Women And Words: Andi And Jove Chat About Life

September 17, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 9-15 Sept. 2017 

Hardware stores, helping yourself, and the Hootenanny! 

Andi and Jove both agree that plumbing issues suck, but they’re glad they know how to deal with them (and it is totally legit to raise your kids in local hardware stores). Also, Andi and Jove are pretty sure they just are not cool enough to hang out with Fiona Zedde, but they’re totally glad she blogs at Women and Words. And the two of them are contemplating showing up on Erin Saluta’s doorstep, but right now they’ve started the initial planning stages of HOOTENANNY 2017!!!! 

9 Sept.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a reader’s perspective that riffs off Ann Etter’s last week in that Erin lists titles of lesfic books that have her varied careers within. 

Women and Words link HERE 

10 Sept.: Author Heather Blackmore stopped by to slyly tell us about clichés. When they work and when they don’t. Also, her latest novel, It’s Not a Date, is due out March, 2018. 

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Heather Blackmore’s website 

11 Sept.: Author Lori Lake used an essay by Amy Tan to talk a bit about these crazy times and how important it is to give whenever and wherever you can and for those who write, keep doing so. 

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Lori Lake’s website 

12 Sept.: Life coach/psychologist Angela Grace provided a reminder about “rational detachment” – to separate yourself from potentially emotional circumstances that may overwhelm. Also, remember to take a break from electronic devices. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Angela Grace’s website 

13 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle posted our Hootenanny reminder! That’s our giant-ass WTF were we thinking omg this is cray how many books do they honestly think they can give us giveaway! If you’re an author and want to donate 1-3 books, hit the link and sign up. And tell your friends! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jove Belle’s website 

14 Sept.: Author Fiona Zedde is in Spain (she’s Women and Words’ jet-setter!) but she also pointed out the privileges an American passport brings and though travel is fun, it can also be complicated, with issues that we might not have thought about otherwise. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

15 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talked about representation in media of women, mostly, based on the latest Boxed In findings, which indicate that things are still crappy, not only for women, but also LGBTQ people and men of color. Sigh. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Twitter and Tumblr 

The HOOTENANNY’S COMIN’! And Andi’s on the road (again!) doing writer things in New Mexico at the Western Women Writers-NM gathering in Albuquerque. 

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Women and Words: Stories are everywhere, and everybody has them

September 10, 2017

Jove has property on “the island,” which amused Andi to no end because that’s a sci fi movie in which “the island” was a euphemism for clone organ harvesting (this is where her brain is, people). And some day, Andi and Jove just may make it to Provincetown for Women’s Week. Also, Andi and Jove want everyone to please be safe in the coming days as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida and other parts of the Southeast.

 

2 Sept.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter joins us to do a reader’s perspective on finding your own profession in lesfic. In this case, CPAs!

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3 Sept.: Author and actress Lyralen Kaye joined us to talk about her novella (WHICH IS FREE RIGHT NOW) adapted from a screenplay, Priest’s Kid, and also brought in queer experience and writing workshops.

4 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae managed to track down a bit of the story of someone in the family who was a Civil War soldier.

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

6 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite wanted to give us all a heads-up on Women’s Week in Provincetown, which is next month!

7 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on thoughts after an overheard conversation about history and change.

8 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is still recovering from Dragon Con (please send chocolate), which was held over the Labor Day weekend (U.S.) in Atlanta.

 Also! Awards nomination time! Lambda Literary opened nominations 6 September for books published between 1 Jan.-31 Dec. this year. Go HERE for more info.

 

The GCLS has also started its nomination process, which is a tiered nomination process. More info HERE.

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Women and Words: Lesfic-ing, Yarnbombing, and Fangirling

September 3, 2017

 

Andi loves astronomical phenomenon like eclipses and meteor showers, but she’s not a fan of hurricanes and both she and Jove would like to direct your attention to Yvonne Heidt’s post, below, as well as another link at the end of this overview for information on how to donate to local groups on the ground in Texas that are helping with relief efforts.

 

26 Aug.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta brought up some books that have a darker edge to them. Add yours in the comments!

