Dena Hankins - Author

Winning Means

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July 25, 2014

Receiving possession of the female reproductive organs?  Am I the only one who sees this?


Winner's Cup for Regatta

Uterine Glory

Gearing Up for Seattle’s Gay Romance Northwest Meetup

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July 9, 2014

The Meetup is a one-day conference with both writer and reader events.  See me there on the 20th of September, or somewhere else on that coast around that time.  I’m talking to the Gender Justice League in Seattle and Orca Books in Olympia, plus I have dates penciled for Good Vibes and the Center for Sex and Culture later that month in San Francisco.


Proofing the Galleys

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July 5, 2014

I turned in the proof table for Blue Water Dreams!

This is my first experience of proofing my own writing within very narrow parameters.  The galleys are semi-final and no changes are allowed simply to improve the flow of a sentence or to clarify something or most of the other usual reasons for making a change.  Only actual errors can be changed at this phase, and it’s tough, reading through my manuscript without seeking ways of improving it.

I found a couple of typos and a couple factual errors.  My only other changes were niggling punctuation things.

That’s it. My pre-production work is done on this book.

Now I need to sell it!  Let me know if you have suggestions – communities that might want a reading, groups I should approach.  I’ve contacted a bunch of organizations and book stores on the West Coast, but let me know if you have resource ideas!