Category Archives: San Francisco

A Happy Fourth…

I wanted to wish everyone out there in the US a happy Fourth of July! The weather is always chilly and foggy here in San Francisco. At night in our neighborhood, the air is filled with the sound of homemade rockets … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Sequel Now on Preorder!

I’ve been busy writing this spring. The full-length sequel to Elsie Street, The Pull of Yesterday, is now available for preorder at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. It will be released on those platforms on June 5. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Goes Wide

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I’m battling toothache, which is, um, what happens when you neglect your teeth for a long time… 😦 Indie authors call it “going wide” when you release your book outside the KDP Select platform. … Continue reading

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Elsie Street by Gabriella West: A Book Review

My friend and fellow writer Shannon Yarbrough posted a glowing review of my new novel Elsie Street on his blog today. I thought I’d share! The book can be found only on Amazon right now (and is free for Kindle … Continue reading

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New Book on Preorder: Elsie Street

I have a new book coming out in September! It’s called Elsie Street and it’s a contemporary MM romance set in San Francisco. This is my third book, and although I have lived in S.F. since 1988, it’s the first … Continue reading

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Queerly Beloved: a review

I’ve always been fascinated by gender diversity. A memoir has just been published that explores what happens when one partner in a long-term lesbian relationship transitions to being a man. What surprised me about Queerly Beloved (Bold Strokes Books, May 2014, $9.99 … Continue reading

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Blossoms in January

I love seeing flowering fruit trees every January; seems like it happens here ridiculously early, and I’m always surprised. But we are officially in a drought in California. We’ve had no rain here at all for months. The governor has … Continue reading

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HBO’s Looking

Reblogged from my friend Shannon Yarbrough’s site. I agree: “Looking” is a show that gives the finger to its audience. It gets the seediness and shallowness of the San Francisco gay scene right, that I will say. But who wants … Continue reading

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