Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Definition of a Black Hole...

...the year known as 2015 (lol)

Profuse apologies for my lack of posts, but I am still alive and well!  Real life definitely can get in the way and 2015 was filled with lots of “real” life. Toss in a bit of drama and more than a few lessons…well, you get the picture, but I’m happy to report I’m back on track. I’ve been carving out chunks of time to write and I’m crossing my fingers that sometime in 2016 I’ll be releasing my next book. Yay me!

Although 2015 was definitely what I’d call a rollercoaster (and I am not a fan of rollercoasters) I managed to hold on during the lows and smile during the highs…and speaking of highs, there were quite a few.

I increased the pet population at my house by adding a 72 gallon aquarium and two special needs cats. I met a new lady who continually makes me smile. Even though I didn’t publish a new book in 2015, my previous books somehow still managed to receive some attention (see below) and…drumroll please… I was asked to do my first ever audio interview. *gulp* (see below)

I’m a woman who tries to count her blessings every day, so as 2015 rapidly comes to a close I will look back on it for the blessings God has given me. For the strength I didn’t think I had. For the knowledge that enlightened. For the fortitude to get back on my feet no matter how many times I was knocked to my knees. For my new lady, Boni, who gives me support, love, and most of all honesty, since the first day we met. For the friends who’ve lent their shoulders and their ears. For my dogs and cats who bring joy and laughter into my life. For the roof over my head, the food on my plate, and for this amazing gift I’ve been given…called writing. 

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and may the New Year bring you blessings of love, peace, and joy. 


November 2015

Podcast Interview
Early in November I was contacted by Marion Dries who asked if she could interview me for her Voices of Lesbian Literature podcasts for the Women and Words website. After thinking about it for…oh…a nanosecond or two, I said yes. If you'd like to give it a listen, follow the link below. (Yikes)

May 2015
International Book Awards
"Honoring Excellence in Independent & Mainstream Publishing"

Winner in LGBT Fiction
Give Me A Reason

Finalist in LGBT Fiction

May 2015
National Indie Excellence Awards in LGBT Fiction
"Celebrating Self and Independent Publishing Excellence"

Finalist in Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Give Me A Reason


  1. Hello Miss Gardner. Since last year, I begun reading your first published book Ice. As a person who has read over a dozen of lesbian novels beforehand, I must say that it was one of the best books I've ever read. Just yesterday, I discovered GMAR, and so far I'm loving every word of it. Your words are so beautifully written and I cannot stress that enough. Once I finish GMAR(which will be soon), I'll read Mistletoe. Honestly, I'm a huge fan of your works and of you. I'd love to be able to get the chance to meet you someday since we live in the same state, but I don't wanna scare you off. God bless, and good luck on your next published books! I'll be sure to read them!

    1. Hi Taylor - Thanks for leaving a comment, and I'm thrilled you're enjoying my books! Perhaps one day we will meet, but right now I'm concentrating on my work, my writing, and my pets...not necessarily in that order. :)

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  3. Hello again, this is the same person from the above comment. I would also like to add that since I am a huge fan of your works, I'd like to work with you someday. I can design a book cover, update your website, basically anything relating to Graphic Design. I have full access to all of the Adobe programs. If you are interested, please contact me on my business email. ( Once again, have a great day and I wish you well on your works!

    1. Hiya! Yes, I noticed. (lol) Thanks for the offer, but I already have a graphic artist doing my book covers. As for a website, maybe in the future, but I cancelled it because I couldn't keep up, so for now I'm depending on this blog.