Women and Words: Basically, Jove and Andi are fangirls about everything

February 18, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 10-16 Feb. 2018

 

Andi notices that others at Women and Words are still obsessing about the Olympics, so she obsesses, too, while Jove obsesses about R.G. Emanuelle’s forthcoming book, The Potion. They also drop some trivia: Jessie Chandler was a downhill ski racer in high school and Karin Kallmaker could possibly open her own library with her backlist. #epic

  • 10 Feb.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is enjoying the Olympics and provided a great list of sports-related lesfic (and some nonfic, looks like) for your reading pleasure!
  •  Women and Words link HERE

 

12 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler is also obsessing about the Olympics and provided some great photos and comments about some of the different sports.

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

 

13 Feb.: Life coach Angela Grace joined us with a great blog on the winter blahs and Seasonal Affective Disorder and how a certain kind of light can help.

  •  Women and Words link HERE

 

15 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talks about writing process with a great culinary metaphor.

 

16 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lists 10 things she’s currently fangirling over.

 

ALSO!

 

16 Feb.: Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions Lists!

 

And Jove is doing a reading Sunday Feb. 18 at Taborspace in Portland, 3-5 PM Pacific time. Other authors are Lori Lake, Sandra De Helen, G.L. Morrison, Louisa Kelley, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and Jane Cuthbertson. Also, Jove recommends Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, futuristic retellings of fairy tales.

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Women and Words: We probably should have stayed sleeping today

February 11, 2018

3-9 February 2018

 

Thank GAWD Andi is here to tell Jove that yes, the Winter Olympics have started and omg Olympic geopolitics! #somuchintrigue Also, Andi wishes Fiona Zedde had posted her essay about Italian toilets, but no such luck. Also, Andi thinks Hayley Kiyoko is the shizzle and you should totally buy her music and go see her in the movie Becks. And on tour, if you can. Because fangirling. And queerfolk.

 

3 Feb.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter does a reader’s perspective on books that have athletes and athleticism as a focus, in honor of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

4 Feb.: Author K. Aten stopped by to talk about releasing her first book and pondering an author brand.

 

Women and Words link HERE

 

5 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to talk about trying to deal with intolerance and racism.

 

6 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury joined us with some words about stereotypes.

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

 

7 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite interviewed BSB sci fi authors CJ Birch and Jane C. Esther.

 

8 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde was going to do an essay on Italian toilets, but decided instead to talk about her latest books, Insatiable Appetites.

 

9 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over musical (and acting) talent Hayley Kiyoko.

 

Jove is doing a reading next weekend at Taborspace in Portland. That’s Feb. 18,  3-5 PM. Other authors are Lori Lake, Sandra De Helen, G.L. Morrison, Louisa Kelley, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and Jane Cuthbertson.

 

Jove will also be at the launch party for author Heather Jane’s debut novel at Another Read Through in Portland. That’s March 3 1.30-3.30 PM.

 

And Dirt Road Books has posted a couple of free Valentine’s Day short stories! Go see.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

February 7, 2018

Lez Geek Out! # 25  

Andi and Lise rave over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opened in theaters in December. TLJ is the continuation of the Star Wars story from the movie The Force Awakens, which was released in Dec. 2015. TLJ is chock full of strong women characters, has a diverse cast (though we’re still waiting on the overtly queer rep…), and these characters were integral to the story. Here, Rey continues her exploration of her abilities with The Force; General Leia and, later, Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) are trying to outrun The First Order; and Rose Tico the Resistance mechanic proves a mentor of sorts for Finn, the ex-Stormtrooper. The movie also explores Luke Skywalker’s character arc in interesting ways. 

TLJ provides a jumping-off point for new directions in the Star Wars movie universe and perhaps a launching of the new generation and both Andi and Lise are excited to see what happens. 

See TLJ trailers HERE. 

And check out The Lesbian Talk Show Channel’s Patreon page! 

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Women and Words: The world is a better place with cheese!

