New Book "Out and Proud"
Lottie Grant is a 40-year-old mother of two struggling to come to terms with her new-found identity as a lesbian living in a small Scottish coastal community in the Highlands of Scotland. A witty and thoughtful account of one woman’s journey from conventional married life-with-two-children towards acceptance of her true sexuality: learning about life as an “out” lesbian, finding a new partner and dealing with all the complexities that her new life choices have created.
After a chance encounter with the local gay vet Alice, Lottie is thrown into the excitement and turmoil of a new relationship. Lottie’s insecurities about lesbian sex and her lack of experience are humorously depicted in the engaging first chapter of the book. Whilst Lottie establishes new friendships within the small lesbian community she meets another guiding but often disruptive influence, the inimitable Pru. Pru is an older lesbian with eccentric views about life she has a sizable ego and is a dominating presence on those around her.
The novel chronicles the developing relationship between Lottie and Alice and the challenges they, and the family, experience. This is a unique and light-hearted novel which will be sure to make you belly laugh and cry, simultaneously.
Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland Lisa now lives near Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England land of the infamous Robin Hood. She has always been a keen observer of human nature and personal relationships. With a witty and mischievous sense of humour Lisa generally sees the funny side of life. She has been an avid reader since she was old enough to hold a book and she has a varied taste in literature which includes the classics as well as more contemporary lesbian fiction. Lisa loves nothing more than jumping into her campervan with her wife, sons and miniature dachshund, and heading off on a road trip. Having recently returned from a tour of the north of Scotland (and the distilleries, obviously!) and she has now retired her campervan for the winter and taken up the more sedate hobby of knitting scarves.
After a traditional marriage and two children, Lisa entered her thirties as a more authentic version of herself, accepting her sexuality as a lesbian and embarking upon a new and exciting stage of her life which led her to meet her wife Lucy. As an ‘Out and Proud’ lesbian she met many extraordinary people and she experienced both the joys and the complexities of dating as a single gay parent. Her experiences led her to create a hilarious fictional world of lesbian dating in her first novel “Out and Proud”. Whilst her human characters are fictional, the names of the animal characters have been changed to protect their identities! Lisa was inspired to write her first book by her wife who told her, “You’ve lived it, now you just need to write it.” She is currently writing the sequel novel.
She will be in touch as soon as possible.