Women and Words: Andi Had Two Glasses Of Wine Before This Podcast

June 18, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 13-16 June 2017 

Andi had two glasses of wine before this podcast, so all bets are off. And Jove had Fanta Lime, so, again, all bets are off. And maybe Jove’s wife will convince the powers-that-be that Fanta Lime should be readily available to all. 

13 June: Life coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace (ask the pros!) was in to post another story from her earlier call to send in stories that are helping you cope in these crazy times. 

Women and Words link HERE 

14 June: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson (formerly Clifford Henderson) re-joined us as a regular contributor to let us know that she’s Clifford Mae now (though Jove and I will always know her as Cliffi) and we are super-stoked! PLUS she’s writing another book! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Clifford Mae Henderson’s website 

15 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle cracked us both up with her retro TV blog about actors who are 6 degrees of separation from Truman Capote. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

16 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday for Spirits Podcast, which is all about myth, legends, and folklore. 

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr

 

ALSO! Our reminder blog went out about our updated book lists!

 

And remember, the annual GCLS conference is happening 5-9 July in Chicago. And if you’re interested, the Lambda Awards happened 12 June. This was the 29th annual gala, and you can see the winners’ list here.

 

Other events you might be interested in: the LCLC (Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference), happening 4-6 October in Palm Springs, California this year. Also, Sapphire Books (which sponsors and puts together the LCLC) is doing an Alaskan cruise the end of June, in partnership with Olivia Cruises and some other folks. More info here. If they do it again, keep it in mind for next year!

 

And Jove’s going to be doing a reading in Salt Lake City! That’s 2 July at the Unitarian  Church. Check the Dirt Road Books website for more details.

 

R.G. Emanuelle will be doing a reading in New York City on 24 June at Bluestockings Bookstore. Check the Dirt Road Books website for more details.

 

Also, Jove and Andi spaced this out, but the Ylva Lesvos Lesfic event was 8-13 June! We’ll post roundup info once we find it. Put that on your calendars as an event to check out in the future if you didn’t make it to this year’s.

 

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Women And Words: Killing Zombies With Fireworks

June 11, 2017

Women and Words

Overview 3-9 June, 2017

Andi ponders the efficacy of using fireworks as a weapon on zombies while Jove has the sadz that she can’t readily stream Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp because of cable restrictions. Andi has the sadz with her. Maybe they’ll go to Georgia and see if they can find Fiona Zedde at her fave coffee house. 

3 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joins us with a discussion about labels and sexuality, and how things are changing. And of course, she has several titles for you to check out. 

Women and Words link HERE 

4 June: Author Caren J. Werlinger joined us to talk about writing withdrawal and the latest release in her fantasy Dragon Mage series, The Standing Stones. It’s also her twelfth novel! Go, Caren! And she’s giving copies away! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Caren J. Werlinger’s website 

5 June: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to talk about race in America and how she realized some truths about herself. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more of Lynette Mae’s writings and musings here 

7 June: Editor and author Victoria Villaseñor was gracious enough to do a blog on the spur-of-the-moment request from Andi about the Bold Strokes Book festival 3-4 June in Nottingham, in the wake of two terrible occurrences in the UK. Thank you, Vic. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more about Victoria Villaseñor at Global Wordsmiths 

8 June: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde on seizing the day, but living large within it. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

9 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is super-stoked because today is the premiere of Season 3 of Dark Matter and Season 2 of Wynonna Earp on SyFy, and she will be watching raptly. She wrote that all up, and reminded people that Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black drops today on Netflix and Season 5 of Orphan Black starts tomorrow on BBC America. WOO! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Fangirling on Tumblr 

Also, GCLS is fast approaching! That’s the annual lesfic conference here in the states. For more details, check the GCLS website

AND you still have time to get in on the Caren Werlinger ebook giveaway! We’ve extended it until Wednesday! Hit the link, leave a comment, BOOM! DONE! You’re signed up to win! 

