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.

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  • 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.

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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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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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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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Women and Words: Finger in the Dike (and you totally thought we meant the OTHER dyke)

September 23, 2018

Women and Words Overview 15-21 September 2018

Andi’s back from her latest gallivanting—thanks, Ash Bartlett, for stepping up and podcasting with Jove!—but she and Jove both want to go out to California and take improv classes from Cliffi Mae Henderson. Also, you can learn a lot about gender dynamics by putting furniture together and yes, Pride festivals are still going on around the world (yay!). And people, there are two separate book giveaways going on until the 26th, so come on down and sign up! You could win!

15 Sept.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta talks a bit about taking classes and she would also like some advice and guidance on starting a book club.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

16 Sept.: Author Laury A. Egan stopped by for a Q&A. She also has a new book out, a comedy called Fabulous: An Opera Buffa.

 

17 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to two separate Pride festivals in the UK; Leeds and Manchester. Here are her thoughts.

 

18 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett has a tale of a dresser she and her wife put together, and how that ties into some thoughts about gender role dynamics and queer vs. straight relationships.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More about Ashley here

 

19 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson is giving away THREE copies of her latest book, Perfect Little Worlds and she has some thoughts about losing an orange tree. You have until the 26th to sign up for the giveaway!

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

 

20 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle took a few days off from her usual crazy life and went to Montreal and had a blast. Here are her thoughts (and photos!) on checking out of the cray for a while.

 

21 Sept.: Author Vanessa North came by to chat about her latest release, a F/F contemporary romance inspired by Hays-Code Hollywood, Off Limits. She’s also GIVING AWAY a copy and you can sign up until the 26th!

 

Also! The Women and Words book lists were updated 21 September, including new releases from September and forthcoming for October.

And if you’re an author who would like to participate in the giant-ass Women and Words holiday book giveaway the Hootenanny, come on down and sign up!

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And we’re gearing up for NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month! Jove and Andi are doing it via the Dirt Road Books Challenge, which they’ll talk about closer to the time. In the meantime, sign up at the NaNoWriMo website and friend Andi (andimarquette) and Jove (jovebelle).

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Women and Words: that episode where Jove and Ashley act like the show is a runaway train

September 16, 2018

Sept 8 - Sept 14, 2018 - Andi is off galevanting once again, leaving Jove to pretend she's in charge. She, of course, invited Ashley Bartlett to play the role of co-conspirator...er...host, and y'all can guess where it went from there. Yep, straight to hell in a hand basket. Or, rather, gaily to hell in a ecologically-friendly hybrid.

Please enjoy with our deepest and sincerest apologies. Andi will be back soon. We hope.

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Women and Words: What’s in YOUR bucket (list)?

September 9, 2018

Women and Words Overview 1-7 September, 2018

 

Jove schooled us on the teachers’ strike happening in her district, which means a house full of kids not sure WTF to do with themselves, but fear not! It’s a teachable moment, and Jove is engaging all the youngs with why collective bargaining is important, and what it all means. Go, Jove! Also, Carsen Taite has audiobooks to give away and Clare Ashton had other forms of books to give away while R.G. is trying to empty her bucket list and do all the things. Like archery. She’s tapping her inner Katniss.

 

1 Sept.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter took a break from chasing her grandkids around to share some of the books that introduced her to F/F fiction.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

2 Sept.: Author Clare Ashton stopped by to chat a bit about her latest book, The Goodmans. And she did a giveaway!

 

5 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is looking for some positivity and if you leave a nice story on her blog, you’ll be considered to win one of four audiobooks she’s giving away!

 

6 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talked about her bucket lists and some of the things she’s doing to engage.

 

7 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette has a pet peeve about certain terminology and how it diminishes women.

 

Also, the Golden Crown Literary Society is currently accepting nominations for awards! Books published between January 1 and August 31, 2018! Check the deadlines page at their website.

AND BE READY! We’re gearing up for our giant-ass holiday book giveaway, The Hootenanny. We’ll be putting the entry forms up soon.

