Curves Welcome - How To Be More Resilient

August 16, 2018

Curves Welcome - How To Be More Resilient

Resiliency is just another way to describe the personal power that’s born out of facing and embracing life’s curve balls with a sense of respect and understanding that we can choose to be victorious on the other side of that curve. When a curve ball strikes, are you prepared to face it? 

In this episode, I share 4 valuable, easy-to-implement tips to help you become more resilient and successful with anything life tosses your way. 


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Being An Author, Ally & Founder Of AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks

August 15, 2018

Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip.

Find out

  • Why Mary D Brooks thinks that fanfic is a great place for writers to start
  • How AUSXIP was born
  • Why the questions of being an ally was never a question


We also talk about these books:


In The Blood Of The Greeks by Mary D Brooks

Publisher: AUSXIP Publishing


Forbidden love, heart racing suspense, an epic tale set in war-ravaged Greece. 

Two women -- one a German officer's daughter, the other a young Greek woman filled with fury -- race against time to help Jews escape a Greek town during World War II. They are moments from death if their clandestine operation is exposed. 

Eva and Zoe should be enemies but fate brings them together to work as a team to accomplish their life saving mission. They find themselves in an unlikely friendship that transcends the barriers between them and while they work to help Jews escape, their unlikely friendship turns to love. Zoe Lambros' faith in God is shattered after her mother's death at the hands of the German Commander. She determines to defy the enemy in every way she can--including a festering urge to kill the German Commander's daughter, Eva Muller.

Eva Muller has a tortured past, and a secret, if revealed, will lead to certain death at the hands of her father. Despite knowing the risk, Eva is working with the village priest to help the Jews escape. With her activities closely observed, Eva needs help to continue the clandestine operation and Zoe Lambros is the answer despite her antagonism to the fiery Greek.


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Mary’s recommendations for Lesbian Novels

The Red Files by Lee Winter

Publisher: Ylva Publishing


Ambitious Daily Sentinel journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA’s vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival—the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets.

One night a curious story unfolds before their eyes: One business launch, 34 prostitutes and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair work together to unravel an incredible story? This is a lesbian fiction with more than a few mysterious twists.


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Madam President by Blayne Cooper and T Novan

Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises


Devlyn Marlowe, the first woman President of the United States, has just been elected. Breaking with the tradition of hiring a political writer to chronicle her administration, President Marlowe selects one Lauren Strayer, a professional biographer with a reputation for absolute honesty. There's a slight problem with Devlyn's plan, though. Lauren wants nothing to do with what she sees as a political hack job.

It takes some serious persuading, but the Commander-in-chief is an eloquent negotiator, and Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the job, provided she truly has editorial freedom. So, armed with her computer, her incredibly ugly Pug and fair bit of trepidation, Lauren finds herself in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

There, amidst the harrowing and demanding life of the First Family, Lauren begins to understand and eventually love the complex woman who is both leader of a great nation and loving single parent to three rambunctious children.

This timeless classic from T. Novan and Blayne Cooper is funny, realistic and endearing.


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Icehole by Keira Dellacroix

Not available anywhere :(

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Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Writing is fun and we want you to do it!

August 14, 2018

This time on Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove Belle is all alone. Her schedule cohort, Gill McKnight, is suffering from a terrible head cold and thus opted to sit this one out. Sadly, Jove doesn't have a lyrical Irish accent, so she can't even pretend to be Gill. What she can do, however, is update y'all on the #MyBook challenge and remind y'all that DRB will be on board for NaNoWriMo again this year. We hope you'll join us.

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Do you have questions about writing, editing, or publishing? Email us at and we’ll do our best to provide an answer.



Beating Depression

August 13, 2018

Beating Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that "LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression in our community with an emphasis on strategies to beat it. Topics covered include reasons why more LGBTQ individuals might be depressed, things that someone who is depressed can do to feel better, and things friends/family can do to help them.  KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 


Women and Words: MOAR women pilots, please!

August 12, 2018

Women and Words Overview 4 -10 August, 2018

Andi is on the road yet again, but would like to report that one of her flights had a really hot crew AND a woman pilot (which just makes things even hotter). Both Jove and Andi got weepy over Lynette Mae’s blog regarding her campaign and then they  talked about writing process (WHAT?) which ended up going into a long discussion about taking care of your mental health and depression among creatives. Also, Fiona Zedde is in Paris. AGAIN.

4 Aug.:  Women and Wordster Ann Etter was out doing cool things like sea kayaking with her family (go see the photos!), but she did have a few books to recommend.

