Meet the delegates: Jessica Freely

It’s my pleasure to introduce Jessica Freely today–a UK Meet newbie, Spotlight Author and one of our increasing number of attendees from across the pond. Jessica is going to be fascinating to chat to as she teaches popular fiction at Seton Hill University, and has recently been given the go ahead to teach a class about LGBT Romance! Not sure whether we’ll be picking her brains in July, or whether she’ll be picking ours. Actually, I expect there’ll be a lot of mutual brain picking going on 🙂
jessicafreely1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

I’m a small person with a big voice. My sunny disposition conceals a dark core of realism about the world and both sides of that dual nature drive my writing. I love dogs, food, men, women, and putting my heroes through hell before taking them to heaven. I’m a Taurus and my chinese zodiac animal is the dragon.

2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!

I’ve never seen Top Gun.

3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?

Hot men being emotionally vulnerable with one another. What could be better?

4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?

Hanging out with other gay romance fans and authors, many of whom I’ve met only online so far. There’s just nothing quite like being surrounded by other people who share your enthusiasm for something that not a lot of other people ‘get.’ After I attended GRL for the first time last year, I decided I wanted to attend every gay romance convention I could. And as an added bonus, some of my favorite historical gay romance authors are British so I’m hoping to meet quite a few.

5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?

That the ghost of P.G. Wodehouse would appear in drag and whisk us all away to the English country manor home of afterlife lovers Cole Porter and Sir Elton John. We’d all dance and drink champagne until midnight and then, in the morning, the editor-in-chief of Mills and Boone would be waiting at breakfast with six-figure contracts for everyone.

See what you can do about that, would you?
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Twitter: @jessicafreely

All UK Meet 2013 delegates are cordially invited to send in their answers to the above questions, along with links to any social networks/blogs/websites they want to include, and a completely optional mugshot/avatar. If you’d like to take part, send them to Thanks!

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