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Women And Words: The World Is Melting

June 4, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 28 May-June 2, 2017 

You guys, Jove makes really good tomatoes. Srsly. Plus, the world is melting. And Andi is completely enamored with the Wonder Woman film and is going to go see it several more times. Do yourselves a favor and see it. 

28 May: Author Elyse Springer did a Q&A with us about her work. She writes both M/M and F/F, travels the world, and once moved to the South Pole. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Elyse Springer’s website 

29 May: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt joined us with a personal story about her late daughter Dezi. And she provides a recipe for Dezi’s favorite meal, which was chicken enchiladas. Thanks, Yvonne. We will eat these in honor of Dezi. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

31 May: Author Lee Winter joined us to talk about the reasons she’s worried about seeing the movie Wonder Woman, which is hitting theaters 1-3 June around the world. [Andi’s note: she doesn’t need to worry! It’s not another letdown for women!] 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Winter’s website 

1 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is showing off her mad retro TV skills with a blog about M*A*S*H, the American TV show masquerading as a comedy set at a MASH unit during the Korean War that was actually a commentary on the Vietnam War era. Regardless, R.G.’s got some awesome trivia for you about it. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

2 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette pre-fangirls about the forthcoming Wonder Woman film. And then she saw it later that day and it blew her mind. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Twitter and Tumblr 

GCLS is fast approaching (next month!). Details here. And the Bold Strokes Books UK festival is under way! We’re hoping to get Victoria Villaseñor to blog it for us. Woo! 

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Women And Words: Being A Hot Mess In San Francisco

May 28, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 20-25 May 2017 

Andi is a hot mess in San Francisco this week but thank GAWD Jove is there to reel her in. HA HAHAHAHAA. Just kidding. They’re both hot messes and the only reeling is from one side of the room to the other. 

20 May: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is back in the house! She discusses audio books (and if you have suggestions, let her know). 

Women and Words link HERE 

21 May: Author T.B. Markinson stopped by to chat about a sale on lesfic titles being offered through iheartlesfic.com, including hers. 

Women and Words link HERE 

iheartlesfic.com 

22 May: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt has been working on a cool project with Rogena Mitchell-Jones. Rogena designs journals, and Yvonne has been providing writing prompts for one, and it’s available through Amazon, though you can win a copy! You still have time! ‘Til Monday! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Check out the journal collaboration on Amazon 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

Rogena Mitchell-Jones’s Amazon page 

23 May: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch reiterates the importance of telling our stories in these fraught times. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

25 May: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess attended a talk by an author whose work she didn’t know, and comes away with renewed energy for writing. Plus, the cupcakes were excellent. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’s website 

26 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on the road and explains how San Francisco made her gay. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Also! Too! The Bold Strokes UK Book Festival (the 8th!) is happening REALLY SOON in Nottingham, 3-4 June. And L-fest is coming up in Leicestershire, 21-24 July. Jove would also like to remind everyone that ROLLER DERBY SEASON starts in her neck of the woods. Find out if you have access to such a glorious thing as this and get in on it. Also, author and former Women and Wordster Cliffi Henderson will be blogging with us again, the third Wednesday of the month. You are in for a treat, gare-un-teed.

 

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Women And Words: Jove’s Living Room Lawn Chairs

May 21, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 13-19 May 2017 

Jove describes her new living room furniture, which involves lawn chairs, and Andi and Jove fangirl over Ashley Bartlett (they always do) and Andi wonders if she and Jove ever grow up, will they some day be as cool as Ashley. Also, Andi’s pretty sure Stevie Carroll could be a sportscaster for car racing in her day job. She might go to the UK to find out if it’s true… 

13 May: Call for submissions! Black lesbian storytellers for an anthology and a potential screen-writing gig. Hit the link to see! 

