Lee Lynch’s Journey with Lesbian Fiction

July 20, 2018

Lee Lynch’s Journey with Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by Lee Lynch, author of the classic lesbian book The Swashbuckler, and one of Tara’s recent favourites, Rainbow Gap. Lee talks about her journey of discovering lesbian literature as a teenager in the 1960s, how she started writing fiction, and the contemporary authors that have her excited.

Check out the books discussed:

Find Lee Lynch online

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Curves Welcome – Life on Your Terms

July 19, 2018

Curves Welcome – Life on Your Terms

Maybe you’ve found yourself living a life on someone else’s terms, a life, if given an easier choice, you never would’ve made for yourself. That happens a lot. Choosing a life path not at all in sync with your heart because it’s just easier than rocking the boat with those in your life. 

It’s not comfortable to rock the boat, after all. It can be quite terrifying, in fact. It’s terrifying because you don’t know how those close to you will think of your true calling or true self. Will they still love you? Will they accept you as you truly are? Will this change in a life path alter their lives in a way that will make you feel guilt, even if it is unjustified guilt?

What’s at stake if you don’t choose life on your own terms?

Tune in to explore this with me.

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Anna And Kelly Talk GCLS 2018

July 18, 2018

Anna And Kelly Talk GCLS 2018

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Anna and Kelly Talk give us the scoop on what happened at GCLS 2018. They talk about the highs and lows of the experience.

Both Anna and Kelly are reviewers at The Lesbian Review, Anna is an author in the making and Kelly is a published author. 

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Erasing The Bisexual

July 16, 2018

Episode 5: Erasing The Bisexual 

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss

  • What is bisexual erasure?
  • Why does it happen?
  • What can we do to be more inclusive?

 

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

July 15, 2018

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

Women and Words Overview 7-13 July 2018

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

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

Women and Words link HERE

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

Find Ona Marae on Facebook

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

Find Val on Tumblr

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

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

Women and Words link HERE

Find Andi at her website, on Twitter, and Tumblr

 

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

 

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

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Episode 24b: Interview with Justine Saracen

July 14, 2018

Interview with Justine Saracen

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24b

In this episode we talk about

  • The Berlin Airlift and its historic context
  • Why Justine started writing about World War II
  • Political parallels with current politics
  • The hazards of writing non-romance novels in history
  • How wartime disruption of social roles creates a useful setting for lesbian fiction
  • Justine’s non-WWII novels and the “cross-time” approach to historical fiction
  • Using historical fiction to show repeating human patterns
  • Favorite research sources: location, location, location
  • Justine’s current project: The Sami in Norway in WWII

Books mentioned

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Interview with Amanda McLoughlin of the Join the Party podcast

July 13, 2018

Interview with Amanda McLoughlin of the Join the Party podcast

Lez Geek Out: Episode 35

Andi and Lise totally fangirled over Amanda McLoughlin, but they still did manage to chat with her about one of her cool-ass projects, “Join the Party,” a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast in which four friends create a story together, chapter by chapter. Everyone from seasoned players to total beginners can enjoy this Dungeons & Dragons gameplay, with adventure, intrigue, drama, magic, and the chance to follow diverse characters. 

According to the Bello (podcasting) Collective, Join the Party has “gargoyles, robots, queerness, political intrigue, and a whole lot of sound design.” JTP also has introductory episodes to teach new listeners how to play D&D, and they also have interviews with innovators who are pushing the game forward. 

Amanda McLoughlin is a producer, founder of the production collective Multitude, a business builder, and old-school internet creator from New York who some of you may know as one of the co-hosts of the fabulous mythology, folklore and legends podcast, “Spirits.” 

Hit the link to visit the awesome: 

Join the Party 

Other D&D podcasts you might dig: 

The Adventure Zone 

Venture Maidens 

Dames & Dragons  

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Paige Braddock On Being Missouri Vaun

July 12, 2018

Paige Braddock On Being Missouri Vaun

The Write Stuff - A Blast From The Past Episode

Paige Braddock chats to us about her popular comic book series, Jane's World and turning it into a novel.

