Women and Words: ClexaCon was amazing and we all still have work to do.

April 14, 2018

Women and Words Overview 7-13 April 2018

Andi was outta control last week at ClexaCon and she’s totally sorry that she just couldn’t get it together to do a podcast last week. SO HERE’S THIS ONE! You guys, Jove finished her latest novel! WOOO! It’s on its way to a beta read. And Women and Wordster Val got accepted to 2 universities, including Columbia! WOOO! And Jove and Andi got up on soapboxes about things that will totally make some people uncomfortable, but it’s stuff that we all need to talk about.

 

7 April: Women and  Wordster Ann Etter joined us with a list of funny books as she slogs through tax season.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

8 April: Author Randi Triant stopped by to chat a bit about her debut novel, The Treehouse, but also  to chat about another author whose work she admires.

 

9 April: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brings a tale of something icky that happened at a coffee house, but it’s inspired her to keep telling stories.

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

 

10 April: Life coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace reminds us to get active and walking is a great way to do it. Especially at Disney World.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela here

 

11 April: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab reminds us that genre fiction is LEGIT.

 

12 April: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that not many white LGBTQ women will read books with black lesbian characters. Also, in the years RWA has been going, a black writer has never won a RITA. We need to fix that, people.

 

13 April:  Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over ClexaCon, but also noticed something that dovetails with what Fiona said the day before.

 

Also, in keeping with Andi and Jove’s exhortations to read outside your bubbles, Jove highly recommends the Lambda-winning novel Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis Benn and Andi suggests you check out this database of LGBTQ people of color romance writers. Let’s share the luv, y’all, and build more community!

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Women and Words: Tables might just save the world

April 1, 2018

Women and Words Overview 24-30 March 2018

Andi and Jove think libraries are the best things ever, and you should totally use them more and stop by to visit. Show them luv. And they could save communities. Andi and Jove haven’t worked out all the details yet as to how that happens, but stay tuned. Also, Lee Lynch totally has them convinced that tables are part of the infrastructure of awesome. Oh, and Karin Kallmaker has a great website.

 

24 Mar.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with some awesome books that she managed to thread together through a various degrees of separation premise. Fun!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

25  Mar.: Author K’Anne Meinel stopped by to let everyone know about promo opps she provides for authors through her Writer’s Block Q&A sessions and her book release parties.

 

26 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is celebrating the audiobook release of her romcom, Meet Me in the Middle. She’s also giving away a print copy, and you still have time to get in on it. Hit the link below to go to the blog post.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Yvonne Heidt’s website
  • Find Meet Me in the Middle audiobook here

 

27 Mar.: Author, Women and Wordster and national treasure Lee Lynch provides a fabulous inspiring blog on women and the tables they call their own. Trust us on this.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more of books by Lee Lynch HERE

 

30 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled about the movie Tomb Raider (2018).

 

Andi will be at ClexaCon in Las Vegas (5-9 April) with fellow Dirt Road Book founders and colleagues R.G. Emanuelle, Blythe Rippon, and Michelle Teichman. Hope you come by!

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Women and Words: Basically, there’s a movie to help process just about anything

March 25, 2018

Women and Words Overview 18-23 March 2018

Andi and Jove think actor Tommy Lee Jones kinda rocks. Plus Andi wholeheartedly agrees that every once in a while, you need to just blow a day off with Netflix. Speaking of blowing (OMG STOP, YOU GUYS), the play Hamilton was so amazing that Andi’s wig totally flew off.

 

18 Mar.: Author Heather Blackmore joined us for a discussion about forgiveness and how it ties into her latest release, It’s Not a Date.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Heather Blackmore’s website

 

19 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll provides a look at more of her London jaunts.

 

20 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett and author Aurora Rey provide the final installment of their conversation, “Cultural Roots and Communal Behavior.”

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more about Ashley here
  • Aurora Rey’s website

 

21 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson gives us a new perspective via her backyard lounger. Trust us on this. It’s amazing.