14 May: Author S.M. Harding tells a story about running into a militia group in the woods back in the day, because her latest book is the first in a three-book story arc that deals with a militia group. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more information on S.M. Harding here 

15 May: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll from across the pond joins us and talks about women race drivers. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Caroll’s LiveJournal 

16 May: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett talks about respecting the identity people live, and using the names and pronouns they express. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find more info on Ashley Bartlett here 

18 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle did a Throwback Thursday with retro TV and this week, it was “The Twilight Zone.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

May 19: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists are up! Go see

AND author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday about the thriller Hanna

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls at  Tumblr 

Don’t forget to go to the GCLS website to find out more about the upcoming lesfic conference in Chicago.

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Women And Words: Jove The Chicken Farmer, Smartphones & The Bliss Project

May 14, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 6-12 May 2017 

It might not have been a good idea for Jove to go back to a smartphone, as she spent all day playing a new game that somehow deals with being a chicken farmer and it drained the battery. Also, Andi and Jove are pretty sure Ellen Hart is the best thing since sliced bread, and that Harper Bliss and her wife have a super-cool project they’re launching and Andi wanted to see what the view was like from her soap box with regard to queer rep in media. 

May 6: A Reader’s Perspective with walking lesfic encyclopedia Ted Beveridge, who did a piece on fanfic and provided some links to check out. 

Women and Words link HERE 

7 May: Author Yoshiyuki Ly stopped by and provided some info about her latest, Venus and Lysander, a mix of historical fiction and fantasy. 

Women and Words link HERE 

More info on Yoshiyuki Ly HERE 

8 May: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brought award-winning awesome author Ellen Hart by, who was named Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. OMG!!!!! Plus, Jessie’s doing a giveaway of one of Ellen’s books, and you’ll have time to get in on that, since she’s closing it on Monday. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

Ellen Hart’s website 

9 May: Life Coach and psychologist Angela Grace posted links to two short stories (one by author Barbara Winkes and another by author Victoria Avilan) in response to her request to write out your inner angst after what happened in November. The links to the stories are on the blog. 

Women and Words link HERE 

10 May: Author and publisher Harper Bliss stopped by with her wife to announce the start of an awesome project the two of them are launching, MyLesfic, which is a newsletter that lists discounted or free lesfic books. Authors and publishers send their books in for consideration. If accepted, they pay a fee for listing. Readers, sign up. It’s free for you! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Harper Bliss’s website 

11 May: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde talked about her experience(s) at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Atlanta. 

12 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday and talked about the importance of queer media rep (that isn’t toxic and trope-y). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Also, some calls for submissions! Anthology for black lesbian storytellers through Resolute Publishing. Deadline for this one is July 31. 

AND script writers wanted for a BBC show, Cops and Monsters, 2nd season. Opening date is May 29 and you have through June 29. 

Get all the deets at the Women and Words link HERE

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Women And Words: Jove Is A Cellphone Serial Killer And Andi Has A Crush

May 7, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 30 April-5 May 2017 

OMG thank GAWD Jove got a new phone! She’s back to a smartphone (after killing 3 flipphones and a smartphone before this), which means MUAH HA HA she can’t escape Andi! And both really wish Barbara Winkes would contact them and tell them how to pronounce her last name because they clearly just can’t. Also, Supergirl’s Lena Luthor drinks whiskey, which elevates her in Andi’s crush pantheon to the top. 

30 April: Author Barbara Winkes joined us to offer advice for new writers. Barbara went from traditional publisher to completely indie, so she’s learned a few things, though she’s still learning. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Barbara Winkes’ website 

 

1 May: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae saw Gloria Steinem and Margaret Atwood speak, and she gives us some of her thoughts. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lynette Mae’s website 

 

2 May: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk opens a window to how she approaches research – lazy and cheap writers edition. 

