TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

March 27, 2020

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

Les Do Books with Tara and guest A.L. Brooks

This week, Tara’s joined by A.L. Brooks (Never Too Late for Heroes), a self-confessed “bit of a geek” who has created a Grand Classification for Romance Series (GCRS). Is your favourite series a pure, shared universe (which sub-divides further into closely and loosely shared universes) or an evolving universe series? Get comfortable — unless you’re stuck in your lesbian cave, in which case come on and join us — and find out! 

Angela’s Recommendations (as sanctioned by the GCRS):

Tara’s Recommendations (unsanctioned by the GCRS)

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Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 44b

Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 44b

March 14, 2020

Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 44b with Heather Rose Jones

An interview with the founder of Queen of Swords Press about the process of starting a publishing company.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Schedules and timelines
  • Finding the balance in content
  • What to tackle by yourself and when to bring in experts
  • Making the finances work
  • How success can trip you up
  • The surprising cross-market potential of dapper lesbian capybara pirates
  • Books mentioned - you are encouraged to buy through the Queen of Swords website
    • Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff
    • Out of This World by Catherine Lundoff
    • Murder on the Titania by Alex Acks
    • Medusa’s Touch by Emily L. Byrne
    • Scourge of the Seas of Time and Space edited by Catherine Lundoff
    • Wireless by Alex Acks
    • Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff
    • The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Queen of Swords Press and Catherine Lundoff Online

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5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

March 13, 2020

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Charley Clarke

This week, Tara’s joined by Charley Clarke (debut novel Always a Love Song) who has brought her favorite character driven romances to talk about.

Charley’s Recommendations:

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Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

February 28, 2020

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Cass Sellars

You can’t tell a reader just by looking at them. They could be anyone, anywhere. Authors are the same. And they come from all walks of life, too. Some have been lawyers and doctors before they wrote lesfic, and this week she’s talking to Cass Sellars, who, before writing her own books, investigated criminal, corporate and financial fraud. What inspired the change? Listen and find out.

Among other things, Tara and Cass talk about the books where we find ourselves between the pages, the pairings that surprise authors that readers latch onto, and their hopes for the future.

Cass’ Recommendations:

Books Discussed:

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Seize the Day Competition Winner, Author KJ, Joins Natalie Miller-Snell

Seize the Day Competition Winner, Author KJ, Joins Natalie Miller-Snell

February 20, 2020

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show I am joined by Seize the Competition winner, Author KJ.  I am absolutely delighted KJ joined me on this show; she has an incredible story to tell, filled with hope and bravery.  It’s inspiring, authentic, genuine and heart warming.

 

In the show we talk about the struggles KJ has faced in her life, the adversities she has overcome and the opportunities she has seized.  There are many trigger topics we cover in this show, including:

 

  • Suicide attempts
  • Severe anxiety
  • Manic depression
  • Mental Health
  • Bipolar condition
  • PTSD

 

I thank KJ for her generosity sharing her story.  If anyone identifies with any of the struggles KJ has faced, please contact your local doctor and / or reach out for profession help.  I have added some links below for helplines.

 

I hope you enjoy the show.

 

 

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Matt Haig

 

SUICIDE HELPLINE

Samaritans

Suicide Helpline - list of worldwide numbers

 

 

KJ’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

Facebook

Twitter

 

NATALIE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website

Twitter

Email

Instagram

Facebook

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

February 14, 2020

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lola Keeley

This week, Lola Keeley (Music in the Mirror, Slammed) joins Tara to share her journey with f/f fiction. Listen to hear how frustration at not seeing herself in the media she loved drove Lola to write fanfic, how Lee Winter was the fairy godmother who helped her transition to original fiction, and her musings on the bigger and brighter future awaiting lesfic. It’s a great conversation. Come along for the ride.

