I started writing 7 new novels between January and March of this year.
JULIET'S DIARY wasn't one of them.
At the time, my mom was in the hospital and I couldn't concentrate on anything. I'd write between five and ten thousand words on a new book, then I'd drop it and start something new.
And then I dropped them all.
Because the COVID pandemic happened.
I kept opening all these manuscripts and thinking "I really should finish this," but they all felt completely irrelevant. They were from the before-times. I don't know about you, but ever since this pandemic started, I've been watching TV shows and panicking because "Those characters aren't social distancing! They just shook hands! What are they thinking?" It would send me into a panic every time.
So I decided to start a new book--a book set in the now-time, addressing the current pandemic. My mother asked me, "Do you really think people will want to read that?" I'm not sure. I think some people will and some people won't. I wrote it, in part, as a way to process what's going on right now.
JULIET'S DIARY is the fourth book in my Lesbian Diaries series. These books are connected in theme only, so they can be read in any order.
If you're looking for a novel set in the now-times, I wrote one for you. Here it is.
My Secret Plague Journal
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Release Date: May 21, 2020
Juliet is young and in love. Problem is, there’s a pandemic gripping the planet. She knows she’s not supposed to leave the house, but her lust for her girlfriend makes her defiant. How can Juliet get close to Romi if she has to stay away?
Lesbian fiction from award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde.
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This book is also being serialized on the Radish app: https://radish.app.link/ydNxOnxfH6