Orla Broderick won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award

I am excited and scared to announce that I am one of 11 Scottish Book Trust award winners.
Thank you Scottish Book Trust. Thank you Marianne and Pete for helping make this happen. I have housework and parenting to do, but in between times I have a new novel on the go. For anyone who is interested, here is a link to the Scottish Book Trust press release. Please use it, share it, print it.

Press Release with download
Announcement from Scottish Book Trust

My first novel, The January Flower is available almost worldwide. You can buy from us (we have a sale on and a box of beautiful books to clear) in the Online Book Store
or on Amazon or Smashwords.

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Christmas Q&A

Originally posted on UK Lesbian Fiction:

baublesUK LesFic is turning in for the year. But before we put up our feet for a couple of weeks, there’s time for a festive Q&A with several lovely authors. Here’s what we asked them:

Which book do you want for Christmas?

What was your book of the year?

We’ll be back early in 2014, until then we’ll leave you with these great recommendations, and a Merry Christmas and wishes for a happy new year from Tig (Clare) and Cari!

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VG Lee

the_summer_bookThe book I’m hoping to get for Christmas is The Summer Bookby the late lesbian author, Tove Jansson who also created the Moomin books. I only found out about her recently and this novel, about a relationship between an aging woman and her grand-daughter has some resonance for me, now that I’m getting older myself!

the murder wallHaving been one of the judges for the 2013…

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