That time Andi had to do a reading after Dorothy Allison…

July 15, 2018

That time Andi had to do a reading after Dorothy Allison…

Women and Words Overview 7-13 July 2018

OH, NOEZ, you guys! Jove’s computer up n’ quit this digital coil, leaving Andi to fly solo this week. But it’s okay, because she had a couple of beers and waxed downright poetic (fine—that’s the beer talking) about Twitter threads, defining yourself, Fiona Zedde’s Madrid adventures, and questions that come up from fanfic readers. In the meantime, Jove’s getting things up and running and she’ll be back. Never fear!

7 July: Women and Wordster Ann Etter and her book buddy Anne Pace co-blogged about a few books that have stuck with them. Add yours to the comments!

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8 July: Author Ona Marae stopped by to talk about her debut novel, Gum for Gracie, about survival and the fantasies we hold.

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Find Ona Marae on Facebook

 

9 July: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler did a roundup of the GCLS conference in Las Vegas and posted some great photos.

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

10 July: Women and Wordster and life coach Angela Grace wants to know who and what takes your breath away – something spectacular, like a particular musician or book. Post in the comments!

Women and Words link HERE

 

11 July: Women and Wordster and writer Val Agab works to define herself and asks what does “queer” mean.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Val on Tumblr

 

12 July: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is gallivanting yet again! This time, she does Pride in Madrid, Spain.

Women and Words link HERE

Fiona Zedde’s website

 

13 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette posted about more things she’s learned through writing fanfic, and also provided an excerpt from her latest Clexa AU.

Women and Words link HERE

Find Andi at her website, on Twitter, and Tumblr

 

And if you have an event or a call for submissions you’d like us to chat about on Women and Words, drop us a line! Want to guest blog? Drop us a line!

 

Also, check out the award-winners at GCLS this year. Dirt Road Books is super stoked that Gill McKnight is one of them.

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Women and Words: Why isn’t paleo-vet a thing?

July 8, 2018

Women and Words Overview 30 June-6 July 2018

Jove tells her Jove/Tara origin story while Andi’s convinced her body is not a temple, but rather a clean, organized garage. Also, congrats to Carsen Taite on her 20th novel and thanks to KD Williamson for the term “thin adjacent.”

 

30 June: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson stopped by to discuss body types in lesfic. Trust us on this. You’ll dig it.

 

3 July: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury would like us to call what’s going on in this country what it is: hatred.

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

 

4 July: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite is celebrating the release of her TWENTIETH NOVEL, Love’s Verdict. She’s also giving away TWO ebook copies and ONE signed paperback. Go leave a comment to get in on it!

 

5 July: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle notes that this year’s Independence Day in the U.S. was not necessarily a celebration given the current state of affairs.

 

6 July: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over the latest Jurassic World movie because DINOSAURS. HELLO.

 

Also, shout-out to everybody in Vegas right now attending the GCLS conference, and good luck to all the finalists the evening of the 7th who are up for awards!

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Women and Words: Practice radical kindness, eat tacos, and remember to dance

July 1, 2018

Women and Words Overview 23-29 June 2018 

Andi and Jove totally empathize with people who end up with bad haircuts and Andi totally approves of KD Williamson’s beer choices, and she and Jove agree that getting old is not for the faint of heart. And in the midst of crap, try to be kind and reach out.

 

23 June: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson joined us with her inaugural blog as a regular! Here she talks about fanfic and beer.

 

24 June: Author Emily L. Byrne stopped by to talk about her latest book, Medusa’s Touch, and how it finally came to be published.

 

25 June: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt notes that time is different in her world...but she has finished with edits for her latest, Paradigm!

 

26 June: Author, Women and Wordster, and herstory legend Lee Lynch notes that summer is here, but for those among us who are aging, there are whole other things to deal with.

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

 

27 June: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle is now addicted to podcasting and provided some links to what’s going on in that regard.

 

28 June: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess reminds us that American history is full of Americans doing terrible things to each other and to non-Americans. Hopefully, enough of us have learned not to.

 

29 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette tries to find the light in the dark.

 

And the GCLS conference is next week, 4-8 July, in Las Vegas! Safe travels if you’re going!

