Les Talk About It: All Lesbians Are Vegetarians?

February 13, 2017

Les Talk About It 

All Lesbians Are Vegetarians? 

There is a common perception that all lesbians are vegetarians. In this episode Tamara and Sheena discuss why this is such a common perception and whether or not it’s true. 

Sheena also talks about her own experience of being a vegetarian for eight years. 

Check out the podcast we did on All Lesbians Loving Oral Sex

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 other lesbian podcasts.

 

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Women And Words: Astronomical Events And Collecting People

February 12, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 5-10 February 2017 

Andi and Jove ponder astronomical events (moons, eclipses, and comets, y’all!) then fangirl over practically everybody on the blog because that’s how they roll. Also, they wonder how Fiona Zedde manages to collect all these people in the photos she posts (is there a sign-up sheet? Because they’re in). 

5 Feb.: Author and this year’s special speaker at GCLS Penny Mickelbury joined us and chatted a bit about her latest projects, and reminds us to go forward, each in our own best way. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Penny Mickelbury’s website 

 

6 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae on digging deep and not backing down. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find some Lynette Mae here 

 

7 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk on her plans for 2017 and some of the other things she’s got on her plate and on her mind. Plus, a reminder to help each other. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

D Jordan Redhawk’s website 

 

8 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle with a reminder that she’s doing a reading and author stuff at an event in Portland on the 11th, the Literary Lesbian Love event, a “somewhat romantic book fair.” 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

9 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde posted from South Africa, as she is off on another of her walkabouts. Thanks, Fiona! 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

 

10 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the movie Haywire, starring Gina Carano, a mixed martial arts ass-kicker. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

And find Andi fangirling on Tumblr 

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Les Talk About It: All Lesbians Play Softball???

February 6, 2017

Les Talk About It

All Lesbians Play Softball?

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the myth that all lesbians play softball or that only lesbians play softball. They chat about how this perception came into being and what the history is behind it.

 

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 other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: What Flavor Of Story Jam Is Best?

February 5, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview 29 Jan.-3 Feb. 2017 

 

Jove and Andi notice that politics seems to be a recurring theme on the site lately, but they feel that whatever people need to do to tap into their creative spirits is probably good. Also, they would like to know what flavor of story jam is the best. 

 

29 Jan.: Author Rae Theodore joined us to talk about what it means to “be political” and that more now than ever, the world needs honest art. Plus, she did a giveaway. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Rae Theodore’s website 

 

30 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is still trying to figure out how to move past the funk she’s in following the election cray, and she offers a vent space for people in the comments. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Yvonne Heidt’s website 

 

1 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite notes that even in the political chaos, it’s important to keep writing and expressing. So she has started work on her next book. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Carsen Taite’s website 

 

2 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is also struggling with creative productivity, and notes that we are now in the Chinese year of the rooster. She intends to push forward with her goals. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

3 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette gets enthused about the series Orphan Black

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

 

Jove will be attending the Literary Lesbian Love event in Portland 11 Feb. and doing a reading. Andi will be at ClexaCon 3-5 March in Las Vegas. Jove notes that Seattle’s ComicCon (Emerald City ComicCon) is also 3-5 March. 

Also—don’t forget to check out Women and Words’ calls for submissions! Currently, editor extraordinaire Sacchi Green has a call out for erotica F/F short stories, 2000-4000 words. Cleis Press is doing this one, and it’s $100 if your story gets in. 

And Jove recommends you watch these: 

Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking 

Cristela Alonzo, Lower Classy 

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Badass Women Save Themselves: 5 Reasons To Watch Emerald City And 1 Reason Not To

February 1, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

 

5 Reasons To Watch Emerald City And 1 Reason Not To

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about Emerald City.

What it's about

When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Lucas, Kan., to the faraway land of Oz, her arrival sets in motion a prophecy about a disastrous event known as The Beast Forever and strikes fear into the land's almighty ruler, the Wizard. On her quest to meet the Wizard in Emerald City, Dorothy encounters witches, an amnesiac soldier, a sheltered little boy and many more mysterious beings who will ultimately shape the future of Oz and Dorothy's place in it.

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

 

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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Hate Pink

January 30, 2017

Les Talk About It

Lesbians Hate Pink

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing The myth that All Lesbians Hate Pink. They ask:

  • Do all lesbians relaly hate pink?
  • Why is this a popular theory?
  • What does pink represent?
  • And why is Pink (the singer) totally awesome.

