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Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games - Unusual Hobbies

August 19, 2019

Emily Engberts Plays Miniature War Games

Unusual Hobbies

Author Emily Engberts joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of painting and playing miniature war games.

In this episode:

  • What is miniature war gaming
  • Why it’s fun
  • How to get started

 

Books by Emily Engberts

 

A Blooming Spring Love by Emily Engberts

The first flowers each spring bring big changes along with them.

Two women, thinking that they are too different, find that those differences don’t have to be bad…

Dani lost all her dreams in the divorce three years ago, but she’s finally saved up enough to live her own dream this time. So, she moves to the island with her young daughter, Rose, to open a flower shop, ready for a new start in her life.

Her heart is still tender, but when she catches a glimpse of her daughter’s teacher, things start to change.

Kim is the only one of her siblings who still lives on the island. She loves her job as a primary school teacher but with siblings with big careers, she feels like she’s always behind them, never the same. She teaches, takes care of her parents and still feels like she’s not doing enough, like she’s supposed to do more.

That is, until she gets a new pupil in her class whose mother makes her rethink everything she ever presumed about her life, who makes her rethink everything she believed in.

Spring is coming and that means teaching about plants and colours and how things grow. A tour around the town with Kim’s class, trying to spot spring flowers and a couple of little lambs, brings the women closer together. But it’s not until an intimate moment at a dinner party that things start to get intense.

This year, will there be more than just flowers blooming on the island?

 

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Second Chance at Christmas

Josie doesn’t want to spend yet another Christmas as the only single adult at the family dinner. So, instead, she books a week long holiday to her favourite island. Ready to spend it doing what she loves doing most, long walks on the beach with her dog and reading novels in front of a fire.What she hasn’t counted on is running into her old summer fling, the one girl she could never forget.Sanne is freshly heartbroken, and instead of having to deal with her parents’ pitying looks over Christmas dinner, she decides to still go on the winter holiday she’d booked, even if it means going on her own.

She can entertain herself well enough, and maybe some fresh air will clear her head of all the darkness from the last months. But when she sees Josie at the cafe, she can’t help how her heart beats faster or how much she wants the other woman to hold her.What starts as a shared meal at a cafe, followed by the first snow of the season, could turn into much more.

They lost their chance of being together when they spent the summers on the island as teens, but can they take it now that they’re adults?

Can they take the chance amid knee-high snow and Christmas decorations?

 

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Her Elysium by Emmy Engberts

A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.

The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who kicks monster ass and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.

Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.

Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?

Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.

But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.

That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.

Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?

When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift…

 

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Willow's life hasn't been easy. She's autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world 'for her own safety', and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.

Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.

The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.

Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.

Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.

And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.

She has ten days to pull it off.

 

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About Emily Engberts

Emmy spends most of her time writing, reading or otherwise being involved with books. When she isn’t doing that, she plays videogames (MMORPG and city builders are her favourites) or enjoys/irritates her cats.

Emmy has a neurodivergent brain and loves everyone. She writes LGBTQIA+ characters who deal with diverse topics but above all who love and are loved in return.

Emily Engberts Online

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Instagram @EasilyDistractedMedia

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

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KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton

August 16, 2019

KJ Talks Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KJ

What do Georgia Beers, Melissa Brayden, and Clare Ashton have in common? They’re KJ’s favourite authors! Listen to hear why she loves their books and which book by each author is her fav.

Check out KJ’s recommendations:

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Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research - Unusual Hobbies

August 12, 2019

Wendy Callahan Does Genealogy Research

Unusual Hobbies

Author Wendy Callahan joins Sheena today to talk about her hobby of doing genealogy research.

In this episode:

  • What is genealogy?
  • Pedigree charts
  • Separating family myths from reality
  • Why would you do to start figuring out your genealogy?
  • Naming traditions that can make it tricky
  • How Wendy got into genealogy
  • Genetic testing
  • Unveiling family secrets

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About Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan writes under the pen name Jea Hawkins. Her novels are contemporary or historical lesbian romance along with some sassy paranormal lesbian romance.

When she isn’t working or writing she is busy geeking out over genealogy, playing video games, D&D and Star Wars.

 

Wendy Callahan Online

Website http://jeahawkins.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jea_Hawkins

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wendylcallahan

 

About Sheena

Sheena is the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel. She has a background in media and an endless curiosity about the world.

 

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Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

Interview with Penny Mickelbury - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 37b

August 10, 2019

Interview with Penny Mickelbury

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 37b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Penny Mickelbury Online

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

July 25, 2019

3 Times GCLS Goldie Winning Author and Former Award Winning Journalist Lee Winter talks Books, Fanfic and Journalism

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

It’s my anniversary show today - WOW.  One year ago, I started this podcast journey and I’ve loved every single minute since.  So when thinking how to celebrate this milestone, what could be better than to invite my favourite author on to the show.  I am super delighted that LEE WINTER joins me today.

 

From her awarding winning journalist days, to writing fanfic and transitioning into a full time author, Lee talks candidly about how her writing career has evolved.  She has some truly incredible stories to tell and some amazing ‘Seize the Day’ moments.  I loved every minute.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Changing The Script

 

OTHER BOOKS & BLOGS DISCUSSED

Turbulence by E J Noyes

The Red Files, Requiem and Breaking Character by Lee Winter

From Pigeon Poo to Belly Laughs Blog

 

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Book Appreciation with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode  36c

Book Appreciation with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36c

July 20, 2019

Book Appreciation with KJ Charles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

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Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

July 19, 2019

Ann Bannon Talks About Beebo Brinker and the Lesbian Pulps of the 1950s and 60s 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Bannon

In this episode, Tara’s joined by Ann Bannon, author of the legendary lesbian pulp Beebo Brinker series. Ann talks about how she first discovered lesbian books, how she got her start writing pulps in the 1950s and 60s, why they resonated and sold so strongly, and the enduring, lifesaving legacy they’ve had.