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

 

22 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess explores forms of resistance in unexpected ways and places.

 

23 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on the road, but she tells you a few things she’s up to and she hopes all y’all get to do cool stuff this weekend.

 

Authors and publishers Andi, R.G. Emanuelle, Blythe Rippon and Michelle Teichman will be at ClexaCon 5-9 April with Dirt Road Books. Come see us!

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Women and Words: Important life lesson: actions have consequences and the kids are still all right

March 18, 2018

Women and Words Overview 10-16 March 2018

 Andi and Jove discuss safe words but it’s not what you think though there is nothing wrong with THOSE safe words (you know the ones), either, and they love the fact that V.M. Agab joined them for an awesome blog on age and how perceptions of it keep us apart. Also, Jessie Chandler somehow manipulates the weather to bring snow wherever she goes (WTF Jessie).

 

10 Mar.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with a reader’s perspective on books that characters and issues that get you out of your comfort zone.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Mar.: Guest writer V.M. Agab joined us with a great blog on how people perceive age and use it as a barrier between each other, spinning off fandoms as an example.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find V.M. on Tumblr HERE

 

12 Mar.: Women and Wordster and author Jessie Chandler posted a photo essay of her trip to Portland from Minnesota to help fellow author Lori Lake move and basically, Jessie brought winter to Portland.

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

 

13 Mar.: Women and Wordster and life coach/all around awesome woman Angela Grace stopped by to get us thinking about what our vision is for each of our lives in the coming year.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela HERE

 

14 Mar.: Women and Wordster and author Ashley Bartlett continues her fab conversation with author Aurora Rey on Cultural Roots and Communal Behavior in which they discuss their own journeys to their identities.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more about Ashley HERE
  • Aurora Rey’s website

 

15 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle stopped by to talk about her geekery over language and the origins of words.

 

16 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talked about a piece at Autostraddle that discussed the state of queer lady characters on the teevee in 2017. Upshot? Things didn’t suck as bad as 2016, which is good, but things can still be better.

 

ALSO 16 March! Hot off the press and forthcoming attractions lists are updated!

Go see.

 

Andi will be at ClexaCon in early April with R.G. Emanuelle and possibly another Dirt Road Books rep and you can find them at the Dirt Road Books table! Hope to see you there. Other lesfic publishers who will be there are Sapphire and Ylva. Give them some luv, too!

 

Also, per Angela Grace’s blog, you totally need to check out SeeJaneDrill.com. Leah provides all kinds of guidance on DIY home and car stuff. AWESOME.

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Women and Words: When doing a podcast, make sure the thing is actually recording first

March 4, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 24 Feb.-2 March 2018

Andi and Jove were so psyched for a minute that the show was going well and then realized they weren’t recording. So they had to make a do-over. Which is about how things go with them. LOL And Yvonne Heidt discovers the useful “AF” acronym and warns us about nuking oatmeal too long. And if you’re a writer, Dirt Road Books might have just the challenge for you.

 

24 Feb.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is still experiencing an Olympic hangover and this week’s book list includes titles that have some connection to a city or place that served as a setting for a previous Olympics.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

25 Feb.: Author Kate Cudahy stopped by to talk to us about her start as a writer and her Duellist trilogy (women with swords, you guys). One title, Hal, is free on March 7.

 

26 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt took us on a trip into Vonnie Land, where so many ideas for blogs and stories exist that she just can’t even.

 

1 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is also experiencing an Olympic hangover but points out something else cool to be learned from Ester Ledecka’s giant slalom win at the 2018 Winter Games.

 

2 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette blogged about the latest challenge issued by Dirt Road Books, the publishing house she opened with 5 of her fave people. Pick a cover and write a book and submit it to DRB. You could possibly win a publishing contract with us! Join the #mybook challenge!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Dirt Road Books’ #mybook challenge link HERE
  • Find DRB on Twitter (@DirtRoadBooks) and Facebook, too.

