoy writing a wide variety of stories.  I have written horror, suspense, paranormal, comedy, and drama, but I most enjoy stories with heavy emotional and romantic overtones. I feel those types of stories speak personally to the reader.

 

What do your family/friends think about your writing?

My family is very supportive of my writing.  They are my best critics!

 

Where do you get your ideas?

I am inspired by the people and situations…

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Melissa Brayden’s Kiss the Girl

1 Jul

This is awesome! Enjoy. 🙂

Barbara Ann Wright

Yes, it’s another trailer. This one for the fantastic Melissa Brayden and her new release, Kiss the Girl, available now from Bold Strokes Books.

And here’s the link.

Enjoy!

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