  • Women and Words link HERE


5 Aug.: Author Rebecca Langham stopped by to chat up her latest releases, the sci fi book Beneath the Surface (as Rebecca Langham) and the Australian-set romance, Riding the Track (as Kara Ripley).

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Rebecca Langham’s website


6 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae gave us an update on her campaigning as a political candidate in Pennsylvania, especially with regard to anti-trans pushback in a local school.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • If you’d like to find out more about her campaign, here’s her website


7 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury asks how, given all we know about the cray in the current administration, people can still support it (and basically, nobody can figure it out…)

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Penny Mickelbury’s website


8 Aug.: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab is trying to figure out how to get that writing in, because it’s not writer’s block if you’re really busy. RIGHT? RIGHT????


9 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is in Paris, doing some writerly things but also wandering (go check out the photos!).


10 Aug.: Author Alison Solomon stopped by to let people know about Readout 2019, in Gulfport Florida. It happens in February, and it’s LGBTQ books. If you’re an author and you’d like to do a reading, check the blog for deets.


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Episode 25b: Interview with Vanda

August 11, 2018

Interview with Vanda

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • The Juliana series and how it follows queer history across the latter half of the 20th century

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August 10, 2018

Episode 37: Nanette

Andi and Lise had their minds completely blown by “Nanette,” the comedy show/performance piece by Tasmanian comedienne Hannah Gadsby, currently available on Netflix. In this brilliant and searing examination of comedy and who it serves, “Art, [Gadsby] makes clear—from painting to comedy—does not liberate everyone equally. It can replicate the same privileges and exclusions as the culture in which it was made,” Moira Donegan says in her piece on “Nanette” in the New Yorker. 

“Nanette” is a blistering tour de force in which Gadsby lays part of her soul bare and then leaves the audience to grapple with its role in perpetuating the marginalization of those it demands entertain us. 

And in the wake of the 2016 election and the #MeToo movement, Gadsby’s indictment of homophobia and misogyny and her dissection of comedy has become a phenomenon and a statement. “I really was writing as though I was throwing a grenade,” Gadsby told Rolling Stone, “and I fully expected for the show to seal me off in the margins. I am so shocked and overwhelmingly stunned. It’s become bigger than me. And I’m happy for that.” 

Both Andi and Lise are of the opinion that this is the first major piece of art—a blistering fusion of comedy and storytelling—to emerge since the 2016 elections and will probably come to define this era in ways we don’t yet even know. 

Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” on Netflix (US; check your local Netflix site if you’re not in the US). 

Gadsby’s just released memoir, Ten Steps to Nanette is available at various booksellers. Check your faves. 

Rolling Stone interview with Gadsby 

Moira Donegan at the New Yorker on “Nanette” 

The WIRED crew on “Nanette” 

Sophie Gilbert at The Atlantic on “Nanette” as a radical, transformative work of comedy 


Mantras and Positive Affirmations

August 9, 2018

Mantras and Positive Affirmations

Seize the Day Podcast


Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell where we explore how to seize all of the opportunities life presents us on a day by day basis, and the tools we can use to help us succeed.


In todays show, I take look at Mantras and Positive Affirmations.  What is a mantra or positive affirmation and where did they originate?  What are the benefits and why should we use them?  I'll also explore the different type of mantras you can use with some personal examples.


Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.


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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


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10 Best Female Leads In A Horror Movie

August 8, 2018

10 Best Female Leads In A Horror Movie

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Michelle Blakey, reviewer at The Lesbian Review today to talk about their choices for the 10 Best Female Leads In A Horror Movie.


Sheena’s Choices

Annie from The Gift

Played by Cate Blanchett


In the town of Brixton, Georgia, widow Annie Wilson is the resident fortune-teller. Jessica King, the fiancée of local school teacher, Wayne Collins, disappears.

Annie receives a vision revealing that Jessica has been killed and her corpse thrown into a pond. She informs local sheriff Pearl Johnson of her vision, and despite his skepticism, Johnson searches a pond at the home of Donnie Barksdale, the violent husband of one of Annie's clients, Valerie. Donnie had previously threatened Annie, and her kids, for Annie advising Valerie to leave him. Valerie permits the search while Donnie is absent, but he returns while the search is proceeding. The police find Jessica's corpse in the pond and Donnie is arrested for her murder.