 

Reminders! ClexaCon2018 is 5-9 April in Las Vegas, Nevada. DRB will be there. WOOO. And Andi will be running around fangirling with her other colleague, Lise MacTague doing Lez Geek Out! things. Also, Jove is doing a reading at the launch party for Heather Jane’s debut novel and she’ll tell us about it next week.

Also, if you can, the 3rd is the 2nd anniversary of the death of character Lexa (the day the episode aired in which she was killed by the bury your gays trope), and there’s all kinds of stuff going on around social media, including a March 3rd homage on Twitter (look for #LexaLivesOn) that includes raising money for the Trevor Project (a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth). So if you’re so inclined, perhaps do a donation to the Trevor Project. It’s also Clexa Week in the fandoms, which involves a lot of fanart and fanfic.

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Women and Words: The kids are all right. Andi and Jove on the other hand…

February 25, 2018

Women and Words Overview: 17-23 February 2018

  

Andi attempts to explain cyberpunk to Jove and then they decide that they need to cruise around the UK with Stevie Carroll (Horseferry Road is the best name for a steampunk novel!) and then they get all nostalgic about growing up in the rural West. Also, they’d like to fill out friend applications and send them to Ashley Bartlett and Aurora Rey.

 

17 Feb.: Woman and Wordster Erin Saluta brings reader Danielle Zion on to talk about her reading life and the role lesfic has played in her life.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • And if  you’d like to be a reader guest of Erin’s on Reader’s Perspective, drop us a line at the Contact page!

 

18 Feb.: Author Rae D. Magdon stopped by to tell us about her latest, cyberpunk novel Lucky 7 (Desert Palm) AND she did a giveaway!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Rae D. Magdon’s website
  • Read an excerpt from Lucky 7 HERE

 

19 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll was chillin’ in London and took a few walks. Here’s what she found.

 

20 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett has a conversation with fellow author Aurora Rey about growing up in different parts of the country and the evolution of their identities.

 

21 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson got booted from jury duty again. Here, she muses on why that might be.

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

 

22 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess on the legacies of American history and ties to present-day current events.

 

23 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette wants all of you to go see the movie Black Panther. That is all.

 

And though Jove and Andi didn’t have time to talk about it, Jove will be doing another appearance March 3 as a guest of author Heather Jane (Regal Crest), who is having a book launch party in Portland to celebrate her debut novel! Also, CLEXACON is coming! April. 5-9, Las Vegas.

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Women and Words: Basically, Jove and Andi are fangirls about everything

February 18, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 10-16 Feb. 2018

 

Andi notices that others at Women and Words are still obsessing about the Olympics, so she obsesses, too, while Jove obsesses about R.G. Emanuelle’s forthcoming book, The Potion. They also drop some trivia: Jessie Chandler was a downhill ski racer in high school and Karin Kallmaker could possibly open her own library with her backlist. #epic

  • 10 Feb.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is enjoying the Olympics and provided a great list of sports-related lesfic (and some nonfic, looks like) for your reading pleasure!
  •  Women and Words link HERE

 

12 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler is also obsessing about the Olympics and provided some great photos and comments about some of the different sports.

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

 

13 Feb.: Life coach Angela Grace joined us with a great blog on the winter blahs and Seasonal Affective Disorder and how a certain kind of light can help.

  •  Women and Words link HERE

 

15 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talks about writing process with a great culinary metaphor.

 

16 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lists 10 things she’s currently fangirling over.

 

ALSO!

 

16 Feb.: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions Lists!

 

And Jove is doing a reading Sunday Feb. 18 at Taborspace in Portland, 3-5 PM Pacific time. Other authors are Lori Lake, Sandra De Helen, G.L. Morrison, Louisa Kelley, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and Jane Cuthbertson. Also, Jove recommends Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, futuristic retellings of fairy tales.