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Women and Words: In certain circumstances, #TeamHeist is legit, and the Internet is still the best and worst thing ever

June 24, 2018

Women and Words Overview 16-22 June 2018

 

Andi laments the loss of 9000 barrels of whiskey (bourbon) in Kentucky (she could totally hoard that for the apocalypse), Jove has discovered Spanish telenovela lesbians, and they both decide that “A Splendid Day Out” should expand past its steampunk roots and become something we all do at least once a month. They also accidentally talked about writing again (wtf).

 

16 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta riffs on some of her recent fave books. Go leave her a comment with yours.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

17 June: Author Alison R. Solomon stopped by to chat about her latest book, Timing is Everything and she’s giving a copy away! Stop by to find out how.

 

18 June: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to a cool-ass steampunk event in Morecambe, UK (A Splendid Day Out) and posted photos and descriptions.

 

19 June: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett regales us with her recent foray with her wife to a mall.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find out more about Ashley here

 

20 June: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson joined us from her epic road trip with a tale from October, 1989 that involves a terrible earthquake and a bakery. That story is a basis for her latest, Perfect Little Worlds.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Clifford Mae Henderson’s website
  • Check out Cliffi’s travel blog HERE

 

21 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle on how writing and publishing is giving her life.

 

22 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette lists 10 things that are helping her recharge in this hellscape of a world.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

ALSO! The Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions lists June-July are up!

 

And don’t forget, GCLS is in Vegas 4-8 July! AND author and fangirl KD Williamson is joining the Women and Words fray as a blogger. Her first post went up 23 June.

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Women and Words: Fudge Doodles. Also, writing can be kind of hard

June 17, 2018

Women and Words Overview 9-15 June 2018

 

Oh, my God, you guys, Andi and Jove ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT WRITING this week. WTF they don’t even know what happened there. They also ramble on about Pride, Fiona Zedde’s travels and Val Agab’s awesome gaming suggestions. Andi is kind of fascinated with the gaming world but Jove points out it can get expensive. Dang it.

 

9 June: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta talks about audio books and books in first-person POV and why she likes them.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

10 June: And speaking of audio books, author Genta Sebastian is pleased to announce that her award-winning YA book Riding the Rainbow is now available as an audio book. And she’s doing a giveaway…

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Genta Sebastian’s website

 

11 June: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler is on the Pride circuit this month doing her T-shirt-selling thang (and other awesome sundries like hoodies).

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

 

13 June: Women and Wordster and writer/fangirl/gamer Val Agab stopped by with some trailers of some really cool-ass games that are launching.

 

14 June: Author, Women and Wordster, and all-around gallivanter-in-chief Fiona Zedde is in Romania, and posted some great photos. And yes, she visited Dracula’s castle…

 

15 June: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on a tear about the midseason finale of season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead.

 

AND! Reminder, y’all, that GCLS (the Golden Crown Literary Society) is having its annual lesfic convention in Las Vegas 4-8 June. Also, if you’d like info about the Portland (OR) women writers group that Jove is part of, drop us a line at Women and Words and she’ll hook you up with the info. ALSO! Dirt Road Books wants YOU to write a book for the #mybook project. Go to THIS PAGE, pick a cover, and write us a book. Best book wins a contract. WOO!

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Women and Words: Gallivanting is hard and if you write steampunk, there will probably be corsets

June 10, 2018

Women and Words Overview 2-8 June 2018

ERMAHGERD Andi’s back after gallivanting around for a while, and demonstrates her continued inability to keep things on track. She also wonders how the hell Fiona Zedde manages to just pick up and gallivant all around the world at a moment’s notice when she herself can barely get it together on the day-by-day. Also, sex, underwear, and corsets. Because why not?

 

2 June: Women and Wordster Ann Etter joined us with a few books she goes back to again and again because she lurvs them. Tell her in the comments what those books might be for you!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

4 June: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae joined us to discuss a local issue that has attracted anti-trans sentiment, and that demonstrates how cruel people can be.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

6 June: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury celebrated a birthday last week, and gives us a few words about how happy she was about it, and about the beauty life can offer.

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

 

Also 6 June: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite found a couple of vlog interviews she did with author Dena Blake and Lisa Moreau. Go check ’em out!

