I know I haven’t been on here in a while. Sorry about that. I went through a pretty rough patch of depression. But…I’m feeling a little better now, and I plan to be more active in November! (I do have some lesbian pirates to share with you, after all! 🖤)
I hope you’re having a great Spooky Day, and as always, here’s our traditional Alana teaser! 🧛♀️🖤
Happy National Coming Out Day to everyone who is coming out, already out, or not ready to come out yet! No matter which category you’re in, you’re just as valid and just as worthy of acceptance and love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Sometimes, hiding the truth from others, or even yourself, is a matter of survival, and sometimes, coming out is a matter of survival. When I first came out to a few people I trusted, that’s what it was for me—a last ditch effort at just…surviving. I was so suicidal, and I felt like holding the truth inside had poisoned the air I breathed. But I also didn’t feel safe coming out to most people I knew. So, I came out to only a few people—people that I knew weren’t cruel or hateful, people who didn’t make me afraid. And it saved my life.
Eventually, I’d written books about queer women and had enough of an online presence that most everyone knew, and there was no point in hiding it anymore. And that was so freeing! 💙 But in the beginning, it was terrifying.
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t STILL terrifying.
I’m sharing this for this reason: if this is you, if you feel like you’ll die if you have to bottle it up for one more day, but don’t feel safe coming out, let me know. I’ll be your substitute friend or family. I’ll tell you you’re perfect, just as you are, and worthy of love, just as you are.
Because I’ve been there, and someone did the same for me. We lose too many LGBTQ people to suicide, and I desperately don’t want that to be you. No matter who you are, I want you to know that I love you and want you to be here. Take care of yourselves, whether that means coming out or not. 💙
Happy Teaser Day! I have a new teaser from Lesbians, Pirates, & Dragons for you! ❤️ Or, possibly, Pirates of Aletharia? I haven’t decided whether Pirates of Aletharia would be the name of the book or the series, but it’ll be one of them. 😅 I hope you’re all doing well, and I hope you […]
I hope you all had a good holiday and a good start to the year. 💛 I missed a few of our Teaser Days during the holidays (and the craziness that followed), but I’m…back now, I guess? 😅 I’m still working on the lesbian pirate book, and I can’t wait to share more of that […]
I have the coolest news to share this week! ❤️ I found out this week that The Reign of Darkness was voted Best Paranormal Romance on a Best Lesfic of 2020 list! ❤️ I’m so amazed and grateful (and sort of in shock, still 😅). I poured my whole soul into that book (and series), […]