During his trial for Jessica's murder, it is revealed that Jessica and Donnie had an affair. Donnie is convicted and sent to prison. Buddy Cole, an acquaintance of Annie's, harbors a hatred for his father, and tries to explain to Annie why, but Annie is preoccupied and refuses to listen. That evening, Buddy's mother calls Annie to come to their house, as Buddy has snapped and has his father bound to a chair. Buddy sets his father on fire, and it is revealed that Buddy's father sexually abused him as a child. Buddy is eventually taken to a mental hospital.

Later, Annie receives another vision divulging that Donnie is innocent. She asks prosecutor David Duncan to reopen the case. After Duncan declines, Annie counters that if he does not do so she will reveal David and Jessica's sexual activity which she witnessed. Duncan attempts to bribe Annie in exchange for her silence, but Annie refuses, only wanting justice for Barksdale.


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Emily Rose in The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

Played by Jennifer Carpenter


Emily Rose, a 19-year old American teenager, dies of self-inflicted wounds and malnutrition following an attempted exorcism. People say she was possessed by 7 demons. Father Richard Moore, the Catholic diocesan priest who attempted the exorcism is arrested and sent to court. While the archdiocese want Moore to plead guilty to minimize the crime's public attention, Moore instead plans to plead not guilty. Erin Bruner, an ambitious lawyer hoping to use the trial to become a senior partner in her law firm, takes on the case. Moore agrees to let her defend him if he can tell the truth behind Emily's story.

During the trial, Emily's past is told through flashbacks and the evidence provided by witnesses. The trial's prosecutor is Ethan Thomas, a practicing Methodist, with Judge Brewster presiding. The prosecution claims Emily suffered from epilepsy and psychosis to explain her behavior. Emily received a scholarship to study for a bachelor's degree but displayed signs of demonic possession after she began attending classes, experiencing visions and physical contortions. Diagnosed with epilepsy, Emily received anti-seizure medication but the treatment failed to cure her. A friend named Jason took Emily back home to her family, where she continued displaying traits of possession until Moore was summoned to attempt an exorcism.

Bruner begins experiencing supernatural phenomena at home, waking up at 3:00 a.m. to the smell of burning material. Moore warns her she may be a target for the demons, revealing he too has experienced similar phenomena on the night he was preparing the exorcism. With the prosecution building a strong case, Bruner steps up her own by trying to legitimize Emily's possession. She summons anthropologist Sadira Adani to testify about the beliefs about spiritual possession from various cultures, but Thomas dismisses her claims as nonsense. Graham Cartwright, a medical doctor who attended the exorcism, gives Bruner a cassette tape on which the exorcism was recorded.


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Joanna Mills in The Return

Played by Sarah Michelle Gellar


Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a travelling rep for a trucking company, is dedicated to her successful career but something of a loner. Since the age of 11 she has been a troubled person, with episodes of self-mutilation and menacing visions. Normally she avoids returning to her native Texas, but agrees to a trip there to secure an important client. During the trip her visions, which take the form of memories of events not from her life, increase in intensity. She sees a strange face staring back at her in the mirror. Her truck radio plays Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" no matter what station she selects. She stops at the scene of an accident that, on the following day, seems not to have happened. Joanna cuts herself in a bar restroom and is narrowly rescued by a friend. She visits her father, who observes that from age 11 she was "a different girl". The visions continue, becoming both more specific and more threatening, centering upon a menacing man she does not recognize and a bar she has never seen, but a picture of which is in one of her catalogs.

Drawn by the image to the Texas town where the bar is located, a place she has not been since childhood, Joanna meets a man named Terry Stahl, whose wife, Annie, was stalked, brutally assaulted, and left to die fifteen years before, a crime of which Terry was suspected but not convicted. Joanna continues to have visions of this crime and the events that led up to it, and to discover other links between Annie's life and hers. 

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Heather Donahue in The Blair Witch Project

Played by Heather Donahue


In October 1994, film students HeatherMike and Josh set out to produce a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. They travel to Burkittsville, Maryland, and interview residents about the legend. Locals tell them of Rustin Parr, a hermit who lived in the woods and kidnapped and murdered eight children in the 1940s. After spending the night at a motel, the students explore the woods in north Burkittsville to research the legend. Along the way they meet two fishermen, one of whom warns them that the woods are haunted. He also tells them of a young girl named Robin Weaver, who went missing in 1888; when she returned three days later, she talked about "an old woman whose feet never touched the ground." His companion, however, is skeptical of the story. The students hike to Coffin Rock, where five men were found ritualistically murdered in the 19th century, their bodies later disappearing. The group camps for the night.