 

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 other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: The Struggle Is Real & The Muse Is Still Missing

January 29, 2017

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 21-27 January 2017

Andi is getting over a cold, and she’s pretty sure it’s affecting her voice and of course her brain. The struggle is real, people. But she did manage to find cough drops with inspirational quotes and everybody should have some of those. And Jove still wants her damn muse to come back. So if you’ve seen her, tell her it would be cool if she’d head on back. She’s got some work to do.

21 Jan.: Lesbian Review guru Sheena did a Reader’s Perspective to talk about “social reading” and how the Internet has allowed  communities to come together and discuss books that matter to them, like lesfic!

 

Women and Words link HERE

Find Sheena at the Lesbian Talk Show website

 

22 Jan.: Author Alison R. Solomon blogged about her latest release, Devoted, through Sapphire Books. She also did a giveaway.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Alison Solomon’s website

 

23 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt brought some thoughts about the past election in the U.S. and how she was affected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

24 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lee Lynch on what reading can mean from childhood on.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess on the links between writing and learning in ways you might not have expected.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

ALSO 26 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle attended the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and provided a few thoughts.

 

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

27 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday with a hodgepodge of what she’s paying attention to in TV and various fandoms. Jove chimed in with some fangirling over Emerald City.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Reminders: Early registration deadline for the GCLS conference in Chicago is 31 January. Also, Jove has an event coming up 11 February in Portland: Literary Lesbian Love. AND Andi would like to remind people that OMG ClexaCon is coming up. 3-5 March, in Las Vegas.

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Les Talk About It: How To Meet A Lesbian

January 23, 2017

Les Talk About It 

How To Meet A Lesbian

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing how to meet a lesbian. They chat about good places to meet lesbians. It's a quick guide to finding a lesbian partner.

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 other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon!

January 22, 2017

Women and Words 

Podcast Overview 14-20 January, 2017 

Andi and Jove are a bit pensive today because of events here in the U.S. and dammit, they’re in a bit of a funk about it, but reclaim/claim your creativity! Speaking of, Jove wants her voice/muse to come back so Andi will pass that message along to said muse. WTF, muse? Get back to Oregon! 

14 Jan.: Reader Ann Etter joined us with a reader’s perspective to talk about what makes a good romance novel. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

15 Jan.: Author Lucy J. Madison joined us to talk a bit about her work and forthcoming second novel through Sapphire Publishing, In the Direction of the Sun

Women and Words link HERE 

Ludy J. Madison’s website 

 

16 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll joined us with another history blog about trains (the Manchester line!). 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie’s LiveJournal 

 

17 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett joined us to discuss reclaiming language. 

Women and Words link HERE 

Ashley Bartlett’s website 

 

18 Jan.: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Jove Belle posted a call for submissions for Best Lesbian Erotica. The contact is Sacchi Green, who will be editing this anthology. 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

19 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on the creative process and finding stories everywhere. 

Women and Words link HERE 

R.G. Emanuelle’s website 

 

20 Jan.: HOT OFF THE PRESS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS reminder blog post. 

Women and Words link  HERE 

 

ALSO! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a fanfic Friday on the movie National Treasure, but she also did some philosophizing on the nature of being American and the notion of “liberty.” 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

 

REMINDER! GCLS early bird registrations are due 31 January! Go see. And Jove will be doing an event in February: Literary Lesbian Love. Here are the deets

 

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Les Talk About It: Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

January 16, 2017

Les Talk About It 

Do All Lesbians Love SUVs?

 

In this episode of Les Talk About it Sheena and Tamara are discussing the steriotype that all lesbians love SUVs. They look at where the steriotype comes from. They also discuss why lesbians do love SUVs.

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 other lesbian podcasts.

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Women And Words: Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos

January 15, 2017

Women and Words podcast overview

7-13 January 2017

 

Andi and Jove on antibacterial soaps and tattoos ($13 tattoos in Portland on Friday the 13th!), and breakfast for dinner is totally a thing and you should try it. Speaking of dinner, the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner” made Jove and Andi laugh because it’s like Vegas in the 50s.

 

7 Jan.: Author and reader K Aten took over today’s Saturday spot for Erin Saluta, who is on an extended leave of absence for a family emergency. We wish her the best. Here K (Kelly) discusses fanfic as an entry point for lesfic. WOOO!

Women and Words link HERE

K Aten’s website

 

8 Jan.: Author Christina Philippou joined us with some info about her debut novel, Lost in Static.

Women and Words link HERE

Christina Philippou’s website

 

9 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler re-posted her interview with Genta Sebastian (which may have gotten sucked into the vortex of time and space caused by the Hootenanny) along with the book drawing winner and single-handedly probably introduced half the planet to the phrase “winner winner chicken dinner.”

