Twice In A Lifetime by Clare Lydon

April 3, 2018

Twice In A Lifetime by Clare Lydon 

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Twice In A Lifetime by Clare Lydon

Synopsis 

Once bitten, twice shy? 

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown - because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn’t trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn’t forgotten the past. 

Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there’s just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she’s worth taking a chance on again. 

Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime? 

From the best-selling author of London Calling and Nothing To Lose comes a witty & wondrous story of second-chance romance!

 

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What Makes A Person Butch?

April 2, 2018

What Makes A Person Butch 

Ask A Butch 

In this episode of Ask A Butch In this episode of Ask A Butch we look at What Makes A Person Butch and some other butch identity questions. 

Lise and Amy answer the questions:

  • What are some terms taking over for butch 
  • Can you dress as a femme and still be a butch? 
  • Different types of butches 
  • How do you identify? 

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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!

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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.

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  • 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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Episode 20e: One Night in Saint-Martin by Catherine Lundoff

March 31, 2018

One Night in Saint-Martin by Catherine Lundoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 20e

Every month when there is a fifth show, we’ll be presenting new original lesbian historical fiction. 

In this episode we present “One Night in Saint Martin” by Catherine Lundoff

  • Catherine was featured in the very first Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast author interview, in August 2017 and I’m delighted to be able to offer you this tale of spies and pirates in the mid-17th century Carribbean.
  • Catherine lives in Minneapolis with her wife and two cats. She is an award-winning writer and editor whose stories and articles have appeared, or are forthcoming, in venues such as Respectable Horror, My Wandering Uterus, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty, Renewal, Callisto, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20 Anthology and Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror. Her recent books include Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories. Catherine is also the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a new genre fiction publisher of tales from out of this world. When not writing or working on Queen of Swords, Catherine is a professional computer geek and former archeologist who enjoys science fiction and fantasy, good books and local theater.
  • Our narrator for this episode is Tiana Hanson. Tiana was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and came to the Bay Are to chase her lifelong dream of being a professional actress. She has narrated fifteen audiobooks (available on Audible), mostly lesbian romances, and is delighted to find a new creative outlet that allows her queer light to shine.
  • This recording is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License. You may share it in the full original form but you may not sell it, you may not transcribe it, and you may not adapt it.

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April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

March 30, 2018

April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by April, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review. They talk about why April loves reading lesbian romance and three of her very favourites.

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Curves Welcome | How to Start a New Journey

March 29, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Start a New Journey

To start a new journey takes a certain amount of boldness and courage. It requires you let go of the safety rope and test out your balance. Be willing to wobble, even fall while you get your wits about you in the new landscape. What exactly nudges us off that edge of familiarity? What is that tipping point that causes our temples to pulse, breaths to quicken, and heart to pump wildly at the thought of something new?

Tune in to explore this with me.

 

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3 Thrillers To Thrill You

March 28, 2018

3 Thrillers To Thrill You 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Erin who talks about some of her favourite thrillers. Erin has come up with three books that she is sure will delight any thriller lovers. 

Erin’s Recommendations: 

Four Point by Max Ellendale 

Thirty-two bodies, twenty years, and a cold case that lives inside her alone. Detective Sali James teeters on the edge of sanity as she's forced to unearth her darkest days in order to stop Washington's most elusive serial killer. "Isn't watching beautiful?" 

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The Last First Time by Andrea Bramhall

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task. 

If only life were that simple. 

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside-down. 

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time. 

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path. 

Will things ever feel normal again? 

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Indiscretions by Barbara Winkes 

A detective and a rookie officer hunt a serial killer with "morals"... 

After surviving an attack by a stranger, Officer Ellie Harding decides to put herself first and make bold moves in both her career and her private life, refusing to let the traumatic incident get her off track. 

Detective Jordan Carpenter faces the decision whether to remain in a disastrous, but long-term relationship or give in to the attraction she feels for her younger colleague. Her partner Bethany isn’t willing to let go, of Jordan or the case, a sadistic killer who murders women for behavior he considers immoral. 

Can they find him before he strikes again? 

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Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall

March 27, 2018

Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall  

Book Clips  

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet.  

