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Karelia Stetz-Waters remembers a time when happy endings romantic love was a holy grail she thought she would never find. Stories about lesbians all ended tragically. At seventeen, she was certain the best she could hope for was to die nobly for the woman she loved (who would never love her back, of course). Four years later, she saw her true love across a crowded room, and they have been together for twenty-plus years.

Knowing that happily-ever-after is possible for everyone, Stetz-Waters has made it her life’s mission to craft happy endings about women finding true love with other women. She is also on a quest to spread “cliteracy” across the country, using her work as a romance writer to teach readers about female sexual anatomy, desire,
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Karelia Stetz-Waters I didn't cry, but I did have this unique experience. When I was fifteen, I remember sitting in the basement of my parents' house, reading or writing, …moreI didn't cry, but I did have this unique experience. When I was fifteen, I remember sitting in the basement of my parents' house, reading or writing, and all of a sudden I had this very clear sensation that my older self was somehow "looking in" on me, thinking about me, almost visiting me. It was like my future self was a friendly ghost in the room.

When I wrote the first draft of Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before it was much closer to memoir than fiction. While I wrote, I thought a lot about my life, my past, and my former self. I remember exactly where I was sitting when I realized that I was that future self. I was the older-me who had visited the fifteen-year-old-me.

It's hard to explain, but the sensation was so clear and so real, I somehow believed to be true even though it's unbelievable.(less)
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)
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“Then for no reason and for every reason, she burst into tears.”
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“I was then, and I was now, and I was as big as the sky.”
Karelia Stetz-Waters, Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before

“Apparently, this was adulting: doing the right thing and still not getting what you wanted.”
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“As your lover describes you, so you are.”
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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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