She also talks about her journey from comic book artist to become the author Missouri Vaun.

She talks about

  • How she became a novelist
  • Not having images to fall back on
  • Working at a newspaper and creating women news
  • Find your authentic voice
  • Other comics Braddock she has worked on
  • Her dayjob is also pretty cool
  • Growing up in the South and being gay
 

Find Jane's World on Amazon

 
You can find all our Missouri Vaun Reviews on TheLesbianReview.com and find her reading on Book Clips
 
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Demon In The Machine by Lise MacTague

July 11, 2018

Demon In The Machine by Lise MacTague

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Demon In The Machine by Lise MacTague

 

Synopsis 

At the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, steam power and magic join forces to create wonders the world has never seen. But those wonders have a dark side—one that will soon force a reckoning few could have anticipated.

Half-demon Briar is content with her structured life as an archivist, a far cry from the chaos of her background and upbringing. Briar’s simple and predictable existence is rocked when she discovers something sinister powers one of the grand, new inventions of her era.

Isabella Castel, the only daughter of Viscount Sherard, is far from the brainless socialite she pretends to be. Isabella is everything Briar is not: passionate, creative and impulsive, but with secrets to rival even Briar’s own. Two more unlikely partners should not exist, yet if the women cannot find a way to work together, they will lose far more than their reputations.

Can a half-demon and a debutante work past their secrets before all hell breaks loose?

 

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Using An Editor

July 10, 2018

Using An Editor

For Love & Money: Epiosde 3

A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our third episode, Rae D. Magdon interviews Cal Faolan, editor extraordinaire. We discuss: 

  • How you must must must have an editor look over your manuscript before you sell your book.
  • Seriously. You need an editor, even if you're an indie author.
  • Pruning the garden of your words... or spraying the forest with Napalm.
  • The difference between structural editing and proofreading.
  • What causes lesfic readers to put down or return low-quality lesbian books.
 
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Email Cal at calfaolan@gmail.com
 
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Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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Cheating And Promiscuity - Ask A Bisexual

July 9, 2018

Episode 4 Cheating / Promiscuity

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Naturally being bisexual means that you are all sex addicts, right? Even though it's utter rubbish it is a common misconception. 

In this episode, Tara Scott and Rae D Magdon discuss this. Hosted by Sheena.

Listener Questions & Comments:

Kat Evans There is a myth that bisexual women cheat more often and are more promiscuous. I think it just stems from their dating pool being larger.

Suzie Carr I personally am bisexual and I get so angry when someone decides that I would cheat on my spouse because I find both men and women attractive. That's such an insult. As if sexuality has anything to do with morals, common decency, integrity.

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

 

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

July 8, 2018

Women and Words Overview 30 June-6 July 2018

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Episode 24a - On the Shelf July 2018

July 7, 2018

On the Shelf July 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 24a

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about

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8 F/F Authors that A.L. Brooks Fangirls Over

July 6, 2018

8 F/F Authors that A.L. Brooks Fangirls Over

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara is joined by author A.L. (Angela) Brooks. Authors are readers too, which is why Tara was excited to hear all about the lesfic authors that Angela fangirls over.

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Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Curves Welcome – How to Deal with Negative People

July 5, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Deal with Negative People

Being around negative people can drain you. Negative people can take every last morsel of energy from your body as they sweep you up into their mayhem and toss you around until you are so dizzy, you don't know which way is up or which way is down.

So what are you supposed to do when you’re around a negative person?

Tune in to explore this with me.

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RG Emanuelle Gets Interviewed

July 4, 2018

RG Emanuelle Gets Interviewed 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by RG Emanuelle today to talk about her writing, food and Dirt Road Books.

Topics Include:

  • RG has released a novel this year called The Potion.
  • What RG is working on at the moment?
  • Dirt Road Books is a cooperative - what does that mean and where does RG fit in? Other than supplying fantastic recipes for the newsletter.
  • RG has qualifications in both english literature and food? How do they pair together?
  • What goes into good food-focused writing?
  • RG shares an old timey food fact about asparagus with us.