Women and Words link HERE 

D Jordan Redhawk’s website 

 

4 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle reveals one of her super powers – a vast knowledge of retro TV shows and she’s going to be doing some blogging at Women and Words about some of those shows, for Throwback Thursdays. Join the fun! 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

5 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over Supergirl episode 2x19, which just aired on May 1. Strong women rep, queer rep. Probably one of her fave episodes thus far. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls at Tumblr 

 

And, again! If you’re interested in the upcoming GCLS lesfic conference, it’s slated 5-8 July  in Chicago.

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Women And Words: Lesbian Erotic Fairy Tales And Jove’s New Electric Toy

April 30, 2017

Women and Words 

22-28 April 2017 

Jove got herself a new electronic device that she’s totally in love with (but it’s not what you think!!!!). Also, lesbian erotic fairy tales is a thing. Oh, and both really like it when the young folks talk to the old(er) about their perceptions of queer culture and community and they think it’s such a good idea to share experiences and ideas. 

22 April: Author Anna Larner joined us to discuss her debut novel with Bold Strokes Books, Highland Fling. She also did a giveaway, because we are big into giveaways. 

Women and Words link HERE

Anna Larner’s website

ALSO, call for submissions, hashtagqueer.com. Keep them in mind for future reference, too. 

23 April: Author and editor Sacchi Green joined us to chat about her latest edited anthology through Cleis Press, Witches, Princesses, and Women and Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales. And she did a giveaway! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Sacchi Green’s website 

24 April: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt shared a bit of her creative process, and we think it’s super cool when authors do that. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

25 April: Author, Women and Wordster and national lesbian treasure Lee Lynch did something really cool and posted an interview with a young woman in high school who is working on a project about being a gay activist in the 1960s. Give this one a read, friends, because the more community we build across generations, the better for all. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

27 April: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess joined us to discuss language – a “pulsing, living, changing entity that adjusts itself to fit new environments.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’ website 

28 April: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over a discontinued Marvel comic, Fearless Defenders. But she sure dug the 13 issues of a team of women superheroes with lots of WOC rep and some lesbian rep.  (special thanks to horror/bizarre author Gina Ranalli for telling me to read it), 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

And fangirl with Andi on Tumblr 

Also, Jove would like readers out there to know that if they’re interested in writing a blog from a reader’s perspective to please hit her up. We love it when readers share their thoughts on books they’re reading. 

And author and publisher Amanda Radley (who recently launched Heartsome Publishing) has a lesbian and bi women fiction questionnaire she’d like you to participate in, to get a sense of the lesbian and bi women’s fiction market. Results will be collated and made available to publishers and indie authors with a view to help improve the lesbian and bi fiction market for all. 

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Women And Words: Fine Art, Eyeball Replacements and 80s TV Trivia

April 23, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast overview 16-21 April 2017  

Jove demonstrates her knowledge of fine art while Andi wonders when medical science will be able to replace eyeballs like in that movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise. Andi also wonders if there’s a trivia game show out there that specializes in 1970s and 80s TV because R.G. Emanuelle would for sure win.  

16 April: Author Lise Gold joined us to discuss her novel Lily’s Fire and the concept of “wonderment.” And Jove wanted me to include the link to Picasso’s “Blue Nude,” which you will totally understand why when you listen to the podcast. LOL  

Women and Words link HERE 

Lise Gold’s website 

 

17 April: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us with another chat about her exploits across the pond. This time, she attended a seminar about automobile history and heard a great talk about women, cars, and social history. For those not in the know, Stevie owns and drives a vintage Porsche…  

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

 

18 April: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett has a fascination with the number 6, and her blog will demonstrate why.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Find Ashley Bartlett HERE 

 

19 April: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle is up to stuff! She checked in to let us know what. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

20 April: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle would like to have a little downtime to watch some of the cool TV shows she hears the rest of us yammering on about. Fun fact about R.G.: she’s a walking encyclopedia of TV trivia for shows in the 70s and 80s. She’d probably do okay with shows in the 60s and 90s, too. And she’s seen probably every B-horror movie out there.  

