Gentleman Jack

Karin Kallmaker: Why Louisa from Touchwood Would Love Gentleman Jack

Was it audacious for a 29-year old (that would be me) to write about a love story for a woman her age and a woman in her mid-50s? The age-gap romance didn’t yet exist in lesbian fiction, at least to my knowledge.  My only literary model would have been Jane Eyre. I blithely ignored the […]

Karin Kallmaker

Karin Kallmaker: That Time When I Was Saved by a Drag Queen

That title sounds so dramatic, but when it comes to 2020 and beyond, life has been dramatic to the point where it feels like the new normal. So there I was struggling to write Simply the Best, finding joy in very little beyond my closest circle of family and friends, beloved books and games, and […]