Landing Zone Glasgow

L. D. Lapinski’s Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Queer stories for young readers

On a semi-opaque white square is written “L. D. Lapinski's Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Queer Stries for you readers by Alison Baker”. Below in the bottom right corner is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

As a pre-teen girl, I adored Elinor Brent-Dyer’s Chalet School books. Growing up just outside Watford in South-East England and going to what was at the time a rough mixed comprehensive school involved in pitched battles with other local schools, stories set in the Austrian Tyrol, Wales and Switzerland written … Read more

Taking Pride in My Writing

On a semi-opaque white square is written “Taking Pride in My Wiriting by Emma K. Leadley". Below in the centre is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

When I started writing, in about 2013, I used a pen name and wrote erotica. At the time, I lived in the same town in which I’d grown up, and where I played by the only rules I knew: a heterosexual cis-woman in a monogamous relationship. Through learning my craft, … Read more