All Good Things…

18 May

After much discussion and a few strong cups of tea, Tig and I have reluctantly decided to close the UK LesFic blog.

When we first chatted about kicking off a UK-centric blog, our aim was to create a resource where readers could come to find authors they may have missed or overlooked, because the UK media didn’t seem to realise that UK lesbian authors existed outside of the mainstream. It was a kick back, if you like, to prove that UK Lesbian fiction was not only alive and well but bloody thriving.

Little did we know that four years later we’d have more than ninety authors on our Author Page, with more out there just waiting for us to find them. We’re very proud of the site and of the community it’s created, but the demands of our own lives – raising kids, doing full-time jobs, writing books! – mean we’re not able to give the blog the attention it deserves.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the authors who’ve supported us and contributed since our very first post, and to the readers who’ve kept everything ticking along. We hope people have found authors they might never otherwise have stumbled across and books they might never otherwise have read.

We have one last fare thee well extravaganza planned, so keep an eye out for that. But for now, cheers! And keep reading 🙂

Cari & Tig.

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12 Responses to “All Good Things…”

  1. Maz Tucker May 18, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Sorry to hear this, but do understand. Thanks for all your great info over the years.

  2. Margaret May 18, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Thank you for all your hard work, thoroughly enjoyed reading the blogs

  3. SueH May 18, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Very sorry to read this, will miss this Blog. Thank you for all the time and effort that you put into it. So good to have ‘discovered’ so many really talented UK authors.

  4. Devlyn May 18, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    I remember when the concept was first touted and now it has come full circle, you girls (and all the authors) have done a brilliant job of promoting lesfic in the UK. While I will miss the blogs landing in my inbox, I can certainly understand how much time it must take. Thank you for your years of entertainment, friendly promotions and joy of lesfic.

  5. Ted May 18, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    What the …. what? Why?

  6. Angela May 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    Aw that’s disappointing but understand it takes a lot of time and commitment which is hard to find these days. A BIG thank you for all your hard work. I’ve really enjoyed hearing and learning about new authors from here, it’s been fab “knowing” you x

  7. Susie May 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    Thanks, gals, it’s been great😊

  8. bjfan99 May 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    THANK YOU! Cari and Tig for all the work you put into UKLesFic. You have introduced me to to so many authors that I would not have known existed. The interviews you did were wonderful. It gave me an insight into the ‘person’ who was writing. I am sorry you are closing it down, but understand. Thank you again. Linda D. Mills

  9. v. eng May 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    Terribly disappointed. I relied on your blog to find out about new authors.

    All best wishes to you,

    Vee

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  10. Alison Ritchie May 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    Gutted the blog is to be no more however, do appreciate the demands of every day life. I’ll miss who’s doing what when and where and especially keeping up with whose got new releases due out. All the best and keep writing!

  11. Lynn Nowak May 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    I will really miss this site because it did introduce me to many authors I would have never heard of. With busy lives I can understand this would be hard to maintain. Is there anyone else or several women who might consider taking this over???

  12. Widdershins May 21, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Kinda sad no-one wanted to take it over though … so long, and thanks for the … well, you know the rest. 😀

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