Going Solo: Independent Publishing with K.F. Bradshaw

October 16, 2018

This week on For Love & Money, we discuss the world of self-publishing with K.F. Bradshaw, author and publisher of the Enchanters series!

Covered in this episode:

  • The challenges of going it alone.
  • Strategies for finding your audience without the help of a publisher.
  • The rewards of creating something truly your own.

Please feel free to check out her books on the Enchanters website.

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In A Heartbeat

October 15, 2018

In A Heartbeat

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

In recent years, LGBT people have witnessed far-reaching changes to their rights. Nevertheless, they continue to face unique challenges as they age. And their caregivers face unique challenges, sometimes not being legally recognized, and sometimes contested by biological families. In this episode, KA and Dana will discuss the difficult topic of caregiving—because everything could change in a heartbeat. Topics covered include acute/chronic illness, advance directives, and self-care. 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 www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Women and Words: The kids (Jove’s) are all right and wow, there’s a lot of writing stuff going on

October 14, 2018

Women and Words Overview 6-12 October 2018

Andi is back from another round of gallivanting. Both she and Jove have a weird fascination and love for journals (especially blank) and also agree that Powell’s Books in Portland will blow your mind (and did you even know that Andi is actually a trained academic? DON’T TELL ANYONE). Plus, Jove and Andi cannot even cope with the fact that Fiona Zedde is not currently traveling. Oh, and Jove’s kids are awesome and so is the grandbaby on the way!

 

6 Oct.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter wants you to help her out and suggest paranormal lesfic titles that aren’t too scary! ‘Tis the season!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

6 Oct.: Hopefully soon-to-be Women and Wordster and writer/poet Erin Zak blogged about finding her voice as a writer.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

7 Oct.: Brand new author Millie G Ireland joined us to talk a bit about her experience with the GCLS Writing Academy and how it helped get one of her short stories published in a Program anthology. Congrats! (also, total hint, check out the Writing Academy) AND she’s giving a copy of the anthology away!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

8 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler was doing a writing retreat with fellow authors and ended up at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. And yes, you MUST go if you haven’t been.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jessie Chandler’s website

 

10 Oct.: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab ruminated on the origins of dictionaries and the power of words and the power behind the definitions of words.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Val Agab on Tumblr

 

11 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is not traveling! Instead, she’s cleaning out some things, including books.

 

12 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is doing a fun thing and posting photos from W&W readers – recent trips/outings they’ve taken. This week’s include the UK, the U.S., and South Africa. Send her yours! She’s posting photos next week, too!

 

ALSO! Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is doing a giveaway of her latest gothic thriller, The Potion. Tell her a scary story to get in on the drawing RIGHT HERE.

 

And the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference is going on RIGHT NOW in Palm Springs, CA. If you didn’t make it this year, plan for next! This year’s keynote speaker is Dorothy Allison.

 

Also going on is Women’s Week in Provincetown, Massachusetts (P-Town), which includes all kinds of performers as well as lesfic authors and publishers.

 

AND! Stay tuned. The Dirt Road Books team is going to launch their 2018 NaNoWriMo Challenge! Keep your eyes peeled on DRB’s Facebook page and Twitter feed and its website for more info! And you can get some cool writing tips and NaNo prep tips from the DRB podcast, “Riding Shotgun.”

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Episode 27b: Sappho of Lesbos - The Woman and the Legend (reprised)

October 13, 2018

Sappho of Lesbos - The Woman and the Legend (reprised)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 27b

Due to scheduling issues, I’m reprising a pair of shows I aired two years ago about Sappho and her poetry. I hope you enjoy either revisiting this material or discovering it for the first time. 

In this episode we talk about

  • The known facts of Sappho’s life
  • What classical Greek and Roman writers said about her
  • Possible explanations for some of the contradictory stories about her
  • The social context for Sappho’s expressions of love and desire for women, and what sort of relationships were most likely involved

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Sappho

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Fanfic 101 with Mallory Lass

October 12, 2018

Fanfic 101 with Mallory Lass

Les Do Books

Have you been interested in checking out fanfic but have no idea what people are talking about when they say “OTP” or “fandom”? In this episode of Les Do Books, Mallory Lass, reviewer at The Lesbrary, joins Tara to give a primer on fanfic lexicon, shares her arguments for why lesfic readers will love fanfic, and gives examples of five rich fandoms.

Check out Mallory’s fanfic recommendations

Please take note of the tags, ratings, and warnings. Most fics on ao3 are rated, and even a lot of the older fandom specific archives have ratings.

