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Authors at the 2015 Festival!

The Lone Star Literary Society is thrilled to announce some of the confirmed authors for the 2015 Lone Star LesFic Festival, to take place on April 11 in Austin, TX!

We’re excited to welcome back the following authors, who were at our very first festival:

Erin O’Reilly

Stacia Seaman

Carsen Taite

And we have more returning authors:

Mavis Applewater

Melissa Brayden

Julie Cannon

Linda Crist

Taylor James

VK Powell

Stacy Reynolds

Del Robertson

Justine Saracen

Therese Szymanski

MJ Williamz

Barbara Ann Wright

We know you’ll be excited about authors making their first festival appearance:

CF Frizzell

Heather Rose Jones

Sandra Moran

Karis Walsh

Rebekah Weatherspoon

Best wishes for the holiday season!  May the new year bring you lots of wonderful lesbian fiction!

Author Spotlight: Therese Szymanski

nineWe’re very happy to welcome Therese (Reese) Szymanski to this year’s Festival!

Therese (Reese) Szymanski, a Detroit veteran who was referred to as “a local dyke hero,” started writing before she could read. Her current writing, occasionally mistaken for shorthand chicken scratches, still more than slightly resembles those early scribbles.

Szymanski, an award-winning playwright and author of nine novels (eight in the groundbreaking Motor City Thrillers series featuring Brett Higgins), four novellas, six plays (four produced to great acclaim) and dozens of published short stories, articles, columns, reviews and feature stories, is also an editor whose every fiction-editing turn has won or been shortlisted for an award while her own writing has been shortlisted for a bunch of Lammys, Goldies and a Spectrum, and her body of work also got her an Alice B. Readers Appreciation Award in 2008. You can find out more about Reese and her work at BigBadButch.com (or her VERY occasional Facebook posts). When she’s not writing, editing, designing, playing with her sword collection or committing other acts of mayhem, she enjoys traveling and visiting red pandas around the world.

Author Spotlight: Gerri Hill

BEL-WeepingWallsWe’re very excited to welcome Gerri Hill to the 2014 Lone Star LesFic Festival. 

Gerri Hill has twenty-four published works, including the 2013 GCLS winner Snow Falls2011 and 2012 GCLS winners Devil’s Rock and Hell’s Highway, and the 2009 GCLS winner Partners, the last book in the popular Hunter Series, as well as the 2012 Lambda finalist Storms. Hill’s love of nature and of being outdoors usually makes its way into her stories as her characters often find themselves in beautiful natural settings. When she isn’t writing, Gerri and her longtime partner, Diane, keep busy at their log cabin in East Texas tending to their two vegetable gardens, orchard, and five acres of piney woods. They share their lives with two Australian Shepherds and an assortment of furry felines.

Recent Book Releases: December through February

We’re always excited about new lesbian fiction! Here are some recent releases from authors who will be attending the 2014 Lone Star LesFic Festival.


BEL-WeepingWallsWeeping Walls, by Gerri Hill (December 2013, Bella Books, available in trade paperback and ebook).

An abandoned old house in a small town northeast of Houston is the site of a second murder, eerily similar to a supposed cold case of fourteen years earlier. FBI Agents CJ Johnston and Paige Riley are dispatched to find the link between the two homicides. 

The team, including Ice and Billy, find the case to be anything but cold. For CJ and Paige, juggling the investigation while trying to keep their love affair a secret proves to be as hard as uncovering long-buried clues.

Seven-time Goldie winner Gerri Hill delivers thrills and passion in the chilling sequel to Keepers of the Cave.


final cover tiffany the quickeningThe Quickening, by Yvonne Heidt (January 2014, Bold Strokes Books, available in trade paperback and ebook). Book 2 in the Sisters of Spirits Trilogy.

Tiffany Curran has the ability to read places and people by touch, and although it’s a gift she uses to help people, it’s also a curse that prevents her from having much human contact. She tries to keep life simple, but that all changes when Katerina Volchosky calls in the Sisters of Spirits paranormal team for help. 

Kat is tired of reporting about violence in the city and vows this story is her last. She is hoping that S.O.S. can connect with a serial killer’s victims to help provide clues. When she meets Tiffany, she dreams of a promise made centuries ago to a flame-haired priestess.

Ancient whispers of curses and witches haunt Tiffany’s nightmares, and the closer she and Kat get to the murderer, the louder the whispers get. Worse, Tiffany has a horrific suspicion she might know who the killer is.


BSB-SmokeFireSmoke and Fire by Julie Cannon (January 2014, Bold Strokes Books, available in trade paperback and ebook).

Brady Stewart lives for the fire. Nightmares of the fire haunt Nicole McMillan. Whether fighting fires in the Kuwaiti desert, in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the heartland of Oklahoma, both women hide behind a smoke screen of who they really are. When they meet and face the challenge of their lives, their passion ignites because where there’s smoke, there’s fire.