 

7 June: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle muses about sex on TV, in lesfic, and also tips us to the fact that she’s got a short story coming out in Best Lesbian Erotica, vol. 3. (ed. by Sacchi Green)

 

8 June: Author Lise MacTague stopped by to dish on her fear of women’s underwear and corsets and how she overcame the latter to write a paranormal steampunk novel, Demon in the Machine (out 14 June!).

 

Also! The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is holding its conference 4-8 July in Las Vegas. Find more info HERE.

 

And congrats to all the Lambda winners! Find the full list of the 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards HERE.

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Women and Words: Andi is still missing and she might have taken all the words with her

June 3, 2018

Women and Words May 26 - June 1,2018

Andi is off vacationing and living life. Jove is here, hanging with fellow author and blogger Ashley Bartlett. Sadly, the whole blog seems to be on vacation with Andi, but that doesn't stop Jove and Ashley from talking about all the important things. 

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Women and Words: Wherein Jove tries to be Andi and Ashley Bartlett tries to be engaging and smart

May 27, 2018

Women and Words Overview 19 - 25 May 2018

 

This week in the world of Women and Words, Andi Marquette is off traveling the world, so Jove Belle has been left to self-regulate. Not to worry, though, Ashley Bartlett stepped in to co-host the fun.

 

May 19: Erin Saluta shares a few of her favorite books that feature strong sensory writing, two focusing on taste and one on sight. 

 

 

May 20: Dianna Hunter stopped by to tell us about her memoir, Wild Horse: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life.

 

May 21: Stevie Carroll tells us all about the Royal Carriages at the National Railway Museum in York.

 

May 22: Lee Lynch takes us down The Amazon Trail. Her article this month is all about community and unexpected connections.

 

May 23: Hold on to your hats, folks. Jove Belle actually blogged! She brings three gift ideas for the reader in your life.

 

May 24: Renee Bess continues the conversation about how well placed details about setting can trasport a reader.

 

May 25: Andi Marquette is on vacation!

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Women and Words: It might be useful for people to be assigned a therapist at birth…

May 13, 2018

Women and Words Overview 5-11 May 2018

 

Andi got Jove to talk a bit about Vancouver, WA for a Twitter friend who is thinking about moving there (because that is how we roll at Women and Words people! LUV!). They are also both extremely excited about LM’s run for office and appreciative of Diane Marina’s blog about audio books. Also, they kinda hate Fiona Zedde for her awesome travel life, but they do it with lots of luv.

 

5 May: Women and Wordster Ann Etter did a Reader’s Perspective on books that deal with the senses. Like taste and smell.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

6 May: Author Diane Marina did a blog on some tips for creating an audio book.

 

7 May: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae is running for office!

 

8 May: Life coach Angela Grace reminds us of the importance of persistence.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela here

 

9 May: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab has tons to do with the end of the semester fasts approaching, but here she gives us a great reading list to help procrastinate.

 

10 May: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde is on the road again and she’ll be in Madrid (yes, THAT Madrid) until August.

 

11 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette revealed 4 shows she’s currently watching (or just watched) on the teevee and wanted to know what YOU’re watching so she can fangirl even more.

 

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Women and Words: Tech is hard. Sleep is scarce. But here we are.

May 6, 2018

Women and Words Overview 29 April-4 May 2018

 

Andi sucks at tech. Thank God Jove was able to help with the podcast even though they’re both wondering when they last had sleep. And Jove is doing lots of home projects right now. Which she does not suck at. YAY! Also, Penny Mickelbury’s blog this week is a must-read. It’s important. Very.

 

29 April: Author Alex K. Thorne stopped by for a Q&A and did a giveaway of her superhero story, Chasing Stars.

 

30 April: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt posted an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Paradigm.

 

1 May: Author and Women and Wordster Penny Mickelbury had some powerful words to say about the opening of the National Museum for Peace and Justice that opened in Montgomery, Alabama.

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

 

3 May: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle blogged about her brand new novel, The Potion.

 

4 May: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a bit of a follow-up to last week’s existential crisis and also went into a bit about rebooting her sci fi series.

 

ALSO: Call for Submissions! ImageOut!

 

R.G. Emanuelle is doing a book launch party for The Potion May 5 from 12-2 EST on Facebook in the Lesfic Reading Group, hosted by K’Anne Meinel. You can still check out the questions and ask after the fact on the page; just remember to tag R.G. so she sees it.