 

ER (TV)

Kim Legaspi/Kerry Weaver

Fan Videos:

Part 1 (meet cute) | Part 2 (in the closet)

 

Fan Fiction:

Kaleidoscope (13 part series, to easily navigate change the number in the url from 1 to 2, and 2 to 3 and so on through 13 OR click return to ER Fiction at the end and find author Chris. Ratings for each chapter are listed here but it’s primarily PG-PG 13)

 

Sandy Lopez/Kerry Weaver

Show Clip:

Kerry asks Sandy out

 

Fan Videos:

It’s Alright

 

Fan Fiction:

Moments of a Life Just Ordinary (domestic fluff)

 

Law and Order: SVU (TV)

Olivia Benson/Alexandra Cabot

Fan Videos:

Angst

Fan Fiction:

Woodstock’s series (multiple med length fics)

Emma Cabot Series (Long fic 283K)

 

Carol (Book/Movie)

Carol Aird/Therese Belivet

Fan Videos:

Smoldering Attraction | Angst | Full Circle

Fan Fiction:

Built for Two (coda/post canon)

*Note: some good Agent Carter/Captain America Crossovers e.g. Playdates

 

Wonder Woman (Comic/Movie)

Peggy Carter/Diana

Fan Videos:

Yearning

Fan Fiction:

A Crazy, Classic Life (5x fic)

Beyond Belief

 

Diana/Lois Lane

Fan Fiction:

Come and talk to me (shut me up) (5x fic

 

Antiope/Menalippe (bonus age-gap ship)

Fan Fiction:

Eusebia series (Part 1 leads right into the movie)

Sway (pure fluff)

 

Sarah Waters (Book/TV Mini Series)

Fingersmith

Fan Fiction:

Words (linked podfic)

 

The Night Watch

Fan Fiction:

Ghosts from the Past (missing scene)

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com.

 

Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

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Curves Welcome - How to Add Value to the World

October 11, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Add Value to the World

We’re in the midst of challenging times. Everywhere we turn, we’re hit with news that affects us all on a deep level, some deeper than others. Many of what we are facing in the world triggers alarms within, sounding off warnings that we better buckle in for a bumpy ride or else be tossed out of our seats and land in the sea of what can only be described as incomprehensible.

Families are being torn apart by indifferences brought out by politicians, governments, and religions. What once used to be an energizing get together with those we care about has now flipped into something that brings on panic, fears, and insecurities.

The situations that bring these emotional levees to the breaking point may change along with the passing tides, but here’s what remains the same: the solutions lay not in an instruction manual that in some make believe world we’d be privy to get our hands on but in our ability to act with love and compassion in order to bridge new pathways to peace within the contexts of our own lives.

Show Links: 

Join my journey on Patreon and get sweet rewards: https://www.patreon.com/suziecarr

Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey. 

Bonus Info:

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Tamara and Sheena’s Coming Out Stories

October 10, 2018

Tamara and Sheena’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

Join us on this short run podcast series dedicated to helping others realise that coming out isn’t the beginning or end of the journey. And no matter how difficult it seems to come out, you are not alone.

Sheena and Tamara started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They live in South Africa.

 

You can find Sheena on

Twitter

Facebook

The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Talk Show

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Tara Scott’s Coming Out Story

October 10, 2018

Tara Scott’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

Join us on this short run podcast series dedicated to helping others realise that coming out isn’t the beginning or end of the journey. And no matter how difficult it seems to come out, you are not alone.

Tara is a reviewer at The Lesbian Review and podcaster at The Lesbian Talk Show. She lives in the Canada and grew up in a conservative home. Coming out as bisexual was a long journey for her.

You can find her on

Twitter

Facebook

The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Talk Show

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Natalie’s Coming Out Story

October 10, 2018

Natalie’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

Join us on this short run podcast series dedicated to helping others realise that coming out isn’t the beginning or end of the journey. And no matter how difficult it seems to come out, you are not alone.

Natalie is a podcaster at The Lesbian Talk Show. She lives in the UK.

You can find her on

Twitter

Facebook

Website

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April’s Coming Out Story

October 10, 2018

April’s Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

Join us on this short run podcast series dedicated to helping others realise that coming out isn’t the beginning or end of the journey. And no matter how difficult it seems to come out, you are not alone.

April is a reviewer at The Lesbian Review. She lives in Trinidad and Tobago where being gay is still illegal. Every day is a fight for rights for April.

 

You can find her on

Twitter

The Lesbian Review

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Riding Shotgun with DRB: NaNo prep with R.G. Emanuelle

October 9, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove Belle and her guest, R.G. Emanuelle, discuss NaNoWriMo, specifically, and some ideas about how to prepare for a successful novel writing experience. Please listen and enjoy!

Find us online!

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

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Lucid Dreams

October 8, 2018

Lucid Dreams

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

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If so, you've experienced a lucid dream.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of lucid dreaming including what it is, it's practical applications, and how to do it. 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 www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com.

Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana.

Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Women and Words: Can someone put a tracking chip on Andi?

October 7, 2018

Women and Words Sept 29 - Oct 5

Once again, Andi is off being a world traveller, something you'd think she'd give up since every time she goes on an adventure, she leaves me here to manage all this on my own. I, of course, recruited my friend (and she IS my friend regardless of what she might say to the contrary) Ashley Bartlett. She, of course, said yes. What follows is the result. You should all encourage Andi to stay home from now on. 

