Must I Use The Lesbian Label?

January 22, 2018

Do I Need To Call Myself A Lesbian?  

Les Talk About It  

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are answering the listener question - Do I have to use the label lesbian and if I don’t, will it hurt people?

In this episode we look at: 

  • why humans use labels 
  • what it means to be a lesbian
  • why labels are important
  • the terms queer vs lesbian

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More Info

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 Podcast@TheLesbianTalkShow.com or visit www.TheLesbianTalkShow.com for more info about this and our other podcasts.

 

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Women and Words: The Janes, Gender, and Music Jams

January 21, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 13-19 Jan. 2018

Andi doesn’t have to have the sadz anymore because Jove kicked the sickness cooties to the curb and came back! Yay! Plus, R.G. Emanuelle will be releasing a new book soon and for the record, Andi was more into Yaz than Erasure back in the day, much to Jove’s chagrin. But they do both agree that you haven’t lived until you’ve blasted The Cranberries’ “Zombie” while driving at night with all the windows down. (RIP Dolores O’Riordan)

 

13 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us and recommended books that include SNOW. So if that’s your thing, head on over. 

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

14 Jan.: Author Chanel Hardy stopped by to discuss gender roles and how those might play out in relationships.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Chanel Hardy HERE

 

15 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll stopped by to talk about her visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum. 2016-2020 mark five important bicentenaries in the Brontë family.

 

16 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett discusses trying to get around her wife’s reluctance to travel.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about Ashley Barlett HERE

 

18 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle gives us a glimpse of her forthcoming book, The Potion, a Victorian romance based loosely on the Jekyll/Hyde concept.

 

19 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday discussing music and its integral role in her journey and writing.

 

ALSO! The Women and Words Hot off the Press/Coming Attractions lists are good to go, Jan.-Feb. 2018.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

Jove also recommends the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, about Second Wave Feminism. Includes a discussion about the Jane Collective, an underground abortion referral service that operated roughly 1969-1973 in Illinois. (and it appears the male doctor they first worked with was “Nick,” not “Mike,” as Jove and Andi discussed on the podcast.)

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Episode 18c - Book Appreciation with Kathleen Knowles

January 20, 2018

Book Appreciation with Kathleen Knowles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18c

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured author talks about her favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode Kathleen recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

  • For further information on Kathleen Knowles see her entry at Bold Strokes Books or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

January 19, 2018

Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, lesbian romance author Kris Bryant joins Tara to talk about some of the lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books mean a lot to Kris and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Kris Bryant

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 TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

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Curves Welcome: How to Stop Comparing Yourself

January 18, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Stop Comparing Yourself

Novelist and motivational blogger Suzie Carr reflects on how we compare ourselves to others, and the damage this causes us.

 

I listened to a podcast by Brendan Burchard the other day and he said something that completely resonated. “When we compare, we stop performing our best because we are following instead of doing our own thing.”

I do believe that comparisons can be helpful if you do so with the intention to grow and learn from them.

But most of us, when we compare, we are often doing so from a viewpoint of lack and if I’m being honest, envy. Of course, this doesn’t serve us. We know it’s a dangerous game to compare ourselves because it brings about feelings of inadequacy and can seriously stunt our growth. Yet, many of us still do it.

Tune in to find out why we do this and how we can stop through a simple change in perspective.

 

A Note to Listeners

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

 

More info

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Are non-traditional romances taboo in lesbian romance?

January 16, 2018

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. discuss whether certain topics and relationships can be written about in lesbian romance. Harper even lets her Mrs. talk for more than five seconds without interrupting her!

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Women and Words: Adapting, Aging, and ANDI!

January 14, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 6-12 January 2018

 

Andi has the major sadz because she had to do the podcast all by herself, given Jove’s continued battle with flu cooties and the fact that she has lost her voice. But Andi persevered though she was lonely and ended up at one point sounding like a freaking infomercial. Dammit, Jove, come back.

 

6 Jan.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter did a reader’s perspective on how to escape the cold through certain books. Go check ’em out.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

7 Jan.: Author Sally Xerri-Brookes, an author based in the UK in Birmingham, did a Q&A and talked about her most recent release.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Sally Xerri-Brookes’ website

 

8 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler joined us to encourage us to watch Oprah’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Awards.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jessie Chandler’s website

 

9 Jan.: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace provided some words of wisdom about adaptation.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde has created her list of projects she would like to accomplish this year. And she has a birthday coming up, and she celebrates all month!