 

Author Randi Triant will be at Single Women's Weekend in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 19th at the Harbor Lounge with three other authors! They are: Kim Baker (lesbian dating expert and author of Girl's Guide to Healthy Dating), Lucy J. Madison (author of lesbian romance novels In the Direction of the Sun and Personal Foul), Julez Weinberg (author of The Essential Mixologist), (and Randi Triant, author of the debut novel The Treehouse). They’ll be reading a bit, and the audience will learn about essential oils to create one-of-a-kind cocktails. The event is free with a cash bar and they’ll also raffle off free copies of their books.

 

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Women and Words: Existential Crises are a thing

April 29, 2018

Women and Words Overview 22-27 April 2018

 Andi and Jove have reasons that birds might be a**holes. Also, life is messy, and author Cindy Rizzo brings up some really good points with regard to that and romance plots. Plus, Andi is having an existential crisis but encourages all of you to go see author Renée Bess’ definition for “troll farm” regardless.

 

22 April: Author Cindy Rizzo stopped by to talk about romance plots and the formulas that drive them and how people might react to atypical plots and characters and what that means.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Cindy Rizzo here

 

23 April: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt stopped by with some more updates about what she’s doing along with more Vonnie-isms.

 

24 April: Author, Women and Wordster and herstorical treasure Lee Lynch wrote on commercialism, the census, and home improvement (don’t worry, you’ll see the connections).

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Info about Lee Lynch here

 

26 April: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess made us laugh with a bit of wordplay.

 

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

27 April: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a FanFRICTION Friday because she’s having an existential crisis about writing and publishing.

 

27 April: The Women and Words book lists are up!

 

Jove has a couple of book recommendations, YA. First is The Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer (pirates!) and the second is The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series (YA) by Caroline Carlson.

 

Also, Women and Words’ and Dirt Road Books’ own R.G. Emanuelle just released her latest book, The Potion. Victorian Boston, mad scientists-ish, romance, Gothic.

 

Events you might want to look into: Queers and Comics Conference, May 7-8, New York City. Details are sparse on this, so if we find more, we’ll pass them along (though we assume it’s at CUNY). Also, Gaylaxicon (Outlanta) in Atlanta is slated for May 11-13th at the Atlanta Airport Renaissance Hotel. AND WisCon is on the way, the feminist/social justice sci fi gathering in Madison, WI May 25-28.

 

For more info on fan/comic-cons near you, check conventionscene.com.

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Women and Words: ClexaCon was amazing and we all still have work to do.

April 14, 2018

Women and Words Overview 7-13 April 2018

Andi was outta control last week at ClexaCon and she’s totally sorry that she just couldn’t get it together to do a podcast last week. SO HERE’S THIS ONE! You guys, Jove finished her latest novel! WOOO! It’s on its way to a beta read. And Women and Wordster Val got accepted to 2 universities, including Columbia! WOOO! And Jove and Andi got up on soapboxes about things that will totally make some people uncomfortable, but it’s stuff that we all need to talk about.

 

7 April: Women and  Wordster Ann Etter joined us with a list of funny books as she slogs through tax season.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

8 April: Author Randi Triant stopped by to chat a bit about her debut novel, The Treehouse, but also  to chat about another author whose work she admires.

 

9 April: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brings a tale of something icky that happened at a coffee house, but it’s inspired her to keep telling stories.

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

 

10 April: Life coach and Women and Wordster Angela Grace reminds us to get active and walking is a great way to do it. Especially at Disney World.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela here

 

11 April: Writer and Women and Wordster Val Agab reminds us that genre fiction is LEGIT.

 

12 April: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde notes that not many white LGBTQ women will read books with black lesbian characters. Also, in the years RWA has been going, a black writer has never won a RITA. We need to fix that, people.

 

13 April:  Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled over ClexaCon, but also noticed something that dovetails with what Fiona said the day before.

 

Also, in keeping with Andi and Jove’s exhortations to read outside your bubbles, Jove highly recommends the Lambda-winning novel Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis Benn and Andi suggests you check out this database of LGBTQ people of color romance writers. Let’s share the luv, y’all, and build more community!

