Before I was a writer, I was a reader. A devouring-anything-I-could-get-my-hands-on type of reader.
The problem I had was that there were no representations of myself in the books I found. There weren’t many books I could see myself in, and even fewer I could access.
Now a days there are so many more books with such a diverse range of representations, but it’s not always easy to find people to talk about them with.
So instead of trying to find them, I decided to run a Facebook Les Fiction Book Club. *insert wide eyes and deep breathes now*.
It’s all new, and it’s really exciting. Being able to talk about books that feature characters I can relate to … it’s a little like heaven.
If you’re interested by all means jump on over to the Facebook group and see if it’s for you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesfictionbookclub
I’m going to be talking to author Jae about ‘Wrong Number, Right Woman’, our first book for the group, this coming Monday at 8:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).