Women and Words: even Andi couldn’t keep things on track this week…

September 30, 2018

Women and Words Overview 22-28 September

Andi and Jove got a fanmail! THANKS! And then they stacked up their soapboxes for a bit before falling right off. Also, please help Erin with her book club project and get you some Halloween chill with Yvonne Heidt’s latest release. And Andi comes out as having a birthday on Monday.

22 Sept.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta would like YOUR thoughts on starting a book club—an online one, perhaps? Drop by and give her some thoughts.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

23 Sept.: Author Sheryl Wright stopped by to chat a bit about her latest release, Queen of Hearts and to talk about how she develops characters. PLUS! She gave away an ebook copy!

 

24 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Yvonne Heidt is having a Paradigm Release Party in honor of her latest release (ebook drops 15 October!), the dark paranormal Paradigm. She’s giving a copy away, and will draw the winner on the 15th.

 

27 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess takes us on a journey through the yard sale she and her wife held, and offered some words of wisdom at the end: register to vote and vote.

 

28 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday and brought up a couple of forthcoming movies and a few TV shows you might find interesting. 

 

Also, because shit has been so shitty and we know there are many, many of you out there who may be experiencing difficulty during these fuckbucket times, here’s the toll-free phone number to the National Sexual Assault Hotline | RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also live chat.

Also, if you’re in the UK and you’re interested in participating in a study that the LGBT Foundation in Manchester just launched on lesbian and bisexual women’s health, please do. It’s part of an annual health campaign and will be followed by themed national focus groups.

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Episode 26e: Peaceweaver by Jennifer Nestojko

September 29, 2018

Peaceweaver by Jennifer Nestojko

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26e

The third story in our 2018 fiction series.

In this episode we talk about

  • “Peaceweaver” by Jennifer Nestojko is inspired by one of the characters in the epic Anglo Saxon Poem Beowulf
  • The narrator for this story is Tiana Hanson

More info

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The Interviewer Gets Interviewed - Brooklyn Returns to Les Do Books!

September 28, 2018

The Interviewer Gets Interviewed - Brooklyn Returns to Les Do Books!

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Brooklyn Goodrich, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, interviews the interviewer, and asks Tara all about herself! Listen to find out the first lesbian book Tara ever read, how she came to join The Lesbian Review and what that meant to her, plus other important facts like her astrological sign and whether she’s on team tea or coffee!

More info

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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.

 

Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

September 27, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

If you are the type who says yes to everyone because you don’t want to let them down or seem like you’re not being a team player, you’re going to get hurt. By hurt I mean, you’re going to burn out. It’s as simple as that. The more demands you let others toss on you, the less time you have to be the best version of yourself. You can’t add value to your family, friends, volunteer organization, or job if you’re heading for a nervous breakdown.

Tune in to learn how to take back control of your day.

 

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Musings Of A Madwoman by Jazzy Mitchell - Book Clips

September 26, 2018

Musings Of A Madwoman by Jazzy Mitchell

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 Musings Of A Madwoman by Jazzy Mitchell 

Synopsis 

Three women’s lives interweave as they struggle to navigate life and love. And the effects of a meteorite.

Patricia Steitz, a successful romance writer, is flabbergasted when Rudi Singlewood shows up at one of her book signings and initiates a summer romance. She worries that the fantasies she’s harbored regarding the world-renown Broadway actress may prevent her from accepting who Rudi really is. She relates her fears to her best friend, Marcia Struthers, a successful Manhattan litigator. 

Knowing that Patricia has dreamed of Rudi for years, Marcia urges her to give the actress a chance by getting to know who she is behind her public persona. While working a high-profile case, Marcia must confront her resurging feelings for lead opposing counsel, Lexie Yamin, and the appearance of an unrequited love. All is not as it seems, however, as Marcia deals with unexpected physical changes and developing mental abilities after an encounter with a meteorite. Marcia’s not the only one dealing with changes induced by an extraterrestrial rock, though.

