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On the Shelf for December 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41a

On the Shelf for December 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41a

December 7, 2019

On the Shelf for December 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

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Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey - Les Do Books

December 6, 2019

Kate Gavin’s Lesfic Journey

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kate Gavin

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

Kate’s Recommendations:

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How to Thrive from Criticism - Curves Welcome

How to Thrive from Criticism - Curves Welcome

December 5, 2019

How to Thrive from Criticism - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Let’s face it, receiving criticism can be stressful and deflating to your confidence depending on how it’s delivered, but more importantly, how you interpret it. See that’s the key right there. With anything that can potentially affect us, it’s our interpretation of information that can either make or break us. If we can learn to open up to critique, we can improve.

Join me for this episode to explore ways you can thrive through criticism. 

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Double Six by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

Double Six by Brenda Murphy - Book Clips

December 4, 2019

Double Six by Brenda Murphy

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 the novel Double Six by Brenda Murphy

 

Synopsis 

Elaine MacLeod, the most feared and revered Mistress of Rowan House, is frustrated. Overworked, still hurt and angry over the departure of her long-term lover, she refuses to admit Rowan House needs another Mistress to accommodate their guests.  Unconvinced anyone will be able to meet her high standards; Elaine grudgingly agrees to audition the sole applicant, Petra Grendhal.

Robin Broadacre would do anything for the woman who rescued her from certain death at the hands of her previous employers. When she volunteers to assist Petra in with her audition, Elaine is forced to reckon with her desire for Robin. Drawn to Petra's fiery strength and icy demeanor as well Robin's devotion, Elaine finds herself torn between her passion for both women.  When Petra disappears on a trip to Oslo, Elaine and Robin's search leads them to menaces from  Robin's past and a fight for their lives.

 

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Brenda Murphy Online

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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BMurphySideshow

 

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The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

November 30, 2019

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40e with Heather Rose Jones

The fourth and final story in our 2019 Fiction Series

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Call for submissions for the 2020 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.

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The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

The New My Lesfic - The Write Stuff

November 29, 2019

The New My Lesfic

The Write Stuff

Author Anne Hagan recently took over running the My LesFic Website and enlisted Erin Hodges to help. Together they are planning some big things that will be great for both authors and readers.

In this episode we talk about

  • How Anne ended up taking over My LesFic from Harper and Caroline
  • What’s new and coming up on the service
  • What the service actually is and why both authors and readers love it

 

Find MyLesFic online at

Website https://www.mylesfic.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/MyLesfic

 

You can check out the podcast series that Sheena mentioned here - Anne Hagan on Killing It With Keywords https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/category/killing-it-with-keywords/

 

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Leading Diversity and Inclusion Expert, Jennifer Brown joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

Leading Diversity and Inclusion Expert, Jennifer Brown joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

November 28, 2019

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show I am joined by the incredible Jennifer Brown, a leading diversity and inclusion expert, dynamic keynote speaker, best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and host of The Will To Change podcast, which uncovers true stories of diversity and inclusion. As the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, Jennifer’s workplace strategies have been employed by some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits—including Walmart, Microsoft, Starbucks, Toyota Financial Services, T-Mobile, and many others— to help employees bring their full selves to work and feel Welcomed, Valued, Respected and Heard.

 

We discuss

  • Jennifer’s journey to diversity and inclusion (D&I)
  • How Jennifer approaches self-care
  • How to advocate D&I to individuals who might not understand or care about inclusion
  • How to bring your 'full self' to work
  • How to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives within the workplace

 

Jennifer is a very inspiring lady.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

JENNIFER’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

Website

Personal website 

Book Website

The Will to Change Podcast (iTunes) 

Facebook

Instagram: @jenniferbrownspeaks

Twitter: @jenniferbrown

LinkedIn

Amazon book link

 

JENNIFER'S LINKS TO PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Interbrand: Interview with Jennifer Brown, Author of Inclusion

Talks at Google: Jennifer Brown: "Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change"

TEDxPresidio: Finding your voice in the workplace

 

NATALIE ONLINE

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Twice Upon A Train by KA Moll - Book Clips

Twice Upon A Train by KA Moll - Book Clips

November 27, 2019

Twice Upon A Train by KA Moll

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 an excerpt from the audiobook for Twice Upon A Train by KA Moll narrated by Emily Beresford. 

Synopsis

Can you imagine falling for a girl so hard that through the years, with no hope of being reunited, that love remains as strong as ever? 

