Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

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

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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A Tenuous Time (Two Unexpected Losses)

Seems like a weird time we’re in right now. The delta variant is upon us, and even in San Francisco, cases are rising robustly. I continue to wear my mask and am relieved that so many of my fellow SFers … Continue reading

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