Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

Author of LGBT historical fiction and contemporary romance.

Big Fires Everywhere…

“Extremely dense & tall smoke plumes from numerous large wildfires, some of which have been generating nocturnal pyrocumulonimbus clouds (fire thunderstorms), are almost completely blocking out the sun across some portions of Northern California this morning.” –Climate Scientist Daniel Swain … Continue reading

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The Grace of Letting Things End by Mary Sharratt

Ms. Boo, aka Queen Boudicca, in the heart of Pendle Witch Country. Though I was born and raised in Minnesota, I have wandered the world as an expat writer nearly my entire adult life, living in Belgium, Austria, and Germany,…

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Time of Grace Featured on BookBub

It’s time for another BookBub promotion! (This time during a pandemic…) BookBub will feature my lesbian historical novel Time of Grace, which will be available for 99 cents or its equivalent in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and India via … Continue reading

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

As Pride Month ends without the parades, and as the country (and world) reel from Covid, at least one noble annual tradition continues: the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale, which runs July 1-31, 2020. Most of my ebooks are 50% off, and … Continue reading

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Knock On All the Doors

I don’t post enough literary advice/inspiration, but now that I am submitting pieces a bit more again, here is some brilliant advice about putting yourself out there, from a new writer connection on Twitter. It jumped out at me today. … Continue reading

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The Country Shakes…

I found this on Twitter tonight. Rest in peace to George Floyd, and there is no question that we need change. We need the tide to turn, and I think it is. "Donald, I missed you outside the church the … Continue reading

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Review: Moving On—Two Ex-Beatles’ Very Different Lives in the 1970s

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Beatles lately. Perhaps it’s because I started off the New Year by reading Mark Lewisohn’s masterful Tune In (2013), the first book in his proposed Beatles’ trilogy. It’s long and exhaustive, but you … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Dispatch #3: It’s Surreal

I’m going to keep these short, as none of us have a lot of bandwidth these days. But yes, it’s surreal. We have gone over 20,00 deaths in the U.S. as of today. In a few days, it will be … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Dispatch #2: Andrew Cuomo Is Awesome

It helps to watch New York Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s measured, eloquent press conferences in the mornings. I watch them on CNN; I think MSNBC carries them as well. Here he is today, asked about what he would tell people who … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Dispatch #1

Here’s how it started, at least the official story, from a site called CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy) that I just happened upon today on the web: “As suspected, a novel coronavirus has been identified in some … Continue reading

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