Shelley Thrasher


Shelley Thrasher, world traveler and native East Texan, has edited for BSB since 2004. A PhD in English, she taught in college for many years before she retired early and still teaches a fine-arts course online. She has published poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as one scholarly book. Shelley and her partner Connie, with their two dogs, cat, and parrot, live near Dallas, Texas. Her first novel, The Storm (2012), was a GCLS historical-romance finalist and a Rainbow Awards runner-up for best debut novel. Her second novel, First Tango in Paris (2014), is based on her travels abroad.

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Autumn Spring
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bree Principal and Linda Morton have sacrificed their personal lives for career and family. Now, in her late sixties, Bree is forced to return to her hometown in East Texas, where she begins to discover things about herself she has refused to acknowledge for fifty years. Do both she and Linda—who is finally out and proud—have the courage to claim the type of life they’ve never allowed themselves?
First Tango in Paris
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,640. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It's summer in Paris, 1972. Frenchwoman Eva Laroche wants to pass her bar exams and get a good job as a trial attorney, but she's working as a tour guide to pay off debts. American beauty Brigitte Green wants to find a new home in Paris and forget her past that haunts her with vivid waking dreams.
The Storm
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Jacqueline "Jaq" Bergeron—New Orleanian, suffragist, freethinker—drove an ambulance on the battlefields of Europe during the Great War. She returns home and finds herself isolated in rural East Texas, keeping house for her war-hero husband as she awaits his promised divorce and plans her escape. But then she meets Molly.

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