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Lucy J. Madison

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Lucy J. Madison is an author, screenwriter, and poet from Connecticut. She’s published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and is a credited screenwriter. Her first feature film script based on the life of Emily Dickinson is currently in pre-production. Her lesbian romance novel Personal Foul was named one of the Ten Best Lesbian Sports Romances by The Lesbian Review. The lesbian romance In the Direction of the Sun was named a 2017 Best Book Awards Finalist. She’s a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society, Romance Writers of America, Publishing Triangle, Story Circle Network, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Lesbian Authors Guild. She received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and resides with her wife of twenty years i ...more

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Lucy J. Madison Oh, that's easy. I'd love to spend a week at Hogwarts! I'm a Gryffindor through and through.
Lucy J. Madison Ahh, I have so many favorite couples in fiction so I can't just give you one right off the bat. . Growing up reading straight fiction for lack of know…moreAhh, I have so many favorite couples in fiction so I can't just give you one right off the bat. . Growing up reading straight fiction for lack of knowing many lesbian authors to read, I fell in love with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. As I got a little older, I loved Katharine Clifton and Count Lazlo de Almasy in the English Patient. The sheer passion, lust, and powerful love between the two left and indelible mark on me both as a writer and a reader.

Onto lesbian fiction, I can't even suggest a couple without Bette and Tina from the L Word. I know they may not be from the fiction genre you were thinking when you asked, but they are fictional characters and their chemistry was engaging and always hot. The rest of the L Word we can debate another time.

In books, I was enthralled with Nan and Kitty from Tipping the Velvet and really all of the couples Sarah Waters creates.

But if I had to weigh them all and boil everything down to one, I'd say Carole and Therese in The Price of Salt. The story was just so utterly romantic on so many levels. And the way Highsmith wrote their lovemaking was sublime. She wrote: "“Her arms were tight around Carol, and she was conscious of Carol and nothing else, of Carol’s hand that slid along her ribs, Carol’s hair that brushed her bare breasts, and then her body too seemed to vanish in widening circles that leaped further and further, beyond where thought could follow.” -- I mean, COMON! It really doesn't get much better than that.(less)
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Personal Foul

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Home is Where the Heart Is

In 1986, we moved from the only home I’d ever known. I was thirteen and cried for days prior, believing my life was over. Even at that age, I felt utterly connected to a place as if my life force was somehow tethered to it. In the days before the big move, I visited all of my favorite spots, trying to memorize every little detail. Never again would I ice skate on the pond next to the house or hurt Read more of this blog post »
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"I didn't want the book to end. I enjoyed many things about it. The descriptions of nature and Alex's feelings and inner states along the Appalachian trail. I could feel her go through deep changes through this long hike that upturned her life. The ot" Read more of this review »
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"Who says an author can’t review her own books? Okay, what would strike me first as a reader about The French Way is that it’s different. What I mean by different is mainly that the author whisks me away to a place I’ve never been, or someplace I'd li" Read more of this review »
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"Kat is still trying to get over her last girlfriend Danielle and also figure out what went wrong with their relationship. She is a WNBA ref so she travels a lot covering as many games as she can to drive away the loneliness Kat feels. At a game Kat m" Read more of this review »
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