Lashings of Sauce
– an anthology of LGBT stories by authors attending the 2012 UK Meet.
Available from 22nd July, 2012 from JMS Books.
We Brits love our sauce, whether it’s what we lash on our food, read on our seaside postcards, or write in our stories. Come and enjoy a buffet of tasty LGBTQ treats!
From marriages to reunions, via practical jokes and football matches, to weresloths and possibly the oddest Tarts and Vicars party in the world, join us as we celebrate the UK Meet in the best way we know: telling the story.
As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed British Flash and Tea and Crumpet anthologies, our talented writers bring you sixteen stories about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer characters enjoying what Britain and mainland Europe have to offer, with their wonderfully diverse range of cultures and landscapes and some incredibly colourful and quirky people.
Contributors include: Tam Ames, Becky Black, Anne Brooke, Charlie Cochrane, Rebecca Cohen, Lillian Francis, Elin Gregory, Clare London, Sandra Lindsey, JL Merrow, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jordan Castillo Price, Elyan Smith and Robbie Whyte. Edited by: UK MAT (UK Meet Acquisitions Team: Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, JL Merrow and Josephine Myles).
The anthology really has something for everyone – drama, passion, humour in all the colours of the rainbow – and the sales go towards a very good cause.
Hold these dates!
September 14th – 16th 2012
will see the third annual
UK Meet for readers/writers/reviewers/fans
of GLBTQ fiction.
UK Meet is a – well, one hesitates to call it a convention because I suspect that would make one think of something like the RWA’s huge events. In 2010 a group of British authors decided that it might be good fun to meet in person rather than just online. The first Meet was on a Sunday afternoon in the back room of Ely Library where 13 delegates enjoyed a jolly good gossip plus tea and biscuits, no sparkly balls or cover models in sight. Last year we went all out and hired a room at a Holiday Inn in Milton Keynes and over 40 authors attended plus speakers from Total eBound. This years Meet is in Brighton at the Mercure Hotel. Our keynote speaker is Jordan Castillo-Price, author of the Psycop series, and, in addition to a full programme on Saturday, events have spilled over to Friday night and Sunday morning. There will be representatives from publishers, including Dreamspinner, Silver, Torquere and Riptide. It should be a blast.
Elin’s story: A Few Days Away
After an embarrassing incident Hugh decides that the only way he and Tom will get the quality time they need is to get away from it all. But a few days away pose as many problems as they solve.
The website for the White Horse in Weston Stanage proclaimed that it was “the quintessential English Pub”, its qualifications comprising a lovely view over the village green, a proudly independent selection of superb real ales, simple well-cooked food and quirky architecture. Including the exposed beams in the ceiling of the publican’s bedroom, of which Hugh had a sudden and unwanted view as Tom pushed himself up and stared, appalled, at the bedroom door.
It closed with a thump, making the mirror above the dresser rattle against the wall. “Sorry – sorry, Tom, sorry, Hugh. I – erm – I’ll see you later then.” Footsteps retreated along the landing and rattled down the stairs.
“I thought,” Hugh hissed, “that you said your mum would be out for the day!”