Welcome to Companion Publications!

What's new....

September 21, 2014

Exciting news! To Love Free, my first release under my new imprint, Companion Publications, should be out soon! Once the book becomes "live" on all the websites, I'll announce the release! Please look at the "Coming Soon" page for the synopsis of the story.

March 30, 2014

I'm excited to say that I'll be at the Lone Star Lesfic Festival held in Austin, Texas, at Nature's Treasures, 4103 North I-35, beginning at 10:30 AM. There'll be lots of your favorite authors with panel discussions, book readings, and signings. And it's FREE!! Hope to see y'all there! (I can say "y'all" since it's in Texas!) In other news, I am almost finished with my first draft of my next release, a romance, To Love Free. More on that as it gets closer to release, which will hopefully be in late June. I'll keep you posted!

May 15, 2013

For those in the Chicago area, I'll be reading at the Center on Halsted with other fellow Lammy-nominated authors on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Center on Halsted is located at 3656 North Halsted. It should be a fun evening. Hope to see you there! (Please note this is an updated locale for the reading!)

April 25, 2013

I had the pleasure of joining Liz McMullen on her "Lizzie Bedtime Stories" Show Wednesday night. We had a blast chit-chatting about my next release, And a Time To Dance. Check out the YouTube presentation where you can hear me read two excerpts from the book. Enjoy!

April 23, 2013

I'm happy to report that my latest novel, And a Time to Dance, is now in the hands of my editor, Nann Dunne. This is the nervous time for an author where you question what your editor will find. You feel you've written a good book, but you know the ultimate test is what your editor thinks. I look forward to her suggestions and comments, as well as seeing the marked-up copy. Nann was my editor for my last release, Survived by Her Longtime Companion. And a Time to Dance should be out late May/early June 2013.

I'm extremely pleased to announce that Survived by Her Longtime Companion was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award in the Romance category. When I opened the email from Emily Reed, my publisher, who informed me and my fellow Blue Feather authors and friends Kieran York (Romance) and Kelly Sinclair (Speculative Fiction) that we were shortlisted, I screamed, "OH MY GOD!" It was around 6:00 AM and poor Phyllis was still in bed. Needless to say, I scared the crap out of her, plus caused Buddy, our beagle, to bark. I was so excited, I couldn't even get my words together to make a coherent sentence to tell Phyllis I was shortlisted. lol I'm so happy for Kieran and Kelly, too! What a wonderful accomplishment for Em and Blue Feather Books.

June will be a busy month for Phyllis and me as we travel for the Lambda Literary Awards on June 4, held in New York City and in June, we'll fly down to Dallas for the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual conference. Survived by Her Longtime Companion was also shortlisted for the Ann Bannon Reader's Choice Award, given out each year at the awards ceremony. More on the GCLS as the date approaches.

I'm available for book clubs and readings!

If any of you has an active book club in your city, I'm available to either talk to you via Skype or travel to your book club meeting to discuss and read from my books. Just click on "Contact Me" in the menu and shoot me an email! I'd love to visit, either via webcam or in person.

Navigating the site....

You can order my novels through You can also order Survived by Her Longtime Companion, Playing for First, Come Back to Me, and Two for the Show through Bella Books by clicking on those links. To support one of the last feminist bookstores in the country, please order the books through Charis Books in More, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Please click on these links to order the e-books through Bella Distribution: Survived by Her Longtime Companion; Playing for First; Come Back to Me; Two for the Show.

For those with Kindle e-readers, you can order through Amazon by clicking on the covers. You can find a synopsis, as well as an excerpt, of each book by clicking on the corresponding menu button.

You can find my bio under "About Me." Be sure to visit My Blog.

I'll try to visit frequently. Drop me a line to let me know what you think of the website and the excerpts, but especially the books! You can either click the "Contact Me" button to the left or the childhood photo in the upper right hand corner of the header.

Thanks for visiting and come back again!







Chris Paynter