Hello all! This week I am happy to welcome another award winning author, Jae. Many years ago, when I was struggling with writing Sunset Island, I wrote to Jae for help. She kindly gave me some good advice that I continue to follow today. 

In 2018, she organized a BINGO game that I am sure many of you participated in. This year she is doing a variation of that with a CROSSWORD game. I hope many of you will participate and win! Here’s Jae to tell you about her plans for 2020.


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                                                                        AJ Adaire


My six-year anniversary as a full-time writer of WLW & lesbian fiction is coming up, and I’m grateful every day that I get to live my dream, so I try to give back to my readers as much as I can.

One way to do that is to put together reading challenges where readers can win books and discover new authors. In 2018, I ran the very popular Lesbian Book Bingo that challenged readers to fill a bingo card with f/f books in categories such as “women in uniform,” “fake relationship romance,” “fantasy novels,” and many more.

I took a break in 2019 because organizing a year-long event of that magnitude took up hundreds of hours, but I am running another reading challenge in 2020.

This time, I came up with a new idea: the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge. It’s a year-long event for readers of women-loving women and lesbian fiction, with 36 book-themed crossword puzzles that readers can either solve alone, with a buddy, or in small teams.

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Each participant will win at least one ebook, and there are many more prizes to be won: ebooks, signed paperbacks, and an autograph book with autographs from some of the most popular authors in WLW & lesbian fiction.

The Crossword Challenge will start on January 1, when I will post the rules of the game, followed by the first crossword puzzle on January 2.

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I hope you’ll have a wonderful 2020, with plenty of great books and crossword puzzle fun!

Happy holidays,



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