 

12 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette addresses ageism and brings up a bit of her own history.

 

Jove has an event coming up in February. A reading in Portland around Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned! We’ll post deets in a future overview.

 

Also, start thinking about the GCLS conference in July in Las Vegas. Because awesome. And Andi says GO TO CLEXACON, also in Vegas, early April.

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Episode 18b: Interview with Kathleen Knowles

January 13, 2018

Interview with Kathleen Knowles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about

  • Kathy’s interest in reading about the LGBT history of San Francisco
  • Her favorite historians, including Lillian Faderman, Martin Duberman
  • What inspired her three connected novels set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, culminating with the Great Earthquake
  • Historic eras Kathy would like to tackle in future books, including the US Suffragist movement, post-World War II San Francisco, and the Paris salon culture of the 1920s

Kathy’s historic novels:

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

Bold Strokes Books Website:

Amazon Page:

Twitter:

  • @knowleskathy

Facebook

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

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10 Butch Women We Fell For

January 12, 2018

10 Butch Women We Fell For 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by fellow reviewer April as they talk amazing butch women in fiction.  

Sheena’s Choices 

Yvonne from Valley Of The Dead by Chrystal M Romero 

Gay Pride weekend this year was bound to go down in history because of the nation's advances in equality. Across California's Silicon Valley, couples gathered for numerous weddings, and people showed their pride at a downtown park. Even the usual religious protesters failed to ruin the celebration. Unfortunately, history would not remember this as the day of celebrating equality but as the day the zombies overran the world. Revelry quickly turned to chaos as the crowds fought for their lives. 

Yvonne Martin just wanted to relax at home this year, but a frantic call from her best friend set her on a terrifying mission to save him. Along the way, they are thrown together with Captain Jacqueline Rhodes and her partner, the last surviving officers of the police force. Together with some of their neighbors, they must make their escape from this Valley of the Dead. 

 

Get It On Amazon  

Read Our Review  

 

Zane from Soul Mates by KA Moll 

Do you believe in soul mates? Do you believe that somewhere there’s person who makes you whole? If you ran into each other at a coffee shop or on the street—would you know her? Would you have the courage to put yourself out there—to risk it all for love? 

Zane was sexually assaulted just days before her high school graduation—targeted because she was a lesbian. The horrific nature of that violation has left her unable to engage in intimate relationships. They were bullies and as far as she’s concerned, they destroyed her life. 

When Jaina’s mother was incarcerated, she and her brother were placed in foster care. The years spent lingering in that system have left her battling lifelong issues of abandonment. Jaina trusts no one enough to risk being hurt again. Sex is fine, but relationships are out of the question. 

When circumstances result in Jaina embarking on a search for her bio-family, her path will cross with Zane’s. Both recognize the other as a soul mate, but will their love be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of baggage? 

 

Get It On Amazon  

Read Our Review  

 

Jessie Forbes from Innocent Hearts by Radclyffe 

In 1860's Montana Territory, Kate Beecher, a young woman from Boston, faces the hardships and hard choices of life on the frontier. Just eighteen and quietly struggling against the social constraints of the era, Kate meets a woman who fires first her imagination, and then her dreams. 

Jessie Forbes, a fiercely independent rancher, finds in Kate the passion she never knew she had been missing. This is the story of their struggle to love in a land, and time, as cruel as it was beautiful. 

 

Get It On Amazon 

Read Our Review  

 

Talon from Sword Of The Guardian by Merry Shannon  

A shocking assassination creates an unconventional bond between a princess and her guardian in a kingdom filled with political intrigue, danger and unexpected romance. Princess Shasta Soltranis enjoys a pampered life of court dances, elaborate finery, and the occasional secret fencing match with her twin brother, Daric. 

But in the midst of a birthday celebration, her world shatters when a mysterious assassin takes her brother's life. Shasta, the only remaining heir to the throne, narrowly escapes the assassin's blade thanks to the intervention of a traveling acrobat named Talon. With the threat of another attempt on Shasta's life imminent, her father declares that the young hero will become the Princess's bodyguard. 

But what Shasta doesn't know is that her new guardian has a very well-kept secret: he is actually a she. Talon and Shasta soon grow closer than anyone, especially her father, could have predicted. Will the truth of her guardian's secret change their relationship forever? 