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

21 April: Fangirl Friday with Women and Wordster and author Andi Marquette. This week, she is all about SyFy’s Dark Matter.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

 

Don’t forget! The GCLS is coming up! Go check out the website to see what it’s all about and get conference details as well as the lists of finalists for the Goldie awards. 

And check the Women and Words calls for submissions page to see if there’s anything coming up to get in on! One deadline coming up the end of this month is an LGBTQ creative anthology over at hashtagqueer.com

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Women And Words: Andi’s Status As Fashion Icon + Hairdressers Are Dangerous

April 16, 2017

Women and Words

Podcast overview 9-14 April 2017

 

Jove is appreciative of Andi’s T-shirt, which is a shout-out to the WayHaught ship from Wynonna Earp (thank you, Fangirl Shirts!), which doesn’t make Andi a fashion icon (yet), but dammit, she’s still trying in her own special way. Andi also thinks that hair stylists have the best stories (and you probably shouldn’t piss them off because scissors and, in TL Hart’s case, knives).

9 April: Author Shae Connor joined us to chat about her novella Graphite and Glitter. Includes an excerpt!

Women and Words link HERE

Shae Connor’s website

 

10 April: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler interviewed Lammy nominee, author TL Hart and we concur with Jessie about the awesome that is TL. PLUS! GIVEAWAY of TL’s ebook!

Women and Words link HERE

TL Hart info HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

11 April: Life coach/writer’s coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace joined us to encourage creatives to write their stories/truths to help them process the scary change in our political ecosystem. So write one about the emotions you’re feeling in the wake of what’s happened. Send them to her by May 1 at LivBold AT aol DOT com. Please put the name “Jove” in subject line to weed out spam.

Women and Words link HERE

12 April: Authors and Women and Wordsters Jove Belle and Andi Marquette announce that they and four other awesome women have launched Dirt Road Books publishing collective. WOO!

Women and Words link HERE

 

13 April: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde reveals her fangirl side and talks action movies and superheroes and lets us know that she’s working on a superhero novella.

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

14 April: Fangirl Friday with author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette who confesses that launching DRB last week made things crazy and she didn’t get time to fangirl as much as she usually does, dang it, but she listed 10 things she would like to fangirl in the future and please, if any of you out there would like to do a Fangirl Friday at Women and Words, let Andi know. Drop her a line at Women and Words.

Women and Words link HERE

Also, Women and Words updated their Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists! GO SEE.

 

And don’t forget, the Golden Crown Literary Society conference is coming up in July. That’s the lesfic organization you should check out. Also the Rainbow Awards are open for submissions. You’ve got some time to submit your materials.

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Women And Words: There May Possibly Be Snakes That Smell Like Cupcakes

April 9, 2017

Women And Words

 

Podcast Overview 2-7 April 2017

Jove informs Andi that there may possibly be snakes that smell like cupcakes, according to some guy at the library one day who was a reptile wrangler or some such but Andi looked it up and she cannot confirm or deny that this is a thing. What is a thing is that Jove sometimes make things up but fortunately, she has Andi to confirm or deny. Though snakes that smell like cupcakes might be kind of cool.

 

2 April: Call for memoir submissions, Minerva Rising Press.

Women and Words link HERE

 

3 April: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae wrote on the death of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag, and reminds us that we need to stay visible, and to stand up and be counted.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Lynette Mae HERE

 

4 April: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk reveals eight writing strengths that have served her well over the years.

Women and Words link HERE

D Jordan Redhawk’s website

 

5 April: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite just got back from a couple of events on the road: Saints and Sinners in New Orleans and the Lone Star Lesfic Festival in Austin. AND SHE’S DOING A GIVEAWAY! PRELEASE OF HER LATEST!

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

 

6 April: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle with her thoughts on myriad ways we can learn on our writing journeys. Or our journeys in general.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website HERE

 

7 April: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday on Lost Girl, Season 1.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi Marquette fangirling on Tumblr

 

AND! GCLS is fast approaching. It’s scheduled for 5-9 July in Chicago. Find the details.

