Jericho and Aftermath Available in Hardcover Editions

Several years ago, when I sat down and started to write what would become my first novel, Jericho, my only thought was that I wanted to see if I could do it. I’d spent years reading some wonderful (and a few not-so-wonderful) stories about strong and smart lesbians that were posted for free at The …

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Sidecar Lands on AfterEllen’s Reading in the Rainbow

AfterEllen.com, the top website for LBT women, shares the love about my little Energizer Bunny of a book, SIDECAR, in the column, Reading in the Rainbow. “…after reading Ann McMan’s short story collection, Sidecar, I can say with confidence that she is one of my favorite lesbian romance authors.”  – AfterEllen Book Reviewer, Jill Guccini  Seriously, I …

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Aftermath Named Finalist for 2013 Rainbow Award

AFTERMATH NAMED FINALIST IN 2013 RAINBOW AWARDS   Is it wrong, shallow, or selfish for me to be completely thrilled that AFTERMATH is a finalist in the Contemporary Lesbian Fiction category of the 2013 Rainbow Awards? It is true that there were times where the effort it took for me to write AFTERMATH was as taxing as attempting to …

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The Sounds and Furies of Rereading Faulkner

  The great Doris Lessing once observed that the books which bore us when we are twenty or thirty will open doors for us when we are forty or fifty.  For my part, I think she pretty much nailed that one. When was the last time you went back, voluntarily, and reread something that had …

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Hoosier Daddy – A Tasty Little Teaser

Here’s a Sneak Preview of Hoosier Daddy: A Heartland Romance By Ann McMan and Salem West (Writing as Maxine Redwood)  Chapters 1 & 2   A Special Note to Our Readers: Hoosier Daddy is a work in progress—as chapters are drafted, they are being uploaded to The Royal Academy of Bards. You will likely notice …

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Sidecar Sports Some New Bling

2013 GCLS LITERARY AWARD WINNER FOR SHORT STORIES/ESSAYS/COLLECTIONS   Ann McMan burst onto the lesbian literary scene with worldwide bestsellers Jericho, Dust, and Aftermath. Now Sidecar, her fast and funny collection of short stories has been honored by the Golden Crown Literary Society.  Upon hearing her win announced, Ms. McMan quipped, “What am I going to do with those …

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