This is Not a Love Story Lambda Finalist


Six years ago, I read a book by Thorn Keif Hillsbery called What We Do is Secret. It’s shocking and sad and the way it’s written takes a few pages to get into, but it completely blew me away (so much so that I read it again immediately I finished it).
It remains one of my favourite books.

When I saw that it was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards, I don’t quite know why, but that became my sort of secret goal (at that point I had not finished a single story). But I thought if I could one day write a book and it could be a finalist in the Lambda’s like one of the best books I’ve ever read, then that was all I wanted.

Awards aren’t everything. They don’t mean your book is any better than the thousands of others out there (and you have to put yourself in for these things and plenty of great authors don’t), and they certainly don’t guarantee you any more sales. But this was my goal, because of a book I love, and I can’t quite believe I achieved it. It feels huge 🙂

(Means I can stop writing now XD)



About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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