Dangerous Ground

So, the author finishes reading all our books, understandably freaks over some mistakes, and passes them on to the powers-that-be. She goes back to work on LAC 22, and we are happy campers.


She gets a reminder that Camp NaNoWriMo is set to begin on April 1st—yes, the day of fools. She signs up, and she thinks in that month she can blaze through the rest LAC 22 and 22.5. Again, we are happy campers.


She reads the shit about plotters versus by-the-seat-of-the-pansters, and she berates herself for sucking in the novel outline department. So, she puts writing LAC 22 on hold, signs up for a class on novel outlining, and begins trying to outline our book. Still, we are happy campers.


She decides we are too unruly to ever abide by an outline. So, she frickin’ starts a whole frickin’ new project! Yessiree, Bub. She makes characters, a world, does research, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. We are not happy campers anymore.


The project idea needs time to incubate in her weird-ass writer brain, she believes, and may even require the use of a pen name. Too, too much to think about in the middle of a class. Sooooo… She whips out Squatter 3, which she set aside to give us her undivided attention. Her outline grows and grows and grows, and she now has more words in the outline than she has written in the book. We are so not happy campers.


We are flailing our arms in her brain, which has got to be distracting— and, let’s face it, painful. We are being as frickin’ obnoxious as we can be, which I’m sure you know we are quite exceptional at doing. The clock ticks its way to month’s end.

Which book shall prevail?

For the hundred thousandth time in our history with you, we beseech: Cross your frickin’ fingers!


Writer Rightly Reading Right Now. R U?

The author severely lost her way in writing LAC 22. After wiping her cranial blood off the all-too-familiar brick wall, she made a getaway. She’s holed up in a cabin with every single LAC book and a whole lotta coffee. Yep, she’s having a reading marathon. LAC Immersion Therapy: How can we object to that?

Well, actually, we can on one point.

We think that for this to truly work, you all need LAC Immersion Therapy! Get out your books and frickin’ read with her. Seriously! Start with Scavengers and keep going—no matter how long it takes you.

If you’re not with the LAC program yet, we’ll even give you a kickstart. You can get the LAC Series Starter Pack, which contains the first three books, for free. Just head over here and use coupon code LAC-athon during checkout. The coupon is good for the rest of the month. Oh, and, if you already have the books, please pass on the code to someone in need of Immersion Therapy.

Read on, Writer! Read on, Readers!


Greetings, Non-Fictional Characters

No, we have not fallen off the face of the earth, although it was touch-and-go there for a spell.

The author has three books in the works—okay, “in the works” as in “chug, chug chug,” but still. Two are ours. The other one belongs to the Squatter chicks, but I think the DWD will get to ride in the front seat. (Can you say “packed like sardines”?)

Anyway, she’s plotting, writing, and doing all-around elf-y things. Life goes on—for her, for us, and we sure as hell hope for you, too.


Voices Out

Just for you blog readers…

Voices has been released here. It won’t be official until tomorrow, and it won’t be at other retailers or in paperback until later in the week. If you’re reading this, consider yourself special and high-fived.



The author has the first draft and part of the edit done for LAC 21.5. It’s called Voices. She’s kicking butt on the editing, and the cover already exists. Hopefully, it will be out late next week.

As your own personal reporter, I will keep you updated.


Sneaky, Sneaky Author

While you all have your head in Stringers and we’re gloating that Stringers is finally out, the author goes and releases another book. No, not an LAC. It’s that damn short story collection, Upend, that she’s been working on forever. She decided to cut her losses and screw the two stories she can’t seem to end. So be it.

You can find it here, and if you read the page carefully, you can nab it as a freebie.


Stringers Released

Stringers, Lesbian Adventure Club: Book 21 was just released in the ebookstore! Amen.

The other retailers will have it soon, and it should be in paperback next week.

Here are the blurb and the book cover.

Stringer LAC 21 book cover

Blurb: There’s a bear sitting in the midst of the Dykes Who Dare. But, no one notices. How could that be? How could that possibly be? Something must be “just not right.”


Stringing It All Together

The author finished her edits of Stringers, and now, she awaits a copy for the final proof.

It could very well be released by week’s end, pending any crap life decides to dole out with a smirk. Dutiful reporter that I am, I will let you know.


Backhoe Idling

The author has completed all her hole-filling.! That means she deems it “first draft.” Feel free to applaud. Jesus, feel free to applaud.

Now, she moves on to editing, which she generally does with a vengeance.

Somebody grab the celery salt. There’s a Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary on the horizon.

About frickin’ time!



The author broke the word count meter, again, going over 32,000. That is a good thing, though, as it means she’s making progress. I bumped her up to 33,000, although the word count doesn’t really matter to her anymore. She’ll be satisfied now because it’s already longer than the shortest book in the series, Spiders.

As an update… For the most part, the story is done. She’s ‘just’ doing the hole-filling. She’s got ten chapters completed, with four or five left to fix. Her goal is to have a complete first draft by month’s end, edit it, and hopefully have it released in early September. Her incentive, oddly enough, is to trade her usual celebratory margarita for a Bloody Mary made with heirloom tomatoes from her garden. I hope to hell we’re invited.

She also has a good chunk of 21.5 already written and is bound and determined to have that completed and released shortly after this one. She wants October and November free of pressing things. Someone very dear to her—and us, for that matter—copied Susan and will be bringing a new life into this world. She intends be available to help however she can and simply to let herself be awed by the miracles that sometimes do befall us. We certainly can’t argue that, and we have promised to be on our best behavior. Not one frickin’ mention of LAC 22.