 

Books we talk about

The Potion by RG Emanuelle

Publisher: Dirt Road Books

Synopsis

Vera Kennedy, widow of Professor James Kennedy, wants to be a scientist, but in Victorian Boston, that isn’t an option for women. Nevertheless, after assisting her husband in the laboratory with his experiments, she has learned everything she could through his unintended tutelage. After his death, she continues his work until she veers off onto a different path with her own experiments, which threaten to consume her to the exclusion of all else.

Georgette Harris, widow of Professor Roland Harris, has been left destitute in the wake of her husband’s death. He had amassed mountains of debt and left Georgette to pay it, in any way she could, and now she occupies a dilapidated and mostly empty mansion with what little food her remaining housekeeper can scrounge. So when a medicinals company wants to purchase a formula that Roland had proposed to them, Georgette searches for it without success, and then discovers evidence that her husband had worked with James Kennedy. Armed with this information, she seeks the help of Vera in uncovering the missing formula.

But Vera is not one to give up secrets easily, though she is inexplicably drawn to Georgette. Despite her reservations, she considers Georgette’s request, and they soon discover that both their husbands were involved in an experiment layered in deception and danger. Together, they sort through mysterious clues and talk to unscrupulous men in order to discover what that outcome was supposed to be and in the process, they may discover something far stronger between them.

 

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Add Spice To Taste by RG Emanuelle

Synopsis

Giovanna "Jo" Rossini teaches cooking classes at The New York Culinary Institute and though she enjoys it, she's still struggling to make ends meet and figure out how to get her life back on track. Her dream of owning her own café was broken when the business failed, and her heart was shattered with the end of her long-term relationship. 

Then, a Moroccan cooking class reveals a few surprises when Jo finds herself attracted to Julianna, one of her students. Despite her internal attempts to deny it, she soon discovers that the attraction is mutual. Even more surprisingly, she must also fend off the unwanted advances of another student—and deal with her own weaknesses and past mistakes. Can Jo find the courage to allow Julianna past her self-imposed boundaries and allow herself to love again? Or will she choose to keep her heart locked away instead?

This novella contains original recipe and photos of dishes from Jo’s Moroccan cooking class.

 

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The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch.

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

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The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

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Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: The mad circus that is anthology - Part 1

July 3, 2018

In today's episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, award-winning author and editor R.G. Emanuelle joins Jove Belle to discuss the magic that takes an anthology from concept to finished publication. This is part one of a two part conversation. Enjoy!

Find us online!

Do you have questions about writing, editing, or publishing? Email us at admin@dirtroadbooks.com and we'll do our best to provide an answer.

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Bisexual Discrimination

July 2, 2018

Bisexual Discrimination

Ask A Bisexual 

Season 1, Episode 3

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss discrimination they have faced from both lesbian and heterosexual communities. 

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

July 1, 2018

Women and Words Overview 23-29 June 2018 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Episode 23e: Inscribed by V. M. Agab

June 30, 2018

Inscribed by V. M. Agab

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23e

Every month when there is a fifth show, we’ll be presenting new original lesbian historical fiction.

In this episode we present “Inscribed” by V.M. Agab

  • This is V. M. Agab’s very first professional fiction sale!
  • M. Agab lives in Brooklyn, with her parents and three wonderfully annoying siblings. When she isn’t babysitting, she writes fanfiction to soothe the soul, and occasionally blogs for Women and Words. She is currently working on a novel of the queer persuasion and is getting ready to start graduate school this fall to pursue writing as a career.
  • Our narrator for this episode is Ann Etter. She is an avid reader who finds that narration is the perfect blend of her love of acting with her love for the printed page and she, too, blogs occasionally for Women and Words. Her day job involves numbers and tax forms. She says, she especially enjoyed this story as it hearkened back to her college days studying medieval history. Ann has three children and two grandchildren and loves home improvement projects. She is a native of New Hampshire and has lived in Minnesota for over 25 years.
  • This recording is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. You may share it in the full original form but you may not sell it, you may not transcribe it, and you may not adapt it.

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