February 4, 2018

27 Jan.-2 Feb. 2018

Jove finds out that Andi was legit going to try to do some actual world-building in the sci fi sense on Mars but ugh, paperwork, and Jove is also convinced that if you’re ghost-hunting, cheese may be good bait. Andi, however, remains UNconvinced of this tactic.

 

27 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta encouraged us to escape into some science fiction. (and in case you’re interested, here’s that Mars colonization program Andi was talking about)

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

28 Jan.: Author Jen Silver joined us to talk about her book Changing Perspectives AND she gave away 2 ebook copies!

 

29 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt tested THREE ghost apps to see if they worked. Go see for her reviews.

 

1 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle brings it with a righteous grrlpower blog!

 

2 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over LA Web Series, about a chance meeting between two young women that is both introspective and romantic.

 

Some of the Dirt Road Books gang will be at the upcoming ClexaCon in Las Vegas April 5-9 AND DRB has another cool thing they’re up to. Moar deets l8r! Also, GCLS is meeting in Vegas for its annual conference July 4-8.

 

And Jove Belle will be doing an event at Taborspace in Portland Feb. 18 from 3-5 PM. The event involves readings by Jove and other lesfic authors and it’s called “Readings of Rapturous Romance and Bountiful Book Faire.” Jove will also be at author Heather Flournoy’s debut novel book launch in March. More deets as they become available.

 

Also, Andi and Jove are sad to hear that the Read with Pride Northwest event is no more, after 5 annual gatherings in Seattle at the Seattle Public Library.

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Women and Words: Feral Banana is our new favorite thing

January 28, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 20-26 Jan. 2018 

Andi and Jove ponder labels and slowing down for a minute, and also decide that they should totally design a new T-shirt for Lee Lynch. Plus, Jove is amazed to find out that Andi actually attended Catholic school back in the day. And share some love! Jove’s birthday is the end of this month!

 

20 Jan.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta interviews another reader, Kim Roberts, for her views on different lesfic books that she’s read and enjoyed.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

21 Jan.: Author Joi Miner stopped by to talk about labels she’s encountered and her work.

 

22 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt came by with some OMG IT’S A NEW YEAR thoughts. She spent 2017 working on her latest, so watch out for that this year!

 

24 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster and living herstory legend Lee Lynch joined us with another essay about introversion and being okay with that.

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

 

25 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess wants to remind us to slow down and enjoy the moment.

 

26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette highly encourages you to watch Black Lightning and The Alienist, two new shows.

 

Also! Jove has an event coming up next month! A Valentine’s-ish reading with other authors (Lori Lake, Louisa Kelley, Sandra de Helen, Heather Jane, Dolores Maggiore, and G.L. Morrison; M.C. Linda Vogt) at Taborspace in Portland, February 18, 3-5 PM. The event is “Readings of Rapturous Romance and Bountiful Book Faire.

 

And don’t forget author Jae’s Lesbian Book Bingo event going on all year. Info at her website HERE.

 

Early bird registration for the GCLS 2018 conference in Las Vegas ends January 31. If you can, take care of that before prices go up.

 

AND! Dirt Road Books will be posting a couple of FREE Valentine’s Day-ish stories on the website February 5th. WOO HOO!

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Phasma (Star Wars)

January 24, 2018

Lez Geek Out! # 24

Lise and Andi geek out over Delilah Dawson’s novel Phasma set in the Star Wars universe. Just released in September through Penguin/Random House, Phasma provides a story of the enigmatic and imposing Captain Phasma, a leader in The First Order (another Star Wars evil empire). From the recent movies, she’s the one dressed in a shiny chrome Stormtrooper outfit who trains First Order recruits. 

Dawson’s book provides glimpses of Phasma through two separate parties, which manages to further enhance Phasma’s mystique because it obscures her motivations since we’re not getting the story directly from here, but rather through a second and third party, both of whom have their own narrative arcs. It’s a cleverly layered, intricate story that only makes us more intrigued about Phasma (and there totally needs to be more of her in the movie ’verse! Hint hint Star Wars movie people.). 