 

ALSO! Jove and Andi have joined 4 other amazing and awesome women – Blythe Rippon, R.G. Emanuelle, Michelle Teichman, and Gill McKnight -- and launched a publishing collective, Dirt Road Books. We’ll be telling our origin stories over the next few days on the DRB blog.

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Women And Words: Thoughts on Bright Fucking Pink and Throat Punch

April 2, 2017

Women and Words

Overview 26-31 March 2017

 

It’s probably a good thing that Andi and Jove don’t have the job of naming paint colors, because they’re not sure how well “bright fucking pink” would go over at stores, though they would totally buy something named that. Also, they determine that “Five Finger Death Punch” is an actual band after Andi muses that maybe “Throat Punch” would be a cool name for a music act. For the record, Andi looked it up and dang it, that name is also already taken.

 

26 Mar.: Author Jean Copeland stopped by to chat about her latest release, The Second Wave, and she draws some parallels between the protests and women’s rights movements of the 1970s featured in her book with today’s political climate.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Jean Copeland’s website

 

28 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch joined us and talked about dealing with a bit of a funk since November. But she’s finding her way through it and she included the video she did for the It Gets Better campaign.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

31 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday with some shows, dates of season premieres, and forthcoming movies to get you ready for fangirling all spring and summer long.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr

 

Jove provides a heads up regarding a week-long writers’ retreat at the end of April that author Lori Lake is doing at Rockaway Beach, Oregon. She and Andi both agree that if they had the disposable income at the moment, they would totally do this.

 

Of course, having both Jove and Andi on a writers’ retreat AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME PLACE might not be a good idea…muah ha ha

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Women And Words: Swearing, Politics and Literature

March 26, 2017

Women and Words

overview 18-24 March 2017

Andi and Jove confess that they swear while fangirling over KD Williamson. They then realize that they really need to take a course on British political parties. (Which may or may not include swearing, depending on how well they do on the exams.)

 

18 Mar.: Author KD Williamson joined us to talk a bit about “happily ever after” and her forthcoming release, Between the Lines.

Women and Words link HERE

KD Williamson’s website

 

20 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to York for a conference of the Liberal Democratic party in the UK and provides a bit of an overview.

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

21 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett addresses identity and her young students, and the term “butch.”

Women and Words link HERE

More about Ashley HERE

 

23 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess reminds us of the work and words of James Baldwin, and considers some of the things he might do and say in the current political climate, and what he would warn us about.

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

24 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette discusses the movie RED in Fangirl Friday. This movie includes: Two words: Helen Mirren. Three more: As an assassin.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

On Tumblr

 

And thanks to author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler for filling in last week on the Women and Words podcast!

 

Don't forget to come and chat to us on our Facebook Group - The Lesbian Talk Show chat group

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Women And Words: Will We Turn Pink Too & Why Disney World Isn’t The Happiest Place On Earth

March 19, 2017

Women And Words

Will We Turn Pink Too & Why Disney World Isn't The Happiest Place On Earth 

Jove is visited by Jessie Chandler this week while Andi is away on vacation. They talk coping with crazy, Jessie's trip to Disney World and why Salmon is pink.

 

Visit the Women And Words site here

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Women And Words: Adulting Is Difficult

March 12, 2017

Women and Words

Overview 5-10 March 2017

 

Andi and Jove are of the opinion that adulting can be difficult. They are also passionate about supporting writers and artists, and think fandoms rock. Plus, they wonder if maybe Fiona Zedde will ever take them with her on her travels. 

 

5 Mar.: Author Heather McVea self publishes her work, and she broke down the costs that go into creating a book (not counting the countless hours that go into writing one). Some may find this eye-opening. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Heather McVea’s website 

 

6 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae on privilege and “tolerance” and how it’s used. 

