As the most colorful month of the year comes to an end, we must all remember that Pride should be a year-long celebration, and not a just monthly event. Everyone at Bookstr is dedicated to promoting LGBTQIA+ representation EVERYWHERE. But since we’re mostly about the love of books, this article will be dedicated to queer representation in fiction. You don’t have to be part of the LGBTQ+ community to write queer characters.
We have interviewed authors Carly Heath and Koakuma Gyaru (pen name: Nekohara Mimi) about their experiences in writing queer characters, and asked them to share some tips for straight authors who want to do the same in this special pride month author workshop!
If you’re like me and can never get quite enough scares in your books, you might wanna consider the following five 2021 psychological thriller and horror books written by women. One — if not all of them — is sure to give you the chills you crave. 1. The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor This book follows a vicar who moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community plagued by death and haunted by disappearances both past and present. This is an atmospheric psychological thriller that you won’t wanna miss. …
Step out of your comfort zone and try out a new author. It is thrilling to watch an author’s career begin and discover new voices that may relate to you today.