They move deeper into the woods the next day and locate what appears to be an old cemetery with seven small cairns and set up camp nearby. That night, they hear the sound of twigs snapping from all directions but assume the noises are from animals or locals. The following day, they attempt to hike back to the car but are unable to find it before dark and make camp. They again hear twigs snapping at night but fail to find the source of the noises.

At morning, they find that three cairns have been built around their tent during the night, which unnerves them. As they continue, Heather realizes her map is missing and Mike later reveals he kicked it into a creek the previous day out of frustration, which prompts Heather and Josh to attack him in a rage. They realize they are now lost and decide simply to head south. They eventually reach a section where they discover a multitude of humanoid stick figures suspended from trees. They again hear sounds that night, including those of children laughing, among other strange noises. After an unknown force shakes the tent, they flee in panic and hide in the woods until dawn.

Upon returning to their tent, they find that their possessions have been rifled through, and Josh's equipment is covered with slime. As they continue, they come across a log on a river identical to one they crossed earlier. They realize they have walked in a circle, despite having traveled south all day, and once again make camp. Josh suffers a breakdown while holding the camera, taunting Heather for their circumstances and her constant recording of the events.

Josh has disappeared the next morning and Heather and Mike try in vain to find him before slowly moving on. That night, they hear Josh's agonized screams in the darkness but are unable to locate him. Mike and Heather theorize that Josh's screams are a fabrication by the witch to draw them out of their tent.

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Dr Susan Tyler in Mimic

Played by Mira Sorvino


In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading the deadly "Strickler's disease" that is claiming hundreds of the city's children. Dr. Peter Mann (Northam), Deputy Director of the CDC, recruits entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler (Sorvino), who uses genetic engineering to create what she calls the Judas breed, a large insect that releases an enzyme which accelerates the roaches' metabolism and causes them to starve to death faster than they can take in nourishment. The disease is successfully eradicated, and Peter and Susan later marry.

Three years later, a church reverend is chased and dragged underground by a strange assailant. The only witness is Chuy, the "special" ward of an immigrant subway shoe shiner named Manny (Giannini). Two kids later sell a "weird bug" from the subway to Susan, which she performs tests on, and realizes is similar to the Judas breed. At first, she believes that this is impossible, since the specimens she released were all-female and designed with a lifespan of only a few months, ensuring that the breed would die off after a single generation. She consults with her mentor, Dr. Gates (Abraham), who autopsies a larger specimen found in the city's sewage treatment plants, and finds that its organs are fully formed, meaning the Judas breed is not only alive, but has developed into a viable species, with a sizable colonyunderneath the city.

Looking for more valuable specimens, the kids go down the tracks where they find a large egg sac and are then killed by the same strange assailant. Chuy also enters the church to find "Mr. Funny Shoes" and is abducted. Peter, his assistant Josh (Brolin) and MTA officer Leonard (Dutton) enter the maintenance tunnels to investigate but Peter and Leonard get separated from Josh, who is then killed trying to find his way back up. Susan encounters what appears to be a shadowy man in a trench coat on a train platform.

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Michelle’s choices

Alice from Resident Evil

Played by Milla Jovovich


The Umbrella Corporation operates a top-secret genetic research facility named The Hive. Located deep beneath Raccoon City, The Hive has been sealed by The Red Queen (the AI that controls the Hive) due to the release of the T-Virus into the facility. The Red Queen kills every living thing in the facility to ensure that the T-Virus doesn't reach the surface, but the T-Virus reanimates them, transforming the humans into ravenous zombies and the animals into highly aggressive mutants. 

Alice (Milla Jovovich) was once a security operative working for the Corporation until her memory was wiped by the Red Queen's nerve gas.

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Ripley from Alien

Played by Sigourney Weaver


The commercial space tug Nostromo is on a return trip to Earth with a seven-member crew in stasis, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt), Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Navigator Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) and two Engineers, Parker (Yaphet Kotto) and Brett (Harry Dean Stanton). Detecting a transmission from nearby moon LV-426, the ship's computer, Mother, awakens the crew. Company policy requires any potential distress signal be investigated, so they land on the moon, sustaining damage from its atmosphere and rocky landscape.

Parker and Brett repair the ship while Dallas, Kane and Lambert head out to investigate. They discover the signal comes from a derelict alien ship and enter it, losing communication with Ash. Inside, they find the remains of a giant extraterrestrial navigator frozen in its chair.

