The Lesbian Review Podcast: 3 Lee Winter Books

August 11, 2017

3 Lee Winter Books 

by Sheena and Tara Scott 

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast we look at Lee Winter's three published novels and two short stories that acompany two of her novels. 


Find all of our reviews for Lee Winter novels here 


Lee Winter’s books and her upcoming short story, in order of publication: 

  1. The Red Files 
  2. Requiem For Immortals 
  3. Flash Bang (short) 
  4. Shattered 
  5. Love Is Not Nothing (short) 


In this podcast we explore: 

  • What made Requiem For Immortals different from her other works 
  • What common themes Lee Winter uses in her books 
  • What she does extraordinarily well 

And we include quotes from the books and examples. 

Note: This podcast does have some spoilers so please read the books before listening. 


You can find the podcasts we spoke about here: 



Lez Geek Out! Queer Rep

August 9, 2017

Queer Rep 

Andi and Lise talk about queer rep in media following the now-infamous incident at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, which occurred over the July 20-23 weekend and involved members of the cast of Supergirl. The upshot was an impromptu song in which a cast member sang an overview of Season 2 that included a belittling of Supercorp, a f/f fanon* ship** between Lena Luthor and Kara Danvers (Supergirl’s “secret” identity—omg glasses are not the best disguise…). That cast member then went on to say that he “debunked Supercorp” and was told by another cast member that what he did was “pretty brave.” 

The fallout was immediate, and LGBTQ fans were hurt and bewildered, so Lise and Andi wanted to address this, which isn’t just what happened with Supergirl. It’s about rep overall, and this is just the latest example. 

And yes, Andi and Lise have some strong feelings about this, so language may be strong as well. 

*fanon: a term used in fanfiction and in fandoms to describe commonly accepted ideas among authors and fans even if the idea is not expressed in the canon work, which is the official storyline from the original work. 

**ship: in fanspeak, a “ship” is a relationship (often romantic) between two characters, whether canon or fanon. “Shipping” is when fans imagine a relationship between characters (say, in TV shows or movies) that may or may not have been intended by writers or creators. 

Some other links about this incident: 

The Mary Sue 

The Refinery 

Pink News 

Affinity Mag 


The Write Stuff: The Great Guide To Tweeting For Authors

August 8, 2017

The Great Guide To Tweeting For Authors 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff Sheena and Tamara chat about Tweeting for authors. This is a follow up episode to The Twitter Bio episode. 


Find out:

  • What kind of tweets you should be considering 
  • What are hashtags and why you need them 
  • What hashtags to consider using 
  • Why you want to retweet people 
  • How frequently you should tweet 
  • How to use a pinned tweet and why 


About Tamara

Tamara is a marketing guru and has helped Sheena build both of her websites and her social media presence. 

You can find Tamara’s profile here


About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

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


You can find Sheena on





Les Talk About It: Lesbians Earn More?

August 7, 2017

Lesbians Earn More? 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the idea that lesbians earn more money than hetrosexual women.

They ask: 

  • Why is there a pay gap? 
  • What do lesbians earn in relation to men? 


Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel and The Lesbian Review. Tamara is super smart and loves researching and together this married couple are known to get slightly off topic and laugh a lot.

Send your questions and comments to or visit for more info about this and our other podcasts.


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.


The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: On the Shelf

August 5, 2017

On the Shelf 

Episode 13a 

The first of a new expanded schedule of episodes, now appearing weekly! 

In this episode we talk about 

  • The organization of the new weekly schedule 
  • A summary of the publications covered in the blog in July 
  • Stepto, Michele & Gabriel Stepto (translators).  Catalina de Erauso.  Lieutenant Nun -- Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8070-7073-4 
  • Velasco, Sherry. 2000. The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire and Catalina de Erauso. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-78746-4 
  • Velasco, Sherry. 2011. Lesbians in Early Modern Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville. ISBN 978-0-8265-1750-0 (the first two chapters: introduction, and legal, medical, and theological works) 
  • This month’s author guest: Catherine Lundoff 
  • Ask Sappho: Sheena asks: “I would like a kind of breakdown of when it became illegal and legal to be lesbian. What I am finding interesting is that it wasn't always a big taboo what changed?”  

More info 

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here 

You can follow the blog on my website or subscribe to the RSS feed 

This following sources provide more information on the discussion topics: 

  • Crawford, Patricia & Sara Mendelson. 1995. "Sexual Identities in Early Modern England: The Marriage of Two Women in 1680" in Gender and History vol 7, no 3: 362-377. More Here  
  • Crompton, Louis. 1985. “The Myth of Lesbian Impunity: Capital Laws from 1270 to 1791” in Licata, Salvatore J. & Robert P. Petersen (eds). The Gay Past: A Collection of Historical Essays. Harrington Park Press, New York. ISBN 0-918393-11-6 (Also published as Journal of Homosexuality, Vol. 6, numbers 1/2, Fall/Winter 1980.) More Here 
  • Lansing, Carol. 2005. “Donna con Donna? A 1295 Inquest into Female Sodomy” in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History: Sexuality and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Third Series vol. II: 109-122. More Here 
  • Puff, Helmut. 2000. "Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477)" in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies: 30:1, 41-61. More Here 
  • Sears, Clare. 2015. Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-5758-2 More Here 

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: 


Les Do Book: Andi Marquette Talks Fanfic

August 4, 2017

Andi Marquette Talks Fanfic 

In this episode, Andi Marquette joins Tara (in person! In her kitchen!) to talk about how fanfic led to the current state of lesfic.   

They look at: 

  • What is fanfic 
  • What’s the difference between canon fanfic, uber fic 
  • How fanfic has helped the origins of lesbian fiction  
  • Andi’s experience writing fanfic vs writing original stories 
  • What fanfic is often empowering 
  • Find out what happens when an author has been “forged in the fires of fanfic” 

Learn more about Andi Marquette 

More info 

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to


Come and chat to both Andi and Tara in The Lesbian Talk Show Chat group on Facebook 


Curves Welcome: How To Be A Problem Solver

August 3, 2017

How to be a Problem Solver 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr uncovers the real reason we complain and why, even though it feels so good, it hardly ever works to our advantage. She offers a better way to get what we want.  

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

More info


Badass Women Save Themselves: Game of Thrones - Season 7, Episodes 1-3

August 2, 2017

Game of Thrones - season 7, episodes 1-3

Join Jove and Blythe as they discuss the first three episodes of season seven. Sansa's growing up and taking command, Euron's the swashbuckling pirate we all love to hate, Cersei's the best villain we've ever encountered, and we adore Arya. We talk about our favorite scenes, the ones that surprised us the most, and the ones we're most looking forward to.


About Jove And Blythe 


Both are published authors and all round badass women in their own right.  Jove is also on the Women And Words podcast where she and Andi do a roundup of the week’s happenings on their website.  


You can find more info here 


Jove Belle’s website 


Blythe Rippon’s on Facebook


The Badass Women Save Themselves website


The Lesbian Talk Show website


The Write Stuff: Creating A Great Author Profile On Twitter

August 1, 2017

Creating A Good Author Profile On Twitter 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff marketing guru, Tamara, and digital content specialist, Sheena, chat about creating a good profile as an author. 

Find out: 

  • Why it’s important to be on Twitter 
  • What you need to think about in terms of photos 
  • What your text your include 
  • How to use a pinned Tweet 
  • What tool to use for photo editing 


About Tamara 

With a post graduate degree in marketing and over 12 years experience in the marketing arena, Tamara is well versed with both online and offline marketing. 

You can find Tamara online 


About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

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


You can find Sheena on