At 40, Dr. Keegan Wade is the Chief of Trauma Surgery, a rising star at NYC General. She's immersed 24/7 in work that she once loved. No one waits for her at home and she has nothing to offer. Anxiety has her in a choke hold and she'd give anything to sleep more than two consecutive hours. At the urging of a friend, she takes a long overdue vacation, a cross country trip on a restored steam train, in hopes that time away from the pressures of her job will solve her problems. 

At 39, Willow Lord is a recent college graduate, a social worker in desperate need of a job. Divorced nine years, she's lived in poverty, saving coins to buy cat food. Next month, the first payments on her student loans are due. She has no time for a vacation, but when her friend, a friend who won't take "no" for an answer insists, she sends out resumes, and boards The Frisco Express - New York City to California. 

As young teens, on a steam train, these two women fell in love. And on a steam train, 26 years later, they're given a second chance. But the years have taken them to drastically different places. Can they straddle their worlds and seize it?

 

 

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KA Moll Online

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Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

November 23, 2019

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40d with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

  • The place of class in archetypes of lesbianism and same-sex desire
  • How class affects perceptions of sexuality
  • Class and money: who has it, what do then need to do to keep it?
  • Class and family responsibility: how do different groups balance individualism and group identity?
  • How does class influence marriage options, and the ability to reject them?
  • How does class affect the potential for economic independence?
  • Working through the dynamics of class in some popular lesbian historical archetypes
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan - Les Do Books

November 22, 2019

From Fluff to Faith with Ann McMan

Les Do Books with Tara

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

Tara and Ann discuss the following books by Ann:

Find Ann McMan online

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How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

November 21, 2019

How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

From time to time we crave a reboot in life. We may be tired and in need of something new or perhaps we were tossed out into the wild by something outside of our control. Either one of these leads us to the same circumstance – we need to start fresh or else risk falling into the negative abyss of dissatisfaction and stunted growth.

Join me in this episode to explore ways to make a fresh start.

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Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

November 20, 2019

Floodtide 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 an author reading from Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Synopsis 

The streets are a perilous place for a young laundry maid dismissed without a character for indecent acts. Roz knew the end of the path for a country girl alone in the city of Rotenek. A desperate escape in the night brings her to the doorstep of Dominique the dressmaker and the hope of a second chance beyond what she could have imagined. Roz’s apprenticeship with the needle, under the patronage of the royal thaumaturgist, wasn’t supposed to include learning magic, but Celeste, the dressmaker’s daughter, draws Roz into the mysterious world of the charm-wives. When floodwaters and fever sweep through the lower city, Celeste’s magical charms could bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor of Rotenek, but only if Roz can claim the help of some unlikely allies.

 

Set in the magical early 19th century world of Alpennia, Floodtide tells an independent tale that interweaves with the adventures.

A stand-alone book in the Alpennia series (Alpennia #4)

 

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Heather Rose Jones Online

Website: https://www.alpennia.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherrosejones

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

 

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Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

November 16, 2019

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40c with Heather Rose Jones

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 we talk about:

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Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance - The Write Stuff

November 15, 2019

Writing Asexual Main Characters In Lesbian Romance

Today Sheena is joined by authors Jae and Jax Meyer to talk about writing books about asexual main characters.

In this episode:

  • Why write unexpected representation in lesfic at all?
  • Why use asexual characters as a romantic lead?
  • Writing a romance without the sexual tension.
  • Why it took Jae 5 years before she wrote an ace lead.
  • Reader feedback from asexual folks.
  • Reader feedback from allosexual folks.
  • The ace spectrum and the difference between asexuals, demisexuals and aromantic.

 

Find Jae Online

Website https://jae-fiction.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaeFiction

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JaeAuthor

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/33Jjoan

 

Jax Meyer Online

Website https://jaxmeyerauthor.wixsite.com/website

Twitter https://twitter.com/butchjax

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jaxmeyerauthor/ 

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2qcUPDU

 

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Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden joins Natalie Miller-Miller on Seize the Day

November 14, 2019

Multi-Awarding Winning Author, Melissa Brayden talks Theatre, IVF and How to Overcome Nerves

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

I am delighted that Melissa Brayden joins me on todays show. Melissa talks to me about life before writing; from her early career in the theatre, teaching and her time in London.

