I’ve always made up stories in my head. Sometimes I wrote them down on paper, sometimes I didn’t.
I’d best introduce myself. I’m a queer author who lives in Cochrane, AB Canada, with my husband and our three cats and two dogs. I read a great deal, write every day (almost). I probably spend way too much time online, but I can’t help myself. I love to ride my Honda CBR500R when weather permits.
If I’m not writing, you’ll probably find me with my nose in a book (or rapidly clicking through pages on my e-reader). I like most genres, but I have a fondness for the novels and journals of Simone de Beauvoir. I admire her determination, especially in an era when all women were really expected to do was get married and have children. I’m still working my way through THE SECOND SEX, but I’ve re-read ALL MEN ARE MORTAL and SHE CAME TO STAY several times each. Her account of her journey through the United States in AMERICA DAY BY DAY was fascinating as well. Eventually I’m going to learn French and be able to read her work in the original.
I am an editor with Novel Needs, a full-service indie publishing shop.
Need a promotional biography? Here it is:
Alyssa Linn Palmer writes romantic noir, lesbian romance, and a variety of short stories. Her novel Betting on Love was a finalist for the Rainbow Awards in 2015, and in 2016, her novel Midnight at the Orpheus won a Rainbow Award for best bisexual fiction. Find her works at alyssalinnpalmer.com and all the usual online retailers.
E-mail: alyssa [at] alyssalinnpalmer.com
I was just reading your blog. The fact you are reading Simone de Beauvoir interested me. So I went to Wikipedia to refresh my memory about her.
An interesting fact, which you no doubt know, is that Knopf did the translation of The Second Sex, but didn’t do it properly. The better translation didn’t get published until 2009. I find that really amazing.
Good for you wanting to learn french and read her work in the original, I really admire that, and wish you the best.
I’m impressed by your discipline and novel ideas. Keep writing.
From one unabashed Francophile to another, I just had to sign up for your blog. Looking forward to reading your thoughts.
Thank you Alyssa for the beautiful review of my book, Purged By Fire. Your words at the end, about my writing more historical fiction, give me courage and inspiration to do so. With much appreciation, Diane Bonavist
I hope you’ll write lots! And I’d love to read more 🙂