Women and Words link HERE 

You can also find Lynette Mae’s writings on Huffington Post. Just do a search on her name. 

 

7 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk did an amazing breakdown of how she choreographs a fight scene, this one involving space opera battles. 

Women and Words link HERE 

D Jordan Redhawk’s website 

 

9 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde has photos and a bit of info about her current travels around Africa. And she’s also managing to write! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

 

10 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a long-ass post on some of the amazing she saw and experienced at ClexaCon

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi’s fangirl Tumblr 

 

Also, Women and Words updated its New Releases and Coming Attractions lists

 

And Sacchi Green’s call for submissions for best lesbian erotica anthology (Cleis) is still going, through 20 Mar. 

 

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Women And Words: Andi Is Outa Control While Jove Ponders A Roomba

March 5, 2017

Women and Words

Overview, 25 Feb.-3 Mar. 2017

 

Andi is in Vegas for ClexaCon and she is outta control, friends! Celebrity sightings in the bathroom! Fangirling! Panels! AHHHHHHH! And Jove might want a Roomba. Plus, y’all share the luv, now.

25 Feb. Info about a writing workshop with Jennifer Morales on writing authentic character voices.

Women and Words link HERE

Jennifer Morales’ website HERE

 

26 Feb.: Author Ann Aptaker joined us with a blog about walking through New York, where her character Cantor Gold goes. Also, she did a book giveaway.

Women and Words link HERE

Ann Aptaker’s website HERE

 

27 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt blogged about her latest release, Meet Me In the Middle and did a giveaway. She also provided an excerpt.

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

28 Feb.: Author Lee Lynch joins us with another stop on the Amazon Trail, talking about freeing up time for life, romance, and activism.

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

1 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite updated us on her upcoming events and forthcoming publication.

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

 

2 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle waxed philosophical about life and the crazy. Jove and Andi remind everybody to share the luv.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

3 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is in Las Vegas for the first ClexaCon! And it is AMAZING. She’s posting photos and tidbits on Twitter and Tumblr!

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi Marquette’s Tumblr

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Women And Words: It’s Totally Neato Bandito

February 19, 2017

Women And Words 

Overview 12 - 17 Feb 2017 

Jove and Andi chatted about Jove’s reading in Portland at Literary Lesbian Love and then checked out Lise MacTague’s Etsy site, where she sells cool guns she makes that would be perfect for cosplaying. Andi is currently fascinated with steampunk wardrobes…also, Jove’s summer road trip this year will include a lot of Minnesota, so if you’re there, send her tips on things to see and do. 

 

12 Feb.: Author Lise MacTague did a Q&A with us regarding her work, writing process, and latest projects. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lise MacTague’s website 

Lise MacTague’s etsy site, The Weapons Workbench 

 

13 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler posted about the event she and several other authors (including Lori Lake, Jove Belle, and Jeanine Hoffman) did in Portland, Literary Lesbian Love. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

 

14 Feb.: Lifecoach, psychologist, and Women and Wordster Angela Grace has some tips for coping with the fuckery that abounds in this country as a result of the elections. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

16 Feb.:  Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle notes the seemingly endless trends in social media and asks what works for people in that regard. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

17 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted an audiobook giveaway for bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger. The giveaway ends Tuesday, so you have time! 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi’s fangirling at Tumblr 

 

Also! The reminder posted that the lists for hot of the press and coming attractions (Feb. and Mar.) are available

 

Plus! ClexaCon launches in two weeks! March 3-5 in Las Vegas! 

 

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Women And Words: Astronomical Events And Collecting People

February 12, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 5-10 February 2017 

Andi and Jove ponder astronomical events (moons, eclipses, and comets, y’all!) then fangirl over practically everybody on the blog because that’s how they roll. Also, they wonder how Fiona Zedde manages to collect all these people in the photos she posts (is there a sign-up sheet? Because they’re in). 