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Women and Words: Tables might just save the world

April 1, 2018

Women and Words Overview 24-30 March 2018

Andi and Jove think libraries are the best things ever, and you should totally use them more and stop by to visit. Show them luv. And they could save communities. Andi and Jove haven’t worked out all the details yet as to how that happens, but stay tuned. Also, Lee Lynch totally has them convinced that tables are part of the infrastructure of awesome. Oh, and Karin Kallmaker has a great website.

 

24 Mar.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with some awesome books that she managed to thread together through a various degrees of separation premise. Fun!

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

25  Mar.: Author K’Anne Meinel stopped by to let everyone know about promo opps she provides for authors through her Writer’s Block Q&A sessions and her book release parties.

 

26 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is celebrating the audiobook release of her romcom, Meet Me in the Middle. She’s also giving away a print copy, and you still have time to get in on it. Hit the link below to go to the blog post.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Yvonne Heidt’s website
  • Find Meet Me in the Middle audiobook here

 

27 Mar.: Author, Women and Wordster and national treasure Lee Lynch provides a fabulous inspiring blog on women and the tables they call their own. Trust us on this.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more of books by Lee Lynch HERE

 

30 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette fangirled about the movie Tomb Raider (2018).

 

Andi will be at ClexaCon in Las Vegas (5-9 April) with fellow Dirt Road Book founders and colleagues R.G. Emanuelle, Blythe Rippon, and Michelle Teichman. Hope you come by!

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Women and Words: Basically, there’s a movie to help process just about anything

March 25, 2018

Women and Words Overview 18-23 March 2018

Andi and Jove think actor Tommy Lee Jones kinda rocks. Plus Andi wholeheartedly agrees that every once in a while, you need to just blow a day off with Netflix. Speaking of blowing (OMG STOP, YOU GUYS), the play Hamilton was so amazing that Andi’s wig totally flew off.

 

18 Mar.: Author Heather Blackmore joined us for a discussion about forgiveness and how it ties into her latest release, It’s Not a Date.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Heather Blackmore’s website

 

19 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll provides a look at more of her London jaunts.

 

20 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett and author Aurora Rey provide the final installment of their conversation, “Cultural Roots and Communal Behavior.”

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more about Ashley here
  • Aurora Rey’s website

 

21 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson gives us a new perspective via her backyard lounger. Trust us on this. It’s amazing.

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

 

22 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess explores forms of resistance in unexpected ways and places.

 

23 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette is on the road, but she tells you a few things she’s up to and she hopes all y’all get to do cool stuff this weekend.

 

Authors and publishers Andi, R.G. Emanuelle, Blythe Rippon and Michelle Teichman will be at ClexaCon 5-9 April with Dirt Road Books. Come see us!

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Women and Words: Important life lesson: actions have consequences and the kids are still all right

March 18, 2018

Women and Words Overview 10-16 March 2018

 Andi and Jove discuss safe words but it’s not what you think though there is nothing wrong with THOSE safe words (you know the ones), either, and they love the fact that V.M. Agab joined them for an awesome blog on age and how perceptions of it keep us apart. Also, Jessie Chandler somehow manipulates the weather to bring snow wherever she goes (WTF Jessie).

 

10 Mar.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta joined us with a reader’s perspective on books that characters and issues that get you out of your comfort zone.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

11 Mar.: Guest writer V.M. Agab joined us with a great blog on how people perceive age and use it as a barrier between each other, spinning off fandoms as an example.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find V.M. on Tumblr HERE

 

12 Mar.: Women and Wordster and author Jessie Chandler posted a photo essay of her trip to Portland from Minnesota to help fellow author Lori Lake move and basically, Jessie brought winter to Portland.

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

 

13 Mar.: Women and Wordster and life coach/all around awesome woman Angela Grace stopped by to get us thinking about what our vision is for each of our lives in the coming year.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find Angela HERE

 

14 Mar.: Women and Wordster and author Ashley Bartlett continues her fab conversation with author Aurora Rey on Cultural Roots and Communal Behavior in which they discuss their own journeys to their identities.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Find more about Ashley HERE
  • Aurora Rey’s website

 

15 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle stopped by to talk about her geekery over language and the origins of words.

 

16 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette talked about a piece at Autostraddle that discussed the state of queer lady characters on the teevee in 2017. Upshot? Things didn’t suck as bad as 2016, which is good, but things can still be better.

 

ALSO 16 March! Hot off the press and forthcoming attractions lists are updated!

Go see.

