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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Women And Words: WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon!

January 22, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview 14-20 January, 2017 

Andi and Jove are a bit pensive today because of events here in the U.S. and dammit, they’re in a bit of a funk about it, but reclaim/claim your creativity! Speaking of, Jove wants her voice/muse to come back so Andi will pass that message along to said muse. WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon! 

14 Jan.: Reader Ann Etter joined us with a reader’s perspective to talk about what makes a good romance novel. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

15 Jan.: Author Lucy J. Madison joined us to talk a bit about her work and forthcoming second novel through Sapphire Publishing, In the Direction of the Sun

Women and Words link HERE 

Ludy J. Madison’s website 

 

16 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us with another history blog about trains (the Manchester line!). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie’s LiveJournal 

 

17 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett joined us to discuss reclaiming language. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Ashley Bartlett’s website 

 

18 Jan.: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Jove Belle posted a call for submissions for Best Lesbian Erotica. The contact is Sacchi Green, who will be editing this anthology. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

19 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on the creative process and finding stories everywhere. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

20 Jan.: HOT OFF THE PRESS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS reminder blog post. 

Women and Words link  HERE 

 

ALSO! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a fanfic Friday on the movie National Treasure, but she also did some philosophizing on the nature of being American and the notion of “liberty.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

 

REMINDER! GCLS early bird registrations are due 31 January! Go see. And Jove will be doing an event in February: Literary Lesbian Love. Here are the deets

 

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Women And Words: Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos

January 15, 2017

Women and Words podcast overview

7-13 January 2017

 

Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos ($13 tattoos in Portland on Friday the 13th!), and breakfast for dinner is totally a thing and you should try it. Speaking of dinner, the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner” made Jove and Andi laugh because it’s like Vegas in the 50s.

 

7 Jan.: Author and reader K Aten took over today’s Saturday spot for Erin Saluta, who is on an extended leave of absence for a family emergency. We wish her the best. Here K (Kelly) discusses fanfic as an entry point for lesfic. WOOO!

Women and Words link HERE

K Aten’s website

 

8 Jan.: Author Christina Philippou joined us with some info about her debut novel, Lost in Static.

Women and Words link HERE

Christina Philippou’s website

 

9 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler re-posted her interview with Genta Sebastian (which may have gotten sucked into the vortex of time and space caused by the Hootenanny) along with the book drawing winner and single-handedly probably introduced half the planet to the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner.”

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

Genta Sebastian’s website

 

10 Jan.: Life Coach Angela Grace joined us to provide some tips to those of use who are still feeling derailed as a result of the recent election in the U.S. to help us get back on track.

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle did some Women and Words housecleaning as well as listed her writing goals for this year.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

12 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that she’s been procrastinating, but she’s also about to embark on another adventure. Two months in southern Africa. Safe travels, Fiona! And hopefully, she’ll hit us up with photos. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the film Star Wars: Rogue One.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO! GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society – lesfic!) early bird registrations are due 31 January. The conference is in Chicago this year, beginning July 5.

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Women And Words: Jove Is Getting A Cold, Vinyl Is A Thing and Let’s Not Forget The Chocolate Milk

January 8, 2017

Women and Words Overview

1-6 January 2017

Jove and Andi discuss the availability of decongestants in the States because Jove’s getting a cold (BOO!). And vinyl. It’s a thing. Oh, and Jove really likes chocolate milk.

1 Jan.: Author Heather McVea did a Q&A with us and talked about her genres (paranormal/spec fic) and her writing process.

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Heather McVea’s website

 

2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is gearing up to get back into the writing swing of things after a long hiatus. And we couldn’t be happier. ☺

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Find Lynette Mae here

 

4 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is curious about audio books, and asked for some feedback.

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Carsen Taite’s website

 

5 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is gearing up for a  new year after the clusterf*ck that was 2016 for so many of us. It won’t be easy, she says, but let’s do this.

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R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

6 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books.

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Andi Marquette’s website

 

Jove also recommends fullyajar’s fanfic on Archive of Our Own. And if you have fanfic recs, well gee whiz! Pass ‘em along!

ALSO! If you won at the Hootenanny and WTF you haven’t received your book(s) yet, let Jove and Andi know so they can get it resolved. Jovebelle AT gmail DOT com or andimarquette AT gmail DOT com.

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Women And Words: The Craziness Of The Hootenanny

January 1, 2017

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The Craziness Of The Hootenanny 24-30 Dec. 2016

Wherein Andi and Jove shake their heads over the crazy that was the Hootenanny, and agree with Lee Lynch that cat enhancements are probably a good thing.

24 Dec.: Author Eliza Andrews is having a big Facebook event: The Lesfic Facebook Party! in which it’s a party for readers and they can come and ask questions of authors and get in on some groovy free gift cards n’ books. January 8, 2017, 1 PM – 11 PM EST US. She was asking for author sign-ups at Women and Words, so no point to including that link. Instead, 

Here’s the link on Facebook

Here’s info about the authors and the event at Eliza’s site

 

27 Dec.: Author and national lesbian treasure Lee Lynch is posting her “Amazon Trail” columns with us at Women and Words and we are super-stoked. Here she talks a little about election aftermath and about meeting the nephew of a cat.

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Lee Lynch’s website

 

28 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler interviews author Genta Sebastian; giveaway of Genta’s latest!

