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Publication Order of All I Want Books

All I Want For Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I Want For Valentine's (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I Want For Spring (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I Want For Summer (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I Want For Autumn (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All I Want Forever (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of London Romance Books

London Calling (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This London Love (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl Called London (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The London Of Us (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London, Actually (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Made In London (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot London Nights (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big London Dreams (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Long Weekend (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing to Lose (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice In A Lifetime (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Princess (With: Harper Bliss) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're My Kind (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before You Say I Do (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Golden Summer (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas In Mistletoe (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Change Of Heart (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Started With A Kiss (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Catch (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Village Romance Books

with Harper Bliss, T.B. Markinson
A Shot at Love (By:T.B. Markinson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste Of Love (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lesson in Love (By:Harper Bliss) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Clare Lydon

Clare Lydon is from Essex and proud of it! She says she thinks she was born “gay gay gay.” “Triple gay as opposed to normal gay.” She was the weird kid, who at six, was wandering her playground, thinking in her head and making up stories. At the age of eleven she got a Swing Ball and with every whack on that tethered ball, concocted more tales.

When Ms. Lydon was growing up she had a difficult time finding lesbian romance stories. She was looking for stories that reflects her life, lesbian relationships, and lesbian feelings and lesbian thoughts.

Things have changed. Now lesbian focused stories are available at a click. Representation is so vital and she’s thrilled, privileged, and honored to be able to be a part of the growing lesbian romantic literature movement. However she didn’t expect to end up a full-time lesbian, and highly successful author. Around the globe, she is a No. 1 lesbian-fiction best-seller. It still surprises her.

“Groan-When-I-Get-Up-Off-The-Sofa years old” is how Ms. Lydon describes her age. Her advice to her younger self would be to get started and do it now, whatever it is, especially writing. Don’t wait for the right day. She was held back by self-doubt and a lack of knowledge. Move forward and learn what you need to know. Self-doubt will always be an ongoing issue but is surmountable. You learn to live with it.

London Calling, her first novel, took her five years to write. Add another year to submit it for publishing and then get rejected. She plunged in and taught herself the ins-and-outs of self-publishing. She gathered her guts and hit the publish button. She was launched into a new life and unexpected direction. Then she did it again. And again.

Her stories focus on the lesbian loves and lives in the real world. She packs her book with droll British wit and her lead characters are always lesbian, laughing, crying, fumbling their words, drinking too much, and saying the wrong things.

Ms. Lydon’s stories do have a “smattering” of gay and straits characters. It’s the way the real world is. We have all kinds of people around us. She maintains her lesbian characters will always play the lead in her stories.

She was a music journalist in her previous life. She had the thrill of interviewing huge pop stars including Bruno Mars, Nora Jones, Steps, Keane, and Bananarama. When she interviewed Boy George she told him that her mum said she was “jumping on his bandwagon” when she came out (of the closet). He laughed… “I had a bandwagon?!”

Her journalistic talents aren’t wasted. She hosts two podcasts. The Lesbian Book Club, hosted on The Lesbian Lounge, where she has a monthly chat with other authors and presents a round-up of LESFIC (Lesbian Fiction) news.

The other podcast is Lesbians Who Write. In this show she and her co-host, T. B. Markinson, pull back the drapes on a writers’ life. The two women chat about all things in writing and lesbian fiction. You can subscribe to both of these two podcasts.

Ms. Lydon has given the publishing world dozens of stories. She’s written most of them as a lone author but in 2018 she partnered with Harper Bliss on their novel Once Upon a Princess. She was terrified to do it but she found it was an enrichment to her author career. The experience of writing with another writer created a greater story and momentum. It was fun and they learned that 1 + 1 = much more than just 2.

Life’s experiences have a way of influencing an author and working their way into her story. You’re My Kind is a reflection of the grief and shock of her friend dying. Even though death is one of life’s processes, it can still be a shock. At the time it can be difficult to make sense of our feelings. She dedicated her book to Marc and had a good laugh thinking he was laugh at how a lesbian romance book was dedicatee to him!

Ms. Lydon is very open about her life and graciously shares a large volume of her life and her thoughts.

She doesn’t believe in writers’ block. She admits that some days the writing is more difficult to do. That’s the way it is with a lot of jobs. Ms. Lydon thinks if you’re stuck it’s likely enough research or plotting hasn’t been done. She doesn’t subscribe to the adage of creativity thriving in chaos. She says her creativity thrives better with calm and order, and there being a sense of serenity. At least that what she strives for.

As she has matured, Ms. Lydon has made changes. In the past decade she has starting practicing meditation and yoga. No-one is more shocked than she about it. With a laugh, she figures it’s just a short hop to joining a choir and learning the cross-stitch.

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