Delilah Dawson’s website 

To buy: AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo 

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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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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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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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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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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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Galaxy Quest

December 27, 2017

Galaxy Quest

Lez Geek Out! 22

Andi and Lise totally lose it over one of their joint fave movies, Galaxy Quest (1999), which is a delightful spoof of Star Trek and the Star Trek fandoms. It’s a hilarious romp through sci-fi fandom, a clever nod to various plots and fun show tropes, and just a whole lot of fun in general. 

The film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman among others.  

Seriously. It’s well worth your time. 

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Women and Words: Drones, Dorks, and Desperation

December 3, 2017

Women and Words Overview - 25-30 November 2017

Andi and Jove lament the busy that has descended upon them, but they’re also really excited about the end of the NaNoWriMo Challenge via Dirt Road Books (their OTHER project) and all the manuscripts people will soon be sending in for perusal. They also are unanimous in the conclusion that author Collette Moody is freaking hilarious and needs to be read by everyone. Oh, and HOLY CRAP THE HOOTENANNY APPROACHES.

 

25 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta provides a few books guaranteed to make you laugh.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

26 Nov.: Author and editor Sacchi Green gives us some info about her latest edited anthology, The Year’s Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 2.

 

27 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt popped in to tell us what she’s been up to and to wish us all a happy holiday season.

 

28 Nov.: Author, Women and Wordster, and Lesbian Herstory Legend Lee Lynch blogged about her inner dork.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Lee Lynch’s books

 

29 Nov.: Author and editor Candace Walsh came by with a blog and giveaway of her co-edited latest volume, Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women. DON’T FORGET! EBOOK GIVEAWAY!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More info about the book (and its predecessor) HERE

 

30 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is freaking out about the Hootenanny and she’d like your input. What songs should she and Tucker the merry elf re-write this year?

 

THE HOOTENANNY IS APPROACHING. That’s the giant twelve-day giveaway at Women and Words. It starts Dec. 12 and ends Dec. 23. We will be doing NOTHING ELSE but that during that time. And our heads generally explode and we lose our minds but it’s all in fun and luv! Hope to see you there!

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Women and Words: Books, Bouchercon, and Boobs

November 19, 2017

Women and Words Overview - 11-17 Nov. 2017

 

Jove would like Andi to stop writing fanfic for a minute and write something for her to publish. Spoiler: Andi is! Also, WTF with those weird jobs you’ve had, Clifford Mae Henderson? And Erin’s blog this week hit Andi right in the feels. It’s an important topic, friends.

 

11 Nov.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta did a reader’s perspective on books that deal with Alzheimer’s disease, something that affects a lot of people, including someone near and dear to her.

  •  Women and Words link HERE

ALSO Call for Submissions repeat! Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 3, ed. by Sacchi Green.

13 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler was on an LGBTQ+ panel at Bouchercon and it went very well. YAY! (Bouchercon is a huge mystery author/fan convention).

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

14 Nov.: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace has some great tips for navigating certain convos during the holidays.

  • Women and Words link HERE

15 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson on the weird and wild gigs she’s had over the years to make ends meet.

16 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle talks about Imposter Syndrome – feeling like a fraud when you’re trying to accomplish something.

17 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on a few of the Clexa fanfics she’s recently read that she dug. If you have fanfic from other fandoms (or Clexa) you’ve been digging on, let us know in the comments. Share the luv!

ALSO! The Hootenanny submission form is NOW CLOSED. Please keep us in mind for next year! The merry elves requested a definitive cut-off this year to help keep our heads from exploding. At least this early. J

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Stranger Things Season 1

November 15, 2017

Stranger Things Season 1 

Lez Geek Out! 20 

Andi and Lise totally geek out over the Netflix original series Stranger Things. The acting, the pacing, the tension, the writing – it’s all brilliant. It’s a hybrid horror/thriller/sci fi set in the early 1980s in the American Midwest. 