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

Genta Sebastian’s website

 

10 Jan.: Life Coach Angela Grace joined us to provide some tips to those of use who are still feeling derailed as a result of the recent election in the U.S. to help us get back on track.

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle did some Women and Words housecleaning as well as listed her writing goals for this year.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

12 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that she’s been procrastinating, but she’s also about to embark on another adventure. Two months in southern Africa. Safe travels, Fiona! And hopefully, she’ll hit us up with photos. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the film Star Wars: Rogue One.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO! GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society – lesfic!) early bird registrations are due 31 January. The conference is in Chicago this year, beginning July 5.

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Women And Words: Jove Is Getting A Cold, Vinyl Is A Thing and Let’s Not Forget The Chocolate Milk

January 8, 2017

Women and Words Overview

1-6 January 2017

Jove and Andi discuss the availability of decongestants in the States because Jove’s getting a cold (BOO!). And vinyl. It’s a thing. Oh, and Jove really likes chocolate milk.

1 Jan.: Author Heather McVea did a Q&A with us and talked about her genres (paranormal/spec fic) and her writing process.

Women and Words link HERE

Heather McVea’s website

 

2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is gearing up to get back into the writing swing of things after a long hiatus. And we couldn’t be happier. ☺

Women and Words link HERE

Find Lynette Mae here

 

4 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is curious about audio books, and asked for some feedback.

Women and Words link HERE

Carsen Taite’s website

 

5 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is gearing up for a  new year after the clusterf*ck that was 2016 for so many of us. It won’t be easy, she says, but let’s do this.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

6 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Jove also recommends fullyajar’s fanfic on Archive of Our Own. And if you have fanfic recs, well gee whiz! Pass ‘em along!

ALSO! If you won at the Hootenanny and WTF you haven’t received your book(s) yet, let Jove and Andi know so they can get it resolved. Jovebelle AT gmail DOT com or andimarquette AT gmail DOT com.

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Women And Words: The Craziness Of The Hootenanny

January 1, 2017

Women and Words

The Craziness Of The Hootenanny 24-30 Dec. 2016

Wherein Andi and Jove shake their heads over the crazy that was the Hootenanny, and agree with Lee Lynch that cat enhancements are probably a good thing.

24 Dec.: Author Eliza Andrews is having a big Facebook event: The Lesfic Facebook Party! in which it’s a party for readers and they can come and ask questions of authors and get in on some groovy free gift cards n’ books. January 8, 2017, 1 PM – 11 PM EST US. She was asking for author sign-ups at Women and Words, so no point to including that link. Instead, 

Here’s the link on Facebook

Here’s info about the authors and the event at Eliza’s site

 

27 Dec.: Author and national lesbian treasure Lee Lynch is posting her “Amazon Trail” columns with us at Women and Words and we are super-stoked. Here she talks a little about election aftermath and about meeting the nephew of a cat.

Women and Words link HERE

Lee Lynch’s website

 

28 Dec.: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler interviews author Genta Sebastian; giveaway of Genta’s latest!

Women and Words link HERE.

Genta Sebastian’s website

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

30 Dec.: Fangirl Friday with author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette, remembering Carrie Fisher.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

ALSO on 30 December, we updated our Hot off the Press/New Releases listings!

Go HERE.

 

And: A new scholarship fund has been set up through the GCLS (Golden Crown Literary Society) to help readers attend the conference, which is the only lesfic conference in the country that we know of. If you’d like to donate, go HERE and do this: Please mark the donation ‘Lesbian Reading Room Scholarship’ in the comments field. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

AND! If you’re looking to get rid of some of your used LGBTQ books or donate to a bookish cause, check out LGBT Books to Prisoners. From their website: “We are a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States.” You can donate books or funds or go to their wishlist on Amazon and purchase books for them. HERE’S the link.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

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Les Talk About It: A Very Merry Gay Christmas

December 28, 2016

Les Talk About It

A Very Merry Gay Christmas

Sheena and Tamara chat about a very gay family that is quite losely linked to christmas carols.

Have a wonderful festive season

 

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Women And Words: HOLY CRAP WTF

December 18, 2016

Women and Words podcast overview

12-16 December 2016

All Jove and Andi can say at this point is HOLY CRAP WTF because the Hootenanny is in full swing at Women and Words, and that is all that goes on for a couple of weeks. Twelve days, to be exact. Because when Jove and Andi thought the concept up, they thought it was a good idea at the time, to do 12 days. Now they think they’re each coo-coo for thinking that at one point, but here it is and here they go.