Get It On Amazon  

Read Our Review   

 

Jane from Jane’s World by Paige Braddock 

Jane's PayBuddy account gets hacked and she inadvertently purchases a mail-order bride from Transnistria. Jane doesn't realize she's about to embark on her honeymoon until the bride, Natasha, shows up on her doorstep, with luggage. 

Jane's roommate, Ethan, can't stop drooling over sexy Natasha. Luckily, after the demise of the local newspaper, Jane has just taken a job at the public library where she has lots of coworkers smarter than she is that she enlists to help her figure a way out of this accidental marriage. 

Natasha believes if she can get Jane to consummate their marriage that, according to California's new state rulings on same-sex marriage, she'll be a US citizen. But is that all she's really after? Or does true romance begin to bloom between Natasha and Jane? If Jane's part-time girlfriend, Dorothy, has anything to say about it, the answer is no! 

 

Get It On Amazon  

Read Our Review  

 

April’s Choices 

Jameson Reid from The Design Series by J.A. Armstrong 

Building bridges has a very different meaning for Jameson Reid than it does for Candace Fletcher. J.D. Reid spends her days designing some of the most elegant and majestic buildings and homes in North America. U.S. Senator Candace Fletcher has spent her life working to build bridges between people. J.D. Reid is not who Candace Fletcher was expecting to arrive on her doorstep. 

Candace will challenge all of Jameson's preconceptions about the women of Washington D.C. The enigmatic architect will test the resolve of the Junior Senator from New York. Two women will discover that falling in love may be out of their control, but creating a relationship in the world of politics and business is completely BY DESIGN. 

 

Get It On Amazon  

Read Our Review  

 

Skye Kenny from Repercussions by Jessica L. Webb  

Nearly fully recovered from a car accident that caused a major concussion, Edie Black is hopeful about returning to her life as a freelance journalist and college teacher. A series of bizarre incidents and the persistent feeling that she’s being followed make Edie question the reliability of her thoughts and instincts. 

Edie meets Skye Kenny, a brilliant and shy former soldier, and their immediate connection has Edie confessing her paranoid thoughts. 

Skye convinces Edie she is in real danger, and together the two women discover that information was embedded in Edie’s brain during her concussion recovery and whoever put it there will do whatever it takes to get it back. On the run, Edie and Skye must uncover who is behind this plot while keeping Edie and her mind intact. Trusting Skye with her life, Edie can only hope she can also be trusted with her heart. 

 

Get It On Amazon  

 

Cain Casey from The Devil Series by Ali Vali 

Brains, guts, and ruthless ambition should be enough to come out on top in any fight. Except when the battle is over love, all bets are off. Derby Cain Casey was groomed from birth to take the reins of the Casey family enterprises, which just happens to be one of the major crime organizations in New Orleans. 

Surviving by never turning away from a fight and knowing how to win at all costs, Cain is as careful with her heart as she is with her business - until she meets Emma Verde. 

The farm girl from Wisconsin puts a hit out on Cain’s heart and leads her down a dangerous road filled with great joy and devastating sorrow. The Devil Inside is the story of unexpected passion, a shattering betrayal, and the challenge of love put to the test. 

 

Get It On Amazon 

Read Our Review  

 

Kate Delafield from Amateur City by Katherine V. Forrest 

Tough and demanding LAPD Detective Kate Delafield is the leader of the investigation into a highrise office building murder. The case is intriguing but routine - until Kate interviews the only witness, Ellen O'Neil.  

When Ellen O'Neil took her new job over the objections of her lover, she wasn't expecting to become embroiled in murder. The curiosity that Kate Delafield rouses is equally unexpected. But it is never far from Ellen's mind that she is merely a name on an interview sheet to the tight-lipped detective. 

Kate's thin trail of clues are enough to convince her that she is looking for an amateur, and amateurs are notoriously unpredictable and dangerous. She finds her path increasingly intersecting with that of Ellen O'Neil, who is proving unpredictable and dangerous in a far more personal way.  

Amateur City is the first novel in the compelling Kate Delafield mystery series that has gripped readers all over the world.  

 

Get It On Amazon  

 

Dez Reilly from Gun Series by Lori L. Lake’s 

While on patrol, Minnesota police officer Dez Reilly saves two women from a brutal attack. One of them, Jaylynn Savage, is immediately attracted to the taciturn cop - so much so that she joins the St. Paul Police Academy. 

