YA author Sarah Diemer writes novels about girls who love girls, who kick ass and take names, finding the courage to fight for what they believe in, while experiencing magic and monsters along the way.|
Sarah Diemer's second YA novel, Twixt, is out now!
You wake upon the cold ground. As you struggle to rise, as your breath exhales like a ghost, you know only two things: You can’t remember who you are. And you’re being hunted.|
No one sleeps in Abeo City. The lost souls gather indoors at night as Snatchers tear through the sky on black-feathered wings, stalking them. But inside the rotting walls of the Safe Houses comes a quieter, creeping danger. The people of Abeo City have forgotten their pasts, and they can trade locks of their hair to sinister women known only as the Sixers for an addictive drug. Nox will give you back a single memory–for a price.
Like the other lost souls, Lottie wakens in this harsh landscape and runs in terror from the Snatchers. But she soon comes to realize that she is not at all like the people of Abeo City. When she takes Nox, her memories remain a mystery, and the monsters who fill the sky at night refuse to snatch her. Trying to understand who she is, and how she ended up in such a hopeless place, Lottie bands together with other outcasts, including a brave and lovely girl named Charlie. In the darkness, and despite the threat of a monstrous end, love begins to grow. But as Lottie and Charlie plot their escape from Abeo City, Lottie’s dark secrets begin to surface, along with the disturbing truth about Twixt: a truth that could cost her everything.
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PROJECT UNICORN, VOLUME ONE is a collection of thirty young adult short stories featuring lesbian heroines. As ghosts and witches, aliens and vampires, the characters in this extensive and varied collection battle monsters and inner demons, stand up to bullies, wield magic, fall in love, and take action to claim their lives--and their stories--as their own.|
Written by wife-and-wife authors Jennifer Diemer and Sarah Diemer, this volume of stories, with genres ranging from science fiction and fantasy to the paranormal, is part of Project Unicorn, a fiction project that seeks to address the near nonexistence of lesbian main characters in young adult fiction by giving them their own stories. PROJECT UNICORN, VOLUME ONE contains the full first three collections of Project Unicorn stories: The Dark Woods, The Monstrous Sea and Uncharted Sky.
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The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer...is the YA, lesbian retelling of the Persephone myth. It is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.
The Dark Wife won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for speculative fiction, and was nominated for a Parsec Award (first two chapters of the audiobook).
The audiobook of The Dark Wife is available for free download on MuseRising.com.
This book swallows you whole. .. The story moves so fast and the prose is so attentiongrabby that you'll keep going and you'll miss whatever it was you had to do. .. I honestly could not put [it] down.
~Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
...stands easily heads-and-shoulders above many of the YA Greek retellings that are out there...
~Phoebe North, author of Starglass
...books like this are worth their weight in gold.
Lovely, unique and brave.
Love Devours: Tales of Monstrous Adoration
...is a collection of new fables for queer women, extracted from the bones of the dark: ominous fairy tales, sinister myths, dystopias rife with nightmares. But in the midst of monsters, love still struggles to find the light.
by Sarah Diemer
A witch traps a beast of the sea; a corpse is reanimated out of love; a muse drains her supplicant; a priestess worships in a church of wolves. Six monster stories lurk within these pages. Six heroines, sometimes monsters themselves, unearth romance, rebuild worlds, shatter spells. Their courage unveils the secret faces of humankind's greatest compulsions: fear and love.
Come into the dark and be devoured.
Love Devours: Tales of Monstrous Adoration is Sarah Diemer's first anthology, a collection of queer dark fantasy and science fiction stories.
Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. Paperback edition here!
Project Unicorn: A Lesbian YA Extravaganza! is a fiction project created by Sarah, and her wife, author Jennifer Diemer. It was created because of the obvious lack of lesbian heroines in the Young Adult genre, and the critical need for them.|
Project Unicorn is updated twice weekly with a free, original, never-before-published YA short story featuring a lesbian heroine. They are compiled monthly in a Project Unicorn eZine.
To find out more about Project Unicorn, and how you can help support its mission (giving lesbians visibility in Young Adult literature), please visit Muse Rising!
Sarah's other works:
Sarah also writes adult lesbian fiction under the pen name Elora Bishop.
Sarah Diemer is an award-winning author of lesbian young adult (YA), speculative fiction. She lives in a purple-doored cottage in Western New York with her beloved wife, several furred creatures and a few mischievous pixies. She enjoys covering things in glitter (and putting them on Etsy), and is a professional fairy. She is addicted to tea.
Her debut novel, The Dark Wife, the YA, lesbian retelling of the Persephone myth won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for Speculative Fiction, and was nominated for a Parsec Award (first two chapters of the audiobook).
She writes her lesbian adult fiction under the pen name Elora Bishop, including the Sappho's Fables: Lesbian Fairy Tales series, which she co-writes with her wife, author Jennifer Diemer.
She shares a blog with Jenn at MuseRising.com, where she talks about being gay, queer books and other sparkly things. Twitter and Tumblr are some of her favorite places, and she's had her LiveJournal since before it was cool to have one, and still now, after it's passé.
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