 

And the Western Women Writers of NM are holding their all-day gathering 15 September in Albuquerque. Karin Kallmaker, Anne Hillerman, Darynda Jones, and Rena Distasio! Find out more.

 

Also, the Left Coast Literary Lesbian Conference in Palm Springs is slated for 10-14 October and the keynote speaker is Dorothy Allison! Go see.

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Women and Words: Writing sometimes doesn’t work, but please don’t send hit men after your editor

September 2, 2018

Women and Words Overview 25-31 August 2018

Andi and Jove experience Threefer Madness because KD Williamson blogged three times this week. YAY! Also, why the hell aren’t hearing aids covered by insurance and Andi prefers to think of a writing slump as more of a writing “hiatus,” which doesn’t sound as scary.

 

25 Aug: Women and Wordster and inveterate reader Erin Saluta brings us a Reader’s Perspective and in keeping with the back to school theme, this one deals with books that have teaching elements.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

26 Aug.: Author Jen Silver stopped by with some thoughts on a writing hiatus she’s been on and though she’s not sure why, she’s still been busy and hoping an idea finds her soon. In the meantime, she’s giving away TWO SIGNED COPIES of her latest, Calling Home.

 

27 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is doing something different, and taking us down memory lane to the 1970s with a particular movie and how it resonated with her.

 

28 Aug.: Author, herstory legend, and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch tells us about her new hearing aids, and the ramifications of not having them.

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

 

29 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson with some thoughts on how “lesbian fiction” might actually serve to marginalize us further.

 

30 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson in the hot seat again, talking about how what some readers like in their romance books may not be what others like, and that’s just fucking fine.

 

31 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette would like to know WTAF she just read. And she asks readers, have you recently read something that left you wondering WTF you just read?

 

31 Aug.: OMG Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson with a threefer this week! Here, she writes about hitting a rut in her fiction writing life.

 

And Dirt Road Books is getting ready for NaNoWriMo! We’ll be doing another challenge this year, so stay tuned!

 

Also, we here at Women and Words remember crime fiction-writing colleague Amanda Kyle Williams, author of the best-selling Keye Street series. Amanda died Friday morning, August 31, at the age of 61 after a long battle with endometrial cancer. If you’d like to find out more about her life and work, see this piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and this one in ArtsATL.

 

She will be missed.

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Women and Words: Haikus are awesome?

August 26, 2018

Women and Words Overview 18-24 August 2018

 

Haiku (inspired by Ash Bartlett):

Going back to school:

fun, but still kind of scary

for parents like Jove

 

Andi is getting over a cold, but she persevered! And Jove’s sons are getting ready for school and they’re doing the orientation thing. Back to school time! Also, Jove likes posting lists of possible gifts for book readers/writers. Andi would like a dragon and Jove would like a unicorn, for future reference. Also, Andi and Jove are already planning the Hootenanny and Ash Bartlett has inspired communication via haiku.

 

18 Aug.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta’s theme for “A Reader’s Perspective” this week is teachers! Post your fave books that address that in the comments!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

20 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us to chat about the upcoming UK GLBT Fiction Meet, which happens 8-9 September in Bristol. Discussions about books and writing!

 

21 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Ash Bartlett would like you to Haiku. Go leave a Haiku on her blog and then go do something productive (try it!).

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More about Ash Bartlett here

 

22 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle would like MOAR GIFTS for readers and writers. So she provides a few ideas for that booklover in your life.

 

23 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess discusses the life and death of Aretha Franklin and the messages in her music we must continue to share.

 

24 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is illin’, but she’s managing to read, too, so she fangirls over a few of her current fave authors.

 

Yes, there’s going to be a Hootenanny this year. Y’all should know about that by now, but for you newbies in the bunch, that’s the giant, massive, crazy holiday book giveaway that takes place 12-23 December. It’s about 20-30 books EACH DAY, friends. We’re getting the author sign-up sheet ready and we’ll let everybody know when we post it.

Also, if you’re going to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, start thinking about that and your process! WOOO!