5 Feb.: Author and this year’s special speaker at GCLS Penny Mickelbury joined us and chatted a bit about her latest projects, and reminds us to go forward, each in our own best way. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Penny Mickelbury’s website 

 

6 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae on digging deep and not backing down. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find some Lynette Mae here 

 

7 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk on her plans for 2017 and some of the other things she’s got on her plate and on her mind. Plus, a reminder to help each other. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

D Jordan Redhawk’s website 

 

8 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle with a reminder that she’s doing a reading and author stuff at an event in Portland on the 11th, the Literary Lesbian Love event, a “somewhat romantic book fair.” 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

9 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde posted from South Africa, as she is off on another of her walkabouts. Thanks, Fiona! 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

 

10 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the movie Haywire, starring Gina Carano, a mixed martial arts ass-kicker. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

And find Andi fangirling on Tumblr 

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Women And Words: What Flavor Of Story Jam Is Best?

February 5, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview 29 Jan.-3 Feb. 2017 

 

Jove and Andi notice that politics seems to be a recurring theme on the site lately, but they feel that whatever people need to do to tap into their creative spirits is probably good. Also, they would like to know what flavor of story jam is the best. 

 

29 Jan.: Author Rae Theodore joined us to talk about what it means to “be political” and that more now than ever, the world needs honest art. Plus, she did a giveaway. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Rae Theodore’s website 

 

30 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is still trying to figure out how to move past the funk she’s in following the election cray, and she offers a vent space for people in the comments. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

 

1 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite notes that even in the political chaos, it’s important to keep writing and expressing. So she has started work on her next book. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Carsen Taite’s website 

 

2 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is also struggling with creative productivity, and notes that we are now in the Chinese year of the rooster. She intends to push forward with her goals. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

3 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette gets enthused about the series Orphan Black

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

 

Jove will be attending the Literary Lesbian Love event in Portland 11 Feb. and doing a reading. Andi will be at ClexaCon 3-5 March in Las Vegas. Jove notes that Seattle’s ComicCon (Emerald City ComicCon) is also 3-5 March. 

Also—don’t forget to check out Women and Words’ calls for submissions! Currently, editor extraordinaire Sacchi Green has a call out for erotica F/F short stories, 2000-4000 words. Cleis Press is doing this one, and it’s $100 if your story gets in. 

And Jove recommends you watch these: 

Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking 

Cristela Alonzo, Lower Classy 

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Women And Words: The Struggle Is Real & The Muse Is Still Missing

January 29, 2017

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 21-27 January 2017

Andi is getting over a cold, and she’s pretty sure it’s affecting her voice and of course her brain. The struggle is real, people. But she did manage to find cough drops with inspirational quotes and everybody should have some of those. And Jove still wants her damn muse to come back. So if you’ve seen her, tell her it would be cool if she’d head on back. She’s got some work to do.

21 Jan.: Lesbian Review guru Sheena did a Reader’s Perspective to talk about “social reading” and how the Internet has allowed  communities to come together and discuss books that matter to them, like lesfic!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Find Sheena at the Lesbian Talk Show website

 

22 Jan.: Author Alison R. Solomon blogged about her latest release, Devoted, through Sapphire Books. She also did a giveaway.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Alison Solomon’s website

 

23 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt brought some thoughts about the past election in the U.S. and how she was affected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

24 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch on what reading can mean from childhood on.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess on the links between writing and learning in ways you might not have expected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

ALSO 26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle attended the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and provided a few thoughts.

 

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

27 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday with a hodgepodge of what she’s paying attention to in TV and various fandoms. Jove chimed in with some fangirling over Emerald City.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Reminders: Early registration deadline for the GCLS conference in Chicago is 31 January. Also, Jove has an event coming up 11 February in Portland: Literary Lesbian Love. AND Andi would like to remind people that OMG ClexaCon is coming up. 3-5 March, in Las Vegas.

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