In this episode we hear a reading from Rock And A Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall 

Synopsis 

Expert mountain climber Jayden Harris has the world at feet until an avalanche at Everest base camp sweeps it all out from under her. She wants nothing more to do with the mountains, and turns her back on it all. 

Rhian Phillips is a successful London marketing executive who has the chance of a lifetime fall in her lap. She’s sent to produce a reality TV series on competitive climbers, while showcasing the stunning beauty of a Patagonian glacier and the Cerro Fitz Roy range. 

An accident brings Jayden and Rhian together, and outside pressures keep them at each other’s sides. When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place eventually something has to give. The one thing they never counted on was them both wanting to stay together. 

A lesbian romance about pushing onwards and defying expectations. 

 

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Are There Books With Good Butch Representation?

March 26, 2018

Are There Books With Good Butch Representation? 

Ask A Butch 

In this episode of Ask A Butch we find out what authors have good butch representation in their books. Books are recommended by Lise and Amy. 

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The Night Off by Meghan O'Brien 

Emily Parker has a busy life over which she maintains iron-clad control. Raised by drug-addicted parents, she's used to taking care of the people around her, to the exclusion of her own needs. But not tonight. After years of celibacy, she's ready to pay for exactly what she wants: to surrender control, by having it taken away. Having worked as a high-priced escort for years, Nat Swayne not only enjoys her job - she's damn good at it. Dangerously sexy, she knows precisely how to fulfill the fantasies of women who enjoy her special brand of make-believe - all without ever becoming emotionally involved. When their night of intense play turns into something more, Emily and Nat can't help but pursue a connection in the real world. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and love isn't always enough. 

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Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg 

Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence. 

Woman or man? That’s the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue--collar town in the 1950’s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist ’60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early ’70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence. 

Leslie Feinberg is also the author of Trans LiberationTrans Gender Warriors and Transgender Liberation, and is a noted activist and speaker on transgender issues. 

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Her Best Friend's Sister by Meghan O'Brien 

At 12-years-old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah's older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams. Now 27 and a successful entrepreneur, Claire's interest hasn't waned - despite Alex's fashion photography career keeping her overseas for months at a time. When Alex moves home unexpectedly, she and Claire end up enjoying a surprise, wine-fueled reunion that alters their relationship forever. 

Are Claire's dreams about to come true, or will real life prove to be more complicated than her fantasies? 

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Infinite Loop by Meghan O'Brien 

Regan O'Riley has just about given up hope that she will ever find a woman into shy, geeky programmers. She yearns for a connection, but can't seem to make the first move. Mel Raines knows all about making moves. After a childhood under the thumb of her alcoholic father, she avoids intimacy by drowning herself in fiery, fleeting encounters with strangers. When Regan and Mel meet in a straight bar, of all places, their chemistry is unmistakable. Before they can begin to explore their new relationship, Mel's world is rocked when a close friend is a victim in a shooting. Regan suggests they take a road trip to escape reality for a little while, and Mel is only too ready to shake things up. Together they embark upon a physical and emotional journey where they discover that breaking free of old habits may be the only way to change your life. 

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A Royal Romance by Jenny Frame 

Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station. 

Beatrice Elliot's staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms. But is love enough to bridge the gap between Bethnal Green and Buckingham Palace? 

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Life Rewired by Lynn Galli  

Two years ago, Molly Sokol decided she wanted to get serious about finding that special someone. She could picture her perfectly—petite, feminine, excitable, adoring, and ultra-affectionate. When the opposite of all that comes along in the form of Falyn Shaw, Molly never thought they’d be anything more than friends. Being wrong has never felt so good.  

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The Right Kind of Woman by Voss Porter 

Just when free-spirited farm girl, Cara Spencer Holloway, feels the regulatory world of her closeted, Southern enclave will swallow her whole, her three miscreant brothers team up to carelessly throw her together with regimented, Northern software designer, Dre Martin, on a misguided stop en route to Florida. One steamy stop leads to another and soon the two women will learn more about what the right kind of partner can bring to life than they had ever suspected. But can Cara Spencer move forward and out of the pain of her past, or will she succumb to the doubts that have plagued her romantic life from its very inception? 