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Women and Words: We probably should have stayed sleeping today

February 11, 2018

3-9 February 2018

 

Thank GAWD Andi is here to tell Jove that yes, the Winter Olympics have started and omg Olympic geopolitics! #somuchintrigue Also, Andi wishes Fiona Zedde had posted her essay about Italian toilets, but no such luck. Also, Andi thinks Hayley Kiyoko is the shizzle and you should totally buy her music and go see her in the movie Becks. And on tour, if you can. Because fangirling. And queerfolk.

 

3 Feb.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter does a reader’s perspective on books that have athletes and athleticism as a focus, in honor of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

4 Feb.: Author K. Aten stopped by to talk about releasing her first book and pondering an author brand.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

5 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to talk about trying to deal with intolerance and racism.

 

6 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury joined us with some words about stereotypes.

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

 

7 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite interviewed BSB sci fi authors CJ Birch and Jane C. Esther.

 

8 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde was going to do an essay on Italian toilets, but decided instead to talk about her latest books, Insatiable Appetites.

 

9 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over musical (and acting) talent Hayley Kiyoko.

 

Jove is doing a reading next weekend at Taborspace in Portland. That’s Feb. 18,  3-5 PM. Other authors are Lori Lake, Sandra De Helen, G.L. Morrison, Louisa Kelley, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and Jane Cuthbertson.

 

Jove will also be at the launch party for author Heather Jane’s debut novel at Another Read Through in Portland. That’s March 3 1.30-3.30 PM.

 

And Dirt Road Books has posted a couple of free Valentine’s Day short stories! Go see.

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Women and Words: The world is a better place with cheese!

February 4, 2018

27 Jan.-2 Feb. 2018

Jove finds out that Andi was legit going to try to do some actual world-building in the sci fi sense on Mars but ugh, paperwork, and Jove is also convinced that if you’re ghost-hunting, cheese may be good bait. Andi, however, remains UNconvinced of this tactic.

 

27 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta encouraged us to escape into some science fiction. (and in case you’re interested, here’s that Mars colonization program Andi was talking about)

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

28 Jan.: Author Jen Silver joined us to talk about her book Changing Perspectives AND she gave away 2 ebook copies!

 

29 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt tested THREE ghost apps to see if they worked. Go see for her reviews.

 

1 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle brings it with a righteous grrlpower blog!

 

2 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over LA Web Series, about a chance meeting between two young women that is both introspective and romantic.

 

Some of the Dirt Road Books gang will be at the upcoming ClexaCon in Las Vegas April 5-9 AND DRB has another cool thing they’re up to. Moar deets l8r! Also, GCLS is meeting in Vegas for its annual conference July 4-8.

 

And Jove Belle will be doing an event at Taborspace in Portland Feb. 18 from 3-5 PM. The event involves readings by Jove and other lesfic authors and it’s called “Readings of Rapturous Romance and Bountiful Book Faire.” Jove will also be at author Heather Flournoy’s debut novel book launch in March. More deets as they become available.

 

Also, Andi and Jove are sad to hear that the Read with Pride Northwest event is no more, after 5 annual gatherings in Seattle at the Seattle Public Library.

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Women and Words: Feral Banana is our new favorite thing

January 28, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 20-26 Jan. 2018 

Andi and Jove ponder labels and slowing down for a minute, and also decide that they should totally design a new T-shirt for Lee Lynch. Plus, Jove is amazed to find out that Andi actually attended Catholic school back in the day. And share some love! Jove’s birthday is the end of this month!

 

20 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta interviews another reader, Kim Roberts, for her views on different lesfic books that she’s read and enjoyed.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

21 Jan.: Author Joi Miner stopped by to talk about labels she’s encountered and her work.

 

22 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt came by with some OMG IT’S A NEW YEAR thoughts. She spent 2017 working on her latest, so watch out for that this year!

