Bicker vs Banter and other topics from Sarah Madison

Hey! I’ve got a guest post up at The Armchair Reader and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s called Bicker vs Banter. In it, I discuss what I find to be an uncomfortable trend in romance stories to confuse aggression and brutality with ‘overwhelming attraction’. Do stop by and tell me what you think!

My swag for Galacticon3 is starting to roll in–so every day it’s like Christmas at my house with some new package arriving! pens

On May 4, I have a guest post up on Savvy Authors, in which I discuss Authors Behaving Badly, and some of the things we all need to keep in mind when interacting with others on the internet. That link will follow when it goes live.

I also want to share with you a very well-written and well thought out letter from a mother to her son on the nature of consent: just one part of a series of conversations she’s had with her son over the years, but now that he has reached the age where he is entering into relationships, his mother wanted to have a very particular conversation with him. It is, in a word, brilliant.

Cherry tree

In the meantime, Spring is finally here in full force! The weather today is utterly gorgeous: a crisp, sunny morning with flowers blooming everywhere and grass so brilliantly green it almost hurts your eyes. Lambs are gamboling in the field across the street, and the dog is waiting oh-so-patiently for me to take him for a run in the woods. When I get back, I’m going to sit down and pull out the beginnings of the sequel to Unspeakable Words that I started last year but never finished. You guys have convinced me that the time is right to tell the rest of Jerry and Flynn’s story, and I am very psyched about it now! Thank you!

The Boys of Summer is continuing to sell astonishingly well for an indie published story, and I am very pleased with the response that it is getting. It was a LOT of work self-pubbing, however, and I now have a much greater appreciation for how much of the background stuff I took for granted. I think that will definitely be a factor in my decision as to whether I move forward with other self-publishing projects or not. I owe so many people for helping me with the process that I need to give an Academy Awards-style speech to thank them all!

But for today–a long walk in the woods with a happy dog as I brainstorm for the evil interesting things I plan to do to Jerry and Flynn. So enjoy your day, I know I will!

4 thoughts on “Bicker vs Banter and other topics from Sarah Madison

  1. OMG! You’re writing the sequel of the ‘Unspeakable Words’!!!!
    I’m dancing and bouncing around the room!!! *grin*
    Thank you! I’m very excited to read it!


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