Synopsis: 

A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.Rotten Tomatoes 

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Women and Words: Tech issues, Tremontaine, and Tai Chi

November 12, 2017

Women and Words Overview

4-10 Nov. 2017

 

Jove had a NaNoWriNoMo day because of tech issues; Andi would like someone in Australia to invite her for Christmas so she can experience it in shorts but agrees with Jove that an epic road trip across Australia would be cool, too. Also, serial fiction is seriously awesome.

 

4 Nov.: Women and Wordster Ann Etter did a reader’s perspective on books with family themes.

  • Women and Words link HERE

5 Nov.: Author/playwright/webmaster/designer Mary D. Brooks stopped by to tell us about her work and latest serial play, “An Egyptian Treasure,” which is set in 1948. Mary also runs the Xena site AUSXIP.com.

6 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is on the NaNoWriMo journey this year, and hopefully it’ll kick her writing slump right where it counts. Go, LM!

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

7 Nov.: Author and brand new Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury kicks off her tenure with us with a blog about the war on women.

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

8 Nov.: Author Tessa Gratton stopped by to talk about serialized fiction, and her work with Tremontaine, the serialized fiction that is a prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint. Tremontaine is available through Serial Box.

9 Nov.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is on the road again, this time to Madrid, Spain.

10 Nov.: Author and humorist Fay Jacobs on Tai Chi, chai tea, and how nice it is not to wear an ill-fitting tu-tu.

 

NaNoWriMo continues, friends! Dirt Road Books has its second write-in on Nov. 11th on Facebook. Stop by the DRB FB page for details. And the deadline for the Lambda Literary Awards is Dec. 1. ALSO! Authors, if you’d like to participate in the Women and Words Hootenanny, SIGN UP NOW.

 

And here in the U.S., Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Thank you, veterans, for your service.

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The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley - Lez Geek Out!

November 1, 2017

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley - Lez Geek Out 19 

Andi and Lise totally lose their minds over Hurley’s latest, The Stars are Legion, in which warring worlds are populated only by women in decaying organic world-ships all known as The Legion. The main character, Zan, wakes up to find most of her memories gone, but soon finds out that she is being perpetually sent out to board another world-ship and each time, she comes closer. 

Andi and Lise were blown away by Hurley’s world-building – organic world-ships literally birthed by the women who inhabit them, and each with different levels/ecosystems all interrelated (omg the metaphors here!). The story is thus about Zan, who knows that she needs to board this other ship to save Jayd. Jayd, for her part, has her own agenda in bringing change into this warring, authoritarian context. The question is, can they do it and what precisely does “change” mean? 

Synopsis 

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. 

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation - the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan's new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion's gravity well to the very belly of the world. 

Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion's destruction - and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it? 

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars Are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about tragic love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre's most celebrated new writers. 

 

Get it on Amazon 

 

Links 

Kameron Hurley’s website 

The Stars are Legion info and buy links 

Annalee Newitz thoughts on TSAL at Ars Technia 

Andrew Liptak thoughts on TSAL at Verge 

 

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Women and Words: Random Jello shots, oven wenches, and Ace rep

October 29, 2017

 

Andi and Jove talk Halloween and decide they probably would accept an alcoholic beverage from an unknown adult herding kids around on trick-or-treat night. They would also like to remind folks that just because you’re of the lady species, it doesn’t mean you can’t fix your own bike. And who doesn’t like a headless horseman story for Halloween? Ichabod Crane was a geek before it was cool.

 

21 Oct.: Call for submissions! Pirate wench stories.

  • Women and Words link HERE

21 Oct.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with something a little different; a not so good experience on what was advertised as a women-only bike ride but…have a read.

  • Women and Words link HERE

22 Oct.: Author Jae joined us to talk about her latest romance, Perfect Rhythm, which features an asexual lead character.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Jae’s website
  • Asexuality Visibility and Education Network website

23 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt stopped by with a touching story about a Vietnam veteran.

