Contemporary Lesbian Fiction

Bold Strokes Authors Present Recent Work
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Ashley Bartlett was born and raised in California. She is an obnoxious, sarcastic, punk-ass, but her friends don’t hold that against her. She currently lives in Sacramento. Author of the Dirty Trilogy and Sex & Skateboards. Visit

 Heather Blackmore works as a technology startup finance director and consultant. Since creative accounting is frowned upon, she engages in creative writing instead. Like Jazz, a contemporary lesbian romance, is her first novel. Visit

 Award-winning author Clifford Henderson lives and plays in Santa Cruz, California, where she and her partner run The Fun Institute, a school of improv and solo performance. Her other passions include gardening and twisting herself into weird poses. Her novel Rest Home Runaways is due to be released August 2014.

 Annameekee Hesik’s YA novel,The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year, is the first in a series. To find out more, visit her website at, her Facebook at Annameekee Hesik (YA Author), or on twitter @youknowwhogirls.

 Kathleen Knowles lives in San Francisco, the setting of two of her novels. Her first, Awake Unto Me, won the GCLS 2013 prize for historical romance and was named a 2012 Notable Book by Out in Print. Her second, Forsaking All Others, is a contemporary romance.

 Meghan O'Brien is the author of six lesbian romance novels and numerous published short stories. She resides in Northern California with her wife, their son, and a collection of pets. She is a two-time recipient of the GCLS award for Lesbian Erotica for Thirteen Hours and The Night Off.

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