I believe the term I’m looking for is linkity. You have some. First the stuff I need to tell you about me.
New Website: For the past few months I’ve been updating my website. When I say I, mostly I mean Mark from International Cross-Cultural Consulting LLC. You may know Mark’s work from the GayRomLit website. He was able to incorporate and update the Drupal technology I’ve used since starting, help me spiff up a few features, and in general give everything a nice polish. I couldn’t be happier with his work. You might find you are too.
Somethings to play with:
- Filterable book page by genre or series
- Drop-down buy links to many of your favorite retailers, also a goodreads hotlink
- A list of articles & interviews
- An incredibly detailed press kit
- “Where’s Heidi now” calendar on homepage sidebar
- Newsletter signup on homepage sidebar
- Detailed list of reviews
Go over and check it all out. If you’re an author looking for a website, or anybody looking for a website, I highly, highly suggest Mark.
New Tumblr: I have two tumblrs. A polite one, which you can find here. There is also a very, very NSFW one here. You may follow whichever you like, but I recommend not viewing the second one with children around. Or your parents.
Pinterest, Not New: I am not a good Pinterest blogger. I’ll try to change that. If you pin and want to see whether or not I can follow through, try here.
Linkity about other people…
The amazing and wonderful Becky is hosting a project for homeless LGBT kids.
“There are many things that delight me about the LGBTQ romance community. One is how passionately we support various LGBTQ groups and causes. Another is how many of us are passionate fiber artists. This fall, let’s bring those passions together at GRL to support Atlanta area homeless LGBTQ youth. Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting kids off the street. But there are only so many shelter beds available, and they need warm clothing for those who can’t get a spot. If you knit or crochet, please consider making a few hats, scarves, or mitts and bringing them to GRL for Lost-n-Found. A wide variety of sizes and styles can be put to good use; I only suggest that the yarn be machine washable, so that the items will stand up to wear and tear. If you have questions about the project, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll also find me as Fibrobabe on Twitter and Ravelry (the greatest fiber crafting website ever! If you’re not a member, you should be. There’s even a M/M lovers’ group!).
Thanks for helping us keep these kids warm this winter, and letting them know that there are people out here who love them. —Becky
The 2013 Elisa Rolle Rainbow Awards are an annual contest celebrating outstanding work in LGBT fiction and nonfiction. Hosted and owned by blogger Elisa Rolle, the contest is open to all authors of work containing LGBT fictional characters and work chronicling the true stories of LGBT persons. For this the contest’s fifth year, some new rules have been instigated, and a new partner has emerged to assist Elisa. The Rainbow Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America, will partner with Elisa in the management and coordination of this contest. Despite RRW’s status as a chapter for romance writers, their participation in no way changes the Rainbow Awards and do not make them exclusively a romance contest. One need not be a member of RRW or RWA to participate in this contest.
Learn more about them and submit here.
Rainbow Romance Writers: Join or Renew Now
Rainbow Romance Writers develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. As an active chapter of the Romance Writers of America, our chapter:
- Fosters artistic and professional success
- Helps members succeed as artists and professionals
- Advocates passionately for our rapidly expanding market online and at events both LGBT and romance-related
- Provides a dynamic resource for our members, the media, and the publishing industry
- Challenges assumptions, boosts visibility, and celebrates the scope of LGBT romance
Rainbow Romance Writers opens doors. We continue to push for research, awareness, and education in unexpected communities. With every story, our members build bridges with unexpected allies: romance readers expanding their horizons and LGBT readers discovering romance fiction for the first time.
We are changing minds, one heart at a time.
I’m going to try and blog every Friday, so watch this space. In the meantime of course never forget Facebook, and when you’re looking for me splorting randomly about whatever the hell, you would be looking for twitter.