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The Wrong Kind of Woman by Voss Porter 

All of her life, Dana Anderson has done what was expected of her. She put herself through school, she worked hard for her career, and she held her brother together after the loss of both parents. As summer comes and her inhibitions lower, however, she finds herself face-to-face with danger, mystery, and an illogical chance at true love. 

Will rough and ready biker, Bri Gunner, be the woman of her dreams? Or will the heat of their passing flame burn out? 

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The Wrong Time by Voss Porter 

Swept away by desire at the wrong time, Mal Davis and Raina Greer have already proven to make a royal mess of commitment. When life presents a second chance, will they throw caution to the wind or will they let the chance meeting of a lifetime slip away? 

When farmer Lorraina “Raina” Greer happened upon recently widowed Deputy Mallory Davis one spring evening, sparks hurriedly flew and both women were consumed with the flames of raw passion, at all of the wrong times. As news of Mal’s past surfaces to put a stop to their burgeoning romance, both vow to move on. The trouble is, neither can seem to stop reliving those fiery nights of desire, the taste of pure lust, and the hours whiled away in one another’s arms. Neither has managed to forget. But when life presents the women a second chance, a better time, will they be brave enough to take that leap of faith into the future? 

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The Butch and the Beautiful by Kris Ripper 

Jaq Cummings is a high school teacher who really wants a committed relationship—as long as it doesn’t keep her out late on school nights or interrupt Sunday mass with her dad. She is absolutely not about to fall for the hot-mess divorcée she hooks up with even if said hot mess pushes all her buttons. Jaq’s white knight days are over. 

But one hookup with Hannah becomes two, then coffee, then more incredibly hot sex. And unlike most of Jaq’s exes, Hannah’s not looking for someone to come on strong. In fact, Hannah comes on plenty strong enough for both of them. But she’s just out of a disastrous marriage, she’s in the process of moving across the state, and Jaq can’t take a chance on yet another relationship where she defaults to being a caregiver instead of a partner. 

Just when Jaq decides her relationship with Hannah is far too precarious, a crisis with a student reminds her of her priorities and makes it clear that sometimes, you have to take big risks to get what you really want. 

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Depths Of Blue by Lise MacTague 

For Torrin Ivanov, life is a bargaining table. Every planet is a new business opportunity. Legality is optional and supplying one side in a local civil war always adds up to profit. 

Jak Stowell is at war within a war. A woman hidden in the heart of a male-only army, her brother’s murder has left her desperate for vengeance. Her skill as a sniper gives her both the disguise she needs and paves the way ever closer to her real goal. She kills efficiently, without remorse. Putting down an off-world smuggler will be no different. 

A moment’s hesitation. A flicker of doubt. Two women on a collision course set off a chain reaction of intergalactic intrigue—and awaken a dangerous passion that could cost them their lives. 

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Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague

Unknown to regular citizens, nightmarish creatures lurk in the dark underbelly of human civilization. The presence of these supranormals (“supras”)—werewolves, vampires, demons—is a closely guarded government secret, as is the existence of a cadre of specially engineered Hunters charged with exterminating them.  

Code-named Malice, Hunter Mary Alice Nolan was genetically modified and rigorously trained to use her great strength, heightened senses, and killer instincts to track and eliminate supras who prey on the innocent. A loner by choice, her only real link to the human world is her close connection to her mother and sister—until the unthinkable happens… 

Ruri Samson has been a werewolf for more than a century and is comfortably situated as the Beta of her peaceful pack. Until she is betrayed by the woman she loves and an evil outsider massacres her Alpha and his most loyal followers. Barely escaping with her life, Ruri is forced to tread the perilous path of a lone wolf while vowing vengeance against the usurper and his minions. 

Although these two powerful women should rightfully despise each other, fate will soon compel them to join forces on a dangerous quest to avenge their loved ones—and will ignite a forbidden passion that neither of them ever imagined. 

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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.

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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
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  • 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.

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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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Episode 20d: Falling in Love with Cross-Dressing Girls

March 24, 2018

Falling in Love with Cross-Dressing Girls

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 20d

An exploration of the concept of the “portal fantasy” and how it applies to historic literature involving cross-dressing as a context for same-sex desire.

