Star Crossed — coming soon

O, swear not by the moon is a romantic science-fiction short story, appearing in the Star Crossed anthology published by Fedowar Press.

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Does failure start with a big F?

In case you missed it, Facebook banned the sharing of news in Australia last week. The new ruling was rolled out very clumsily, with the public suddenly unable to access swathes of essential information services. Look, I won't re-hash the…

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Hobbies that feed my fiction

Throughout my life, I've been prone to minor obsessions (and many not so minor), some of which have been finding their way into my writing. I think the best part about being a bit of a hobby junkie is how much one can learn without it…

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My favourite traits in a romance hero

Today, I'm visiting the Nomad Authors blog to talk about my favourite traits in a romance hero. Pretty sure I'm not alone in loving these attractive and very down-to-earth characteristics. To me, they are realistic relationship-improving…

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Should fiction writers talk about politics?

I find I don't have so many opinions these days, more just feelings and questions. And one thing stoking these feelings lately is the idea that fiction writers shouldn’t talk about politics. When I was a younger reader, I certainly…

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Love, Nostalgia & Lights in the Sky

Love, Nostalgia & Lights in the Sky is a collection of tiny stories, featuring some of my micro fiction, #vss (very short stories), flash and short poetry previously published here, in my newsletter and on my social profiles. This book…

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Status Update — Jan 2021

It was SO warm last week. With temps in the high 30s—even cracking 40 a couple of times—my homebody self has been uncharacteristically eager to go out just to enjoy 15 minutes of air-conditioning in the car. We had a little reprieve over…

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Should I be embarrassed? We’re not teenagers anymore.

You and I was my first erotica release in 2017. It began as an experiment in steamy "sudden fiction", then later became a five-piece series of flash fiction chapters. I was reading a lot of Literotica back then and wanted to see how things…

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Dot Club #25

Happy new year, my lovelies! Dot Club #25 comes out later today. It’s the first in a trial of monthly emails. (Big thank you to everyone who filled in the feedback questionnaire!) Here’s what you can expect to see: Reflections on the year…

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One Nice Thing

My latest project is One Nice Thing, a short & sweet email newsletter, sharing… you guessed it: one nice thing.

It could be a quote, a picture, a poem, a news clipping, fantastic art, or just something lovely someone wanted you to know.

Interested? Here’s how to subscribe.

Love, Nostalgia & Lights in the Sky

Subscribe to the Dot Club mailing list, for a free copy of JL’s microfiction collection.

A starry silhouette of a couple dancing on the cover of Love, Nostalgia & Lights in the Sky by JL Peridot

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