Join us on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas, for our 10th annual celebration of lesbian fiction!

Orange Reading Signing 2013.JPG--Shelley Thrasher


The Lone Star LesFic Festival is excited to welcome back Shelley Thrasher in 2014!

Native Texan Shelley Thrasher—poet, essayist, and fiction writer—has been an editor for Bold Strokes Books since 2005. In her former life she was a college English professor.

First Tango In Paris 300 DPIIn 2012, Bold Strokes released Shelley’s first historical romance, The Storm, set in 1918 East Texas. It features Jacqueline Bergeron, an adventurous young woman who drives an ambulance in Europe during World War I and marches for the vote with her suffragist friends in the nation’s capital. Exiled to East Texas, Jaq meets unhappily married Molly Russell, and their friendship deepens into love. The Storm was a finalist for a GCLS Goldie and a runner-up for a Rainbow Award in the Debut Author category.

Shelley’s second novel from Bold Strokes, First Tango in Paris, is set in 1972 Paris. It focuses on Brigitte Green, a high-class call girl who flees from New Orleans to Paris after the mysterious death of her best friend. There she meets a Parisian law student, Eva Laroche, who is working as a tour guide for an exclusive tour featuring famous historical women of Paris. First Tango in Paris will be published in July 2014.

Shelley’s novels blend women’s history and romance, featuring sophisticated, educated lesbians who push society’s boundaries.

She and her partner Connie live near Dallas with their two dogs, cat, and parrot.

Her novels are available for purchase at Bold Strokes Books.

Find more information at shelleythrasher.com.

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