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Seize the Day Competition Winner, Author KJ, Joins Natalie Miller-Snell

Seize the Day Competition Winner, Author KJ, Joins Natalie Miller-Snell

February 20, 2020

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

 

In todays show I am joined by Seize the Competition winner, Author KJ.  I am absolutely delighted KJ joined me on this show; she has an incredible story to tell, filled with hope and bravery.  It’s inspiring, authentic, genuine and heart warming.

 

In the show we talk about the struggles KJ has faced in her life, the adversities she have overcome, the opportunities she has seized.  There are many trigger topics, amongst others, we cover in this show, including:

 

  • Suicide attempts
  • Severe anxiety
  • Manic depression
  • Mental Health
  • Bipolar condition
  • PTSD

 

I thank KJ for her generosity sharing her story.  If anyone identifies with any of the struggles KJ has faced, please contact your local doctor and / or reach out for profession help.  I have added some links below for helplines.

 

I hope you enjoy the show.

 

 

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Matt Haig

 

SUICIDE HELPLINE

Samaritans

Suicide Helpline - list of worldwide numbers

 

 

KJ’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

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Twitter

 

NATALIE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

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Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

February 14, 2020

Frustration and Fan Fiction with Lola Keeley

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lola Keeley

This week, Lola Keeley (Music in the Mirror, Slammed) joins Tara to share her journey with f/f fiction. Listen to hear how frustration at not seeing herself in the media she loved drove Lola to write fanfic, how Lee Winter was the fairy godmother who helped her transition to original fiction, and her musings on the bigger and brighter future awaiting lesfic. It’s a great conversation. Come along for the ride.

Lola’s Recommendations:

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Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

February 8, 2020

Interview with Stephanie Burgis

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

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8 Tips to Seize the Day - Guest Advice Compilation Show with Natalie Miller-Snell

8 Tips to Seize the Day - Guest Advice Compilation Show with Natalie Miller-Snell

February 6, 2020

Seize the Day with Natalie Miller-Snell

Guest Advice Compilation Show  

 

Hello everyone - today is show 40 so I thought I would celebrate with a compilation show.

I’ve had the great fortune to have some truly inspiring guests on - phenomenal women.  They have been gracious enough to share their stories and impart some invaluable advice for listeners.  In this show I have compiled that wonderful advice.

Each guest has offered their own unique and different take on how to Seize the Day; how to take advantage of opportunities presented to us.  It’s fabulous having them all together in one bite sized, inspiring piece of audio.

Enormous thanks to these incredible individuals: - 

AL Brooks

Lee Winter

Vanessa Raath

Radclyffe

Clare Ashton

EJ Noyes

Melissa Brayden

Jennifer Brown

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to help point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

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Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

January 31, 2020

Cracking the Case with Ann Aptaker

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Ann Aptaker

This week is a little different. The game is afoot, and Tara’s guide through the dark alleys and crime scenes is author Ann Aptaker (Flesh and Gold). Writing about lesbians is a radical, political act, but it’s an act we primarily associate with romance. Ann makes the compelling pitch that different genres present different opportunities to see ourselves in and explore issues specific to us. Writing about crime, just like writing about love, through a lesbian lens is a way of staking claim in a world that often sees lesbians as illegitimate. And at the very least, Ann promises a world of adventure to any who answers the alluring siren’s song of crime fiction.

Ann’s Recommendations:

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Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

January 17, 2020

Answering the Big Questions with S.W. Andersen

Les Do Books with Tara and guest S.W. Anderson

This week, Tara sits down with author S.W. Andersen to ask some of the eternal questions, the questions that keep us up at night, the questions whose answers define not just a person, but perhaps a generation. Questions like….”How big is your to-read list? Really?” And, “But seriously, who is the real ice queen in this book?” The answers, dear listeners, will shock you. 

S.W.’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendations:

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Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

January 11, 2020

Interview with Kate Heartfield

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

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The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

January 3, 2020

The Hot Ones with Renee Dahlia

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Renee Dahlia

No, they’re not starting the year off with a hot wings challenge, but they sure are bringing the heat. In this week’s episode, Tara welcomes author Renee Dahlia (Liability) on to talk lesbian fiction. The hotter, the better. But don’t worry, Renee’s tastes are anything but one note. After all, what’s spice without some sweet? 