Ripley deciphers part of the transmission, determining it's a warning. Inside the derelict ship, Kane discovers a chamber containing hundreds of large egg-like objects. When he touches one, it opens and a creature springs out and attaches itself to his head, going through the facemask of his helmet. Dallas and Lambert carry the unconscious Kane back to Nostromo.

As acting senior officer, Ripley refuses to let them aboard, citing quarantine regulations, but Ash ignores her and lets them inside. Ash attempts to remove the creature from Kane's face, discovering its blood is an extremely corrosive acid. It later detaches on its own and is found dead. The ship is partly repaired, and the crew lifts off.

Kane awakens with some memory loss but is otherwise unharmed. During a final crew meal before returning to stasis, he chokes and convulses, then dies as a small alien creature bursts from his chest and escapes into the ship. The crew attempts to locate it with tracking devices and capture or kill it with nets, electric prods and flamethrowers.

Brett follows the crew's cat, Jones, into a huge supply room where the now fully-grown alien attacks and disappears with the body, climbing into the rafters. A

fter heated discussion, the crew decide the creature must be in the air ducts. Dallas enters the ducts, intending to force the alien into an airlock, but it ambushes him. Lambert implores the others to abandon ship and escape in its small shuttle. Now in command, Ripley explains it will not support four people and pursues the plan of flushing out the alien.


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Entire cast from The Descent

Played by Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Alex Reid


One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual caving trip. Deep below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes when a rock falls and blocks their route back to the surface. The group splinters and each push on, praying for another exit.

But there is something else lurking under the earth - a race of monstrous humanoid creatures that are adapted perfectly to life in the dark. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror - one that attacks without warning, again and again and again.

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Ginger from Ginger Snaps

Played by Katharine Isabelle


Ginger and Brigitte, two sisters trapped in suburbia, are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death... until they get a taste of the real thing.


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5 Sil from Species

Played by Natasha Henstridge


During the SETI program, Earth's scientists send out transmissions with information about Earth and its inhabitants, DNA structure, etc., in hopes of finding life beyond Earth. They then receive transmissions from an alien source on how to create endless fuel effortlessly. Therefore, the scientists assume that this is a friendly alien species. From a second alien transmission, the scientists receive information about an alien DNA along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA.

A government team led by Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) goes forward with the genetic experiment attempting to induce a female, under the (later proved to be mistaken) assumption that a female would have "more docile and controllable" traits. One of the hundred experimental ova produces a girl named Sil, who looks like a normal human but develops into a 12-year-old in 3 months.

Sil's violent outbursts during sleep make the scientists consider her a threat. They try to kill her using cyanide gas but she breaks out of her containment cell and escapes. The government assembles a team composed of anthropologist Dr. Stephen Arden (Alfred Molina), molecular biologist Dr. Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger), "empath" Dan Smithson (Forest Whitaker) and mercenary Preston "Press" Lennox (Michael Madsen) to track and destroy Sil.


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5 Steps To An Awesome Patreon Experience

August 7, 2018

Looking for a regular way to grow your writerly income? Consider starting a Patreon!

Patreon is an online service that allows your fans to donate small, monthly amounts of money to you in exchange for cool rewards. In this episode of For Love & Money, Rae D. Magdon explains how to set up your own Patreon account in five steps.

We discuss:

  • Choosing rewards
  • Making a pledge video
  • Sharing on social media
  • Post consistency
  • Developing a relationship with your Patreons

In addition to Rae's personal experience with Patreon, which has allowed her to write full-time for the past year and a half.

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Anchored by Faith: Religion & Spirituality in the Lesbian Community

August 6, 2018

Anchored by Faith: Religion & Spirituality in the Lesbian Community

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Roughly half of lesbians surveyed in a recent study reported no religious affiliation. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss religion and spirituality in the lesbian community. Topics covered include: religion vs. spirituality; reasons lesbians may choose to not become involved with organized religion; and, does the lack of religious affiliation mean that lesbians aren't spiritual? KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at


The word “luscious” makes everything sexy

August 5, 2018

Women and Words Overview 28 July-3 Aug. 2018


Andi’s back from gallivanting (for now) and she and Jove would like to remind you to please slow down in school zones. Also, KD Williamson is still a badass.And congrats to CarsenTaite for her 20th book. Also, Andi and Jove offer their assistance with swearage (R.G. Emanuelle can help with doing that in Italian and maybe Chinese).


28 July: Women and WordsterErin Saluta had some suggestions for some smokin’ books—as in books that feature women firefighters.

  • Women and Words link HERE


29 July: Author Vanda gave us a tour through Greenwich Village and talked about her Juliana series, which deals with the Village from about 1945-1955.