  • Women and Words link HERE

27 Aug.: Author Narrelle M. Harris, based in Melbourne, Australia, brought up the social protest practice of “yarnbombing.”

28 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt provides a great list of local charities in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

ALSO – see below for another great list of resources.

29 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch wrote on all the people coming up to the Pacific Northwest to watch the eclipse.

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

30 Aug.: Author Barbara Winkes continues the series she’s doing with us and today discusses social media and writing.

31 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette reminds folks that she’s outta control at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a veritable cornucopia of over-stimulation for fanfolk. LOL

AND! Jove would like to give everyone a heads up that she and Andi are going to start preparing for Hootenanny 2017. They’ll let you know how to participate in the next week or two, so watch this space!

ALSO: This link has another great list of local organizations to help with relief efforts in Texas. Includes a Spanish language list of resources.

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Women and Words: Stress dreams, eclipses, and fandom cultures

August 27, 2017

Andi and Jove were not stymied by tech issues this week. Maybe the eclipse got that all straightened out. They are also wondering what exactly a race marshal does at a car race in the UK and have decided they will perpetually fangirl over author Renée Bess.

 

20 Aug.: Author Ashley Quinn stopped by with some publishing tips AND to give away a copy of her latest romance, Summer of Love.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Ashley Quinn’s website

 

21 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll explored some parts of Cheltenham (UK) on another of her side trips and posts great photos.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

23 Aug.: Author Barbara Winkes discussed some of the pros and cons of Kindle Unlimited.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Barbara Winkes’ website

 

24 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess talked about literature and writers of the Harlem Renaissance and The Black Arts Movement, and the post-Stonewall generation.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

25 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is headed for Dragon Con in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend. Wish her luck.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr and Twitter

 

Andi will also be in Albuquerque 16 September for the Western Women Writers-NM event.

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Women And Words: Tech Issues, Wonder Twin Powers, And Lesbian Pirates

August 21, 2017

 Tech Issues, Wonder Twin Powers, And Lesbian Pirates 

Overview 12-18 August 2017 

Andi and Jove finally managed to get this podcast recorded after roughly 37 tries over 2 days because WTF, Skype? Also, somebody please find Andi a link to one of those yellow “crime scene do not cross” scarves that Ellen Hart is wearing in the photo Jessie Chandler posted on the 14th

12 Aug.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a shout-out to lesfic stories set in Las Vegas. Leave her a comment with your recommendations. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

13 Aug.: Q&A with author Niamh (pronounced “Neve”) Murphy, who has a new book out, Escape to Pirate Island (a lesbian adventure romance!). She also gave a copy away! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Niamh Murphy’s website 

14 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler did a book signing in St. Paul with fellow authors Jean Redmann and Ellen Hart. Photos! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

15 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett on antiheroes and murky villains. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find out more about Ashley here 

16 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson is working through the aftermath of her father’s death, and here she provides us a window to her process. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Clifford Mae Henderson’s website 

17 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle does a Throwback Thursday with some retro TV superheroes. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

18 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday on the Freeform network’s The Bold Type

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Andi will also be at the Western Women Writers of New Mexico Sept. 16 in Albuquerque. 

Also, Andi and Jove both raved about R.G. Emanuelle’s food writing. If you sign up for the Dirt Road Books free monthly newsletter, you’ll get one of her free short stories in the September issue. ☺ And you can find R.G.’s novella Add Spice to Taste on Amazon

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Women and Words: Feminist theology, sharks, and (food) porn with Andi and Jove

August 13, 2017

 

Andi and Jove chat about a cool podcast Jove’s been listening to, ponder 1960s descriptions of lesbianism, and try to figure out why some people might cut the ends off their roasts. Andi also tries to convince Jove that Sharknado movies are totally legit.