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Episode 27a - On the Shelf October 2018

October 6, 2018

On the Shelf October 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 27a

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

In this episode we talk about

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Interview with Fangirl Shirts

October 5, 2018

Episode 41 

This week, Andi chats with the owners of Fangirl Shirts, Rebecca Barrick and Sally Heaven, who “make awesome shirts by, for and about women.” They launched the company four years ago as a way to celebrate fangirls and fan culture through T-shirts and other swag, doing cool things like spelling out the word “fangirl” in the font of a particular show title and immortalizing lines from shows or the fandoms on shirts and swag. 

Fangirl Shirts is also committed to community works, and a portion of profits go to non-profits that support girls and/or women. They also do special edition shirts that benefit a specific cause or organization (try the Queer Thunder and Peacemaker swaggery, for example) and they’re the organizers of the ClexaCon fun-run, an event they just launched at the second ClexaCon (the largest queer women and allies in media con) held in April, 2018. They’re already planning for the next, and they have all kinds of projects they’re working on, which makes Andi an even bigger fangirl of them. 

Find Fangirl Shirts: 

Website (BUY!) 

Twitter -- @fangirlshirts 

Instagram -- @fangirl_shirts 

Pinterest -- @fangirlshirts 

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Sheena Gets Interviewed by Natalie Miller-Snell

October 4, 2018

Sheena Gets Interviewed

Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   I’m super excited about this show.  One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day, was to get inspirational women on the show and talk through how they found success and what got them to the point they are at now.  In today’s show, I get to interview Sheena Lemos Ebersohn, founder of the The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show.  We discuss Sheena’s journey and how the TLR and Talk Show came to be.  We talk websites, Requiem for Immortals and we learn a little about more about Sheena.

 

This was a really important podcast for me to do - finding the TLR changed my life, for the better.  I’ve met some wonderful friends through this great community, had so many great books recommended and I am here now, podcasting, which I would never have imagined.  Sheena has set up something truly wonderful with the TLR and Talk Show, and it’s really great to hear her take on it.

 

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.

 

Books by Lee Winter referred to in the show

Requiem for Immortals

The Red Files

 

Contact Natalie

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

Sheena Online

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come join The Lesbian Review Book Club

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Branding Her by Alex B Porter: Book Clips

October 3, 2018

Branding Her by Alex B Porter

Book Clips 

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

Title: Branding Her

Author Name: Alex B Porter

Narrator: Roxanne Hill

Genre: Erotic Romance

Synopsis

When single mom Kaylee lands a new job everything seems to be falling into place. Then Alexis comes along. A woman who doesn't take no for an answer. Will Kaylee let go of her fears and insecurities to fully indulge in everything Alexis has to offer or will it all get too much? Branding Her is a steamy lesbian romance series that follows Kaylee as she finds love and ventures into the world of kink. You can read or listen to the 13 bite-sized episodes on Amazon Kindle or Audible audiobook.

 

Get This Book On Amazon -> https://amzn.to/2xNZGfl

(link works for Amazon US, UK and Canada) 

 

Alex B Porter Online

Website: http://alexbporter.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexBPorter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LesficAlex   

 

Contact The Lesbian Talk Show

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You can find all our Book Clips episodes here 

 

Authors

Want to feature your novel on Book Clips? Check out more here

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BookBub vs. BookSends: Email List Advertising Showdown

October 2, 2018

This week on For Love & Money, we discuss advertising on ebook mailing lists!

Rae covers:

  • Personal experience advertising on BookBub & BookSends
  • Which platform is better
  • How to maximize the use of these paid services
  • Is it worth it?

Please check out the following links discussed on the show:

BookBub

BookSends

Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey.

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When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

October 1, 2018

When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A LesbianWhen Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Anxiety happens naturally, but some people experience it more often than others. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss anxiety. Topics covered include what's normal and what's not, coping skills, counseling, and medication. 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 www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Women and Words: even Andi couldn’t keep things on track this week…

September 30, 2018

Women and Words Overview 22-28 September

Andi and Jove got a fanmail! THANKS! And then they stacked up their soapboxes for a bit before falling right off. Also, please help Erin with her book club project and get you some Halloween chill with Yvonne Heidt’s latest release. And Andi comes out as having a birthday on Monday.

22 Sept.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta would like YOUR thoughts on starting a book club—an online one, perhaps? Drop by and give her some thoughts.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

23 Sept.: Author Sheryl Wright stopped by to chat a bit about her latest release, Queen of Hearts and to talk about how she develops characters. PLUS! She gave away an ebook copy!

 

24 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is having a Paradigm Release Party in honor of her latest release (ebook drops 15 October!), the dark paranormal Paradigm. She’s giving a copy away, and will draw the winner on the 15th.

 

27 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess takes us on a journey through the yard sale she and her wife held, and offered some words of wisdom at the end: register to vote and vote.

 

28 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday and brought up a couple of forthcoming movies and a few TV shows you might find interesting. 

 

Also, because shit has been so shitty and we know there are many, many of you out there who may be experiencing difficulty during these fuckbucket times, here’s the toll-free phone number to the National Sexual Assault Hotline | RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also live chat.

Also, if you’re in the UK and you’re interested in participating in a study that the LGBT Foundation in Manchester just launched on lesbian and bisexual women’s health, please do. It’s part of an annual health campaign and will be followed by themed national focus groups.

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