The Write Stuff: Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream

July 25, 2017

Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream 

by Sheena and Kiki Archer 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to author, Kiki Archer about how she has taken her lesbian fiction (Lesfic) into the mainstream charts. 


Find out: 

  • How she ended up with a huge straight following 
  • What the reaction has been from straight readers 
  • Where she recommends you advertise 


About Kiki Archer 

Kiki Archer's latest novel not only got the lesbian fiction number one spots in the UK, USA and Australia, it also got to number 32 in the UK mainstream contemporary romance chart. 

Archer is also proud of the fact that Jane Green once sent her a public message. Archer says,  “When Too Late... I Love You was sitting side by side to her in the mainstream charts saying: Welcome to the gang.” 

You can find Kiki Archer on 




Her website


Find her books on | | 


About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a need for great content for listeners and readers.

The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts.


You can find Sheena on




The Lesbian Talk Show website 



Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Sell Your Books

June 6, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Sell Your Books - Bliss Interview Highlights 

In this episode Sheena takes over from Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) to bring you highlights from her 2016 Interview with Harper Bliss.  

There are a few key points that can help you sell more books. Enjoy.

If you have questions please feel free to email them to and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.


You can also find Harper Bliss on her website or on the Ladylit website check out her books on |



Write Stuff: On Being Jae

June 23, 2016

In this very special season finale of The Write Stuff we chat to Sandra Gerth, perhaps better known as her pen name Jae. 

Not only is Gerth a famous lesbian fiction author but she is also the head editor at Ylva publishing, one of the largest lesbian fiction publishing companies in the world today.

I chat to her about writing, editing and just being herself. She also gives authors some great advice.

You can find her at or on her website dedicate to her work as a writer at

You can find her author page on | | 

Write Stuff: Writing Killer Characters and Characters Who Kill with RE Bradshaw

June 16, 2016

On this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to thriller author RE Bradshaw. She discusses creating deep characters and gives some insights into her writing process.

You can get hold of RE Bradshaw on her website, on Facebook or twitter. 

You can see her books on | |

Write Stuff: Revision For Authors with Laina Villeneuve

June 9, 2016

This week on The Write Stuff we chat to Laina Villeneuve. She is the author of several novels and has a unique take on the revision process. 

In this episode she shares some great revision tips and ideas to help you make your work even better.

You can find Laina on Facebook or on her Amazon author page where you can find all of her work. Find her on Bella Books |

You can also email her on


Write Stuff: An Interview With Andi Marquette

June 2, 2016

This week we chat to Andi Marquette about her writing. Andi had me in stitches for much of the interview with her life philosophies and quirky thoughts.

You can find her work on | or on her website 

Write Stuff: 10 Marketing Tips for Authors with Jove Belle

May 26, 2016

This week The Write Stuff is jam-packed with great marketing tips for authors. Jove Belle put together a comprehensive list of things every author must know and discusses it with us. | You can find Jove Belle on her website or visit Ylva Publishing on their website 


Write Stuff: Suzie Carr on Social Media Marketing

May 19, 2016

In this episode of The Write Stuff Suzie Carr chats to us about how she does social media marketing. She gives us 7 fantastic marketing tips and breaks down what SEO is and how authors can use it.


Write Stuff: Ann Aptaker writing Mystery Crime Novels in Lesbian Fiction

May 5, 2016

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to Ann Aptaker, author of the Cantor Gold mystery series. She talks about writing a non romance in the lesbian fiction arena. She gives a great tip on how she did research that made her novel feel like it was authentically taking place in the 1950s and she chats about her career as an art curator. 

You can find Ann on her website  or catch her novels on | | 

Write Stuff: Lise MacTague on The Building Blocks Of A Great Plot

April 28, 2016

Join Lise MacTague as she talks to us about how to create a great plot and how to create a story that will keep your readers guessing.

You can find Lise MacTague on - - - or her website

Write Stuff: Paige Braddock on being herself and her pen name Missouri Vaun

April 21, 2016

Paige Braddock chats to us about her popular comic book series, Jane's World and turning it into a novel.

She also talks about her journey from comic book artist to become the author Missouri Vaun.

She answer the question what would she have done differently and I give her a chance to tell me why I am am wrong in my reviews about her covers.

