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Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51b

October 10, 2020

Interview with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • How the anti-miscegenation policy of the Dutch East India Company inspired the story
  • Starting with characters and finding their stories
  • The experience of finding your place in the world
  • The difficulty of researching sexuality in the 17th century
  • Samantha’s complex professional history and how it feeds into her writing
  • Growing up as the only Indian family in a Wyoming town
  • Samantha’s experience in Pitch Wars and finding/being a mentor
  • Differing expectations in different genre cultures
  • Books mentioned

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts are added as available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

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