In this episode we talk about

  • The context of women cross-dressing in history and literature
  • The literary genre of “portal fantasies” and the devices they use to connect author, reader, and story into a unified whole
  • Cross-dressing plots as a type of romantic portal fantasy
  • A catalog of story structures in which cross-dressing provides a context for same-sex desire

Further information about the texts and topics can be found at the following links

For general discussions of female cross-dressing in literature and real life see the following:

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Lost Girl

March 23, 2018

Lost Girl

Episode 28

Andi and Lise love themselves some Lost Girl, the paranormal urban fantasy series that launched in 2010 and ended with Season 5 in 2015. The series follows main character Bo, a succubus, in her quest to find her true origins, but she’s buttressed by several strong secondary characters, both human and fae. The show’s premise is predicated on there being two worlds – fae and human – and the former attempt to stay hidden from the latter while dealing with conflict between light fae and dark.

The show is full of strong women characters and includes strong positive LGBTQ rep. Bo is considered bisexual and engages with both male and female love interests.

Andi and Lise agree the show is full of great, strong characters, excellent writing, great plots, and explorations of moral ambiguity with regard to the conflicts between light and dark fae as well as how individuals engage with both sides.

The show is currently available on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the U.S.

And check out the Waystation podcast, all about Lost Girl.

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Clare Ashton Talks About After Mrs Hamilton

March 21, 2018

Clare Ashton Talks About After Mrs Hamilton

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Clare Ashton talks about After Mrs Hamilton. Sheena chose this book as the March book club read for The Lesbian Review Book Club and wanted to get more insight by talking to the author directly.

 

Some Of Sheena’s Questions:

What is the general reaction to the book?

How has it sold in comparison to others?

They also go into detail on Clo’s storyline and Laura’s storyline.

They talk about the three major twists.

 

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Pink by KD Williamson (reading1)

March 20, 2018

Pink by KD Williamson 

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear a reading from Pink by KD Williamson 

Synopsis 

Fresh out of a relationship, Shawnna Green is heartbroken, lost, and almost penniless. She decides to start over in New Orleans to find a new sense of self, despite her ex hampering her progress. With the help of her best friend, Veda, she finds employment at Stumpy’s Sex Emporium where she deals with customers that range from the strange to the hilarious. 

At the same time, Shawnna discovers that women, sex, and dating, are not what they used to be, but neither is she. In finding herself, she uncovers a part she didn’t know existed, and that’s not always a good thing. 

Can Shawnna pick herself up, reach out, and connect with the people around her? 

A smoldering look at the things we hide from ourselves. 

 

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Life Changing Things Queer Teens Should Know

March 19, 2018

Life Changing Things Queer Teens Should Know

 Les Talk About It

In this episode of Les Talk About It, Sheena and Tamara talk about Life Changing Things Queer Teens Should Know. 

They ask what would I tell my teen self

They look at comments from The Lesbian Talk Show Chat Group on Facebook and see what advice others would give their teen selves. 

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Comments From The Facebook Group 

Michelle Do not create the opportunity for regrets. Stop hating yourself, you are special, ignore anyone who says otherwise. My past has contributed to who I am today (who I am very much at peace with) so I wouldn't want anything to change anything other than a few of the darkest moments although I suppose they are the most significant....so maybe just that everything is going to be OK  

Brooklyn Don't worry, Brooklyn I'll get cool and skinny soon enough just keep trying. 

Marlen Stop worrying about what everyone thinks. Don’t try so hard to fit in. Be yourself and proud of yourself 

Kat Don't listen to your friends. Drinking is NOT cool and boys ARE gross 

Rachel You will conclude that god isn’t real, and if she is she wouldn’t judge you for who you love so let go of that fear. The world is so much bigger and more beautiful than you know yet. Your parents may not ever fully accept you, but it will get better and it will be worth it to be true to yourself regardless. Also, don’t fully burn bridges with homophobic friends and family. You’ll be surprised at the people that come around, and you’ll wish you could restore some of those relationships you walked away from. Finally, when that girl tells you she loves you, don’t be so afraid to follow up, because you’ll always wonder what might have been. 

Andi "Depression is a real thing and you're not a freak for having it and you will figure out how to better manage it. That's why I'm here and able to tell you that. Also, it's okay to be gay and you will find your people.” 

Suzie Write down all those stories in your head now. Don't wait until your mid twenties. 

