June Newsletter

Call for Submissions

Indivisible We Stand – Women’s Voices Raised in Protest is an anthology of tales from the front lines of the ongoing battle for equal rights for all women around the world. Raise your voice and send us your story to inspire other women today and in the future to take up the fight. And most importantly, to keep the truth alive.

New Releases



Kingstone by Katherine Hetzel

Temple novice Katia wants nothing more than to become a priest in the Temple of the Triple Gods. She tries hard to do the right thing, but she’s on her last chance to convince Elder Sevanya, the King’s Priest, that she can do the job.


Dungeness by Karen Polinsky

Protagonist and narrator Millie Langlie (daughter of a S’Klallam maiden and a Norwegian mariner) is an adventurous girl with a curious mind. Journeying from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Townsend and back again, Millie discovers how knowledge of the past can teach us to love, forgive, and forge a new path.



The Lady Professor by Robert L. Switzer

Emma Hanson, a poor farm girl born in 1900, has exceptional scholastic ability and a deep fascination with the natural world. Despite fighting her way through poverty, her family’s indifference, and prejudices against women attaining an education, she attends college. Under the tutorage of the college’s only female professor, Emma conducts her first research with dung beetles and micro-organisms and knows she’s found her calling.


Always an Orphan by Shelby Adams Lloyd

“I was an orphan then, I am an orphan now, and I will always be an orphan.” Always an Orphan is a loving memoir of a unique childhood where family, to this day, are the orphans Shelby grew up with, and home is the orphanage she looks back upon with pride and love.


Good People by E.J. Runyon

(GusGus Press) Bernie is a battered wife, escaping her husband Carlos for the summer. Meg is a writer and pre-op transsexual, dealing with father issues, and sharing her place with Baby, another woman on the edge. Relations come in all kinds of configurations–what we accept from some, what we must refuse from others, and how we recognize those who earn the right to be called family.


Dee’s Gentlemen and Other Stories by Barbara Davies

Award winning Science fiction and Fantasy writer, Barbara Davies, has put together another mind-scratching “what if” collection of fantasy short stories including England’s Dr. Dee, mermaids, orcs, tree spirits, princesses, a Lavender knight, witches, and a heart-stopping Kentucky Derby in the sky.

Bedazzled Ink in the News


Esfir is Alive by Andrea Simon is featured in Independent Publisher’s list of YA Books readers should check out. Esfir Is Alive also has a review in the June issue of Kids’ Book Buzz


The Third Law by Jordan Falconer is on AfterEllen’s Official Summer 2017 Reading List.


Where the Time Goes (GusGus Press) by Gale Walden has a review in Smile Politely, Champaign-Urbana’s Online Magazine and a mini-review in The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL).

Et cetera

Gail Gilmore signed copies of Dog Church (GusGus Press) at Bookends in Winchester, Massachusetts.

gilmore-bookends1 gilmore-bookends2 gilmore-bookends3

Andrea Simon did a presentation about Esfir is Alive to about sixty students at her second visit to the Leonia Middle School in Leonia, New Jersey.

 simon-leonia-may-3 simon-leonia-may-2 simon-leonia-may-1

Karen Polinsky presented her soon to be published book Dungeness at the 16th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Washington, Seattle, on May 17th. The theme of the symposium is “Stories of Resistance from Indigenous People.”

karenpolinsky dungeness_lg

Diana Corbitt talked about Ghosters (Dragonfeather Books) to fifth graders at Tolenas Elementary School in Fairfield, California.

Corbitt-school2 Corbitt-school1

Bedazzled Ink spent a pleasant Sunday morning at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California. It was a beautiful sunny, but cool, day. Best of all we got to meet two of our authors. Karen Polinsky, author of Dungeness (coming out this month), and Michal Strutin, author of Judging Noa, one of our 2018 books.


June Events


Michelle Carter will be reading excerpts from From Under the Russian Snow (September 2017) and handing out bookmarks at the San Mateo County Fair from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on June 10th in San Mateo, California.


Joan Annsfire, Roxanne Ansolabehere, Lenn Keller, Barbara Ruth and the editor, Giovanna Capone will be reading from Dispatches From Lesbian America at Laurel Book Store from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on June 10th in Oakland, California.