Karelia Stetz-Waters

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My wife recently dubbed my writing “so-ro,” short for romance with a social conscience. I guess that’s what I do. Whether I’m exploring the problems of gentrification or the evils of human trafficking, every book I write has a lesbian romance at its heart and a social issue in mind. They’re the kind of books that read like fun, lazy-Saturday page-turners and yet leave your unexpectedly enlightened. That’s two for the price of one and way more fun that keeping up with the news.

When I’m not writing, I’m being inspired by my amazing community college students and hanging out with my lovely wife and my charming spuglette (that’s a technical term for spaniel-pug mix). I’m a fan of snakes, corn mazes, popular science books on neurology, and any r
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Karelia Stetz-Waters Thanks for your question. Out in Portland isn't a continuing series exactly. It doesn't have the same characters in every book, but there will be more…moreThanks for your question. Out in Portland isn't a continuing series exactly. It doesn't have the same characters in every book, but there will be more contemporary f/f romances set in Portland coming soon. Those will be labeled "Out in Portland" to make it easier for readers to find them. The next book will probably be out sometime next spring. (less)
Karelia Stetz-Waters I'm an English professor at a community college. My students come from all walks of life and write about all aspects of society. They inspire me with …moreI'm an English professor at a community college. My students come from all walks of life and write about all aspects of society. They inspire me with new ideas. My colleagues are great too. Whatever I want to know -- whether it's how to shoot a gun, how to weld, or how to grow roses -- there is someone on campus who can teach me. (less)
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“I was then, and I was now, and I was as big as the sky.”
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“Is that why you prefer woman? Because of him?" Laura's voice was still hushed, and Tate lowered hers to match. "I've been kissing on girls since I was six years old. I like woman because I'm gay.”
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“Tate says I 'meddle.' I don't meddle. I just want what's best for her. And she's got good stuff that she doesn't mind me borrowing...as long as she doesn't notice it's gone.”
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“As your lover describes you, so you are.”
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“They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?”
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“The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful ... Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”
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