Kiernan Connelly, who has received intriguing letters over several months, begins to question her lifestyle. Her casual sexual relationship with Rudi and passable acting career no longer fulfill her. As Kiernan makes changes in her life, she finds herself dealing with the strange reality of being able to hear others’ thoughts. Could it be related to her close encounter with a meteorite? 

 

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Riding Shotgun with DRB: NaNo prep with Andi Marquette

September 25, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove Belle chats with Andi Marquette about all things NaNoWriMo. Specifically, Andi drops some hints and tips to help authors prep for a successful challenge. And, because she's awesome like that, she provided some magic linky-links to some handy resources. Enjoy!

Andi’s tips for NaNoWriMo prep!

  • register (org)
  • set a schedule (write it down or put it in a reminder app)
  • find your regular writing space
  • tell your friends and family what you’ll be doing in November
  • start organizing your thoughts with regard to your project

And have a look at these links:

Chuck Wendig’s 25 tips for NaNoWriMo writing (Chuck is irreverent and engages in swearage, if you’re of the faint of heart, but he is spot-on with his mentoring and advice).

And check all the tons of resources at the NaNoWriMo site

For organizing the nuts and bolts of your novel:

If you’re visual and like mind mapping try the MindNode app/platform (alternatives to MindNode for PC HERE). If you’re more a list-y person, try Trello. Or go ol’ skool and use a white board or the J.K. Rowling method, which is to use notebook paper.

Remember, this is about learning your process, getting some words written for a draft of a novel, meeting new people, learning new things, and having fun!

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Rainbows & Unicorns 🦄

September 23, 2018

Rainbows & Unicorns

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian

According to The Guardian, "in this time of Trump and Brexit and terror, we’ve aligned ourselves with the unicorn – a symbol of hope and purity and strangeness. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss topics related to the magical and gender fluid unicorn. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

 

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Women and Words: Finger in the Dike (and you totally thought we meant the OTHER dyke)

September 23, 2018

Women and Words Overview 15-21 September 2018

Andi’s back from her latest gallivanting—thanks, Ash Bartlett, for stepping up and podcasting with Jove!—but she and Jove both want to go out to California and take improv classes from Cliffi Mae Henderson. Also, you can learn a lot about gender dynamics by putting furniture together and yes, Pride festivals are still going on around the world (yay!). And people, there are two separate book giveaways going on until the 26th, so come on down and sign up! You could win!

15 Sept.: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta talks a bit about taking classes and she would also like some advice and guidance on starting a book club.

  • Women and Words link HERE

 

16 Sept.: Author Laury A. Egan stopped by for a Q&A. She also has a new book out, a comedy called Fabulous: An Opera Buffa.

 

17 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to two separate Pride festivals in the UK; Leeds and Manchester. Here are her thoughts.

 

18 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett has a tale of a dresser she and her wife put together, and how that ties into some thoughts about gender role dynamics and queer vs. straight relationships.

  • Women and Words link HERE
  • More about Ashley here

 

19 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster Clifford Mae Henderson is giving away THREE copies of her latest book, Perfect Little Worlds and she has some thoughts about losing an orange tree. You have until the 26th to sign up for the giveaway!

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

 

20 Sept.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle took a few days off from her usual crazy life and went to Montreal and had a blast. Here are her thoughts (and photos!) on checking out of the cray for a while.

 

21 Sept.: Author Vanessa North came by to chat about her latest release, a F/F contemporary romance inspired by Hays-Code Hollywood, Off Limits. She’s also GIVING AWAY a copy and you can sign up until the 26th!

 

Also! The Women and Words book lists were updated 21 September, including new releases from September and forthcoming for October.

And if you’re an author who would like to participate in the giant-ass Women and Words holiday book giveaway the Hootenanny, come on down and sign up!

CLICK HERE

Don’t worry. It may take a little longer to load on some devices/in some browsers.