 

24 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster and living herstory legend Lee Lynch joined us with another essay about introversion and being okay with that.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Lee Lynch here

 

25 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess wants to remind us to slow down and enjoy the moment.

 

26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette highly encourages you to watch Black Lightning and The Alienist, two new shows.

 

Also! Jove has an event coming up next month! A Valentine’s-ish reading with other authors (Lori Lake, Louisa Kelley, Sandra de Helen, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and G.L. Morrison; M.C. Linda Vogt) at Taborspace in Portland, February 18, 3-5 PM. The event is “Readings of Rapturous Romance and Bountiful Book Faire.

 

And don’t forget author Jae’s Lesbian Book Bingo event going on all year. Info at her website HERE.

 

Early bird registration for the GCLS 2018 conference in Las Vegas ends January 31. If you can, take care of that before prices go up.

 

AND! Dirt Road Books will be posting a couple of FREE Valentine’s Day-ish stories on the website February 5th. WOO HOO!

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Women and Words: The Janes, Gender, and Music Jams

January 21, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 13-19 Jan. 2018

Andi doesn’t have to have the sadz anymore because Jove kicked the sickness cooties to the curb and came back! Yay! Plus, R.G. Emanuelle will be releasing a new book soon and for the record, Andi was more into Yaz than Erasure back in the day, much to Jove’s chagrin. But they do both agree that you haven’t lived until you’ve blasted The Cranberries’ “Zombie” while driving at night with all the windows down. (RIP Dolores O’Riordan)

 

13 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us and recommended books that include SNOW. So if that’s your thing, head on over. 

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

14 Jan.: Author Chanel Hardy stopped by to discuss gender roles and how those might play out in relationships.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Chanel Hardy HERE

 

15 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll stopped by to talk about her visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum. 2016-2020 mark five important bicentenaries in the Brontë family.

 

16 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett discusses trying to get around her wife’s reluctance to travel.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Ashley Barlett HERE

 

18 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle gives us a glimpse of her forthcoming book, The Potion, a Victorian romance based loosely on the Jekyll/Hyde concept.

 

19 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday discussing music and its integral role in her journey and writing.

 

ALSO! The Women and Words Hot off the Press/Coming Attractions lists are good to go, Jan.-Feb. 2018.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

Jove also recommends the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, about Second Wave Feminism. Includes a discussion about the Jane Collective, an underground abortion referral service that operated roughly 1969-1973 in Illinois. (and it appears the male doctor they first worked with was “Nick,” not “Mike,” as Jove and Andi discussed on the podcast.)

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Women and Words: Building bridges and buckets of f*ck

January 7, 2018

Women and Words Overview: 1-5 January 2018

Welcome to 2018! Jove and Andi ponder the weather while Jove comes out as shy. Also, even though things may still be sucky, we all have stories to tell. So keep at it, friends!

1 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to remind us of the importance of telling our stories in these difficult times. Write from the Heart.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Lynette Mae here

 

2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury had a similar message as Lynette Mae’s: let’s keep ourselves healthy and tell our stories.

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

 

3 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite did a vlog with author Brey Willows.

 

4 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle joined in the overarching theme for the week – tell your stories, no matter the tech available.

 

5 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

And don’t forget! Author Jae is doing lesbian book bingo this year! It’s a fun reading challenge that involves reading different genres of lesfic and filling out a bingo card to win books! Check it out.

 

Jove will be doing an event next month in the Portland area. Stay tuned!

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Grey’s Anatomy

January 3, 2018

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove discuss the Shonda Rhimes powerhouse Grey's Anatomy. The show has been around forever, at this point, but the show really stands up. We discuss the way it handles race and gender, some of our favorite characters and storylines, and why we still watch a show in its 14th season.

About Jove And Blythe 

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website. 

You can find more info here 

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Women and Words: Hootenanny, holidays, and holy crap we made it through

December 31, 2017

Women and Words Overview: 27 Dec.-29 Dec.

