Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

Author of LGBT historical fiction and contemporary queer romance.

Coronavirus Dispatch #4: No More Heroes

The big news is that we have passed 500,000 Covid deaths in the U.S. The shocking thing is that I have not written about Covid since sometime last March. But that’s not too surprising. While the disease has not carried … Continue reading

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Review: H Is for Hawk

I wanted to do a belated review of a memoir I bought last summer and finished late last year, Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk (Grove, currently $4.96 on Kindle). Hard to write a short review of this gorgeous book. … Continue reading

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New Book Out Now: Cover Reveal

Hope everyone is having a Happy New Year, or as close as we can get in these bleak times. I wanted to give blog readers a look at the cover of my new MM romance novel, Once You Are Mine, … Continue reading

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In these dark days…

In “times of trouble,” as Paul McCartney put it once, we all need a little Beatles reminiscing. Here’s Paul looking back on his friendship with John and George. https://www.npr.org/player/embed/945390087/945578848 And… Smashwords started its End of Year sale early this time! … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020

It’s a quiet, chilly, blustery day here. While the Covid news is obviously very bad, I’m trying to find good signs amid the bad ones. So here’s a good one: Claire the Scottish Deerhound won the top prize at the … Continue reading

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Fall News

Almost Halloween… and I plan to go get my hair cut and colored tomorrow for the first time in a year, which is even scarier! I hope everyone is hanging in there. This election is nearly over. Everyone wants it … Continue reading

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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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