5 Stars, Haley Walsh, MLR Press, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Jackie

Review: Desert Foxe by Haley Walsh

Title: Desert Foxe (Skyler Foxe Mysteries: Book Five)

Author: Haley Walsh

Publisher: MLR Press

Pages/Word Count: 232 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Skyler and his friends go to Palm Springs for the annual White Party and find murder! Continue reading

Lynley Wayne, MLR Press

Interview and Giveaway: Facing Demons by Lynley Wayne

ATL_Lynley Wayne_BWTNA: Hi, Lynley, welcome to The Novel Approach, it’s great to have you back. Why don’t we start out by having you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Lynley: Thanks for having me. It’s an honor to be here. Me? Well, let’s see. I was born and raised in Indiana, but at the age of nineteen I packed all my belongings in my car and headed for warmer weather. I’ve lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast every since. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a writer. I have boxes of notebooks with stories or scenes or ideas written down. I even have a few floppy discs with my earlier works. It wasn’t until 2009 that I made the decision to pursue it as a career. I signed my first contract in 2011 and my first book, Scars, was released in September of 2012

TNA: I’m going to ask you a question that’s way off-topic for your visit today, but since we both have Indiana ties, I’m asking it anyway. How excited are you that the court of appeals overturned Indiana’s same sex marriage ban? Do you see each of these victories as yet another step toward equality in all 50 states sooner rather than later? Or do you think we’re still a ways off from that eventuality? Continue reading

Guest Contributor, MLR Press

It’s Con Season! A Guest Article by Kris Jacen

Yay! We’ll all get to see our friends again, we’ll also make new ones, and that’s the whole point…right? Or maybe not? Socializing and having fun are certainly important. Without a doubt, they are often the high points of the events we attend. However, there are a few very important items that we need to be mindful of.

It used to be that there were only a few conferences (cons) each year, featuring or welcoming LGBTQ writers and readers (RWA National, RT, AAD, Lori Foster’s). But now, there are so many more – GRL, Rainbow Con, The Novel Approach, UK M/M Meet, to name a few. As our industry, and our genre continue to grow and mature, we gain more and more opportunities to represent ourselves online, and more significantly, in person.
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