Chasing that first book deal

My first book, Chasing Sisyphus, came out in 2017. It’s a suspenseful sci-fi romance and, well, there was nothing romantic about getting that book written.

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Status Update — May 2020

CampNaNoWriMo was a success. And by that, I mean The Dragon's Den WIP is finally in a usable first draft state. It still needs so much research and revising before it's even close to becoming a book, but I was very happy anyway and…

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Breathing life into a flat sci-fi romance

This post is a deep-dive into the revision process for It Starts With A Kiss. For just the highlights, check out the "Behind The Rewrite" edition on Shortcuts For Writers. I hate first drafting. I really do. As cathartic as it is to get a…

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What I’ve been buying online

I stumbled upon a blog prompt recently, asking whether online shopping was better than going to a physical store. The answer for me is obvious—online wins hands down. And since lockdown started, I've thought a great deal about how N and I…

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About Her — an erotic short story

About Her is now out of my hands and into the world. Read it now Thank you for waiting for this story, and for voicing your support on Twitter and Insta while I was agonising over the draft. Every manuscript somehow manages to be a…

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Visiting Seelie Kay

Back in March, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Seelie Kay. The world changed so much in such a short time, it was a bit surreal to read over the article once it got published. Read: This week in The Loft: Author J.L. Peridot!…

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My new website is here!

After months of tooling and fooling, I’m proud to announce the new and hopefully easier to use jlperidot.com. Thank you so much to my lovely partner for making this possible, to my co-conspirators for believing in me, and to you, readers…

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Australia’s lockdown began today

So much can change in just a week. Australia's "lockdown" began today. We're at "Stage 1" and I don't know if our government defines the stages the same way other countries do, but if Italy and France are anything to go by, it's probably…

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Status Update — Mar 2020

I haven't been writing as much as I'd hoped. A week-long trip to Japan in the middle of February waylaid a lot of plans. In the days before flying out, I had my first major bout of pre-travel anxiety. Seriously my first since... say,…

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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.

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It Starts With A Kiss

JL’s latest book is a steamy sci-fi office romance. Available now in e-book and paperback at these savvy book outlets.

Cover of IT STARTS WITH A KISS featuring a silhouette of a hand and a wire heart against a pink and purple cosmic background

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