Rainbow Snippets, December 29 – 30, 2018
In the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, readers, writers, and bloggers share short (six sentences) snippets of their LGBTQIA+ fiction or book recs each weekend. This week, we’re reflecting on the past year and/or looking forward to the new year. 2018 was the first full year I’ve been without a day job since I graduated from grad school in 1984. I also released eight books (nine, if you count the Art Medium omnibus edition, which includes both The Artist’s Touch and Tested in Fire). Whew!
I also started a Facebook group, Reality Optional, where we talk about books, tea, dance, cake, and random travel pictures. (BTW, the travel is accomplished by my kids, not me!) I’d love to have you join me there!
This snippet is from the first book I released this year, The Artist’s Touch, which is a revised, retitled, and expanded version of my very first published book, Northern Light. It’s one of my supernatural suspense stories, and it’s a second-chance romance featuring art forgery in the wilderness! Okay, so not exactly the wilderness, but art investigator Luke Morgenstern, a Sarasota, Florida, resident, is not initially impressed with the Oregon scenery.
A trio of brawny workmen on the top tier of the scaffolding were giving the gallery sign a face-lift, removing the three-foot-high gold letters. North Coast Gallery was currently No Cost Gall. Maybe the workmen had a sense of humor lurking behind those stoic expressions, Carhartt jackets, and—whoa—Utilikilts.
Luke’s scowl transformed into an appreciative grin. Maybe Oregon had its good points after all.