Year-End Message 2016


christina-engela-2Hello fans!

December 2016. This is the end of a very busy year for all of us I’m sure – and for me it meant recovering from the blow of losing a publisher, and going back to indie publishing… reformatting, editing and republishing my own books – RECOVERING – and becoming determined to never again put my writing freedom in the hands of someone else! As a writer it’s been an exceptionally difficult year – not just in terms of recovering to the point where I was before August 2014 when I signed on to that publisher, but to be far better!

It was also a rewarding one in terms of what I have learned and how I have grown! In the time during which my book’s fates were in the hands of others, I learned more about the publishing industry, formatting, cover design and marketing than I knew before. I also gained the irreplaceable friendship and loyal support of a few – most prominently Wendy K. Gloss – whose personal support and her efforts to market my work have proved decisive! In fact, she is probably the only reason you know about my writing, or about me.

That said, this difficult and complicated year is now, finally, at an end. More

“Embracing Justice” – Submissions Open!


15219426_10202600603052181_2501610761163831644_n.jpgI’m very happy and proud to announce that I’ve been asked by my friend Alex S. Johnson (of Nocturnicorn) to edit this anthology !

Riot Pink Presents an Anthology Edited by Christina Engela: “Embracing Justice”, a benefit anthology to fight anti-LGBT discrimination. This is a benefit anthology to promote awareness of discrimination against LGBT people, tell our stories and find resources.

What is the inspiration behind “Embracing Justice”?

The huge increase in incidence of hate crime and violence reported across the USA against LGBT people – and in other places around the world, linked to an apparent rise in bigotry and anti-human rights sentiments – is nothing less than an outrage! There is also legal discrimination to contend with, where a vulnerable minority faces discrimination which although immoral, is nonetheless enforced by unjust laws. More

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