Hi! My name is Paula Key. My site is stories4hotbloodedlesbians.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The lesbian characters include:
*Australian Outback Stockhand
*Carpenter/TV Star Living in London
*American Nurse Serving in the Vietnam War
*Irish Comedian/Rebel living in Dublin
*Lesbian Senior in a retirement home in South Carolina, U.S.A She demands a transfer to a lesbian facility where she can find a lover. She also wishes to visit the Womyn’s Festival in Michigan.
Circumstances or opportunities, bring each of these characters to the MICHIGAN WOMYN’S FESTIVAL. (in existence for over 30 years).
I have a personal connection with all these countries, except Vietnam. I was born in Ireland, lived in England and emigrated to Canada. Australia holds a special place in my heart; I have visited it twice and want to return. My Vietnam war story idea was formed when I saw a woman’s name on the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sharon Lane was a nurse killed on a military base.
The site is basically in two sections:
i) The five blogged stories
ii) Posts that include: Lesbians in Entertainment *** Lesbians in Sport *** Women’s Firsts *** Famous Lesbians ****Lesbian Herstory *** Lesbians in the News *** Crimes against Lesbians *** Lesbian Marriage ***Women Who Broke Barriers *** Lesbians in the Olympics *** Lesbian Movies/Novels/Music *** Lesbian Jokes ***
This is a new site dedicated to women, for women, and about women. I would like you to call it “HOME.”
Here is a brief look at the five books:
Book 1- Jazz, Televised Carpenter – London, England.
Jazz (Jasmine) is a daughter of an Indian Immigrant. When we meet Jazz, she is a television personality, famous for her carpentry show, “If a Man Can.” She is rich, talented and a womanizer who lives the high life in London, England.
Book 2- Lieutenant Dee – Vietnam, 1968
My Vietnam Heroine – Lt. Dee.
In 2012, there were 214,098 women serving in the U.S.A military. Back in 1968, when I place Lieutenant Dee in Vietnam, there were no statistics available for women serving. The top brass didn’t think it necessary. There were no female soldiers. What the military needed were nurses. At twenty-three years of age, Lt. Dee will travel for nearly 24 hours in full officer’s uniform. While the men wore comfortable fatigues for the flight, Dee wears nylons, high heels and a suit.
Book 3 – Jo of the Outback.
I have been fortunate to have travelled around Australia on several occasions. Like my characters, my married partner and I fell in love with Australians and their land.
While the Outback can be harsh and have extreme temperatures, it is also teeming with wildlife: kangaroos, emus, snakes, parrots, budgies, and nocturnal life that is incredible. Jo works in a man’s world on an isolated cattle station. Destiny will bring her to the Michigan Womyn’s Festival.
Book 4- Rhea and Hilary – Dublin, Ireland.
Travel to Ireland and meet Rhea, a comedian, writer, rebel and party animal.
Rhea is on a crusade to fight for homosexual rights using her comedy to take on the bullying tactics of the Catholic Church and a ‘fence sitting’ Irish Government.
If opposites attract, then Rhea has found the perfect lover in Hilary, Professor of Law, and a quiet-living Buddhist. ”Hilary, We’ve been fighting English domination for centuries, now, I’m fighting to keep the Pope out of our bedroom!”
Book 5: Spunky Sue – Retirement Home, South Carolina
It’s just before dawn and “Spunky” Sue is belting out “When the Saints Go Marching In”, a negro spiritual song. Of course, Spunky has changed the words to ”Oh, when those Lesbians Go Marching In…” Naturally, the other residents take the bait and yell out biblical warnings of her eternal damnation. The threats mean little; Spunky has already survived the wrath of the KKK. All she wants now is a lesbian lover, and a chance to attend the Michigan Womyn’s Festival
I am Canadian and live with my married partner in a small town. (Canada approved Gay Marriage in 2005). My two passions are writing and travelling. My partner is a fine photographer and we both enjoy being in nature. Our happiest moments are camping in the Great Outdoors. We are pet-less at the moment, something we hope to rectify when our travelling days are shortened. There is a wooden sign above one of our doors proclaiming, ”Life is Good.”
Again, it is my hope that women will find their way to this site and call it home. In particular, lesbian women who live in homophobic societies are welcomed. We feel your pain. We stand in solidarity for your rights.
Sincerely in sister-hood, Paula
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