I just finished a first draft in 11 days. And I’m not even exhausted! The complete first draft of Lysistrata Cove represents a change in my understanding of novel-writing. After two books that took me years to write and edit, I know now that I’m, first and foremost, telling a story, and that I work […]
“The Undeniable Beauty of Gift”
While I honestly enjoyed each story in Come Again, I truly loved, and was even moved by, a select few. My favorite story in the collection was Gift by Dena Hankins. Gift features two women in their 60’s and 70’s exploring lesbian sex for the first time. They have been sleeping together for a few […]
Even better review
I found an even better version of one review of “Gift”, in Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, on Goodreads: The Gift, by Dina Hankins is a remarkably tender, sexy story of senior lovers, Helen and Margaret. As a senior woman this one resonates with me, for sure. It’s gratifying to see stories of senior sex […]
Some great reviews for “Gift” in Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica
It’s tempting to spend all one’s time on Amazon’s author pages, refreshing the reviews page. Has anyone talked about my work? I stayed away a while and, what do you know, when I went back on, I saw some great mentions of my story in Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica! My favorite story was the […]
San Francisco welcomes book tour at Good Vibrations
Dena Hankins will be at Good Vibrations, in the Antique Vibrator Museum, for a group reading September 29th and an erotica reading workshop September 30th. She is touring the Pacific Northwest to promote her queer/trans* romance, Blue Water Dreams, published by Bold Strokes Books and available through major distributors. The tour mixes readings, discussions, erotica […]
Portland, OR, stop for book tour at In Other Words Feminist Community Center
Dena Hankins will lead a workshop on reading erotica at the In Other Words Feminist Community Center on September 23rd, 2014. She is touring the Pacific Northwest to promote her queer/trans* romance, Blue Water Dreams, published by Bold Strokes Books and available through major distributors. The tour mixes readings, discussions, erotica reading workshops, and visits […]
6 City Book Tour for Blue Water Dreams
I am touring the Pacific Northwest to promote my upcoming Seattle-set queer/trans* romance, Blue Water Dreams, published by Bold Strokes Books and available now for preorder. The tour mixes book readings, discussions, erotica workshops, and visits to interested groups. I am available for interviews and welcome requests for review copies. Publishers Weekly has this to […]
Publisher’s Weekly Compliments “Cooling Down, Heating Up”
Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Love Burns Bright while I wasn’t looking, and they said my story “Cooling Down, Heating Up” is “everyday magic“. I dig it!
Two Time Winner: Cooling Down, Heating Up
Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 will contain a reprint of Cooling Down, Heating Up! I’m terribly excited to be in a “Best of” anthology. Right now, I have only one more story out on consideration. Wish me luck!
My Bois Got Picked!
I wrote a while back about submitting a story, Teamwork, to Sacchi Green for a boi-themed anthology. Pending final Cleis Press acceptance, I’m in! Thanks for choosing my story, Sacchi. It’ll be great if we can do a reading for this book like we did for Girl Fever. That was so much fun.