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Interview with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36b

Interview with KJ Charles - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 36b

July 13, 2019

Interview with KJ Charles

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 36b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to KJ Charles Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

July 5, 2019

5 First-Person Stories with Kris Bryant & Tara

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Tara

In this episode Kris Bryant, author of 11 lesbian romances, joins Tara to talk about something near and dear to her heart: first-person narratives! She talks about why she loves reading and writing them, and then they share some of their favourites.

Check out Kris & Tara’s recommendations:

Find Kris Bryant online

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Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

June 27, 2019

Author A L Brooks Talks Books and Emigrating

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very lovely Angela Brooks, aka A L Brooks.

 

Angela talks to me about being an author, what writing means to her and how many pillows she sleeps with :) .  She has many stories to tell, including how she recently emigrated to Germany.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Write Your Own Script

 

Other Book Recommendations

The Music and the Mirror - Lola Keeley

Ask Me Again - E J Noyes

 

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KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

June 21, 2019

KD Williamson Talks Fix-it Fanfic

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KD Williamson

In this episode, author KD Williamson is back to talk about fix-it fics—AKA, fan fiction that rights the wrongs that happened in the original show/game/movie/etc, whether it’s queerbaiting, burying gays, or more.   

Check out KD’s recommendations:

Once Upon a Time

The 100

Warehouse 13

Mass Effect

Supergirl

Find KD Williamson online

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Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35c

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35c

June 15, 2019

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 2)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 35c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting. This time we had so much to talk about we split it into two episodes.

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Anna Clutterbuck-Cook Online

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Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 1) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35b

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 1) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 35b

June 8, 2019

Book Appreciation with Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (part 1)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 35b with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting. This time we had so much to talk about we split it into two episodes.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Anna Clutterbuck-Cook Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

June 7, 2019

Wendy Hudson Shares 5 Lesfic Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Wendy Hudson

Wendy Hudson, author of three lesbian romantic suspense novels, joins Tara in this episode to share some of her very favourite lesfic books. She had a hard time narrowing her list down, so these are the best of the best!  

Check out Wendy’s recommendations:

Find Wendy Hudson online

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JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books - TLR Podcast

May 31, 2019

JS Fields Recommends 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by author JS Fields today to talk about their 5 Lesbian Sci Fi Books recommendations.

They also talk about:

  • Lesbians On Boats
  • Killer Mermaids
  • Wood Science

 

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

Publisher Angry Robot

Synopsis

Finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

 

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The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator Patricia Rodriguez

Synopsis

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Short-listed for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity.

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy and distance from her troubled past. 

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

 

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Safety Protocols For Human Holidays by Angel Martinez

Publisher Mischief Corner Book

Synopsis

Part of the "A Holiday to Remember 2017 Series"

As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli's experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what's bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli's out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she's not a psych doctor.

Something's definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.

 

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Santa Olivia by Jaqueline Carey

Publisher Grand Central Publishing

Narrator Susan Ericksen

Synopsis

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

 

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Into the Drowning deep by Mira Grant

Publisher Orbit

Narrator Christine Lakin

Synopsis

New York Times best-selling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly....

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy.

Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will be found only below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

 

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This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

 

About JS Fields

J.S. Fields is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. They enjoy roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and yes, it matters.

Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, USA, and spent extensive time in many more places. Their current research takes them to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where they traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare pigmenting fungi. They live with their partner and child, and a very fabulous lionhead rabbit named Merlin.

 

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About Sheena

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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Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series - The Lesbian Review Podcast

May 17, 2019

Vanda Talks About Her Historical Fiction Series

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Vanda today to talk about her historical fiction series.

In this episode:

  • How Vanda turned Juliana into a play
  • The research she needed to do to get the facts right
  • What she learned that shocked her
  • What she wants to do now with her books

 

Juliana by Vanda

Synopsis

She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.

New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.

A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide

In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?

 

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Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 34b

Interview with Molly Tanzer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 34b

May 11, 2019

Interview with Molly Tanzer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 34b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about

  • Finding inspiration in 18-19th century literature
  • Queer themes in historic literature and how they are erased
  • Exploring the decadent movement and gender-flipping The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The complexities of signaling queer content in mainstream books--are queer relationships spoilers?
  • Cultural intersections in Vermillion and why there aren’t any sequels at this point
  • Shifts in the social landscape in how authors approach gender, sexuality, and cultural background
  • Molly’s attraction to 18th century settings, being inspired by historic aesthetics and artistic movements
  • Conversations that manifest in artistic output
  • The roots of the modern novel in women’s literature of the 18th century
  • Trying to write in the current political climate

Molly’s Books

Other books mentioned

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Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Molly Tanzer Online

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Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

May 10, 2019

Jax Meyer’s Lesfic Journey, Including 4 F/F Romance Recommendations

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jax Meyer

Lesfic author Jax Meyer joins Tara in this episode to share how she first discovered lesbian fiction, how that led to her becoming an author, and four lesbian romances that she recommends.

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