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Women and Words: Zombie apocalypse or Yellowstone Caldera? #chooseyourarmageddon

August 19, 2018

Women and Words Overview 13-17 August 2018

Jove is turning her home into a den of iniquity (poker) and Andi and Jove totally fangirl over Cheyenne Blue (again) and Clifford Mae Henderson (also again) while Andi poses a new zombie apocalypse rating system for wine and food. Speaking of food, R.G. Emanuelle and the crew at DRB have something planned for the holidays. And does R.G. ever stop working? She just released another anthology with her writers’ group.

 

13 Aug.: Author Cheyenne Blue stopped by to chat about her latest, a tennis romance, Code of Conduct. She did a giveaway, too!

 

14 Aug.: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace came by to remind us that shit is still real, and get out and vote.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

15 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson offered macabre musings on climate change and Armageddon, and encouraged us to live each day to its fullest. Omg, thanks, Cliffi, for that…

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

 

Aug. 16:  Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle and her writers’ group, the Penheads, have just released another anthology of short stories! It’s called Elements: Tales from the Substratum. Check it out!

 

17 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the Panic! At The Disco “Pray for the Wicked” tour, which she caught in San Jose, CA Aug. 14th with Hayley Kiyoko and A R I Z O N A. And she was reminded of the healing power of music.

 

AND! The Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists are updated!

Women and Words link HERE

 

Also, DragonCon  (with the MOST AMAZING cosplay) is coming. It’s always Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. It starts Aug. 30th and goes through Sept. 3. It’s AMAZING.

 

And Western Women Writers of New Mexico is slated for September 15 in Albuquerque. This year features Karin Kallmaker, Anne Hillerman, Darynda Jones, and Rena Distasio.

 

ALSO! Are you getting ready for NaNoWriMo? That’s National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place every November. Dirt Road Books may be doing a thing. Stay tuned!

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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.

 

And if you have any info about upcoming events or submissions, drop us a line at the Contact page!

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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?

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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.

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Women and Words: Some day, Jove may get her unicorn cookies from R.G. Emanuelle

July 22, 2018

Women and Words Overview 14-20 July 2018

 

Andi is on the road and really tired but that’s okay because Jove discusses curb furniture and how one may or may not acquire it and whether curb furniture can be part of a secret Santa plot for people who sit on stoops. Also, you get the scoop on Jove’s tech meltdown (literally), and Andi would like there to be more lesbianing of pizza—thanks, Ashley Bartlett!

 

14 July: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is having reader’s block, you guys! She hasn’t really been in the mood to read! So please offer suggestions.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

16 July: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us to talk about her excursions to Sheffield. So cool.

 

17 July:  Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett talks about a great pizza experience at GCLS. The lesbianing of pizza, y’all!

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

 

19 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle just stopped by for a quick HI!

  •  Women and Words link HERE
  • R.G. Emanuelle’swebsite

 

20 July: Author Scot McPhie joined us to chat about his latest book, Female Planet. He’s also doing a giveaway!

 

Also, Jove’s nephew is participating in a golf event for Special Olympics this weekend (Sunday the 22nd!) Wish him luck!

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That time Andi had to do a reading after Dorothy Allison…

July 15, 2018

That time Andi had to do a reading after Dorothy Allison…

Women and Words Overview 7-13 July 2018

OH, NOEZ, you guys! Jove’s computer up n’ quit this digital coil, leaving Andi to fly solo this week. But it’s okay, because she had a couple of beers and waxed downright poetic (fine—that’s the beer talking) about Twitter threads, defining yourself, Fiona Zedde’s Madrid adventures, and questions that come up from fanfic readers. In the meantime, Jove’s getting things up and running and she’ll be back. Never fear!

7 July: Women and Wordster Ann Etter and her book buddy Anne Pace co-blogged about a few books that have stuck with them. Add yours to the comments!

Women and Words link HERE

 

8 July: Author Ona Marae stopped by to talk about her debut novel, Gum for Gracie, about survival and the fantasies we hold.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Ona Marae on Facebook

 

9 July: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler did a roundup of the GCLS conference in Las Vegas and posted some great photos.

