Gayer, Higher, Stronger

And the sequel to Shell Game is out, and I am a trifle verklempt.  I make no bones about the fact that Shell Game and now Beggar's Flip are very, very silly books about lesbian pirates who happen to like to tie each other up because Reasons.  But that doesn't stop Lynn and Darren's world from being very precious to me.  Plus, there were bits of Beggar's Flip that were a challenge to write.  There's angst in dem der hills.
Angst angst piratey angst

People sometimes label my books as "humour" and are surprised to find so much angst or darkness in them- or they find it jarring to have humour in a book with dark subject matter.  Me, I am a firm believer that life is hilarious, beautiful, amazing, cruel, and brutal all at once, and that you can't stop laughing at the ridiculousness. 

My day job brings me into contact with some rather dark subject matter on a regular basis.  All of my co-workers who deal with the same black misery share my slightly screwy sense of humour. We rely on each other, and we find the brightness, and we treasure the beauty, and we never stop laughing at the silliness of it all.

If you give my silly pirate books a chance, I hope they give you a few laughs too, as well as giving your angst muscles a healthy workout. 


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