 

6 Aug.: Author Sarah Ettritch hilariously describes some of the books she found in her collection while cleaning some things out, including books from the 1960s on lesbianism. How things have changed. And maybe not so much.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Sarah Ettritch’s website

 

7 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae discusses the attempt to ban trans troops from the military and provides some historical context for other military bans. Upshot? It’s BS.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Find more info on Lynette Mae HERE

 

8 Aug.: Life coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace walks us through the process of critical reflection, which is basically assessing why we have some of the beliefs we do and determining which ones still serve us well and which don’t.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Angela Grace’s life coaching website

 

9 Aug.: Author and artist Doreen Perinne talked about picking your battles in these times, and choosing issues that resonate with you so that you can maintain activism.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Find Doreen on Facebook

 

10 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde tells us where we can go for the best fried chicken in her life and talks about her love of food and the role it has played in at least one of her books.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

11 Aug.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over the Sharknado movies and the history of creature features.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr

 

Events coming up!

 

Andi Marquette will be at the 5thWestern Women Writers of New Mexico gathering in Albuquerque Sept. 16, along with authors Isabella, Robin Perini, and Jennifer Fulton.

 

Speaking of Jennifer Fulton, she will be the keynote speaker at The Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference (LCLC) Oct. 4-8 in Palm Springs, CA.

 

Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon will be heading to Seattle for the Nov. 3-4 Read With Pride Northwest gathering, held at the Seattle Central Public Library.

 

And YOU, too, can be a guest blogger at Women and Words. Easy-Peasy.

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Women and Words: Hunting, hoarding, and ten minutes of tits with Andi and Jove

August 6, 2017

Hunting, hoarding, and ten minutes of tits with Andi and Jove

Andi and Jove discuss hunting (because you never know what exactly you’re going to get on this podcast), Yvonne’s potential for hoarding (thank GAWD she’s having a garage sale!) and they even mentioned the Hootenanny because Jove is already gearing up her arts n’ crafts for Christmas (Andi can’t even…)

 

31 July: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is trying to get ready for a garage sale and it’s…going slowly.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

2 August: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite’s latest book (her 17th!!!) has just been released. Sidebar! Still time to get in on the giveaway for a signed copy (ebook if you’re overseas).

 

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

 

3 August: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talks about disappearing LGBTQ spaces in the physical world (especially lesbian space) and remembers all the lesbian bars in NYC that no longer exist.

 

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

4 August: Twofer! New booklist is available! Check the static page.

And author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the new movie Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Andi fangirls on Tumblr

 

And as a PSA, Jove would like to remind everyone to get their mammograms (as applicable) and Andi recommends you pay attention to your body and its parts.

 

And because Andi forgot last time, here’s the link to BE OUR GUEST and guest blog with us, if you’re so inclined.

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Women And Words: Pawn Shops, The Apocalypse and Pranks

July 30, 2017

Women and Words Overview 

23-28 July 2017 

Andi and Jove are fans of pawn shops, but not for reasons you think. Also, they have some good suggestions for things to hoard for the apocalypse: Silver, toilet paper, alcohol, ammo, knives, but probably not the Peter Frampton 8-track Andi once bought at a pawn shop in Gallup, NM so she could prank her archaeology buddies. 

23 July: Author Elizabeth Cox joined us to discuss her novella Tragedy at Bawley Bay, a gothic historical ghost story.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Elizabeth Cox’s website 

24 July: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt stopped by for a quick hello and to provide some links to some of her earlier blogs, including the one in which she discusses being an empath.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

25 July: Author, Women and Wordster, and lesbian herstorical icon Lee Lynch posted an essay she did in 2008, “You Know You’re Not a Femme”… 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

26 July: Author Alison Solomon stopped by and opened up about her diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, which affects her memory and cognitive functions in some ways. She talks about how it has affected what and how she writes. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Alison Solomon’s website 

27 July: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess joined us to delve into why we write and what it can mean in fraught times.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’ website 

28 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talks about the damage dissing a queer fandom can do, as what happened at San Diego Comic-Con with the Supergirl cast.  

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

And Jove and Andi would like to both report that they have their hotel rooms reserved already for ClexaCon, which is in April, 2018 (provided we’re not all running to Jove’s to ride out the beginnings of the apocalypse; don’t worry. Andi and Jove’s wife stockpile toilet paper.) 

