Just a quick note to let you know that my publisher Bold Strokes Books is having a flash sale this weekend on my most recent novel Maxine Wore Black, in honor of the fact that it won a Gold Medal from the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the Young Adult - Mature Themes category. (Yes, "mature themes" makes me smile.) Bold Strokes Books entered my novel into the contest, so the whole thing was a complete surprise to me. If you would like to buy the paperback for $9.99 instead of $13.99 (or the ebook for $3.99 instead of $7.99), today is your day! Buying directly from the publisher is a great way to support LGBTQ small presses and, cough, me. Maxine Wore Black is my YA retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca with a transgender lesbian main character. So it's a gothic story of murder, jealousy, and deceit that's not completely inappropriate for Halloween.