Archive for February, 2010

If Batman and Care Bears had love children

I’ve been bat crazy busy elsewhere lately. Here’s some cuteness to tide you over while I catch my breath.

Look at these bat pups – have you seen such adorableness elsewhere this week?

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February 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Spring in the year

We wish you and your family an energetic and vivacious year ahead.
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February 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm Leave a comment

GBks Settlement ain’t settled

Bit late with the news  that the Google Book’s  Settlement hasn’t convinced the Department of Justice as we head into the Feb. 18 hearing of the amended settlement.

February 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Hats ‘n’ heels, and a clumsy butch

Mardi Gras is almost upon us. A little later this year (19 Feb-5 March) and for the first time in like forever, the parade and the party will be held on separate weekends. More time for tourists to be forced to visit the state. Heaps of events that look too good to miss – Sarah Waters, Whitney Houston, (George Michael), films, parties, sports – and a real drag race at the racecourse. I think the Pink Stiletto event, a gay day at the races (big horses tiny men), will be fabulous fun. And it’s a fundraiser to boot.

Speaking of hats, you’ve got to give this book a try.

Fedora Walks by Merrilee Moss (Spinifex Press, IPG , Amazon, Book Depository, or any of these)

Firstly, when you see this book on some sites, i.e. Amazon, it has the peculiar sub-title of (Data and Knowledge in a Changing World). I don’t know where that came from but on the book, it actually says A Comic Crime Novel, and that’s exactly what it is. Oh wait, except that it’s more a novella. Less than a hundred pages, sure, but it’s funny.

FW is a lesbian crime story, complete with homicide, a bumbling butch detective and the girlfriend she tries not to lose while also perving after her client. Because the book is so short, I can’t give away much except to say there’s a healthy dose of supernaturalism in the story, enough for me to go ‘huh?’ at some points, but this is offset by the display of millinery and the rather hilarious musings of our PI, Julie Bernard, as she sets out to solve a mystery older than herself by whatever means possible, i.e. on a bicycle.

This story gently satirises the lesbian crime fiction genre by taking itself seriously. It’s not.

What I love about this book, other than that it made me laugh a lot, is the setting (Melbourne) and the editing. FW is a great example of  australian publishing style. I might even keep it nearby as a pocket reference.

February 4, 2010 at 11:32 pm 2 comments

Want to be a featured writer?

Just About Write (www.justaboutwrite.com), a resource site for lesbian authors and readers, is calling for authors to submit their bios and news about their upcoming books for JAW’s Featured Author section.

Send along your info thus to Lynne at Sage320@aol.com :

  • Author biography
  • A picture of the author in JPEG format
  • A summary of each book – you can send the blurbs on the back covers
  • A copy of each book cover – again in JPEG format

February 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment


Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.