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Women And Words: The Funny Wine, Andi The Pirate & Jove Without Clothes

July 23, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 15-21 July 2017 

Andi and Jove talk about Jove’s wardrobe (or lack thereof) and bottles of wine named “If You See Kay”. Say that fast and you’ll see why they giggled about it…they’re 10, they know. But more importantly, this is badass women wine. Hit the link to see why. Also, Jove is pretty sure Andi’s outlaw job would be as some kind of pirate while she’s now interested in purchasing bordello land. Andi suggested Craigslist. 

15 July: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta posted about the cruise she took on Olivia to Alaska that was put together by Sapphire Books and Curve Mag among others. And she talks a bit about lesfic history and LGBT history and about her place and our places in the world. 

Women and Words link HERE 

16 July: Author Jen Silver stopped by to chat about her latest, Running From Love, and how it incorporates golf. She also gave away two copies. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Info about Jen Silver 

17 July: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us again from across the pond with her photos and discussion of taking a Suffragette tour in Halifax (and we assume that’s the one in West Yorkshire…). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

18 July: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett is giving away a copy of The Price of Cash (July 24th) and to do that, you need to leave a comment telling her what kind of outlaw life you’d lead if given the chance. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Info about Ashley Bartlett 

19 July: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson joined us to talk a bit about losing her father very recently and connecting/reconnecting with family. Get the tissues. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Clifford Mae Henderson’s website 

20 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle did a retro TV blog on The Golden Girls and Jove and Andi totally love the GGs, so we were into this big-time. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

21 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the movie Baby Driver (2017). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

Jove then reminded folks about ClexaCon 2018, which is in April in Las Vegas and GCLS has actually started registration for 2018, which is also in Vegas (July). She also mentioned an event coming up this fall in Seattle – the Read with Pride Northwest meetup (formerly Gay Romance Northwest). It’s usually held at the Seattle Public Library and it’s usually free. Jove will probably be there and Andi mentioned that she will be doing the Western Women Writers of New Mexico meetup Sept. 16 in Albuquerque. 

Also, you simply must get tourist pennies smashed and send them to Jove. Not sure what those are? Technically, they’re called “elongated coins” and what it involves is you put a penny into a machine and for 50 cents U.S. the machine flattens the coin and literally stretches it and imprints a tourist scene from the area into that new surface. Jove collects them. So drop her a line if you get one and if you’re willing, send it to her. She LOOOOOOOOVES them. 

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Women And Words: The EPIC 2 Week Roundup with the feral Jove

July 16, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview  1-14 July 2017 

OMG Andi and Jove were outta control at GCLS last week and we just could not get it together to try to do things with y’all. SORRY! But here we are, with a 2-week roundup. Jove has pretty much gone feral (it happens sometimes) and Andi is pretty sure that GCLS wears everybody out, but omg it is way fun.  

1 July: Women and Wordster and reader-in-residence Erin Saluta came by and omg she went on the Olivia cruise to Alaska that Sapphire Books was doing! Here she talks about some lesfic books that deal with that topic. Maybe we can get her to post photos… 

Women and Words link HERE 

2 July: Author Sandy Stier came by and this is super awesome. She and her wife wrote a book together about California’s Prop 8 battle because they were plaintiffs in the case. This is their story, and they are TOTALLY GIVING AWAY A COPY! You still have time. We’ll do the drawing on the 21st. GET IN ON THIS. HERSTORY! 

Women and Words link HERE 

An article about them in People Magazine 

3 July: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae tried to be a little more light-hearted, but because she’s Lynette Mae, there’s always a subtext that you learn from. She and her wife took their niece to NYC and had a great time. This is a short piece about that. 

Women and Words link HERE 

6 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talked about being shy and public speaking and how it can be really, really stressful. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

10 July: Author Catherine Friend (Goldie winner this year!) popped by via author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler to talk a bit about her latest book Spark (Bold Strokes Books) and to offer a GIVEAWAY! You have until the 24th to get in on this! Catherine writes historical fiction/adventure. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Catherine Friend’s website 

Jessie Chandler’s website 

11 July: Women and Wordster and life coach/writer’s coach Angela Grace joined us with a frank discussion about how changing your perspective can actually change your brain. Have questions? Feel like you could use a couple of sessions with her? Drop her a line. ☺ 