30 July: Author and Women and WordsterKD Williamson offered some stories from her clients in her day job and pointed out that even in the worst circumstances, people find delight in small moments.


31 July: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson in a twofer talked a bit about being black in America.


1 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster CarsenTaite just released her 20th novel! Congrats, Carsen! It’s Love’s Verdict.


2 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle with some food for thought regarding toxicity.


3 Aug.: Author and Women and WordsterAndi Marquettefangirled over Pacific Rim: Uprising because giant robots fighting giant monsters. What is not to love?


Episode 25a - On the Shelf August 2018

August 4, 2018

On the Shelf August 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 25a

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing. 

In this episode we talk about

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Clare Ashton Recommends 5 Lesbian Books with Humour

August 3, 2018

Clare Ashton Recommends 5 Lesbian Books with Humour

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by the amazing and talented f/f author Clare Ashton who shares five lesbian fiction books she loves (and all of them have humour!). Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about the books that Clare loves.

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Curves Welcome - A Tribute to My Sweet Bumblebee

August 2, 2018

My dog, Bumblebee, passed away on June 15, 2018. She was loved by many, and this episode represents the incredible love and friendship we shared. She taught me so many lessons, and I share a few of those today. 


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Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

August 1, 2018

Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Requiem For Immortals by Lee Winter by the author



Professional cellist Natalya Tsvetnenko moves seamlessly among the elite where she fills the souls of symphony patrons with beauty even as she takes the lives of the corrupt of Australia’s ruthless underworld. The cold, exacting assassin is hired to kill a woman who seems so innocent that Natalya can’t understand why anyone would want her dead. As she gets to know her target, she can’t work out why she even cares.


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Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Creating an anthology - Part 2

July 31, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove and R.G. continue the conversation about creating an anthology. They discuss the steps to take and the questions that have to be asked and answered along the way.

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Do you have questions about writing, editing, or publishing? Email us at and we'll do our best to provide an answer.


When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

July 30, 2018

When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

For years, studies have shown that lesbians abuse alcohol at a higher rate than straight women. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the problem of alcoholism in our community. Topics covered include: why some become dependent on alcohol when others don't; how to know if you or a loved one have a problem; and where to go for help. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in psychology, counseling, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at


Women and Words: Jove’s adventures in website design and that time Andi’s boob set off the TSA screen machine

July 29, 2018

Women and Words Overview 22-27 July 2018

Andi is still on the road, so she sounds weird. But then again, she IS weird, so there’s that. Also, steampunkis a thing and both Jove and Andi love Cliffi Henderson’s road trippin’ and have decided that TSA agents just might sometimes be on the same page as they themselves are (thanks, Renée Bess!) and then shit gets serious as they discuss Beth Burnett’s blog and domestic violence.


22 July: Author Nita Round joined us to talk about her new release, the steampunk novel Raven, Fire & Ice.


25 July: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson has wrapped up her massive road trip, gives us some stories, and especially addresses women on the road.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website


26 July: Author and Women and WordsterRenée Bess provided her thoughts on this year’s GCLS conference (July 4-8 in Las Vegas, NV). Also, congrats, Renée, on your Goldie win for anthology!


27 July: Author Beth Burnett talks about her latest novel, Coming Around Again, and one of the themes it addresses is domestic violence between same-sex couples. Beth is also giving away THREE ebook copies of this book. You have until Wednesday 1 August to enter.


Jove gave people a heads-up on the Willamette Writers Conference, scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Portland, Oregon.  Writers, writing, the industry, connection with fellow writers and all-around awesome.


Andi then gave people a heads-up on the upcoming Western Women Writers of New Mexico gathering, slated for September 15 in Albuquerque. It’s one day, 9-5, of audience discussions with a panel of writers who address a variety of writing topics. This year, Karin Kallmaker, Anne Hillerman, Darynda Jones, and Rena Distasio are ready to go! I’ve been on the hot seat at this event and it is a LOT of fun.


Title: Episode 24d: Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

July 28, 2018

Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24d

A survey of strategies for getting your historical protagonists hitched across the centuries.

In this episode we talk about

  • How the concepts of “women”, “same-sex”, and “marriage” are being defined for the purpose of this discussion
  • Cultures that may have supported marriage between women as an equal option
  • Cases of same-sex marriage enabled by presenting as an opposite sex couple
  • The permeability of the “opposite sex” requirement in actual practice
  • Using the forms and rituals of marriage, even when the legal status was not available

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