 

Andi will be at ClexaCon in early April with R.G. Emanuelle and possibly another Dirt Road Books rep and you can find them at the Dirt Road Books table! Hope to see you there. Other lesfic publishers who will be there are Sapphire and Ylva. Give them some luv, too!

 

Also, per Angela Grace’s blog, you totally need to check out SeeJaneDrill.com. Leah provides all kinds of guidance on DIY home and car stuff. AWESOME.

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Women and Words: When doing a podcast, make sure the thing is actually recording first

March 4, 2018

Women and Words Overview - 24 Feb.-2 March 2018

Andi and Jove were so psyched for a minute that the show was going well and then realized they weren’t recording. So they had to make a do-over. Which is about how things go with them. LOL And Yvonne Heidt discovers the useful “AF” acronym and warns us about nuking oatmeal too long. And if you’re a writer, Dirt Road Books might have just the challenge for you.

 

24 Feb.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta is still experiencing an Olympic hangover and this week’s book list includes titles that have some connection to a city or place that served as a setting for a previous Olympics.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

25 Feb.: Author Kate Cudahy stopped by to talk to us about her start as a writer and her Duellist trilogy (women with swords, you guys). One title, Hal, is free on March 7.

 

26 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt took us on a trip into Vonnie Land, where so many ideas for blogs and stories exist that she just can’t even.

 

1 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle is also experiencing an Olympic hangover but points out something else cool to be learned from Ester Ledecka’s giant slalom win at the 2018 Winter Games.

 

2 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette blogged about the latest challenge issued by Dirt Road Books, the publishing house she opened with 5 of her fave people. Pick a cover and write a book and submit it to DRB. You could possibly win a publishing contract with us! Join the #mybook challenge!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Dirt Road Books’ #mybook challenge link HERE
  • Find DRB on Twitter (@DirtRoadBooks) and Facebook, too.

 

Reminders! ClexaCon2018 is 5-9 April in Las Vegas, Nevada. DRB will be there. WOOO. And Andi will be running around fangirling with her other colleague, Lise MacTague doing Lez Geek Out! things. Also, Jove is doing a reading at the launch party for Heather Jane’s debut novel and she’ll tell us about it next week.

Also, if you can, the 3rd is the 2nd anniversary of the death of character Lexa (the day the episode aired in which she was killed by the bury your gays trope), and there’s all kinds of stuff going on around social media, including a March 3rd homage on Twitter (look for #LexaLivesOn) that includes raising money for the Trevor Project (a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth). So if you’re so inclined, perhaps do a donation to the Trevor Project. It’s also Clexa Week in the fandoms, which involves a lot of fanart and fanfic.

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Women and Words: The kids are all right. Andi and Jove on the other hand…

February 25, 2018

Women and Words Overview: 17-23 February 2018

  

Andi attempts to explain cyberpunk to Jove and then they decide that they need to cruise around the UK with Stevie Carroll (Horseferry Road is the best name for a steampunk novel!) and then they get all nostalgic about growing up in the rural West. Also, they’d like to fill out friend applications and send them to Ashley Bartlett and Aurora Rey.

 

17 Feb.: Woman and Wordster Erin Saluta brings reader Danielle Zion on to talk about her reading life and the role lesfic has played in her life.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • And if  you’d like to be a reader guest of Erin’s on Reader’s Perspective, drop us a line at the Contact page!

 

18 Feb.: Author Rae D. Magdon stopped by to tell us about her latest, cyberpunk novel Lucky 7 (Desert Palm) AND she did a giveaway!

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • Rae D. Magdon’s website
  • Read an excerpt from Lucky 7 HERE

 

19 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll was chillin’ in London and took a few walks. Here’s what she found.

 

20 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett has a conversation with fellow author Aurora Rey about growing up in different parts of the country and the evolution of their identities.

 

21 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson got booted from jury duty again. Here, she muses on why that might be.

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

 

22 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess on the legacies of American history and ties to present-day current events.

 

23 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette wants all of you to go see the movie Black Panther. That is all.

 

And though Jove and Andi didn’t have time to talk about it, Jove will be doing another appearance March 3 as a guest of author Heather Jane (Regal Crest), who is having a book launch party in Portland to celebrate her debut novel! Also, CLEXACON is coming! April. 5-9, Las Vegas.

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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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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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