 

Okay, all! The Hootenanny took up all our time from 12-23 Dec., so we didn’t podcast during that time, and that’s why you haven’t heard from us in a while. BUT WE’RE BACK! And we tell you a bit about what goes on behind the scenes at the Hootenanny, hope everybody had a great holiday season, and the three authors who joined us this week wish the same.

 

27 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson has started learning to play ukulele and she hopes 2018 is kind to you.

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

 

28 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess offers her wry and wise take on the holidays and brings new year wishes to us all.

 

29 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde reflects on her journey from hating the holidays to loving them.

 

ALSO: The hot off the press and coming attractions book lists are updated (Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018).

  • Women and Words LINK

 

ALSO: The deadline for submitting panel proposals to the GCLS is 31 Dec.!

  • Women and Words LINK for info

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!

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Women and Words: Drones, Dorks, and Desperation

December 3, 2017

Women and Words Overview - 25-30 November 2017

Andi and Jove lament the busy that has descended upon them, but they’re also really excited about the end of the NaNoWriMo Challenge via Dirt Road Books (their OTHER project) and all the manuscripts people will soon be sending in for perusal. They also are unanimous in the conclusion that author Collette Moody is freaking hilarious and needs to be read by everyone. Oh, and HOLY CRAP THE HOOTENANNY APPROACHES.

 

25 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta provides a few books guaranteed to make you laugh.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

26 Nov.: Author and editor Sacchi Green gives us some info about her latest edited anthology, The Year’s Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 2.

 

27 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt popped in to tell us what she’s been up to and to wish us all a happy holiday season.

 

28 Nov.: Author, Women and Wordster, and Lesbian Herstory Legend Lee Lynch blogged about her inner dork.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Lee Lynch’s books

 

29 Nov.: Author and editor Candace Walsh came by with a blog and giveaway of her co-edited latest volume, Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women. DON’T FORGET! EBOOK GIVEAWAY!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about the book (and its predecessor) HERE

 

30 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is freaking out about the Hootenanny and she’d like your input. What songs should she and Tucker the merry elf re-write this year?

 

THE HOOTENANNY IS APPROACHING. That’s the giant twelve-day giveaway at Women and Words. It starts Dec. 12 and ends Dec. 23. We will be doing NOTHING ELSE but that during that time. And our heads generally explode and we lose our minds but it’s all in fun and luv! Hope to see you there!

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Moana is the kickassiest of the princesses and here’s why

November 22, 2017
In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove discuss the awesomeness of Disney's Moana.
 
We both appreciate full-length animated features, but for us, Moana is far and away the best. From the music, to the way Moana is drawn, to the journey she undertakes (which entirely lacks a romantic component), this film hits it out of the park. Not only does Moana save herself, she saves her entire island. We dig it. 
 

About Jove And Blythe  

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website.  

You can find more info here 

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Women and Words: Books, Bouchercon, and Boobs

November 19, 2017

Women and Words Overview - 11-17 Nov. 2017

 

Jove would like Andi to stop writing fanfic for a minute and write something for her to publish. Spoiler: Andi is! Also, WTF with those weird jobs you’ve had, Clifford Mae Henderson? And Erin’s blog this week hit Andi right in the feels. It’s an important topic, friends.

 

11 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta did a reader’s perspective on books that deal with Alzheimer’s disease, something that affects a lot of people, including someone near and dear to her.

  •  Women and Words link HERE

ALSO Call for Submissions repeat! Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 3, ed. by Sacchi Green.

13 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler was on an LGBTQ+ panel at Bouchercon and it went very well. YAY! (Bouchercon is a huge mystery author/fan convention).

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

14 Nov.: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace has some great tips for navigating certain convos during the holidays.

  • Women and Words link HERE

15 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson on the weird and wild gigs she’s had over the years to make ends meet.

16 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talks about Imposter Syndrome – feeling like a fraud when you’re trying to accomplish something.

