Patricia wants to write romance she hasn’t read before. And since she reads fan fiction, she’s read lots. So if you happen to like romance with a twist, come in, and meet queer women. Those are just what she keeps looking for. Not just because she’s gay and there can never be enough lesbian romance. But also because LGBT fiction gives us an opportunity to reinvent stories that have existed for centuries. Which she personally thinks should be interesting to anybody, queer women or otherwise. Though those are particularly welcomed, of course. Have fun reading!

Cover of the lesbian fiction ebook Linguist Blues by Patricia PennLinguist Blues

Bad enough that Simone had to pretty much flee to Boston when the German demon community didn’t understand her master thesis. When she scores a date with a beautiful woman upon arriving in the land of endless possibilities, she should have known that yet another demon secret service would have had a hand in that, eagerly waiting to ruin more of her life.

Same ‘verse as A Gift of Words, but considerably more bananas, the Linguist Blues is an example of a kind of story that I’m sorry to say is my number one staple these days – exasperated first person narrator undergoing plot while rolling her eyes at the sky and asking how this is her life. (see also: Paula Gets A Pony Ranch under general fiction) Though the Linguist Blues also goes back a long, long way to a self-insert prompt I once took in a fandom challenge. So you could say there’s no character more like me than Simone. Poor woman.

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A Gift of Words 

The community of the Boston demon clans does not have words for what Hekate Lorca and her clan leader Cal do with each other whenever they meet up alone. Everything changes, however, when they stumble upon a human Christmas fair and observe two kissing women.

Sexual discovery stories are super out, did you notice that? I haven’t seen one around for ages – I guess there used to be so many that the “Shit, am I gay?” thing just got old. And God knows the majority of reviews I ever got for this story started with, “Ugh, not again”… though I’m happy to report they tend to end on, “…that was surprisingly good.” Anyway, when I wrote this story, I had fun setting it in 1994, a time when that trope – and that issue – was still very, very real and personal for queers more often than not. Long story short, this is set in the same ‘verse as Linguist Blues, although it does not share the other story’s cracky touch. It’s also a prequel to a novel that’ll get written, one day, dammit. Just not, well. Not now.

It should also be mentioned that A Gift of Words was first published in the holiday anthology Do You Feel What I Feel by Ylva Publishing, a charity project to donate money for homeless LGBT youths. So if you’d rather read lesfic by multiple authors, go there. And if you want to do a good thing by spending a little bit of money, definitely go there.

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