And we’re gearing up for NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month! Jove and Andi are doing it via the Dirt Road Books Challenge, which they’ll talk about closer to the time. In the meantime, sign up at the NaNoWriMo website and friend Andi (andimarquette) and Jove (jovebelle).

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Episode 26d: Moll Cutpurse

September 22, 2018

Moll Cutpurse

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26d

A look at the life, legend, and literary figure of Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse, 17th century English gender outlaw.

In this episode we talk about

  • A brief biography and its sources
  • Moll’s criminal and theatrical careers
  • Moll’s gender performance and its reception
  • The ambiguous evidence regarding Moll’s sexuality

Links

More info

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

You can follow the blog on my website (http://alpennia.com/blog) or subscribe to the RSS feed (http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/)

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

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Wynonna Earp, Season 2

September 21, 2018

Episode 40: Wynonna Earp Season 2

(Note: Because of the way this episode was recorded, the audio isn't as clean as usual. Everything is audible, but some of the hiccups that get edited out couldn't be this time.)

Andi managed to get Lise into the paranormal Canadian awesome that is Wynonna Earp and now here they are doing a talk about Season 2, which gave more of everything that is so good about the show, but also delved even more into the relationships between characters and introduced a few more—one becomes part of our Earp posse, the other proves a nice foil for Doc Holliday and the others prove to be amazing paranormal villain-types.

Both Andi and Lise love how the writing of the show is so strong and weaves so many subplots into the main themes and narratives and how you miss things the first time through and when you re-watch, it’s a richer experience, in some ways, than the first time through because you then see how the threads of the show are woven together so tightly and how the character arcs evolve.

Andi and Lise talk about Season 1 of Wynonna Earp

Season 2 trailer HERE

Watch Season 1 and 2 on Netflix (US and Canada).

Watch Season 3 live or stream episodes on SyFy (US) and Space (Canada)

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ALSO! IF YOU ARE UK-BASED, HERE’S A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN IMPORTANT SURVEY.

 

Details, via Alison Condron at the LGBT Foundation in Manchester:

I work for the Women’s Programme at LGBT Foundation in Manchester. We have just launched a major piece of research into the sexual wellbeing of women who have sex with women.

As part of our annual health campaign for lesbian and bisexual women, we are working closely with renowned researcher Professor Catherine Meads - who has been conducting research into LGBT health needs since 1992 – to launch a large-scale survey asking women who have sex with women* (WSW) about their experiences centred around sexual wellbeing.  

This survey aims to look past a clinical approach to sexual health to consider other key factors including pleasure, exploration, health, behaviour, access to services, confidence, and consent. This survey will run from August-November 2018 and will be followed by themed national focus groups later in the year, based on preliminary survey findings.

You can read more information about it and access the survey here: bit.ly/WSWsurvey2018

Thank you!

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The Importance of Kindness by Natalie Miller-Snell

September 20, 2018

The Importance of Kindness

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell where we explore how to seize all of the opportunities life presents us on a day by day basis, and the tools we can use to help us succeed.

 

In show five I look at the importance of Kindness.  Why is it so important to be kind?  Are there any benefits to being kind?  Does it affect relationships?  What are the best ways to be kind?

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

The Atlantic - Masters of Love

 

Peter Dean Books

 

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Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

September 19, 2018

Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones

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 Mother Of Souls by Heather Rose Jones by the author

Synopsis 

At last! Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage. 

All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong. She never found it in Rome—the city of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia’s Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre’s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can’t awaken her talents. 

When Serafina takes lodgings with Luzie Valorin, widowed music teacher and aspiring composer, both their lives are changed forever. Luzie’s music holds a power to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina alone has the vision to guide her talents. For sorcery threatens the fate of Alpennia—indeed of all of Europe—locking the mountains in a malevolent storm meant to change the course of history. Alpennia’s mystic protections are under attack and the key to survival may lie in the unlikeliest of places: Luzie’s ambition to write an opera on the life of the medieval philosopher Tanfrit. 