Tig You're an introvert and at least bisexual, and that's fine. Now go out and enjoy yourself, then recharge at home for a week. And all those normal people? As weird as you, just in different ways. 

Erin The world you inhabit now is as small as the minds who make you feel you don’t belong. The world beyond is limitless, so hang in there and realise your potential. 

Heather Goodness, so much to say and so little likelihood that I’d have believed it. I guess I’d try for, “Live your life on the assumption that you’ll never find the love of your life, because you probably won’t. Try not to let it get to you. Oh, and you’re going to choose the wrong graduate advisor but there’s nothing can be done about it. It’s not you, it’s her.” 

Em There is someone out there who will love you for who you are, so don’t panic, do not hate yourself, don’t try to change just be yourself, it will all work out. Oh yeah and getting shit faced every weekend doesn’t help, so give it a miss if you can. Also ignore that your sister said you can’t get a boy cause you are ugly, because you figure out later you are a chick magnet and never ever wanted a boy anyway. 

Marlen There is nothing wrong with me it’s must be the universe 

Wendy It'll all be okay in the end. 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show.  

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful.  

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.)  

About The Show 

Les Talk About It is a show dedicated to busting the myths around lesbians. We look at everything from flannel to lesbians being cat ladies, loving softball and having carabiners.  

One of the first shows to be started on The Lesbian Talk Show, it has been running since 2016.  

 

You can find all of the episodes here 

 

Contact Sheena And Tamara 

Email 

Website 

Facebook group 

Facebook page 

Tamara’s Podcaster Profile 

Sheena’s Podcaster Profile 

  

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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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Episode 20c - Book Appreciation with Elizabeth Bear

March 17, 2018

Book Appreciation with Elizabeth Bear

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 20c

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.

In this episode Elizabeth Bear recommends a favorite queer historical novels:

  • Everfair by Nisi Shawl
  • Everfair is a alternate steampunk history of colonial Congo, with a lovely wealth of queer characters rooted in the historic understandings of sexuality of the times.

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at: http://alpennia.com/lhmp

For further information on Elizabeth Bear see her Patreon or the show notes for the previous episode of the Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast when she was interviewed.

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

No transcript is available for this episode.

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow

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Tracey Richardson on Choosing a Setting as an Author who isn’t American

March 16, 2018

Tracey Richardson on Choosing a Setting as an Author who isn’t American

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara talks to Canadian lesfic author Tracey Richardson about how she chooses settings for her novels.

Check out the stories they discussed here:

Learn more about Tracey Richardson

More info

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider contributing to the Patreon for The Lesbian Talk Show channel.

Come talk to us about these books and any other lesfic you’ve been reading lately at our Facebook group, The Lesbian Review Book Club.

You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com.

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Curves Welcome: How to figure out what to do with your life

March 15, 2018

How to figure out what to do with your life

In this episode, I explore whether it’s worth stepping backward in order to move forward. I ended up in that position when I suffered a career blow that resulted in a demotion and pay cut. 

What happens to us doesn’t determine the value we bring to the world. What meaning we assign that which happens to us is what determines the value we bring the world.

So, if you’re stuck in a place in life where you don’t want to be, where you find yourself burying your head under a blanket instead of rising with joy on your heart to greet the day, understand that it’s okay and more often than not, imperative to take that step backwards in order to move yourself towards your greater purpose in life. Don’t be afraid to step outside of what you always assumed your life should be to find something new. 

I think it’s also important to say here that purpose has more to do with meaning than with circumstance. If I had been more aware of this, I could’ve ultimately found purpose in my old position by turning my attention to things within in that could make a difference. But, life had other plans. It won’t always. So, that’s why it’s important for me to say this to anyone who may feel less than thrilled in their current circumstance: Realize that wherever you are in your life, you can find purpose.

Tune in to discover how…

A Note to Listeners

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line.

 

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Marketing To Mainstream Readers - Blast From The Past Episode

March 14, 2018

Marketing To Mainstream Readers With Catherine M Wilson

The Write Stuff

This is a blast from the past episode in which Catherine M Wilson talks about how she markets her books to mainstream readers. 

You can find Catherine M Wilson on

Facebook

Amazon

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