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Genta Sebastian’s website

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

30 Dec.: Fangirl Friday with author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette, remembering Carrie Fisher.

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Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO on 30 December, we updated our Hot off the Press/New Releases listings!

Go HERE.

 

And: A new scholarship fund has been set up through the GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society) to help readers attend the conference, which is the only lesfic conference in the country that we know of. If you’d like to donate, go HERE and do this: Please mark the donation ‘Lesbian Reading Room Scholarship’ in the comments field. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

AND! If you’re looking to get rid of some of your used LGBTQ books or donate to a bookish cause, check out LGBT Books to Prisoners. From their website: “We are a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States.” You can donate books or funds or go to their wishlist on Amazon and purchase books for them. HERE’S the link.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

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Women And Words: HOLY CRAP WTF

December 18, 2016

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12-16 December 2016

All Jove and Andi can say at this point is HOLY CRAP WTF because the Hootenanny is in full swing at Women and Words, and that is all that goes on for a couple of weeks. Twelve days, to be exact. Because when Jove and Andi thought the concept up, they thought it was a good idea at the time, to do 12 days. Now they think they’re each coo-coo for thinking that at one point, but here it is and here they go.

So basically, friends, no other blogs go up during this time and it is insane. Women and Words is easily giving away 40-50 books a day along with some other stuff. Every day’s list is different, so you’ll get tons of exposure to all kinds of authors and books and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each day’s blog.

 

COME ON BY.

 

And Andi fangirled over Star Wars: Rogue One, which she went to see with Tucker the Merry Elf. And then she expressed reservations about the upcoming season (4) of The 100.

So that’s it. This week was more an omg therapy session for Jove and Andi, caught in Hootenanny madness.

Also, there will be no Women and Words podcast on the weekend of 24 December, as the last day of the Hootenanny is the 23rd and the day before Christmas Eve and the beginning of Hanukkah, so we know people are busy. We’ll be back 30 December!

Stay toooooned and hope everyone has a safe holiday season. And please come visit us at the Hootenanny. Send pizza and eggnog.

Hugs n’ kisses from the crazy,

Jove n’ Andi

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Women And Words: The Bloggers Have Bailed????

December 11, 2016

Women and Words podcast overview

The Bloggers Have Bailed???? 3-10 Dec. 2016

 

Andi and Jove realize that their bloggers seem to have bailed a week early for holiday vay-kay already as the Hootenanny gears up; Andi gets confused; Jove and Andi rave over the late Sarah Dreher’s Stoner McTavish, and both Jove and Andi are already losing their minds over the giant-ass Hootenanny as it looms on the horizon, like some fast-moving cloud filled with peppermint dust, tinsel, elves, and raindeer…

 

3 December: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta did a reader’s perspective on holiday lesfic-themed books.

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8 December: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde talked about the choices she’s made to live the life she wants while Andi and Jove decided they liked those ideas.

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Fiona Zedde’s website

 

9 December: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did not do an official Fangirl Friday, as she’s prepping for the Hootenanny, but she did suggest everybody go see Star Wars: Rogue One. It opens in the States on the 16th.

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Andi Marquette’s website

 

10 December: Women and Wordster and reader-in-residence Erin Saluta interviewed fellow reader Dy Frame for her take on lesfic over the years.

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Check our submissions page to get in on some cool projects.

 

AND DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US BEGINNING MONDAY 12 DECEMBER FOR THE 12-DAY GIANT-ASS MEGA BOOK GIVEAWAY (plus other stuff) AT WOMEN AND WORDS! WOOOOOOOOO!

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Women And Words: Being Out And The Outback

December 4, 2016

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27 Nov.-2 Dec. 2016

Andi and Jove clearly have a thing for the Australian Outback while Andi admits that she’s been out of the closet longer than Maggie Sawyer’s DC Comics character (DON’T JUDGE THOSE OF US AMONG THE OLDS!). Plus, the Hootenanny is coming! WE WILL NOT LET YOU FORGET. MUAH HA HA!!!!!

27 November: Author Cheyenne Blue stopped by to talk about the dogs in her works and give us an excerpt from Fenced-In Felix. She did a giveaway (so you need to check WaW often to get in on those!).

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Cheyenne Blue’s website

 

28 November: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt posted the cover of and info about her forthcoming book with Sapphire Publishing, Meet Me in the Middle (coming March, 2017).

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Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

1 December: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle notes that the holidays are upon us, and they can wear us out, but she’s gonna be trying to be mellow.

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R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

2 December: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talks about the burgeoning relationship between Supergirl’s sister Alex Danvers and detective Maggie Sawyer in the TV show Supergirl. And Jove mentioned that she just read some fanfic by her fave fanfic writer that’s about Supergirl. That fanfic author is Bruisespristine, if y’all want to check out the works).

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Andi Marquette’s website

 

And remember—calls for submissions! Happy Hours: Our Lives in Gay Bars (deadline Jan. 1) and Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival (here in the States with the current things going on, this one really hits home; get your stuff in by Jan. 10).

 

ALSO! THE HOOTENANNY AT WOMEN AND WORDS! 12-23 December! EVERY DAY WE ARE GIVING BOOKS AND OTHER STUFF AWAY AND IT IS THE CRAZY AND NUTTY AND SO OUT OF CONTROL even though Jove got a little cranky for a minute. Fortunately, Andi got her back into the happy groove and we strongly encourage you to come on down to Women and Words during the crazy and festivate with us! BECAUSE CHANCES TO WIN BOOKS AND OTHER STUFF! See you there!

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