So basically, friends, no other blogs go up during this time and it is insane. Women and Words is easily giving away 40-50 books a day along with some other stuff. Every day’s list is different, so you’ll get tons of exposure to all kinds of authors and books and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each day’s blog.

 

COME ON BY.

 

And Andi fangirled over Star Wars: Rogue One, which she went to see with Tucker the Merry Elf. And then she expressed reservations about the upcoming season (4) of The 100.

So that’s it. This week was more an omg therapy session for Jove and Andi, caught in Hootenanny madness.

Also, there will be no Women and Words podcast on the weekend of 24 December, as the last day of the Hootenanny is the 23rd and the day before Christmas Eve and the beginning of Hanukkah, so we know people are busy. We’ll be back 30 December!

Stay toooooned and hope everyone has a safe holiday season. And please come visit us at the Hootenanny. Send pizza and eggnog.

Hugs n’ kisses from the crazy,

Jove n’ Andi

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Women And Words: The Bloggers Have Bailed????

December 11, 2016

Women and Words podcast overview

The Bloggers Have Bailed???? 3-10 Dec. 2016

 

Andi and Jove realize that their bloggers seem to have bailed a week early for holiday vay-kay already as the Hootenanny gears up; Andi gets confused; Jove and Andi rave over the late Sarah Dreher’s Stoner McTavish, and both Jove and Andi are already losing their minds over the giant-ass Hootenanny as it looms on the horizon, like some fast-moving cloud filled with peppermint dust, tinsel, elves, and raindeer…

 

3 December: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta did a reader’s perspective on holiday lesfic-themed books.

Women and Words link HERE

 

8 December: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde talked about the choices she’s made to live the life she wants while Andi and Jove decided they liked those ideas.

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

9 December: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did not do an official Fangirl Friday, as she’s prepping for the Hootenanny, but she did suggest everybody go see Star Wars: Rogue One. It opens in the States on the 16th.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

10 December: Women and Wordster and reader-in-residence Erin Saluta interviewed fellow reader Dy Frame for her take on lesfic over the years.

Women and Words link HERE

Check our submissions page to get in on some cool projects.

 

AND DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US BEGINNING MONDAY 12 DECEMBER FOR THE 12-DAY GIANT-ASS MEGA BOOK GIVEAWAY (plus other stuff) AT WOMEN AND WORDS! WOOOOOOOOO!

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Women And Words: Being Out And The Outback

December 4, 2016

Women and Words Podcast Overview

27 Nov.-2 Dec. 2016

Andi and Jove clearly have a thing for the Australian Outback while Andi admits that she’s been out of the closet longer than Maggie Sawyer’s DC Comics character (DON’T JUDGE THOSE OF US AMONG THE OLDS!). Plus, the Hootenanny is coming! WE WILL NOT LET YOU FORGET. MUAH HA HA!!!!!

27 November: Author Cheyenne Blue stopped by to talk about the dogs in her works and give us an excerpt from Fenced-In Felix. She did a giveaway (so you need to check WaW often to get in on those!).

Women and Words link HERE

Cheyenne Blue’s website

 

28 November: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt posted the cover of and info about her forthcoming book with Sapphire Publishing, Meet Me in the Middle (coming March, 2017).

Women and Words link HERE

Yvonne Heidt’s website

 

1 December: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle notes that the holidays are upon us, and they can wear us out, but she’s gonna be trying to be mellow.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

2 December: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talks about the burgeoning relationship between Supergirl’s sister Alex Danvers and detective Maggie Sawyer in the TV show Supergirl. And Jove mentioned that she just read some fanfic by her fave fanfic writer that’s about Supergirl. That fanfic author is Bruisespristine, if y’all want to check out the works).

Women and Words link here

Andi Marquette’s website

 

And remember—calls for submissions! Happy Hours: Our Lives in Gay Bars (deadline Jan. 1) and Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival (here in the States with the current things going on, this one really hits home; get your stuff in by Jan. 10).

 

ALSO! THE HOOTENANNY AT WOMEN AND WORDS! 12-23 December! EVERY DAY WE ARE GIVING BOOKS AND OTHER STUFF AWAY AND IT IS THE CRAZY AND NUTTY AND SO OUT OF CONTROL even though Jove got a little cranky for a minute. Fortunately, Andi got her back into the happy groove and we strongly encourage you to come on down to Women and Words during the crazy and festivate with us! BECAUSE CHANCES TO WIN BOOKS AND OTHER STUFF! See you there!