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

10 July: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace wants to know who and what takes your breath away – something spectacular, like a particular musician or book. Post in the comments!

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 July: Women and Wordster and writer Val Agab works to define herself and asks what does “queer” mean.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Val on Tumblr

 

12 July: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is gallivanting yet again! This time, she does Pride in Madrid, Spain.

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted about more things she’s learned through writing fanfic, and also provided an excerpt from her latest Clexa AU.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Andi at her website, on Twitter, and Tumblr

 

And if you have an event or a call for submissions you’d like us to chat about on Women and Words, drop us a line! Want to guest blog? Drop us a line!

 

Also, check out the award-winners at GCLS this year. Dirt Road Books is super stoked that Gill McKnight is one of them.

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Women and Words: Why isn’t paleo-vet a thing?

July 8, 2018

Women and Words Overview 30 June-6 July 2018

Jove tells her Jove/Tara origin story while Andi’s convinced her body is not a temple, but rather a clean, organized garage. Also, congrats to Carsen Taite on her 20th novel and thanks to KD Williamson for the term “thin adjacent.”

 

30 June: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson stopped by to discuss body types in lesfic. Trust us on this. You’ll dig it.

 

3 July: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury would like us to call what’s going on in this country what it is: hatred.

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

 

4 July: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is celebrating the release of her TWENTIETH NOVEL, Love’s Verdict. She’s also giving away TWO ebook copies and ONE signed paperback. Go leave a comment to get in on it!

 

5 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle notes that this year’s Independence Day in the U.S. was not necessarily a celebration given the current state of affairs.

 

6 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the latest Jurassic World movie because DINOSAURS. HELLO.

 

Also, shout-out to everybody in Vegas right now attending the GCLS conference, and good luck to all the finalists the evening of the 7th who are up for awards!

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Women and Words: Practice radical kindness, eat tacos, and remember to dance

July 1, 2018

Women and Words Overview 23-29 June 2018 

Andi and Jove totally empathize with people who end up with bad haircuts and Andi totally approves of KD Williamson’s beer choices, and she and Jove agree that getting old is not for the faint of heart. And in the midst of crap, try to be kind and reach out.

 

23 June: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson joined us with her inaugural blog as a regular! Here she talks about fanfic and beer.

 

24 June: Author Emily L. Byrne stopped by to talk about her latest book, Medusa’s Touch, and how it finally came to be published.

 

25 June: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt notes that time is different in her world...but she has finished with edits for her latest, Paradigm!

 

26 June: Author, Women and Wordster, and herstory legend Lee Lynch notes that summer is here, but for those among us who are aging, there are whole other things to deal with.

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

 

27 June: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle is now addicted to podcasting and provided some links to what’s going on in that regard.

 

28 June: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess reminds us that American history is full of Americans doing terrible things to each other and to non-Americans. Hopefully, enough of us have learned not to.

 

29 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette tries to find the light in the dark.

 

And the GCLS conference is next week, 4-8 July, in Las Vegas! Safe travels if you’re going!

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Women and Words: In certain circumstances, #TeamHeist is legit, and the Internet is still the best and worst thing ever

June 24, 2018

Women and Words Overview 16-22 June 2018

 

Andi laments the loss of 9000 barrels of whiskey (bourbon) in Kentucky (she could totally hoard that for the apocalypse), Jove has discovered Spanish telenovela lesbians, and they both decide that “A Splendid Day Out” should expand past its steampunk roots and become something we all do at least once a month. They also accidentally talked about writing again (wtf).

 

16 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta riffs on some of her recent fave books. Go leave her a comment with yours.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

17 June: Author Alison R. Solomon stopped by to chat about her latest book, Timing is Everything and she’s giving a copy away! Stop by to find out how.

 

18 June: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to a cool-ass steampunk event in Morecambe, UK (A Splendid Day Out) and posted photos and descriptions.

 

19 June: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett regales us with her recent foray with her wife to a mall.