17 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on a few of the Clexa fanfics she’s recently read that she dug. If you have fanfic from other fandoms (or Clexa) you’ve been digging on, let us know in the comments. Share the luv!

ALSO! The Hootenanny submission form is NOW CLOSED. Please keep us in mind for next year! The merry elves requested a definitive cut-off this year to help keep our heads from exploding. At least this early. J

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Atomic Blonde

November 8, 2017

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove discuss Atomic Blonde, specifically the things that surprised them, the things that they liked, and the things the could have done without.

Charlize Theron is a badass. She saves herself and a lot of other people. And she does it all to awesome 80s music. We have lots of opinions on Atomic Blonde, and not all of them are good, but we definitely come down on the side that it's worth watching.

 

About Jove And Blythe  

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website.  

You can find more info here 

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Women and Words: Random Jello shots, oven wenches, and Ace rep

October 29, 2017

 

Andi and Jove talk Halloween and decide they probably would accept an alcoholic beverage from an unknown adult herding kids around on trick-or-treat night. They would also like to remind folks that just because you’re of the lady species, it doesn’t mean you can’t fix your own bike. And who doesn’t like a headless horseman story for Halloween? Ichabod Crane was a geek before it was cool.

 

21 Oct.: Call for submissions! Pirate wench stories.

  • Women and Words link HERE

21 Oct.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with something a little different; a not so good experience on what was advertised as a women-only bike ride but…have a read.

  • Women and Words link HERE

22 Oct.: Author Jae joined us to talk about her latest romance, Perfect Rhythm, which features an asexual lead character.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jae’s website
  • Asexuality Visibility and Education Network website

23 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt stopped by with a touching story about a Vietnam veteran.

24 Oct.: Author, lesbian herstory icon and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch had a visit from author Jane Fletcher and did some bird-watching and exploring of the surrounding Oregon environs.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Read Lee’s books

Read Jane’s books

 

25 Oct.: Author Barbara Winkes stopped by with a reminder to writers to keep focused on your writing, no matter the kinds of distractions that might come up.

26 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess thinks that sometimes, it’s okay to distract yourself from the crazy and how about doing that with a yard sale? Here she’s got some wryly funny tips for you.

27 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted an audio reading of her Halloween tale and reboot of a classic American ghost story, The Secret of Sleepy Hollow. AND SHE’S DOING A GIVEAWAY. Win a copy! You have until Halloween Eve.

 

Jove reminded us that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is write (ha ha see what I did there) around the corner, beginning November 1 (which means 12.01 AM on November 1 cuz people are that into it). Dirt Road Books is offering a motivation group and some of the DRB crew are doing NaNoWriMo this year, so please join us! HERE IS THE INFO. Be a writing buddy to Michelle Teichman, Jove Belle, Gill McKnight, and maybe Andi Marquette. She’s being indecisive.

 

ALSO! Jove and author Blythe Rippon will be at the Read With Pride Northwest event in Seattle November 4, at the downtown Seattle Public Library. Come on down!

 

And in case you’re curious about the Supercorp fanfic Jove mentioned, in which Kara is Ace, here’s the link. Seriously, if you’re Ace, let us know about the accuracy of this rep and PLEASE provide us with more links and sources for Ace rep. Thanks! Oh, that goes for bi, trans, pan, genderqueer…rep! Bring it! So we can share with our readers.

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Halloween Fun

October 25, 2017
In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove talk about all the things that make Halloween amazing.
 
Halloween is the best. All the monsters and zombies agree. The werewolves could take it or leave it--they get a full moon at least once a month. But we love Halloween so much that it even changes the media we consume in October--Jove's family watches a Halloween-themed movie every night! In this episode, we talk about our top five favorite Halloween media--books, music, tv, and films. 
 
Links to those two stupid and amazing songs: 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFRzSenbJV8

 
 

About Jove And Blythe  

Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website.  

You can find more info here 

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