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KB behaving-ish on iheartlesfic.com

Check out the fun I had with T.B. Markinson on iheartlesfic.com!  Oh, and spoiler alert, you can win some books. Follow the link below for your shot at winning the first 3 books in the Kanyon & Daylen Series.

But first, here’s a sample of my interview with T.B.

 

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks for having me! I can’t believe you still invited me after reading the small print on my warning label. Just FYI – This is how bungee jumping and Hula-Hoop accidents happen. And bungee jumping while Hula-Hooping accidents happen. Rambling already. Sorry. But to be fair, you were warned.

In your bio it states you, and I’m quoting, discovered a talent for storytelling after drinking a cheap bottle of wine at a Christmas Party. Can you elaborate on this experience?

I also learned that night that I can’t limbo … at least not while drinking. Or breathing. Or possessing this very non-bendy human form. It was a give and take kind of night. I realized my gift of storytelling and the host of the evening realized never to put the 7-layer bean dip on a card table or ask me about my dating life.

The night started innocent enough.  You know the ones … the “What clothes should I wear? Why will my hair not behave? There’s a good chance an ex will be there, now I need to change, again, so I look hotter than when she broke up with me. Why did I eat the extra three slices of pizza because now my hot jeans don’t fit …” kind of nights.  *Fast-forward*  An entire bottle of Electric Reindeer wine (it was a Christmas Party – there was a theme – don’t judge me) happened and the dating and break-up stories began to flow. A crowd gathered and lots of laughs ensued.  And though I was fresh from a break-up, was well into the pathetic phase of post-relationship depression, the chuckles and laughs of my friends were (and still are) so incredibly healing.  And somewhere in the night, between the tales, a friend said “you need to write that sh** down”.  I left that party with a smile and with the crazy idea to write a book in an effort to try to make some other people laugh in a time they may need it …  And that, my friends, was how The U-haul Diary came to be.  *Bow. Close curtain.*

Your bio also mentions a cocktail napkin ending up in an inappropriate place … enquiring minds really want to know.

Yep. The morning after the illustrious Christmas Party, I woke up playing pillow partner with it.  It’s my 7th longest relationship.

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Enter giveaway here!

GOLDEN CROWN LITERARY SOCIETY NOMINATES DEMONS SHEMONS

 

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) announced nominations for the 2017 Goldie Finalists.

Demons Shemons was announced as a finalist in the paranormal / horror category!


The awards ceremony will be held at the annual conference in July. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Click here for a complete list of 2017 finalists!

Check out The Lesbian Review of The U-haul Diary

The Lesbian Review

The U-haul Diary by KB Draper made me laugh out loud several times while I was reading it. This is a funny, quirky look at the love life of K. B. Draper.

The U-haul Diary centres around the author’s girlfriend’s throughout the years, starting in university when her Sapphic desires are awakened by girlfriend number one, Sabrina. One of the strongest things about this book is the cast of characters. There are many new girlfriends and friend introduced throughout the book, each one is very unique and memorable. KB  Draper is really good at getting the essence of a person down in prose, especially the crazy ones.

The writing style is similar to a memoir or autobiography and a tour of KB Draper’s mind which often likes to go off on a tangent. In some ways the writing reminds me a little of Whoopi Goldberg’s autobiography, very direct, funny and at times self deprecating.

A quirky, fun, light read that you can get through in a weekend. It will also make you look at your own love life and make you super happy that you aren’t stuck with a Loren, Sabrina or Kellie.

For people with a very linear thought process the tangential outbursts might be frustrating to read.

I enjoyed the U-haul Diary, even though it was very different from the books I normally read. I loved the quirkiness of the book and would recommend it for anyone who likes a little quirk in their books.

Excerpt from The U-haul Diary

“I lined up the shot in anticipation of her rounding the table and positioning herself behind me to correct my form, when instead she just simply stood behind the hole and leaned over. It was then that I developed a new appreciation for low cut, V-neck sweaters. She ran her finger down between her breasts and smoothly said, “Now, just aim the ball right here.”

