Bold Strokes Books Authors at Leicester and Birmingham Pride Festivals 2022

Pride events are so special – great music, lovely vibes, interesting stalls and most of all a wonderful community spirit!

Come check out our stall. Whether you want to talk about our books, our writing process, or enthuse about the books you’ve read or are into! We’re here!

🏳️‍🌈 We can’t wait. #lgbtqbooks 🏳️‍🌈

Leicester Pride Authors

  • Mayapee Chowdhury
  • Lyn Hemphill
  • Anna Larner
  • Ileandra Young

Birmingham Pride Authors

  • MA Binfield
  • Lyn Hemphill
  • Anna Larner

Queer The Shelves LGBTQ+ Book Festival

Waterstones, Nottingham 28th/29th May

I can’t wait for our weekend together and to be with each other in person. There is no question that digital platforms like Zoom have been a lifeline, but as valuable as they are they cannot fully replace being in the same physical space together and the many benefits to our well-being that that brings.

If there are any positives to take from the challenges of the last couple of years, it is to appreciate even more than ever how special weekends like Queer The Shelves really are, both for us as individuals and as part of an LGBTQ+ creative community. We have been truly reminded that we must take nothing for granted. So, let’s set aside any doubts and enjoy the most special of weekends we have ahead. I’ve written a fun little poem about doing just that if you’re thinking about attending the festival for the first time.   See you on the 28th! Anna x

 

Resist

Resist that demon inside your head
that says… “What? Go out? No. Stay home instead.
There’s a sofa, a blanket, and Game of Thrones.
You know we love it when we’re on our own.

Wait? Don’t tell me you’ve decided to go?
There’s Zoom recordings on YouTube, you know.
It’s a festival, with mingling and chat.
People will see you, have you thought about that?

No way…you want to be seen, to be heard.
Have you lost your mind for that is absurd.
What do you mean it sounds just up your street
With kindred souls, and fave authors to meet.

You’re giddy with questions you want to ask.
You want to write? Are you up to the task?
There’s a work shop you can go to for free?
But that sounds way too good – how can that be?

Then it’ll be too expensive, just you wait.
Tickets are re-funded? Book deals are great?
That’s it, I’m done. I can’t take it anymore.
Are you listening? Don’t slam the front…door.

Anna Larner will be at the Queer the Shelves LGBTQ Book Festival in Nottingham with Julie Cohen, Rosie Wilby, Emma Nichols, Dan Webber, Brey Willows, Robyn Nyx and many more. Come along!

Get Your Tickets Now!

Copyright © 2016 – 2022 Anna Larner. All rights reserved.

Book Announcement: Highland Whirl

September 01st 2021 Announcement: 

New Title from Anna Larner

I am pleased to announce my third novel, Highland Whirl, is scheduled for release in December 2021 from Bold Strokes Books and is now available to pre-order.

“When city girl about town Roxanne Barns reluctantly accepts a holiday invite to her best friend Eve’s birthday party in the Scottish Highlands, the last thing she expects is to fall for the very person she’s been dreading seeing again—the feisty Highlander, Alice Campbell.

The moment Alice learns that Roxanne is visiting her home hamlet of Newland, she couldn’t be more suspicious or defensive. A warm welcome is certainly not the plan, let alone falling in love.

Despite Eve’s warnings that Roxanne is not relationship material, Alice can’t ignore her growing attraction. She absolutely trusts Eve’s judgment, but taking her advice just might break Alice’s heart.

Highland Whirl reunites readers with the characters and landscape of Highland Fling in an emotionally enthralling story of trust, friendship, family, and love.”

“Any emotional border that had been briefly opened was now closed, and guards likely patrolled its perimeter. The country of Alice was once again an island with sharks in its seas and canons aimed at those who dared to trespass”. Highland Whirl by Anna Larner

Highland Whirl  – December, 2021

Publisher: BOLD STROKES BOOKS, Inc.

eBook ISBN-13  978-1-63555-893-7

Paperback ISBN-13  978-1-63555-892-0

Pre-order https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/highland-whirl-by-anna-larner-3745-b

Information for UK booksellers: Distribution though PGUK.

© 2016 All rights reserved.

LesFic Eclectic Volume Two

Book Cover

 

Worry-Free Windows

“Make no mistake, this was in every way a late night hold up as she robbed me of my breath and wounded my heart with her smile.”

 

 

My story Worry-Free Windows, is all about chance encounters and the chemistry and sparks of connection that can happen when strangers chat over the phone, as they discover not only a mutual rapport but eventually love.

This gem of a book is available for free on bookfunnel.

(And while you’re at it why not check out LesFic Eclectic Volume One.)


Copyright © 2016 – 2022 Anna Larner. All rights reserved.

Bold Strokes Books – YouTube Channel

Did you know Bold Strokes Books has a YouTube channel with lots of fabulous authors showcasing their books?

Why not checkout the panel discussions from this year’s Bold Strokes Books Bookathon UK – June 6, 2020 starting with Love Changes Things: What We Love About Love Stories. Moderator: Nell Stark Panelists: MA Binfield, Kris Bryant, Charlie Cochrane, Anna Larner, Anne Shade.