TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

July 3, 2020

Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jax Meyer

This week, Tara is joined by author Jax Meyer to talk about how she found her way into military lesfic. In addition to talking about her own work and the books she loves, Jax discusses the importance of exploring this part of our collective history.

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Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

June 19, 2020

Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Heather Rose Jones

This week, Tara is joined by author and podcaster Heather Rose Jones to talk about audiobooks and how the form in which we experience a story can dramatically change our appreciation of it. Additionally, we discover what secret habit Heather indulges in when she’s high on nitrous, waiting in a dentist’s chair with her phone at the ready. Enjoy! 

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Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

June 5, 2020

Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Andi Marquette

This week, Tara sits down with the omni-present and ever impressive Andi Marquette to talk about one of her favourite things: small towns in fiction. There’s lots of recommendations in this episode and some interesting questions are posed. Such as, is it an episode if Tara doesn’t bring up Ann McMan? Spoiler: no, it is not. Also be warned: Andi gets kinda deep.

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The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

May 22, 2020

The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Radclyffe

 “Everything with me is a long story because I always back up to the beginning.”
* laughs* “No one will mind.”

This week, Tara sits down with Radclyffe (Love on the Night Shift) to talk about her personal history as a reader, a writer, and publisher of lesbian literature. Also, Tara asks a question she’s afraid she won’t like the answer to.

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Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

May 4, 2020

Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rae D. Magdon

Tara is joined by Rae D. Magdon this week to talk fan fiction, bisexuality and what drives her to write speculative fiction. Rae is a prolific writer, with 11 novels and 10 novelettes featuring women loving other women, the latest of which is Fur and Fangs. Make sure you stay till the end where they are joined by a surprise celebrity guest!  

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Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

April 24, 2020

Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Paula Martinac

This week, Tara sits down to talk historical fiction with author Paula Martinac (Clio Rising). As both an author and a reader, Paula is deeply interested in history and historical fiction, especially how it intersects with lesbian literature. Lesbian history is a hidden history, and through fiction we get the chance to see ourselves revealed in a world written by others.

Some of Paula’s recommendations are YA. Others aren’t. They’re all historicals and they all have romantic aspects, but they’re not dedicated romances. After listening to Paula describe these books, you’ll end up with more on your list than you’d bargained for. Enjoy!

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Book Appreciation with Tara Scott - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 45c

Book Appreciation with Tara Scott - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 45c

April 18, 2020

Book Appreciation with Tara Scott

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 45c with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

OPTIONAL GUEST LINKS HERE

Links to Tara Scott Online

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Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

April 10, 2020

Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Paige Braddock 

This week, Tara goes all over the map with Paige Braddock. Paige is possibly best known as the creator of  Jane’s World, the first gay-themed comic work to receive online distribution by a national syndicate. Or you might know her by another name: Missouri Vaun. After working at comics for many years, Paige turned to novels to get all the other stories inside of her out, the latest being Chasing Sunset.

Tara and Paige cover a lot of ground, including how self-publishing and fan fiction have led the way to the lesfic we all know and love of today. If you stay till the end, you’ll even find out how a woman can write lesbian fiction from the grave.

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What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

March 27, 2020

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

Les Do Books with Tara and guest A.L. Brooks

This week, Tara’s joined by A.L. Brooks (Never Too Late for Heroes), a self-confessed “bit of a geek” who has created a Grand Classification for Romance Series (GCRS). Is your favourite series a pure, shared universe (which sub-divides further into closely and loosely shared universes) or an evolving universe series? Get comfortable — unless you’re stuck in your lesbian cave, in which case come on and join us — and find out! 

Angela’s Recommendations (as sanctioned by the GCRS):

Tara’s Recommendations (unsanctioned by the GCRS)

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5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

March 13, 2020

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Charley Clarke

This week, Tara’s joined by Charley Clarke (debut novel Always a Love Song) who has brought her favorite character driven romances to talk about.

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Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

February 28, 2020

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Cass Sellars

You can’t tell a reader just by looking at them. They could be anyone, anywhere. Authors are the same. And they come from all walks of life, too. Some have been lawyers and doctors before they wrote lesfic, and this week she’s talking to Cass Sellars, who, before writing her own books, investigated criminal, corporate and financial fraud. What inspired the change? Listen and find out.

Among other things, Tara and Cass talk about the books where we find ourselves between the pages, the pairings that surprise authors that readers latch onto, and their hopes for the future.

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Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

February 14, 2020

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lola Keeley

This week, Lola Keeley (Music in the Mirror, Slammed) joins Tara to share her journey with f/f fiction. Listen to hear how frustration at not seeing herself in the media she loved drove Lola to write fanfic, how Lee Winter was the fairy godmother who helped her transition to original fiction, and her musings on the bigger and brighter future awaiting lesfic. It’s a great conversation. Come along for the ride.

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Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

January 31, 2020

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Aptaker

This week is a little different. The game is afoot, and Tara’s guide through the dark alleys and crime scenes is author Ann Aptaker (Flesh and Gold). Writing about lesbians is a radical, political act, but it’s an act we primarily associate with romance. Ann makes the compelling pitch that different genres present different opportunities to see ourselves in and explore issues specific to us. Writing about crime, just like writing about love, through a lesbian lens is a way of staking claim in a world that often sees lesbians as illegitimate. And at the very least, Ann promises a world of adventure to any who answers the alluring siren’s song of crime fiction.

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Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

January 17, 2020

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Les Do Books with Tara and guest S.W. Anderson

This week, Tara sits down with author S.W. Andersen to ask some of the eternal questions, the questions that keep us up at night, the questions whose answers define not just a person, but perhaps a generation. Questions like….”How big is your to-read list? Really?” And, “But seriously, who is the real ice queen in this book?” The answers, dear listeners, will shock you. 

S.W.’s Recommendations:

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

No, they’re not starting the year off with a hot wings challenge, but they sure are bringing the heat. In this week’s episode, Tara welcomes author Renee Dahlia (Liability) on to talk lesbian fiction. The hotter, the better. But don’t worry, Renee’s tastes are anything but one note. After all, what’s spice without some sweet? 

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

In this episode, Tara talks to author Rachel Ford (Crimson Yuletide), whose love of lesbian fiction is all over the place in the best possible way, spanning many genres, tropes and styles. She comes to us from her latest trek with some exciting recommendations to get you excited about your reading journey.  

Rachel’s Recommendations:

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Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Kate Gavin, who stepped into the lesfic ring this year with her debut novel Full of Promise. She shares how she found lesfic, how she started writing it, and see what she thinks about current representations of bisexuality in media. Welcome, Kate!

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From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

Author Ann McMan (Galileo, Beowulf for Cretins) doesn’t like blowing up the relationships of her characters, she prefers to blow up their lives, the political and social realities that surround them. It’s in that wreckage where she finds the meaning she’s looking for. While this week’s episode starts off talking about fluffy romances, it quickly goes to other places. 

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

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4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

November 8, 2019

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

In this episode, Tara’s joined by author Fiona Riley and they talk all about second chance romances. They share why they love them, some books they recommend, and Fiona discusses her own second chance romance, Not Since You.

Check out Fiona’s recommendations:

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Get other second chance romances

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Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

October 25, 2019

Why Lynn Ames Thinks The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Are Essential Reading 

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lynn Ames

In this episode, author Lynn Ames joins Tara to talk about the groundbreaking Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Ann Bannon. They explore what actually made it groundbreaking, why they endure, and why everyone should read them.

Buy the Beebo Brinker Omnibus, to get all 5 books at once. 

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