Lola’s Recommendations:

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Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

February 8, 2020

Interview with Stephanie Burgis

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

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8 Tips to Seize the Day - Guest Advice Compilation Show with Natalie Miller-Snell

8 Tips to Seize the Day - Guest Advice Compilation Show with Natalie Miller-Snell

February 6, 2020

Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

Guest Advice Compilation Show  

 

Hello everyone - today is show 40 so I thought I would celebrate with a compilation show.

I’ve had the great fortune to have some truly inspiring guests on - phenomenal women.  They have been gracious enough to share their stories and impart some invaluable advice for listeners.  In this show I have compiled that wonderful advice.

Each guest has offered their own unique and different take on how to Seize the Day; how to take advantage of opportunities presented to us.  It’s fabulous having them all together in one bite sized, inspiring piece of audio.

Enormous thanks to these incredible individuals: - 

AL Brooks

Lee Winter

Vanessa Raath

Radclyffe

Clare Ashton

EJ Noyes

Melissa Brayden

Jennifer Brown

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to help point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

Natalie Online

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Email

Instagram

Facebook

 

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Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

January 31, 2020

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Aptaker

This week is a little different. The game is afoot, and Tara’s guide through the dark alleys and crime scenes is author Ann Aptaker (Flesh and Gold). Writing about lesbians is a radical, political act, but it’s an act we primarily associate with romance. Ann makes the compelling pitch that different genres present different opportunities to see ourselves in and explore issues specific to us. Writing about crime, just like writing about love, through a lesbian lens is a way of staking claim in a world that often sees lesbians as illegitimate. And at the very least, Ann promises a world of adventure to any who answers the alluring siren’s song of crime fiction.

Ann’s Recommendations:

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Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

January 17, 2020

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Les Do Books with Tara and guest S.W. Anderson

This week, Tara sits down with author S.W. Andersen to ask some of the eternal questions, the questions that keep us up at night, the questions whose answers define not just a person, but perhaps a generation. Questions like….”How big is your to-read list? Really?” And, “But seriously, who is the real ice queen in this book?” The answers, dear listeners, will shock you. 

S.W.’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendations:

Find S.W. Andersen online

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Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

January 11, 2020

Interview with Kate Heartfield

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

No, they’re not starting the year off with a hot wings challenge, but they sure are bringing the heat. In this week’s episode, Tara welcomes author Renee Dahlia (Liability) on to talk lesbian fiction. The hotter, the better. But don’t worry, Renee’s tastes are anything but one note. After all, what’s spice without some sweet? 

Renee’s Recommendations:

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

In this episode, Tara talks to author Rachel Ford (Crimson Yuletide), whose love of lesbian fiction is all over the place in the best possible way, spanning many genres, tropes and styles. She comes to us from her latest trek with some exciting recommendations to get you excited about your reading journey.  

Rachel’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendation:

Find Rachel Ford online at 

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Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

December 12, 2019

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show I am joined by Sally Edwards. Sally was awarded the Community Champion Award from DIVA magazine in 2018; she is a published author and is currently working as a life coach with people who have disabilities or long term health conditions

 

In the show we talk about

  • What it’s like to grow up with a disability
  • How Sally turned negative situations into positive success
  • Sally’s career as a dancer and the benefits of dance
  • How Sally is helping others through coaching

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

AND BEFORE YOU GO……… It’s also COMPETITION TIME. Here’s your chance to tell everyone about your own stories of success, your own ‘seize the day’ moments and for one lucky winner, to come on Seize the Day with me to discuss your story.

 

Details of the Competition: -

 

  1. Your stories, achievement, seize the day moments, need to be submitted to me by 3rd Jan 2020 at nataliemillersnell@gmail.com
  2. All names will be placed into a hat and I will randomly select ONE winner to join me on a Seize the Day show - record date TBC.
  3. I will read out all stories and announce the winner in my show on 9th January.

 

GOOD LUCK everyone - I cannot wait to hear from you!

