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One of the bad things about living in Australia (okay, the only bad thing apart from Tony Abbott) is that stuff generally happens when you’re asleep.  Like today.  I woke at 5.00am, reached for the phone, and learned that Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire is a Lambda Literary Award finalist in the lesbian erotica category.  That woke me up better than coffee.

I’m thrilled.  For myself, for Ladylit Publishing, and especially for all of the wonderful contributors whose stories grace the pages and pixels of Forbidden Fruit.

You can read the complete list of finalists across all categories here.

Congratulations too to the other finalists in the lesbian erotica category, R.G. Emanuelle, Andi Marquette, and Diana Cage.  I’m also very happy to have a story, Tomato Lady, included in R.G. and Andi’s anthology All You Can Eat.