The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor has received second place in the 2016 Rainbow Awards, category of Lesbian Historical & Paranormal! Here’s what the judges had to say:
“The setting and world building elements were unique and atmospheric, making this an enjoyable steampunk read.”
“A short read with a lot of story packed into the pages. The way Jess Faraday wove the main character’s story with the supporting cast was a skill I find missing in a great deal of writing these days. From the opening sequence, Rosetta Stein, is an adventurer, a searcher, a scientist, grabbed me, and did not let go until the very end. Nothing was superlative in this short; spinning an intriguing story of a lost artifact, accusations of anarchy, and a blooming romance. Though the main character is a lesbian, there are other same sex relationships that play into the telling. Jess Faraday’s masterful writing has these relationships enrich the story rather than distract from it.”
“Enjoyable quick easy read. The author kept me engaged in the story. I really liked the “steampunk ” feel. Usually not my favorite genre. Quirky but fun.”
The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor is available now from Bold Strokes Books.
Two new courses!
I’ll be teaching two new courses this fall, one in person, and one online.
Your Novel: from Idea to Plan is an in-person course taught through Pasadena City College, in Pasadena, CA. This course will run from October to December, 2016.
Bringing History to Life through Fiction is an online course through Savvy Authors. The course will run from February to March 2017.