24 Oct.: Author, lesbian herstory icon and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch had a visit from author Jane Fletcher and did some bird-watching and exploring of the surrounding Oregon environs.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Read Lee’s books

Read Jane’s books

 

25 Oct.: Author Barbara Winkes stopped by with a reminder to writers to keep focused on your writing, no matter the kinds of distractions that might come up.

26 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess thinks that sometimes, it’s okay to distract yourself from the crazy and how about doing that with a yard sale? Here she’s got some wryly funny tips for you.

27 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted an audio reading of her Halloween tale and reboot of a classic American ghost story, The Secret of Sleepy Hollow. AND SHE’S DOING A GIVEAWAY. Win a copy! You have until Halloween Eve.

 

Jove reminded us that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is write (ha ha see what I did there) around the corner, beginning November 1 (which means 12.01 AM on November 1 cuz people are that into it). Dirt Road Books is offering a motivation group and some of the DRB crew are doing NaNoWriMo this year, so please join us! HERE IS THE INFO. Be a writing buddy to Michelle Teichman, Jove Belle, Gill McKnight, and maybe Andi Marquette. She’s being indecisive.

 

ALSO! Jove and author Blythe Rippon will be at the Read With Pride Northwest event in Seattle November 4, at the downtown Seattle Public Library. Come on down!

 

And in case you’re curious about the Supercorp fanfic Jove mentioned, in which Kara is Ace, here’s the link. Seriously, if you’re Ace, let us know about the accuracy of this rep and PLEASE provide us with more links and sources for Ace rep. Thanks! Oh, that goes for bi, trans, pan, genderqueer…rep! Bring it! So we can share with our readers.

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Women and Words: Herstory, therapy, and lesbian vampires

October 22, 2017

Women and Words Overview

14-20 October 2017

  • Andi and Jove chat about Jove’s event earlier this month, fangirl over Ashley Bartlett and Sacchi Green, get a little pissy about politics (sigh), analyze Clifford Mae Henderson’s dreams, and discuss the awesome lesbian vampire web series Carmilla, to which they say, support your local lesbians and other queer artists!

14 Oct.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta did a reader’s perspective on different sub-genres of lesfic that she branched out to read.

  •  Women and Words link HERE

15 Oct.: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Editor extraordinaire Sacchi Green is taking submissions for the forthcoming Vol. 3 of best lesbian erotica, slated for publication by Cleis Press in 2019. Deadline is Feb. 2018. Details at the…

  • Women and Words link HERE

16 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll gives us a history lesson on the Peterloo Massacre, which took place in August of 1819.

17 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett’s thoughts on being your own advocate, a lesson she imparts to her young queer students.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Ashley here

18 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson has been having some strange and unsettling dreams. Leave your interpretations in the comments.

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

19 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster  R.G. Emanuelle does another Retro TV blog, this time on Halloween.

20 Oct.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirls over the lesbian vampire web series Carmilla.

PLUS! The Hot off the Press/Coming Attractions lists are updated!

GO SEE!

 

AND Dirt Road Books has FREE Halloween stories offered on its website.

 

AND! OMG OMG OMG Author Penny Mickelbury will be joining the Women and Words team as one of our regular contributors. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED.

 

Jove reminded people about an upcoming event she’ll be attending along with author Blythe Rippon November 4. It’s the Read With Pride Northwest gathering, held at the Seattle downtown library.

 

And don’t forget – National Novel Writing Month is November. NaNoWriMo! Get your write on and get the manuscript done that you’ve always wanted to do. Sign up, find your tribe, and commence November 1.

 

And double don’t forget TO SIGN UP FOR THE WOMEN AND WORDS HOOTENANNY! 12 days of book giveaways in December. Authors, here’s your chance to give books and share the luv!

 

 

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Fandoms As A Support Network - Lez Geek Out!

October 18, 2017

On fandoms as a support network - Lez Geek Out! 18 

Andi and Lise talk about how fandoms have been both an escape and a support network during these troubling times, and they also note that fandoms allow for the expansion of imagination, finding new stories, and making new friends. 

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