You can find all our Missouri Vaun Reviews on and find her reading on Book Clips

Write Stuff: Tips To Help Build A Deeper Character with AL Ducan

April 14, 2016

Author AL Duncan shares tips with us on how to build deeper characters and get more emotional engagement from readers.  She also talks about why she promotes her work as woman's fiction rather than lesbian fiction and how heterosexual woman feel about lesbian characters and lesbian sex scenes. | You can find AL Duncan at her website 


Write Stuff: 10 Screen Writing Tips for Authors with Renee J Lukas

April 7, 2016

This episode of The Write Stuff sees us chatting to Renee J Lukas who shares great screen writing tips for authors.

This episode is packed with 10 brilliant tips that are guaranteed to make any story better.

You can find Renee J Lukas here 

And find our review of her novel Hurricane Days here on The Lesbian Review

You can also find her work on: 
Please note: Amazon links are affiliate links


Harper Bliss and Her Mrs: Harper Bliss on How To Make Money With Lesbian Fiction

March 31, 2016

There are few people more qualified to talk about making money in lesbian fiction than Harper Bliss. Not only is she one of the best selling authors in the lesbian fiction arena, her books regularly hit number one in the lesbian romance category and both her and her wife make a living from their lesbian fiction publishing.

In this podcast she tells us:


  • How they ended up starting Ladylit Publishing


  • How long it has taken her to start earning from her work


  • In December 2015 Bliss embarked on an ambitious project of publishing a book every month. She chats about why she decided to do this and how she manages to pull it off.


  • About marketing strategies that work for her


  • Why every author must have a mailing list


  • How she uses her mailing list to boost her novel ranking before they are even released




Write Stuff: Marketing to a mainstream audience with Catherine M Wilson

March 24, 2016

We chat to Catherine M Wilson about her writing. She spent ten years writing her trillogy and has spent the last several years marketing them to a mainstream audience. She is able to make money every month from her novels and gives us a range of great tips.

Show notes and more on The Lesbian Talk Show


Write Stuff: Publishing and Social Media with KAnne Meinel

March 17, 2016

K’Anne Meinel started ShadoePublishing when she realised that she had a lot of knowledge about publishingthat she could share.

In this podcast interview she discusses,publishing, social media and her move from an author to publisher.

Get show notes and more on


Write Stuff: Podcasting for Lesbians pt2

March 10, 2016

Denise, from My Lesbian Radio, chats tous about podcasting. Give us tips and talks about how publishers and authorscan use podcasts to boost sales.

She talks about

  • the best decisions she made forher podcast 
  • the most popular topics she hascovered on her podcast
  • how she records and edits sound 
  • how to promote the podcast
  • fulfilling expectations fromlisteners

Show notes available on The Lesbian Talk Show


Write Stuff: Podcasting For Lesbians pt1

March 3, 2016

In our two part show on podcasting for lesbians we chat to DeniseWarner, from My Lesbian Radio.

Denise started My Lesbian Radio but it wasn't all sunshine androses. In part one she tells us about her ups and downs and how it took herfifteen years to get to where she is now.

She discusses:

  • what it was like to go from radio to podcasting
  • how she networks
  • making money on her podcast
  • her expansion plans
  • and she even mentions her new novel

In part two she discusses how authors and publishers can usepodcasting. Show notes and more on



Write Stuff: Working With An Editor featuring TIllie Walden and Ricky Miller

February 24, 2016

In this episode we explore the editing process. Some authors are afraid to use editors or do not know how to go about making the most of the editing process. 

We look at  

  • Why use an editor?
  • What to expect from an editor
  • Where to draw the line betweenwhat is and is not acceptable for an editor to do
  • How to make the most of theediting process
  • How do you know when an editor isnot the right fit?
  • Who has the final say during theediting process?
Get full show notes on The Lesbian Talk Show


Write Stuff: KA Moll on How To Write Damaged Characters

February 17, 2016

I wanted to chat to Moll abouther writing style, her beliefs around damaged characters and what sort ofreaction she has received as a result of her work.

In this candid interview shereveals a lot about how she writes damaged characters and why.

KA Moll discusses

  • Her workbefore she took early retirement and why that drives her to write what she does
  • The reactionto her novels and their no holds barred content
  • Why shedoesn’t reveal the actual therapy sessions in her novels
  • What it waslike to write a supernatural novel and how her audience responded
  • What wasinstrumental in getting her first books out
  • And what herwife says about her writing
for full show notes and links visit