You are amazing

I had a light-bulb moment after seeing something on social media yesterday that I just had to share because it’s important and yet it’s one of those things that no-one really seems to know or understand about being an author. Here’s the thing – when you start writing your book, there’s so much advice out…

The story behind the story

So often when we’re reading a book or article, it resonates with us on some level, echoing pieces of our lives in the spaces between the words. It’s mostly because authors imbue the words they write with pieces of themselves and, after all, we are all human. Our stories are familiar because they are universal.…

Lesbian Fiction and struggles with diversity

This started out as a review of Tactical Pursuit by Lynette Mae but somehow devolved into an internal discussion about diversity and lesbian fiction so in the end I just gave up on the review and focused on the thought. It started because one of the things I find weird about Lynette Mae’s books is…

New books! New Projects!

Hey everyone, It’s been a while since we did a personal update, especially with Diverse Books Month going on. It was a huge success all round and once again we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone that took part, both the participants themselves and everyone who read, liked, commented and shared. It was a…

Diverse books month – final thoughts

So here we are! Diverse Books Month is finally over, after almost 40 posts from authors, bloggers, agents and publishers. It’s been a marathon event and I’d like to thank everyone that took part, from the interviewees to the people that read and commented and everyone in between. I’m glad it was such a lively…

An interview with Rena Bunder Rossner

Today for Diversity Month, I’d like to welcome Rena Bunder Rossner to the blog! Rena is a literary agent working for the Deborah Harris Literary Agency in Jerusalem, Israel. She’s also an accomplished author of two fiction novels and a cookbook, Eating the Bible, which is an unusual exploration of how faith and food often…

Welcome to Diverse Books Month!

August is finally here! After a lot of planning and scheduling and great conversations with amazing people, we at Spice-Ivory Towers are so delighted to bring you Diverse Books Month that we can barely contain ourselves. For a long time I’ve seen the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks going around on Social Media, but it wasn’t until I…