Bits & Pieces: Summer 2011

Hot Summer Mysteries The lazy hazy crazy days of summer are upon us and who isn’t ready for some really good escapist reading? Nothing says “summer” for this reader like mysteries, and there are some super reads available to take to the beach—or the back yard or the roof. Satisfying, page-turning, just romantic enough—what more… read more

'Dying to Live' by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou

This the fourth in the authors’ Elite Operatives series. Here, Baldwin and Alexiou tell the tale of Zoe Anderson-Howe, the spoiled child of a business mogul. She is kidnapped by Columbian guerrillas, known as FARC, who want to ransom her for millions of her father’s money. She is taken deep into the Columbian jungle to… read more

Lesbian Authors to Teens: "It Gets Better"

Bold Strokes Books authors Lee Lynch, Nell Stark, and Kim Baldwin join the “It Gets Better” campaign, with a positive message for teens. In the first clip, Kim Baldwin explains how she went from being her parents’ favorite child to a period of two decades of separation from her family. Things got better for Baldwin… read more

Book Buzz: August 2010

Three out gay writers are among the 13 “long list” nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Brit Emma Donoghue for Room, South African Damon Galgut for In a Strange Room, and Aussie Christos Tsiolkas for The Slap.  Emma was a joint winner of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction for… read more

'Missing Lynx' by Kim Baldwin

Lambda Literary Award Finalist Missing Lynx is the latest in the Elite Operatives thriller series by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou. Even if you haven’t read the two previous offerings–Lethal Affairs and Thief of Always (gotta love these 1960s style spy titles)—you can easily fall into this third installment. Missing Lynx puts the thrill in… read more

Lesbian Mystery Roundup: May 2010

With summer just around the corner, we need beach reading. Since I was a child, beach reading has meant mysteries. When I was eight it was Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins. Soon after I discovered Agatha Christie, Mary Renault and Mary Roberts Rhinehart. Then I dallied with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett—who wouldn’t?—and even… read more

Bold Strokes Wins Big @ IPPY's

Last week the Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) medalists were announced and Bold Strokes Books received 4 awards. The Independent Publisher Book Awards, launched in 1996, were designed to bring increased recognition to titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, the “IPPYs”  received 3150 titles entered in 61 categories. Books are judged by booksellers, librarians, and… read more