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  • Find out more about Ashley here

 

20 June: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson joined us from her epic road trip with a tale from October, 1989 that involves a terrible earthquake and a bakery. That story is a basis for her latest, Perfect Little Worlds.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website
  • Check out Cliffi’s travel blog HERE

 

21 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on how writing and publishing is giving her life.

 

22 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lists 10 things that are helping her recharge in this hellscape of a world.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

ALSO! The Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists June-July are up!

 

And don’t forget, GCLS is in Vegas 4-8 July! AND author and fangirl KD Williamson is joining the Women and Words fray as a blogger. Her first post went up 23 June.

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Women and Words: Fudge Doodles. Also, writing can be kind of hard

June 17, 2018

Women and Words Overview 9-15 June 2018

 

Oh, my God, you guys, Andi and Jove ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT WRITING this week. WTF they don’t even know what happened there. They also ramble on about Pride, Fiona Zedde’s travels and Val Agab’s awesome gaming suggestions. Andi is kind of fascinated with the gaming world but Jove points out it can get expensive. Dang it.

 

9 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta talks about audio books and books in first-person POV and why she likes them.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

10 June: And speaking of audio books, author Genta Sebastian is pleased to announce that her award-winning YA book Riding the Rainbow is now available as an audio book. And she’s doing a giveaway…

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Genta Sebastian’s website

 

11 June: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler is on the Pride circuit this month doing her T-shirt-selling thang (and other awesome sundries like hoodies).

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

 

13 June: Women and Wordster and writer/fangirl/gamer Val Agab stopped by with some trailers of some really cool-ass games that are launching.

 

14 June: Author, Women and Wordster, and all-around gallivanter-in-chief Fiona Zedde is in Romania, and posted some great photos. And yes, she visited Dracula’s castle…

 

15 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on a tear about the midseason finale of season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead.

 

AND! Reminder, y’all, that GCLS (the Golden Crown Literary Society) is having its annual lesfic convention in Las Vegas 4-8 June. Also, if you’d like info about the Portland (OR) women writers group that Jove is part of, drop us a line at Women and Words and she’ll hook you up with the info. ALSO! Dirt Road Books wants YOU to write a book for the #mybook project. Go to THIS PAGE, pick a cover, and write us a book. Best book wins a contract. WOO!

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Women and Words: Gallivanting is hard and if you write steampunk, there will probably be corsets

June 10, 2018

Women and Words Overview 2-8 June 2018

ERMAHGERD Andi’s back after gallivanting around for a while, and demonstrates her continued inability to keep things on track. She also wonders how the hell Fiona Zedde manages to just pick up and gallivant all around the world at a moment’s notice when she herself can barely get it together on the day-by-day. Also, sex, underwear, and corsets. Because why not?

 

2 June: Women and Wordster Ann Etter joined us with a few books she goes back to again and again because she lurvs them. Tell her in the comments what those books might be for you!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

4 June: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to discuss a local issue that has attracted anti-trans sentiment, and that demonstrates how cruel people can be.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

6 June: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury celebrated a birthday last week, and gives us a few words about how happy she was about it, and about the beauty life can offer.

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

 

Also 6 June: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite found a couple of vlog interviews she did with author Dena Blake and Lisa Moreau. Go check ’em out!

 

7 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle muses about sex on TV, in lesfic, and also tips us to the fact that she’s got a short story coming out in Best Lesbian Erotica, vol. 3. (ed. by Sacchi Green)

 

8 June: Author Lise MacTague stopped by to dish on her fear of women’s underwear and corsets and how she overcame the latter to write a paranormal steampunk novel, Demon in the Machine (out 14 June!).

 

Also! The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is holding its conference 4-8 July in Las Vegas. Find more info HERE.

 

And congrats to all the Lambda winners! Find the full list of the 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards HERE.

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Women and Words: Andi is still missing and she might have taken all the words with her

June 3, 2018

Women and Words May 26 - June 1,2018

Andi is off vacationing and living life. Jove is here, hanging with fellow author and blogger Ashley Bartlett. Sadly, the whole blog seems to be on vacation with Andi, but that doesn't stop Jove and Ashley from talking about all the important things. 

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