And off I go! Today, I’m going to walk to the train, train to the shuttle, shuttle to the Boston-Logan, fly to SeaTac, and bus to Tacoma, where I will be picked up by the lovely and gracious Victoria, who is putting me up for my first book tour event.
In the meantime, I made a video from the boat. It’s both a taste of me reading from my book and some chat. Not least, it’s a reminder to buy the book! Here you go – I’ll make it simple. Click here to go to the BoldStrokesBooks.com page for Blue Water Dreams.
And with no further ado, I give you…me!
Dena Hankins will visit the Gender Alliance of the South Sound for a reading and discussion of her new Seattle-set queer/trans* romance, Blue Water Dreams. She is touring the Pacific Northwest to promote her debut novel, published by Bold Strokes Books and available through major distributors. The tour mixes readings, discussions, erotica reading workshops, and visits to groups for transgender people and their allies.
Publishers Weekly has this to say about Blue Water Dreams: “Seattleites Lania Marchiol, a cisgender woman, and Oly Rasmussen, a transgender man, meet by chance and quickly bond over shared interests…and when Lania and Oly set their differences aside and embrace their sexual chemistry, the scenes are graceful, sure, and spicy.”
September 12, 2014, 7pm
Gender Alliance of the South Sound
Oasis Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA
G.A.S.S. is open to all individuals who wish to learn more about their own unique inner self, and to meet and mingle with others who are likewise on this voyage of discovery. They welcome anyone upon the vast transgender spectrum as well as spouses, significant others, friends and family.
Other stops in the tour include Art of Loving in Vancouver, BC, the Gender Justice League and Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up in Seattle, WA, Orca Books in Olympia, WA, In Other Words Feminist Community Center in Portland, OR, and two events at Good Vibrations in San Francisco, CA, at their Polk Street location.
“I love these people,” says Dena. “The characters in this queer/trans* romance are fierce, passionate folks struggling to balance magnetism and self-sufficiency, trying to love all the way to the core without losing themselves in the process. You will be rooting for them to get it on and fall for each other. I hope you read the book and fall for them too.”
Dena Hankins writes aboard her boat, wherever she has sailed it. After eight years as a sex educator, she turned to writing dirty tales with far-flung settings and a queer/trans* romance novel, Blue Water Dreams. Read more: www.denahankins.net.