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Radclyffe Interview: the Ins & Outs of Book Promotion

September 18, 2018

This week on For Love & Money, we're honored to have Radclyffe from Bold Strokes Books as our very special guest!

She discusses:

  • The platforms Bold Strokes uses to sell their work.
  • How Bold Strokes promotes new releases.
  • Diversifying book formats to increase sales.
  • Several upcoming events that Bold Strokes is participating in!

Please check out the following links discussed on the show:

Bold Strokes Books

Radclyffe's Website

Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey.

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Women and Words: that episode where Jove and Ashley act like the show is a runaway train

September 16, 2018

Sept 8 - Sept 14, 2018 - Andi is off galevanting once again, leaving Jove to pretend she's in charge. She, of course, invited Ashley Bartlett to play the role of co-conspirator...er...host, and y'all can guess where it went from there. Yep, straight to hell in a hand basket. Or, rather, gaily to hell in a ecologically-friendly hybrid.

Please enjoy with our deepest and sincerest apologies. Andi will be back soon. We hope.

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LOL 😂…And Live Longer

September 16, 2018

LOL 😂And Live Longer

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

An old Yiddish proverb says, “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the science behind the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Episode 26c - Book Appreciation with K. Aten

September 15, 2018

Book Appreciation with K. Aten

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 26c

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 Kelly Aten recommends some favorite queer historical novels:

More info

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

For further information on K. Aten see http://www.katen-author.com 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.

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Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

September 14, 2018

Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu) Shares 5 Devil Wears Prada Fanfic Recommendations

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Roslyn Sinclair is back! Not only is the author of fabulous Lily and the Crown (hellooooo, lesbian space pirates!), but she’s Telanu, author of the greatest Devil Wears Prada fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure!

Roslyn joins Tara to talk about what is the Devil Wears Prada, why she started writing fanfic about it, why it endures as a popular fandom, and shares 5 stories that she recommends.

Check out the stories that Roslyn recommends here:

Find Roslyn Sinclair online

More info

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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.

 

Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

September 13, 2018

Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

 

Healthy conflict is essential to healthy relationships. In the beginning of the coming-of-age novel, The Fiche Room, Emma Hill avoided conflict at all costs with those closest to her. She feared fighting and what it would do to her life. She didn’t want to rock the boat because by doing so, she’d have to face potential hurt, chaos, and truths that she’d kept hidden all her life.

She assumed, like many of us, that by keeping the peace, her relationships could stay healthy. Although, what she failed to understand was that by remaining amenable, she caged herself and those she loved. By stayng silent on matters that were impotant to her, she risked destroying the delicate tapestry of honesty, integrity, and trust

Silence is not the answer.

Tune in to learn how to engage in healthy conflict and enrich your relationships.

 

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How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

September 12, 2018

How Technology Has Changed Lesbian Fiction

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by Ruth Sternglantz to talk about how technology changed lesbian fiction. Ruth is an editor of LGBT fiction for Bold Strokes Books, academic focused on medieval England, history of drama, lesbian romance and a lawyer focused on IP, torts and queerlaw.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. How the internet has revolutionised lesbian fiction
  2. Communities of interest
  3. How people talk about stories
  4. On demand
  5. The responsibility that comes with being global
  6. Technology changes have also affected plot points
  7. Why being a professional still matters

 

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About The Lesbian Review

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch.

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website.

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel – Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things.

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Riding Shotgun with DRB: NaNo is coming!

September 11, 2018

In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, our host, Jove Belle, chats with Michelle L. Teichman about NaNoWriMo. As we did last year, DRB will sponsor a writing support group for all those who want to take the challenge but would like a little company along the way. Will you join us?

Find us online!

Do you have questions about writing, editing, or publishing? Email us at admin@dirtroadbooks.com and we’ll do our best to provide an answer.

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