Women and Words link HERE 

Angela Grace can be found HERE 

12 July: UK-based author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll was able to finally join us after some technical difficulties and she attended an awesome car show. She posted photos. LOVE. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

13 July: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde got a wild hair and hopped on down to Cuba. She posted the photos to prove it. ☺ PLUS! She has a new book coming out with Ylva! Superhero book! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

14 July: Author and Women and Wordster (and obsessive fangirl) Andi Marquette blogged about season 2 episode 5 of Wynonna Earp because it is a game-changer in terms of women’s rep. FOR REALS. Also, Andi is doing season 2 recaps of Wynonna Earp episodes at her homesite. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls over on Tumblr 

Andi and Jove then did a rambling round-up of what they did at GCLS

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Women And Words: Car Rides In The 70’s And Jove’s Mic Drop Mom

July 2, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 25-30 June 2017 

Andi and Jove are getting ready to hit the road for GCLS! Jove literally is doing another one of her epic road trips, though this one is only 2 weeks as opposed to 6. Also, Andi and Jove wax nostalgic over car rides in the 1970s and Jove’s mom was a living, breathing mic drop. 

25 June: Author Barbara Winkes joined us to talk about certain storylines that seem to get a bad rap as “overdone.” Also, she did a giveaway! (see why it’s cool to check the website?) 

Women and Words link HERE 

Barbara Winkes’ website 

26 June: Author and women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt had a little problem with some bees attempting to colonize her dining room wall. Seriously. Check it out. She’s got photos and a link to video. Plus, some fun puns. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

27 June: Author, Women and Wordster and lesbian herstorical icon Lee Lynch Amazon Trail’ed with us about the cruise she took to Alaska. Sapphire Publishing arranged a cruise called “Literary Adventures at Sea.” And it coincided with Lee’s tenth anniversary with her wife. #allthefeelz 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lee Lynch’s website 

28 June: Author Jody Klaire stopped by to share a little bit about her life, including pain management, and to do a book giveaway. YAY! GIVEAWAYS! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jody Klaire’s website 

29 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted a reminder about GCLS – a reboot of a post from last year that explains why should consider going to this conference and becoming a member of GCLS. She updated the links to this year’s info… 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Jove has a reading at the Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City Sunday July 2. ROAD TRIP! Also, we forgot to mention this today, but R.G. Emanuelle did a reading Saturday the 24th at Bluestocking Books in Manhattan. Fellow authors Sacchi Green, D.L. King, Dena Hankins, and Sarah Fonseca also read. 

And Women and Words may not have a weekly update next week, as we’re on-site at GCLS in Chicago. However, we’ll try. But don’t hold your breath. 

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Women And Words: Converting People, Drinking Beer and Visiting Canada

June 25, 2017

Women and Words  

Overview 17-23 June 2017 

Andi and Jove had crazy busy weeks but whatever! And Andi went to Canada and may have converted a straight couple on the plane to lesfic. She would also like to know why it’s hard to find good beer at Pride events. 

17 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us to admit that she couldn’t hack it in the Pacific Northwest and is moving to, rumor has it, California. But in honor of the Pacific NW, she listed some books that take place there. 

Women and Words link HERE 

18 June: Author Renate Stendhal talked about her memoir, Kiss Me Again, Paris, which takes place in late 1970s Paris. Stendhal left Germany to live in Paris for two decades. Hint: Go see the photos at the blog. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renate Stendhal’s website 

20 June: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett joined us with her opinion about Pride events and called it to Andi’s attention that indeed, beer choices are limited. 

Women and Words link HERE  

Find more info about Ashley Bartlett HERE 

21 June: Author and podcaster Lise MacTague joined us to say that “butch” is not a dirty word and to give away a copy of her latest, Five Moons Rising. Check with the site every chance you get because giveaways! 

Women and Words link HERE 

Lise MacTague’s website 

22 June: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess brought us some musings about the current state of things and moments of beauty therein. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’s website 

23 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does random fandom reminders. Including…CLEXACON 2018 OMG! Also, go see Wonder Woman. OH! And find out all the goodness that GCLS can bring you

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Andi fangirls on Tumblr 

 

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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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