Kay Hemlock Brown

Biography

Kay Brown grew up in Western Pennsylvania, and is currently a part-time instructor at a small university in the northeast. She has been writing since she was in high school, and loves classical music, ballet, gymnastics, figure skating, the martial arts, tennis, and science fiction. (To be honest, she is an indifferent performer in any of these areas.)

The picture isn't Kay. She is also paranoid about her privacy, which makes it very difficult to get to know her.

She also likes dogs, cats and birds, and hates spiders. She hasn't quite made up her mind about rabbits. All that stupidity looks like an act to her. Kay has been adopted by a Beagle cross (who belongs to a friend), and she has become a slave to this doggie. Okay, that's enough information for the present.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Helen's Eventful Summer" has been uploaded, and goes online tomorrow (Saturday). This is a very fast-paced chunk of the Helen story, shortly before she has a massive tumor removed from her brain, resulting in almost total amnesia.

For various reasons, the action in this book rotates between several interrelated threads very quickly, and we see some important characters develop in unexpected ways as we watch. Helen makes friends with several interesting women, but she remains strongly attached to Marissa Brooks, one of the siblings she meets in "Sweet Hurricane". There is a lot of sex, I'm embarrassed to say; I don't like how much of it goes into these books when I write them, and even less how hard it is to take it out once it's in.

There are several lovely characters in this story, and you should read it! Apart from anything else, I would dearly love to know that people like the stories enough to actually buy them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I did NOT set out to be an author. I took up writing at a time when I was very much alone, simply because I was at home in a remote part of the country, and I was beginning to become a bit of a recluse. I just wanted to create a bunch of friends with whom I could associate, who shared most of my values, and who would go out and do the things I wanted to do, but was too much of a coward to follow through on! None of my characters are authors, as you will see, so an author was not something I wanted to be.

Quite by accident, one of my older friends discovered the manuscript of Alexandra, and I was "outed", as they say. His praise was so enthusiastic, I began to see myself as a writer for the first time. I was persuaded to share portions of the book with his daughter, and ... well, that should be enough of an answer!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kay Hemlock Brown online


Books

Jane on Holiday
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Artist and photographer Jane sneaks off with incognito porn queen Lisa Love to a cottage in Canada. Love blooms, even though Jane is settled in a fairly stable threesome with a pair of twins, Gillian and Angela. The twins are sweet and beautiful, and love Jane to pieces, but Lisa attracts Jane in a different way. In addition, there are several other women who lust after Jane in Canada.
Jane—The Early Years
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,820. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a prequel to "Jane", the heavily-downloaded earlier novel by this author. Jane, a reserved, introvert young woman gradually learns how to keep her balance in the rough-and-tumble world of glamour photography, and manages to maintain a number of friendships, and a few romantic relationships, with several women.
Helen's Eventful Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,930. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Helen Nordstrom, away in Seattle for the monthly filming of the Television series Galactic Voyager, impulsively decides to hire the services of a beautiful call girl, Melanie. This leads to no end of trouble, especially because Melanie becomes infatuated with Helen, not recognizing her as the famous actress in the Galaxy show. Meanwhile, Helen's half-sister Tommy decides to become a porn queen.
The Music of The Stars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 236,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Musician and teacher Helen N is resuscitated from being in cryogenic sleep on board the Galactic Voyager. Helen quickly charms the shipboard population, but is aghast that there is absolutely no tradition of music performance on board. She changes all that. Then it is discovered that there is a planet dead ahead on their trajectory, which drives the Ship crazy with excitement.
Helen at Ballet Camp
Series: Helen, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
This (so far, the earliest) episode of Helen's adventures is when she is about twenty, has dropped out of college, and is persuaded to be an assistant at a ballet camp in France. Helen is a lesbian, and has such a fearsome sexual appetite that only her great compassion helps her to keep herself in check. Somehow everything works out, and the camp is a brilliant success.
Helen and Lalitha: The Lost Years
Series: Helen, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,980. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This episode starts after Helen at Ballet Camp, brings her back to finish up her senior year at College, and then follows her to India, pursuing her lovely Indian girl friend Lalitha. But tragic events intervene, and Helen and her beloved Lalitha return to the US independently, neither knowing where the other is. With great determination, Lalitha hunts for Helen in rural California.
Prisoner!
Price: $2.13 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Green Princess and the Blue Princess, twins, watch as the army and its captives return to their city. Among the captives is a young girl of their own age, dressed in rags. The girl comes to be the Green Princess's personal slave, and falls in love with her mistress. But it is her twin sister who returns the slave's love, and they begin a passionate affair.
Helen and The Flowershop Girl
Series: Helen, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
During the summer break, Helen meets Sheila, who manages a Florist shop, and they have a brief affair. Warning: there's a little explicit sex, and it might be a little more than you really expect.
Alexandra
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 329,010. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In the distant future, a human colony on an Earth-like planet has established a civilization, which has degenerated to a level of technology comparable to the early 20th century on Earth. Notably, same-sex relationships and marriages are common, and the story focuses on a young Queen, Alexandra, who is faced with an invasion just weeks after her marriage to a lovely Southern princess, Genevieve.
Christine's Amazing Musical Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,010. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is about how, while Christine and her friend Kelly discover Bach's beautiful Christmas Oratorio, they find a lot of beauty in their experiences in meeting kids from the twelve schools that are participating in the combined music festival, the several foreign soloists who are also coming to sing, some of whom greatly admire Christine. The last protagonist is the Oratorio itself!
Helen Versus Handel's Messiah
Series: Helen, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Helen, a multi-talented musician and Bach expert, comes under fire from the conservative Christian Right, and very quickly finds herself barred from performing in any sacred works. She retires from the concert stage, a bitter woman. A year later, it is Christmas once again, and Helen and her beloved Marissa try to face the season with joy, but Handel's Messiah gets in the way.
Jane
Price: Free! Words: 124,990. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jane, is forced to earn a living as a glamour photographer. Her true talent is painting portraits, and soon after she begins to sell her artwork for fabulous amounts of money, disaster strikes, and she loses her girl lover tragically. Gillian comes along just in time, and Jane learns a new skill. But then porn princess Lisa Love enters Jane's life, and threatens to ruin everything.
Little John Finds a Friend!
Series: Helen, Book 21. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Awkward Little John is surrounded by beautiful girls, all of whom are off limits. But down the hill is Spooky, the Goth chick from his college, who has a sort of crush on him. It's Christmas, and Little John doesn't know exactly why he is feeling so glum. And that gorgeous Sophie, a glamor model from the Czech Republic whom his half-sister Tommy has brought along is driving him crazy with lust.
Helen at the Beach
Series: Helen, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 65,410. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Helen and Amy, their three adopted daughters Gena, Erin and Alison, and Helen's own little boy James, are vacationing incognito by the sea. Helen is a music professor at a small college, a brilliant violinist, a TV actress, and head of a corporation. But Helen has always been incorrigibly promiscuous, and she falls in love with a brother and sister, but most tragically with sweet Hattie.

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