Hello from Denver and GayRomLit Retreat 2017! It’s Day Two of the Retreat and I feel like we’ve been here for weeks! I always forget what a whirlwind experience GRL is. It’s so wonderful to be with fellow authors and awesome readers of LGBTQ books. I love meeting everyone face to face.
I’m rooming again this year with author K-Lee Klein, who is so much fun. We’re looking pretty perky here, given we hadn’t had coffee yet:
And she doesn’t mind sharing the room with Oscar, the Halloween sock puppet.
(I won’t include the pics I took of her on the dance floor last night because they’re blackmail material.)
GRL is a time to greet old friends and make new ones. I met up with the lovely Devon Rhodes, an old friend I don’t see very often. We’re showing off our purple for Spirit Day.
I enjoyed my author reading yesterday – got to read from In Over Our Heads and Serpentine Walls (my first novel). Here I am looking dramatic:
Another thing I love at GRL are the author lounges. We have two of them and get to meet our readers and give them some love (in the form of swag). Postcards are always fun. I also printed up two free short stories to give away.
I like this pic of me at an author lounge for the half-naked guy to the left and the person reading in the background–it captures the essence of GRL!
There’s much more to come, including a Wild West costume party tomorrow night. I can’t wait!
Until next month….
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
CJane is the author of the award-winning Serpentine Series, New Adult contemporary novels set at the University of Virginia. Serpentine Walls was a 2014 Rainbow Awards finalist, Aidan’s Journey was a 2015 EPIC Awards finalist, and Sex, Love, and Videogames won first place in the New Adult category in the 2016 Swirl Awards and first place in Contemporary Fiction in the 2017 EPIC eBook Awards.