I invited my fellow Prizm author J. L. Douglas to come to my blog to talk about how her new book Lunaside has not only an all-girl love triangle, but strong female friendships as well!
Lunaside is a lesbian summer camp romance that’s as much about the summer camp as it is about the lesbian romance.Aside from the whole her-girlfriend-and-this-other-girl-who-is-into-her-both-work-at-Lunaside love triangle thing, Moira’s pretty lucky. Her two best friends work at Lunaside with her.
There’s Jude, star rugby player and the head counselor of Sports Camp. She and Moira met when Jude’s family was vacationing on Trundle Island when they were both four years old. She threatened to spray Moira with the garden hose when she caught her playing with a rugby ball in the backyard, after her mother had told her not to.
Moira didn’t tell, and they’ve been friends ever since.
Bailey and Moira met last summer at Lunaside. They didn’t get along at first because Moira is allergic to new people, but they shared a cabin so they had to learn to get along. Bailey ended up being the first person at the camp that Moira came out to, and they’ve been close ever since…even though Bailey’s “fashion advice” is sometimes a bit much.
Moira will wear things that aren’t sundresses when she wants, Bailey.
Bailey and Jude also become friends when they, despite overwhelming differences, discover their shared love of post-camp beach bonfires.
So what if Jude’s always shouting and Bailey’s always proposing wardrobe upgrades that involve Moira wearing things and washing her hair every day? They help her out with her problems when she needs it. And their connection gives Moira something better than a maybe-maybe-not love triangle—a not-messed-up-but-definitely-unlikely friend triangle.
(Friend triangle. That’s a thing, right? If not, can it be a thing now, please?)
Art by Laya. To enter to win an autographed paperback, leave a comment with a cool friendship memory! Winner will be drawn at random on August 1.
Here’s Moira with her two potential girlfriends!