 

SALLY’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

NATALIE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website

Twitter

Email

Instagram

Facebook

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Kate Gavin, who stepped into the lesfic ring this year with her debut novel Full of Promise. She shares how she found lesfic, how she started writing it, and see what she thinks about current representations of bisexuality in media. Welcome, Kate!

Kate’s Recommendations:

Find Kate Gavin online

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The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

November 29, 2019

The New My Lesfic

The Write Stuff

Author Anne Hagan recently took over running the My LesFic Website and enlisted Erin Hodges to help. Together they are planning some big things that will be great for both authors and readers.

In this episode we talk about

  • How Anne ended up taking over My LesFic from Harper and Caroline
  • What’s new and coming up on the service
  • What the service actually is and why both authors and readers love it

 

Find MyLesFic online at

Website https://www.mylesfic.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MyLesfic

 

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Leading Diversity and Inclusion Expert, Jennifer Brown joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

Leading Diversity and Inclusion Expert, Jennifer Brown joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

November 28, 2019

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show I am joined by the incredible Jennifer Brown, a leading diversity and inclusion expert, dynamic keynote speaker, best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and host of The Will To Change podcast, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. As the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, Jennifer’s workplace strategies have been employed by some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits—including Walmart, Microsoft, Starbucks, Toyota Financial Services, T-Mobile, and many others— to help employees bring their full selves to work and feel Welcomed, Valued, Respected and Heard.

 

We discuss

  • Jennifer’s journey to diversity and inclusion (D&I)
  • How Jennifer approaches self-care
  • How to advocate D&I to individuals who might not understand or care about inclusion
  • How to bring your 'full self' to work
  • How to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives within the workplace

 

Jennifer is a very inspiring lady.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

JENNIFER’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

Website

Personal website 

Book Website

The Will to Change Podcast (iTunes) 

Facebook

Instagram: @jenniferbrownspeaks

Twitter: @jenniferbrown

LinkedIn

Amazon book link

 

JENNIFER'S LINKS TO PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Interbrand: Interview with Jennifer Brown, Author of Inclusion

Talks at Google: Jennifer Brown: "Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change"

TEDxPresidio: Finding your voice in the workplace

 

NATALIE ONLINE

Website

Twitter

Email

Instagram

Facebook

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

Author Ann McMan (Galileo, Beowulf for Cretins) doesn’t like blowing up the relationships of her characters, she prefers to blow up their lives, the political and social realities that surround them. It’s in that wreckage where she finds the meaning she’s looking for. While this week’s episode starts off talking about fluffy romances, it quickly goes to other places. 

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

Find Ann McMan online

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Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

November 15, 2019

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance

Today Sheena is joined by authors Jae and Jax Meyer to talk about writing books about asexual main characters.

In this episode:

  • Why write unexpected representation in lesfic at all?
  • Why use asexual characters as a romantic lead?
  • Writing a romance without the sexual tension.
  • Why it took Jae 5 years before she wrote an ace lead.
  • Reader feedback from asexual folks.
  • Reader feedback from allosexual folks.
  • The ace spectrum and the difference between asexuals, demisexuals and aromantic.

 

Find Jae Online

Website https://jae-fiction.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaeFiction

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

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/33Jjoan

 

Jax Meyer Online

Website https://jaxmeyerauthor.wixsite.com/website

Twitter https://twitter.com/butchjax

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

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2qcUPDU

 

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Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

November 14, 2019

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden talks Theatre, IVF and How to Overcome Nerves

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

I am delighted that Melissa Brayden joins me on todays show. Melissa talks to me about life before writing; from her early career in the theatre, teaching and her time in London.

 

Melissa also shares her experience with endometriosis which formed part of her incredible journey into motherhood.  The story is a true celebration of life, how not to give up and why talking is so important. Melissa also shares how she overcomes nerves and has some great ‘Seize the Day’ moments.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

MELISSA’S LATEST BOOK: Back to September

 

Melissa Online

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Natalie Online

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