‘Highland Whirl’ by Anna Larner is the third book I’ve read by this particular author and I’ve loved every one. Although this is a follow up to ‘Highland Fling’, there is no need to have read the previous story as it works as a standalone too. In this novel we spend time with Roxanne Barns, […] … Continue reading Highland Whirl – Kitty Kat’s Book Review
A delicious slow burn romance. “It’s a bit depressing how facts seem to hide more than they reveal.” – Molly Goode, museum curator Less than a year on the job, Molly finds herself tasked with at a make-or-break crossroads with Evelyn Fox, the frosty and exacting Director. In order to carry out the final bequest … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – Omnivore Bibliosaur Review
I had a wonderful time chatting about my latest book Love's Portrait with Clare Lydon. We also chatted about the craft of writing, the importance of never giving up, and why Leicester is the perfect canvas for my stories. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. … Continue reading The Lesbian Book Club with Anna Larner – Author Interview
All You Need Is Love - Panel Discussion with Anna Larner, VK Powell, Renee Roman, Mickey Brent, Aurora Rey, Gun Brooke, Dena Blake and Barbara Ann Wright (L-R) Why love stories as opposed to any other kind of story? I write love stories because it’s simply in my heart to write stories about a woman … Continue reading Thoughts From The Bold Strokes Books Festival – May 2018
Context of Extract Museum Curator Molly Goode (central character) has just attended a museum funding meeting with her boss Evelyn Fox and the Chairman of the Trustees Mark Drew. Her suggestions that the museum should focus on more diversity and community based projects are rebuffed in favour of securing the ongoing patronage of the Wright … Continue reading Love’s Portrait – A extract from the first chapter.
Bold Strokes Books Festival - Talk To Me Panel - Writing Good Dialogue Here are some of the ways I think good dialogue contributes to a story:- It can entertain - enlivening the prose and engaging the reader.It can move an aspect of the plot or narrative forward in a way which, because it is … Continue reading Thoughts From The Bold Strokes Books Festival – June 2017
Congratulations on your new book, Anna! Cheers, Jenny! What made you decide to become a writer? It wasn’t so much a decision, more “Oh, so that’s who I am.” The clues were there: Clue 1- A daydreamer with an overactive imagination. Clue 2- A degree in English Literature. Clue 3- A heartfelt passion for all … Continue reading Highland Fling – Interview with Jenny Frame.
I'm excited to be presenting a paper at the Lesbian Lives Conference. (Brighton, Friday 24th February 2017). Session Title: Permutations of Lesbian Love in Popular Fiction. The title of my paper is Compelled to write - A writer's perspective on the question 'Why do we write stories of lesbian love?' "Why do we write stories of … Continue reading Lesbian Lives Conference 2017 – Anna Larner
Highland Fling by Anna Larner. Romance abounds in this heart warming and passionate tale of two captivating women and their discovery of a love that counts. Romance fiction that reflects the lives of modern lesbians is in high demand and this fresh contemporary look at today's issues from a young new voice will more than satisfy. This sensual romance will appeal to the smart readers looking for intelligent, thought-provoking, passionate love stories.
Golden rule for a successful romance! Writing from the heart, putting into the story what it feels like to long for someone, to fall for someone, the uncertainty, the self-doubt, the tortured agony of it all... So what makes a good romance? Writing Highland Fling has been a fantastic learning process for me. When I … Continue reading Thoughts From the Bold Strokes Books Festival – June 2016