As fate would have it, Dez is eventually assigned as Jaylynn's Field Training Officer. Having been burned in the past by getting romantically involved with another cop, Dez has a steadfast rule she has abided by for nine years: Cops are off limits. 

But as Jaylynn and Dez get to know one another, a strong friendship forms. Will Dez break her cardinal rule and take a chance on love with Jaylynn, or will she remain forever gun shy?  

 

Get It On Amazon 

 

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Paper Girls!

January 10, 2018

Paper Girls 

Lez Geek Out! #23 

This week Andi and Lise get into the retro-cool mystery sci-fi comic series Paper Girls, in which four twelve-year-old girls have paper routes in 1988 and band together to deal with weird and crazy things happening in their town. So you’ve got monsters, strange beings, time travel…and what seems to be a conspiracy underneath it all. Appropriate for kids, strong female characters, and unpredictable plotlines. Have fun! 

If you’re interested in finding out more about Paper Girls (AND YOU TOTALLY ARE), see Image Comics

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Our take on Jae’s “Lessons Learned” blog post (part 2)

January 9, 2018

In this episode Harper Bliss and her Mrs. discuss a blog posted by lesfic icon Jae about the 10 lessons she's learned as a full-time writer. Of course Harper is her usual long-winded self, so this podcast had to be split into two parts. This is part two. You can listen to part one here.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Women and Words: Building bridges and buckets of f*ck

January 7, 2018

Women and Words Overview: 1-5 January 2018

Welcome to 2018! Jove and Andi ponder the weather while Jove comes out as shy. Also, even though things may still be sucky, we all have stories to tell. So keep at it, friends!

1 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to remind us of the importance of telling our stories in these difficult times. Write from the Heart.

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

 

2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury had a similar message as Lynette Mae’s: let’s keep ourselves healthy and tell our stories.

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

 

3 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite did a vlog with author Brey Willows.

 

4 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle joined in the overarching theme for the week – tell your stories, no matter the tech available.

 

5 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

And don’t forget! Author Jae is doing lesbian book bingo this year! It’s a fun reading challenge that involves reading different genres of lesfic and filling out a bingo card to win books! Check it out.

 

Jove will be doing an event next month in the Portland area. Stay tuned!

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Episode 18a - On the Shelf January 2018

January 6, 2018

On the Shelf January 2018

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 18a

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

In this episode we talk about

  • The call for submissions for the new audio short story segment. See here for details.
  • Recent and upcoming publications covered on the blog
  • The Lesbian Premodern
  • Announcing this month’s author guest, Kathleen Knowles
  • Ask Sappho: Nina, from The Lesbian Review facebook group, asks “Can anyone recommend older literature with subtle (or not so subtle) sapphic undertones? I just read Cousin Bette and really enjoyed the little lesbian romance going on between Valerie and Bette. Apparently the Victorian era had lots of these covert lesbian romance narratives, and I need more!”

Books Cited

Literary Studies

Castle, Terry (ed). 2003. The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall.Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 0-231-12510-0 (Amazon)

Donoghue, Emma. 2010. Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ISBN 978-0-307-27094-8 (Amazon)

Faderman, Lillian. 1981.  Surpassing the Love of Men. William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York. ISBN 0-688-00396-6 (Amazon)

Faderman, Lillian (ed). 1994. Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian and Bisexual Literature from the 17th Century to the Present. Viking. ISBN 978-0-670-84638-4 (Amazon)

Foster, Jeannette. 1985. Sex Variant Women in Literature. The Naiad Press. ISBN 0-930044-65-7 Third edition of the original 1956 publication. (Amazon)

Decadent Novels

de Balzac, Honoré. 1846. Cousin Bette. (ebook) (audio book)

de Balzac, Honoré. 1833. The Girl with the Golden Eyes. (ebook) (audio book)

Gautier, Théophile. 1835. Mademoiselle de Maupin. (ebook)

LeFanu, Sheridan. 1872. Carmilla. (ebook) (audio book)

Zola, Emile. 1880. Nana. (ebook)

Novels of Romantic Friendship

Converse, Florence. 1897. Diana Victrix. (ebook)

James, Henry. 1886. The Bostonians. (ebook vol 1, vol 2) (audio book) (movie)

Linton, Eliza Lynn. 1880. The Rebel of the Family. (ebook)

Scott, Sarah. 1762. A Description of Millennium Hall. (ebook)

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

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

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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Georgia Beers Talks Lesbian Fiction

January 5, 2018

Georgia Beers Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, the amazing, prolific lesbian romance author Georgia Beers joins Tara to talk about a handful of the lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Georgia thinks everyone should check out.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Georgia Beers

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 TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com

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Curves Welcome: How to Improve Focus

January 4, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Improve Focus

Novelist and motivational blogger Suzie Carr takes a look at priorities and how they play a crucial part in our life journey.

