Welcome to I Heart Lesfic, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate and chat about lesbian fiction.
My name is T.B. Markinson, and I write lesbian romances. However, this site won’t be all about me and my books. Don’t get me wrong; I love writing my stories. But, one of the main reasons why I wanted to be a writer is my passion for reading. The second reason may be that I like to go to work in my pajamas.
I love to immerse myself in stories. Way back when I was in my late teens, I went to see an author speak. (Out of respect and to avoid a pesky lawsuit, I won’t name her.) During the Q&A portion of the evening, a woman asked the author what book she had on her bedside. The author said she actually didn’t read because she believed other stories distracted her from writing her own.
From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a writer. When I’d heard this author, whom I enjoyed reading, say she didn’t read for her craft, I thought to myself, “That’s it! I can’t be a writer because I could never give up reading.”
Luckily, I learned that this particular author is in the minority and many authors actually read. In fact, quite a few say you can’t be a writer without being a reader. I passionately agree.
This brings me back to I Heart Lesfic. This genre, which I love, is expanding almost daily. It’s fantastic to see so many wonderful authors publishing stories including lesbian characters. This site is dedicated to the lesfic genre but isn’t limited to romance. If the story includes lesbian characters, whether in science fiction, paranormal, contemporary, historical fiction, mystery, drama, and so many more, I want to hear about it.
Come on, people. Let’s chat about lesfic.