and Elaine were not able to attend The Golden Crown Literary
Society conference in Chicago in 2017, but good news still
abounded. Lee's latest novel, Rainbow Gap, won
the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award! Here is Lee's response,
which is up with those of many other winners at the
This is a grand and happy
surprise. Thank you, readers, for the great honor of reading
Rainbow Gap, and for presenting the book with the Ann
Bannon Award. Thank you to Mary Phillips, Watty, Michelle,
and all of the GCLS volunteers. Golden Crown provides
us with a rare opportunity to honor one another. The devotion
of our volunteers humbles me and encourages me to keep
writing. I apologize for not joining all of you this year.
It was intended to be my year of rest.
I treasure my relationship with Bold Strokes Books and
with its President, Radclyffe; Rainbow Gap’s editor
Ruth Sternglanz; Senior Editor Sandy Lowe; editors Cindy
Cresap and Stacia Seaman; and all of the BSB team.
Thank you to my ever-strong supporters and friends: Ann
McMan, Lori L. Lake, Shelley Thrasher, Connie Ward, Mercedes
Lewis, KG McGregor, Sue Hardesty, Nel Ward, Jane Cothron,
MJ Lowe, Nell Stark, and Rachel Spangler, and so many
LEE'S NEW BOOK!
Publication Date: April 1, 2021
second book in the Rainbow Gap Lesbian Family Saga (after Rainbow
Gap) is available April 1, 2021
Available for Pre-order now at