Like many other indie authors, I got my start writing fan fiction. Writing has always been a part of my life, however. I wrote my first “novel” in 5th grade when I wanted to be a marine biologist. This career choice was short lived; Judy Blume’s Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself scared me away from oceans forever. So I wrote about them instead. Mutation in the Sea told the story of twin siblings who, like a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery, solved cases that even the most astute police officer couldn’t decipher.
Today, I’m a historian with a passion for fiction. Some of the best-loved lesbian pulp fiction novels from the 1950s and 1960s inspired me to write my own stories – works like Claire Morgan’s The Price of Salt, and Anne Bannon’s “Beebo Brinker” series. I understand the long tradition of romance fiction and its importance in the lives of women readers.
I write stories filled with angst, miscommunication, and the struggle to balance love and an ambitious career. My characters are not without their flaws, but despite these imperfections, they ultimately find their own happy endings.
Eliza Lentzski also publishes under the pen name of E.L. Blaisdell.
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