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Exclusive Audio of K.B. Draper on OUTTAKE Voices!

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with K.B. Draper about her new book “The U-haul Diary” which is an extremely entertaining and relatable lesbian dating memoir. The title comes from the old U-Haul lesbian joke that lesbians tend to move in together on the second date. “The U-haul Diary” is a comedic view of the women that Draper dated who moved in and out of her life and her house. A woman’s name entitles each of the chapters from the relationships she had with one serial lover thrown in that returned causing more heartbreak and havoc in her life. This book isn’t an inspiring tale of the triumphant power of love or another coming out story but instead it’s an intelligent, honest and hilarious read about the lesbian dating scene. K.B. claims that she discovered a talent for storytelling at a Christmas Party when talking about her dating experiences and one of her friends told her that she was so freaking funny she should write a book. The idea stuck and she found that writing was cheaper than therapy and continued telling stories in her stylized rambling humor that resulted in “The U-haul Diary”. We talked to K.B. about what she hopes to achieve with her memoir and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what her personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Draper stated, “I think it’s really important for all of us to be educated on what is going on in the world. So I think if I educate myself and be part of the community and be a positive part of the community I hope that we will find some relief in the world. But for my personal commitment it’s really to try and stay true to myself, who I am and that happens to be a very happy, successful, passionate, lesbian and I think if I can communicate that and let people see that, I hope that will bridge some of the gaps that we may have out there. You know even for people coming out or straight people, whatever the case may be, if I can be just who I am and people can enjoy me and realize that it’s okay and you can be happy and successful and be a lesbian all at the same time, I think hopefully that is what I can personally do for people.”

K.B. Draper completed her degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Business Management at Central Missouri State University where she also played softball for four years. Directly out of college she went to work for the local sheriff’s department. During her tenure there she was promoted to lead detective, working cases from theft, burglary, child abuse, rape, suicide and homicide. Seeking a position to utilize not only her criminal justice degree but her business education led K.B. to Kansas City where she has been working in the private sector of law enforcement/private security for over fifteen years. Currently she’s completed her second book “Close-Up” that’s more of a modern day fantasy series featuring two heroines Kanyon and Daylen, out to save the world from supernatural bad guys.

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KB talks books and LGBT Equality – Huffington Post

This week, I talked with K.B. Draper about her new book The U-haul Diary, which is an extremely entertaining and relatable lesbian dating memoir. The title comes from the old U-Haul lesbian joke that lesbians tend to move in together on the second date. The U-haul Diary is a comedic view of the women that Draper dated who moved in and out of her life and her house. A woman’s name serves as the title for each of the chapters, and they come from the relationships she had with one serial lover thrown in, that returned causing more heartbreak and havoc in her life.

This book isn’t an inspiring tale of the triumphant power of love or another coming out story, but instead, it’s an intelligent, honest and hilarious read about the lesbian dating scene.

By Charlotte Robinson

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The U-haul Diary on MyLesbianRadio!

Denise Warner-Gregory of the Lesbian Lounge shout out to KB Draper and The U-haul Diary on MyLesbianRadio!  Check out her podcasts.

What a surprise for you ladies! By now, you’ve heard us talking about the Amazon Prime TV pilot “Salem Rogers” and Denise’s obsession pays off – with a call from the series creator & writer Lindsey Stoddart and the star of it Leslie Bibb (“Popular”, “GCB”, “About A Boy”, “Talladega Nights”) – that’s a correct- an exclusive, candid, totally fun hour long conversation with the girls! But first- a super charged show with Shout outs, news, new music from Junksista.de with a very familiar (FREE download) remix that you’ll love! A “Getting to Know You” listener challenge – you can play along at home-just email us your answers of the Top 5 questions to DeniseAndDonna@gmail.com Plus a very cool site for hilarious book by KB Draper called “The U-Haul Diary” at www.KBDraper.com  and some US and UK events before launching into “An Hour with the Ladies of Salem Rogers- Model of The Year 1998” – watch it, 5 star it, write a #DrunkReview and you can all thank me later.