 

Melissa also shares her experience with endometriosis which formed part of her incredible journey into motherhood.  The story is a true celebration of life, how not to give up and why talking is so important. Melissa also shares how she overcomes nerves and has some great ‘Seize the Day’ moments.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

MELISSA’S LATEST BOOK: Back to September

 

Melissa Online

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Natalie Online

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Prairie Hearts by JB Marsden - Book Clips

Prairie Hearts by JB Marsden - Book Clips

November 13, 2019

Prairie Hearts by JB Marsden

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 an excerpt from Prairie Hearts by JB Marsden narrated by Shawn Marie Bryan 

Synopsis 

In the 1820s, Kentuckian Carrie Fletcher migrates with her brother and his family to central Illinois where she intends to continue to grow medicinal herbs and be a healer. Carrie loves being the spinster aunt to her nieces and nephews, taking care of her herbs, making calls on sick pioneers, and farming with her brother. But, shunning marriage and motherhood and donning her unique style of “mannish” dress for farm work rouse some who question her womanhood.

When they arrive, the unending labor of cabin-building and clearing the prairie grasses for crops require they trade assistance with other pioneers. One of the first neighbors to call on them is Emma Reynolds, another herbalist, healer, and midwife. She and Carrie share herbs, seeds, and healing knowledge. Shortly after, Emma’s father, her sole relation, dies from lung fever, leaving a gap in her life that Carrie’s friendship fills.

Together the two pioneer women deal with the harsh realities of pioneering. One man calls their healing potions evil and harasses them violently. The two strengthen their bonds and develop deeper feelings as they fight for their lives and the lives of the neighbors they care for.

Can their newfound love endure the hardscrabble life of never-ending toil, sickness, injury, hunger, and death on the prairie?

 

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JB Marsden Online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joeybmarsden

Email: jbmarsden745@gmail.com

Twitter: @marsden_jb
 
Amazon author pages: https://amzn.to/2JTzrdK 

 

Shawn Marie Bryan Online

 

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Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

November 9, 2019

Interview with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What are the advantages to setting stories in an invented country like Alpennia?
  • The roots of Heather’s love for language and history
  • Themes and tropes in the Alpennia books
  • Why weren’t the books written as romances?
  • Complex intersections of gender and sexuality in the books
  • Queer coming of age in the 19th century
  • What books inspired the Alpennia series?
  • Why a laundry maid as a protagonist? Writing precarious lives.
  • Touch-points for writing historic disasters and sowing seeds of revolution
  • Why write a stand-alone book in the middle of a series?
  • Why write in first versus third person?
  • Finding the people of color in Alpennia
  • Planting story-seeds to harvest in later books
  • What’s next for the Alpennia series?
  • Giving characters failure modes
  • What else does Heather want to write?
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

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4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

November 8, 2019

4 Second Chance Romances with Fiona Riley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Fiona Riley

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

Check out Fiona’s recommendations:

Check out Tara’s recommendations:

Get other second chance romances

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How to Deal with Empathy Fatigue - Curves Welcome

How to Deal with Empathy Fatigue - Curves Welcome

November 7, 2019

How to Deal with Empathy Fatigue - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

I’d describe myself as an empath. When someone is hurt, I’m hurt. When someone is sad, I’m sad. When someone is in a bad mood, I’m in a bad mood. I seem to absorb the energy of whatever is happening around me. This can be all consuming and detrimental to my well-being. I realized after a while that taking on the weight of the world’s problems would destroy me if I didn’t set some safety measures and boundaries into place.

Today I wanted to share some of those.

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Rescue Her Heart by KC Luck - Book Clips

Rescue Her Heart by KC Luck - Book Clips

November 6, 2019

Rescue Her Heart by KC Luck

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 the first chapter of the audiobook for Rescue Her Heart by KC Luck narrated by PJ Morgan

 

Synopsis 

Two women. One galaxy.

As a decorated Space Ranger in the 8th Galaxy, Captain Natalie (Nat) Reynolds has an exciting, albeit lonely, life. Yet, when Nat answers a distress call from a craft in trouble on a nearby planet, it has the possibility of changing the trajectory of her life forever.

Catherine Porter is down on her luck in the worst way. Evicted, almost penniless, she worries all hope is lost until a charismatic stranger flies into her life. Inexplicably drawn to the one woman who can possibly save her, Catherine must face feelings she never considered.

Will their stars align and lead them to a happily ever after? Or will their differences tear their hearts apart?

 

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Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2OSkrzU

 

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