December Newsletter

New Releases




Dispatches from Lesbian America

(Bink Books) A collection of more than forty works of short fiction and memoir from contemporary writers, some newly emerging and some well-known. Unique in recent lesbian anthologies, these thoughtful stories address themes meaningful to us in the modern world.


Hindsight by Jody Klaire

(Bink Books) The lock is the key. General Ursula Frei goes missing and the Criminal Investigations Group is thrown into turmoil.


The Third Law by Jordan Falconer

(Mindancer Press) Newton’s Third Law – “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Another exciting tale from Jordan Falconer.

Mandala Dreams by C.A. Casey


(Rogue Books) Relax. Focus. Meditate. Color 38 calming mandalas and let the stress fall away. Includes 38 inspirational quotes.

Bedazzled Ink in the News

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Two Bedazzled Ink books and one GusGus Press book received 2016 Rainbow Awards.

  • Winner – It Pours by C.D. Cain – Contemporary General Fiction
  • Winner – A Kiss Before Dawn by Laurie Salzler – Contemporary Romance
  • Honorable Mention – Women of the Year by Karen Richard – Anthology/Collection/General Contemporary Fiction

And It Pours and A Kiss Before Dawn made it in the top ten Best Lesbian Book (regardless of category) ranked by total points from the judges.



Andrea Simon’s Esfir Is Alive has a review in the November/December 2016 issue of AJL (Association of Jewish Libraries) Reviews and in the December issue of Hadassah Magazine.


Tina Sears The River’s Edge has a review in the December 2016 issue of VOYA Magazine.


Chris Convissor’s The Urn Carrier has a review in the December 2016 issue of VOYA Magazine.

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Jody Klaire has created a series of short stories called The Whisterblower set in the world of Above and Beyond series.

Tina Sears found a copy of The River’s Edge in the Books-A-Million in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Elaine Burnes blogs about why she likes short stories and about A Perfect Life and Other Stories (GusGus Press) in her blog Thoughts on Writing and Life.  She encourages everyone to give short stories a try.



Andrea Simon has a pair of articles posted to The ProsenPeople column on the Jewish Book Council website. In “Rewriting My Family Memoir as a Work of Fiction” Andrea Simon tells about how she incorporated the research for her book Bashert: A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest and her own family members into Esfir Is Alive, a novel about the life of Esfir Manevich, the only recorded survivor of the massacre of 50,000 Jews at the forest site of Brona Gora. In “If It Didn’t Exactly Happen, Can It Be True?” Andrea talks about how she learned to blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction in her writing. In “Writing About My Friends and Relatives,” her final post as Guest Scribe to The ProsenPeople column, Andrea relates the pitfalls of fictionalizing friends and family in her work.

Phyllis Carito did a reading from Worn Masks at Columbia-Greene Community College Library in Hudson, New York.


Andrea Simon celebrates with bubbly at the book launch for Esfir Is Alive in New York City.



Award-winning Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence made it onto The Lesbian Review‘s Top 10 Lesbian Science Fiction Novels as a bonus title.

Tina Sears signs The River’s Edge at its book launch in Fredericksburg, Virgina.



December Events


The Books-a-Million in Fredericksburg, Virginia (Towne Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive) will be hosting a book signing of Tina’s Sears’ The River’s Edge from 12:00-3:00 on December 3rd.

Tina Sears is dusting off her dancing shoes and teaching the Foxtrot and Waltz for the Harry Potter Ball at the Barnes and Noble, Central Park in Fredericksburg, Virgina on this Friday, Dec. 9th. She’s signing copies of The River’s Edge from 5 to 9 pm and then teaching you how to shake a tail feather from 6 to 7pm. The Ball starts at 7 pm but there will be early activities too.


The Situation Room in Los Angeles 2313 Norwalk Ave) will be hosting a reading and signing of Meital Yaniv’s Spectrum for an Untouchable at 4:00-6:00 pm on December 10th.


Chis Convissor will be signing copies of The Urn Carrier at the Red Door Cafe in Lake Ann, Michigan on December 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. She’s also giving away a free audio version of The Urn Carrier to a lucky attendee.