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Welcome to BigBadButch.com, Internet home of writer/editor/author/playwright Therese (Reese) Szymanski, author of almost a dozen lesbian mysteries, several dozen short stories and essays published in a few dozen different books, a handful of novellas and a few million other words. (Read on to find out more about Reese's advertising/marketing/communications writing.)

Dive on in to find free chapters from her books, sizable chunks of her novellas and stories, samples of her mysteries, erotica and fiction, and free bits from all sorts of her other types of writing, including entire play scripts. You can also find behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, roundtables and other things here. Check things out, read some erotica, and run over to your local LGBT bookstore, Bella Books online, or other online booksellers, and buy some of her books. Or all of them.Free excerpts on every book's page!






Buy the Books

And you can buy my books from your local independent/feminist/LGBT or lesbian bookstore, or any really cool store that might sell books like mine.

Oh, and of course, you can buy it/find out about its availability and such from my terrific publisher, Bella Books.

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My books are also available on a veritable plethora of online booksellers, including

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all the Amazons in the world:

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U.S. Canada United Kingdom Germany

France Japan China

And a whole lot of other places, like

Barnes and Noble Online


Borders Online

to name but two.




About Szymanski (and her writing)

I keep reading all sorts of different things about how to correctly describe one's site and the content thereof, so I recently realized that I should just take a small spot on my home page and talk about what I write, so that way people can find me!

I'm a writer, editor and designer. I do some proofreading, too. I do more print design than Web design, btw. As you can probably tell from this site. I've spent years in advertising, marketing, communications and management at nonprofits and for-profits. (If I ever get my other Web site up it'll be more about my professional work.)

This site is mostly about the writing and editing I do on the side. I write GLBT, lesbian, queer, gay stuff. Mysteries, romances, fiction, thrillers, erotica, essays, short stories, plays, novels, novellas, erotic, interesting. Things that are action-packed, supernatural, fun, dark, heartstopping, exciting, adventurous, hot, page-turners, funny, hysterical, sometimes based on reality.

Obviously not everything is everything. Something might be a hot supernatural story with no mystery whatsoever about it. But sometimes things cross lines and do more than one thing at a time. Often more than one thing at a time.

Oh, and I'm doing more work for hire, so folks can sometimes pay me to do things for them. Edit a story or a book or what have you. Also, going to be doing more teaching in the future I think, and will put up info about all of that as I go along.

But for now, this place, this space, is mostly about getting the words on the bloody site. At least for now.

Hope you enjoy the place!