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Organizational Support - Golden Crown Literary Society Co-Founder Lori L. Lake

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Having concluded our three-part series on lesbian webisodes, F4F gradually transitions back to fanfic-related topics, but not before making a stop along the way. The Golden Crown Literary Society was founded in 2004 to promote the growth of original lesbian literature, primarily by providing resources and exposure to the lesbian authors upon which the genre depends and connecting readers and authors to celebrate lesbian literature. The GCLS also created the "Goldies", awards given to the best authors of the year at its annual conference, the Mentoring Program for new writers, and a scholarship program. And membership is open to publishers and ordinary fans as well, giving them the opportunity to find new talented faces and support more familiar ones. Fittingly enough, considering the theme of this radio program, many members were themselves at one time fanfic and uberfic authors before they became novelists, and we will be talking to one such person about the past, present and future of the GCLS. Lori L. Lake got her start as Lorelei, Bard of the Lake, author of the uberfic "Gun" trilogy starring Dez and Jay. She went on to become one of the five founding members of the GCLS. Currently the Chair of the GCLS Board and Director of Organizational Development, she has agreed to be the GCLS' spokeswoman for one night. Joining us will be my cohost Susan X. Meagher, who was a guest on my show last year to talk about masterful uberfic such as the "I Found My Heart in San Francisco" series, and who herself is a member of the GCLS and a past Goldie winner.