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Women And Words: Should We Buy A Private Island?

November 27, 2016

Women and Words Podcast Overview

19-25 November 2016

Jove and Andi freak out about the crazy that comes with the holidays in the States, discuss more about steampunk, wonder if they should buy a private island, and decide that neither of them can articulate properly because HOLIDAYS. And yes, Andi was drinking whiskey during this podcast but no bottles were harmed.

19 November: Women and Wordster reader-in-residence Erin Saluta blogged about getting away from it all so she discussed some books whose plotlines included islands.

Women and Words link HERE

Are you a reader interested in getting interviewed by Erin about lesfic? Contact her on Facebook.

 

20 November: Q&A with rom com writer Ana B. Good, whose debut novel, The Big Sugarbush, features a plethora of quirky characters. There was also a giveaway, which is why you should totes check WaW all the time to see what’s up because we do giveaways ALL.THE.TIME.

Women and Words link HERE

The Big Sugarbush website

 

21 November: Women and Wordster and author Stevie Carroll in the UK joins us for another awesome history tidbit. This week deals with the British love of steam – i.e. steam trains. Plus she brings in steampunk, as she attended a conference along those lines recently.

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

22 November: Brand spankin’ new Women and Wordster and author Ashley Bartlett does her first blog with us, about her writing of anti-heroes and on being and outsider.

Women and Words link HERE

Ashley Bartlett’s website

 

23 November: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Anthology curators Lee Lynch and Renée Bess are looking for prose/poetry (nonfiction/fiction) up to 5K words dealing with queer lives in queer bars. Deadline is 1/1/2017.

Women and Words link HERE (includes guidelines)

Lee Lynch’s website

Renée Bess’ website

 

24 November: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess blogs about her recent experience at a wedding in which she and her wife experienced no backlash for dancing together, and how it affected her and may affect her writing.

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

25 November: THREE BLOGS TODAY!

One: We’ve posted new releases and forthcoming releases! GO SEE.

Two: Fangirl Friday! Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette on why she fangirls, and how diversity seems to express in fandoms before elsewhere.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

 

Three: Call for Submissions! Anthology, The Intimacy of Survival, on being older and LGBTQ and the ways you survived.

Women and Words link HERE (submission details)

Plus: Hootenanny reminder! We’re not only giving away books (12-23 Dec.; easily 20-40 a day). We’ve got 4 Kindles up for grabs and a bunch of tees. So we hope you come on down. We are closing the submission form this weekend, but here’s the link.

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Women And Words: The State Of The World, Steampunk and Goats and Alpacas

November 20, 2016

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 12-18 November 2016

Wherein Jove and Andi wax philosophical about the state of the world, goats and alpacas, and steampunk.

 

12 November: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a Reader’s Perspective with Ann Etter. Readers talking about lesfic! Come on down!

Women and Words link HERE

 

14 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brings up the safety pin campaign and hopes that everyone just remembers to share the luv.

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

16 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle would like all of us to share the luv and help raise money for a Women and Words donation to the organization Heifer International.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

17 November: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle does some processing over the U.S. election and reminds us to persevere.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

18 November: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday interview with New York Times bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger, who just released a F/F novella and we’re giving a copy away on Wednesday of next week. Hit the link to check it out.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Jove and Andi talk about struggling in the wake of the election with writing. Andi also wanted to remind everyone out there that Women and Words does post calls for submissions on its website. CLICK HERE.

 

And also check out this call for submissions, “Women’s Words, Women’s Lives.” FAST TURNAROUND, friends. 2000 words. CLICK IT AND CHECK IT.

Also! We’ll be closing the Hootenanny sign up form next Friday. That’s our big holiday giveaway that starts Dec. 12! Authors and publishers, if you want to donate books, now’s your chance.

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Les Talk About It: Lesbians Using Strap Ons Want To Be Men

November 16, 2016

Les Talk About It 

Lesbians Using Strap Ons Want To Be Men 

 

In today's episode Sheena and Tamara discuss a number of myths around lesbians and stap ons such as:

  • Lesbians want to be men and therefore wear strap ons
  • Lesbians should just have sex with men if they want a penis
  • Lesbians aren't real lesbians if they use a strap on

Sheena is the founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She and Tamara have been happily married since 2008 and live in South Africa (where gay marriage is legal and not just called a civil union). Also the birds in the background are Hadedas - native to South Africa, ugly as anything and obnoxiously loud. But they came to say hi anyway.

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