Lambda Literary Award Finalist, R. E. Bradshaw, a native of North Carolina and a proud Tar Heel, now makes her home in Oklahoma with her wife of 25 years. She is the proud mother of Jon, a very fine young man raised by lesbians. (Authors note: “Bite me, Family Research Council.”) Holding a Master of Performing Arts degree, Bradshaw worked in professional theatre, in addition to teaching university and high school classes. Leaving both professions to write full-time in 2010, Bradshaw continues to be one of the best selling lesbian fiction authors on Amazon.com.
In addition to writing lesbian fiction, Ms. Bradshaw enjoys historical research, dramaturgy, and genealogy. Her novels span romance, mystery/thrillers, and a little historic fiction. Readers will also find other aspects of Bradshaw’s life interspersed in her novels. A love of softball, the arts, music, Duke basketball, and many other interests pop up in her books. Most of Bradshaw’s novels take place in her beloved home state, where her love of the Outer Banks can be found in each story.
The best way to get to know R. E. Bradshaw is through her blog at http:// rebradshawbooks.blogspot.com, where she talks about her life, loves, and passions.
TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT R E BRADSHAW
Favorite Author: Patricia Cornwall
Favorite Food: Shrimp
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Words I live by: You never know until you try.
Marital Status: Married 25 years to a university professor
Next place I want to visit: England
Dream car: Dodge Charger, the police edition, tricked out like her character, former FBI profiler Rainey Bell.
Five people I’d like to invite to dinner:
Rita Mae Brown, John Douglas, Patricia Cornwall, Ellen, and Elizabeth Warren (Now, that would be a wild conversation.)
Tennessee Williams, Katharine Hepburn, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Thomas Jefferson
Best thing my mom told me: Hold your head up and your stomach in.
Five things I’d want on a deserted island: Swiss Army Knife, Satellite phone, sunscreen, a radio, a dictionary (and of course my wife!)
Pet Peeve: Rude people
Favorite place on the planet: Outer Banks of North Carolina