Focusing too intently on activities that aren’t related to your priorities will only cause you to move further away from it. That’s obvious, but incredibly many of us tend to forget this important fact as we go about our daily life. We are lured into the temptation of eating the wrong foods, selecting TV over exercise, procrastinating about getting our blog or books written or studying that course on finance we may have deemed as a priority. We see this neglect all the time with people who want to be active, yet they dedicate themselves to clearing out their DVD recordings by watching marathon episodes the whole day.

I’ve been there. I’ve opted to watch hours upon hours of recordings of American Idol year after year while I had big projects waiting on me to get started. Watching a star be born on American television will not help me generate revenue and put food on my table. My word count for the day will not build itself. I am not going to meet new readers or score interview opportunities if I’m parked passively in front of the television watching someone else give birth to her dream.

We’ve got this one shot at life, friends. One shot to make the most out of an incredible gift. Don’t let the distractions take you away from experiencing the satisfaction of living a life of purpose, rich with those things that open your heart and put a smile on your face.

Tune in to learn how to focus on what’s really important in your life.

 

A Note to Listeners:

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

 

More Info:

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Grey’s Anatomy

January 3, 2018

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Blythe and Jove discuss the Shonda Rhimes powerhouse Grey's Anatomy. The show has been around forever, at this point, but the show really stands up. We discuss the way it handles race and gender, some of our favorite characters and storylines, and why we still watch a show in its 14th season.

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 

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Our take on Jae’s “Lessons Learned” blog post (part 1)

January 2, 2018

In this first episode of 2018 Harper Bliss and her Mrs. discuss a blog posted by lesfic icon Jae about the 10 lessons she's learned as a full-time writer. Of course Harper is her usual long-winded self, so this podcast had to be split into two parts. This is part one.

 

Email questions to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Women and Words: Hootenanny, holidays, and holy crap we made it through

December 31, 2017

Women and Words Overview: 27 Dec.-29 Dec.

 

Okay, all! The Hootenanny took up all our time from 12-23 Dec., so we didn’t podcast during that time, and that’s why you haven’t heard from us in a while. BUT WE’RE BACK! And we tell you a bit about what goes on behind the scenes at the Hootenanny, hope everybody had a great holiday season, and the three authors who joined us this week wish the same.

 

27 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson has started learning to play ukulele and she hopes 2018 is kind to you.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website

 

28 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess offers her wry and wise take on the holidays and brings new year wishes to us all.

 

29 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde reflects on her journey from hating the holidays to loving them.

 

ALSO: The hot off the press and coming attractions book lists are updated (Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018).

  • Women and Words LINK

 

ALSO: The deadline for submitting panel proposals to the GCLS is 31 Dec.!

  • Women and Words LINK for info

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!

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Episode 17e: 2017 Roundup

December 30, 2017

2017 Roundup

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 17e

I take the opportunity for a year-end review of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog and podcast.

In this episode we talk about

  • What inspired me to first start the blog
  • How the podcast started and how it differs from the blog
  • The podcast expansion and why I enjoy doing author interviews
  • The upcoming fiction project

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

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

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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The Termination by Annette Mori - Book Clips

December 28, 2017

The Termination by Annette Mori - Book Clips 

Synopsis 

Codee is having a bad day and it’s only going to get worse. As she makes her way across the icy parking lot to a meeting, she falls, knocking herself out. Disorientated, she arrives at her meeting to facilitate a termination proceeding for Sawyer, a former employee of the month. 

Sawyer, a compassionate young woman, is resigned to her fate. Her only question is what fate is that? 

The termination Codee is asked to do is so far from the norm, she shakes her head in wonder. Is she hallucinating after her fall? Has she fallen into an Alice type rabbit hole? The only thing she can think to do is to save Sawyer. They escape from the meeting and attempt to find answers to the dilemma, only to find more questions. 

Enjoy this satirical romance, with all of its twists and turns, that just might make you go hmm... 

 

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