Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

Author of LGBT historical fiction and contemporary queer romance. Copyeditor/proofreader.

Roll up, roll up…

For the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, which is an annual monthlong event that spans the whole month of July. You can purchase ebooks in mobi or epub, or read on the online reader. The first book in my medieval Knight’s Tale … Continue reading

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I finished a trilogy!

There is an especially good feeling about writing the third book in a trilogy. Confession: I’ve only done it once before, with my Elsie Street series. But a few days ago, I finished up the third book in the Knight’s … Continue reading

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Read an Ebook Week Starts Tonight

Starting at a minute past midnight tonight, the annual tradition continues at Smashwords of taking a week to celebrate ebooks with deep discounts… Find my sales here! Best value is my Irish historical, Time of Grace, only .99 for the … Continue reading

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Ukraine in Crisis—Time’s Running Out

I have been riveted and appalled by the invasion of Ukraine by its neighbor Russia. What’s more, I actually know someone reporting on the ground over there, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor… The bravery of the people and … Continue reading

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A New Indie Juggernaut?

Just got the news today that Smashwords is being acquired by Draft 2 Digital. This is really earth-shaking news for anyone who has been a part of the “wide” independent author scene. For those people who don’t publish direct to … Continue reading

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Review: Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox

What a life Brian Cox has had. The weird zaniness of some of his memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat (Grand Central Publishing, 2022, $14.99 on Kindle), is amplified by the fact that the “Editorial Reviews” section on the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

It’s past time to say it! Dry and chilly here now, but it’s been a very wet winter in San Francisco. We are all playing the Omicron lottery at the moment. I managed somehow to get a home test, so … Continue reading

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Smashwords End of Year Sale Expands!

The 5th Annual Smashwords End of Year Sale is longer this year: it runs December 17-January 1. I decided to keep it simple this time. The first two books in my medieval Knight’s Tale series will be on sale for … Continue reading

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Fall Bargains and Musings

I wanted to let folks know that a couple of my books are on sale now at Smashwords. You can get Once You Are Mine for 25% off; The Pull of Yesterday, book 2 in the Elsie Street trilogy is … Continue reading

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The Letters of Shirley Jackson—a Preview!

I’ve been busy reading the delightful, yet somewhat vexing Letters of Shirley Jackson (Random House, 672 pp., $14.99 on Kindle) and writing a long review of it! Finding a home (irony alert, as Shirley was always focused on the physical … Continue reading

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