Renee’s Recommendations:

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From Here to There with Rachel Ford

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

December 20, 2019

From Here to There with Rachel Ford

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rachel Ford

In this episode, Tara talks to author Rachel Ford (Crimson Yuletide), whose love of lesbian fiction is all over the place in the best possible way, spanning many genres, tropes and styles. She comes to us from her latest trek with some exciting recommendations to get you excited about your reading journey.  

Rachel’s Recommendations:

Tara’s Recommendation:

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Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

Warrior on Wheels Founder, Sally Edwards Joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day AND it’s COMPETITION TIME

December 12, 2019

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

 

In todays show I am joined by Sally Edwards. Sally was awarded the Community Champion Award from DIVA magazine in 2018; she is a published author and is currently working as a life coach with people who have disabilities or long term health conditions

 

In the show we talk about

  • What it’s like to grow up with a disability
  • How Sally turned negative situations into positive success
  • Sally’s career as a dancer and the benefits of dance
  • How Sally is helping others through coaching

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

AND BEFORE YOU GO……… It’s also COMPETITION TIME. Here’s your chance to tell everyone about your own stories of success, your own ‘seize the day’ moments and for one lucky winner, to come on Seize the Day with me to discuss your story.

 

Details of the Competition: -

 

  1. Your stories, achievement, seize the day moments, need to be submitted to me by 3rd Jan 2020 at nataliemillersnell@gmail.com
  2. All names will be placed into a hat and I will randomly select ONE winner to join me on a Seize the Day show - record date TBC.
  3. I will read out all stories and announce the winner in my show on 9th January.

 

GOOD LUCK everyone - I cannot wait to hear from you!

 

SALLY’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS 

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NATALIE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

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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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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

 

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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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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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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

 

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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.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

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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

Find Fiona Riley online

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Bella Books Author E.J.Noyes joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

Bella Books Author E.J.Noyes joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

October 31, 2019

Bella Books Author E.J. Noyes joins Natalie Miller-Snell on Seize the Day

 

In todays show I am joined by author, E.J. Noyes. We discuss how Emily is overcoming fear by taking herself out of her comfort zone in her latest project, Reaping the Benefits, and how Emily drew on her own experiences of anxiety when writing about PTSD. She also shares some great advice for anyone listening to 'Seize the Day'. And I ask the controversial question: skiiing or snowboarding?

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

NB: there are spoilers in this show about EJ Noyes book, Alone. We also make references to Ask Me Again.

 

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Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

October 28, 2019

Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story

Coming Out Stories

On this episode we hear Hildred Billings’ Coming Out Story. She talks about the girl who broke her heart, coming from a really small town and having a mom who had no idea that Hildred was gay.

This podcast series airs every October to celebrate coming out month. As LGBTQIA people we are often seen as different and wrong. By celebrating our coming out stories we see that we are part of something bigger and that there is hope.

The book discussed in this episode

 

The One That Ran Away

Synopsis

Their love was written in the stars, but one of them wasn’t yet ready for fate.

Ten years ago, Jess Mills had her life changed when she crossed paths with Shannon Parker, the most beautiful girl at their small liberal arts college. But what Jess assumed to be nothing more than a crush on a straight girl turned into the night of her dreams senior year.

Then? Nothing. Shannon was gone before graduation.

One of them has moved on. The other is just getting started.

Shannon bumps into Jess shortly after moving to Portland, a place her ex-boyfriend decided to call home. Both single, and both reeling from post-college life, Shannon realizes that it’s no mere coincidence she’s once again encountered the girl who defined her co-ed years.

It’s fate.

Jess’s love for astrology and divination is about to come in handy now that Shannon is determined to face her feelings and understand the whim of the universe.

She isn’t running anymore.

 

Get this book on Amazon US, Canada or Germany https://amzn.to/33Me4lX

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/33IdZjc

 

 

Hard To Get

Synopsis

What do you do when the hottest and richest woman in town asks you out?

Run, apparently.

NADIA

No one has seen more billionaire-matchmaking carnage than Nadia Gaines, receptionist to the most expensive office around. If it’s not some old (and married) guy trying to impress her with diamonds and trips to paradise, then it’s…

Well, it’s Eva Warren, an old-money heiress whose tabloid exploits are as sordid as they are really, really gay.

Nadia is no stranger to lesbian lust. But no matter how much she wants to give in to Eva’s seduction, one mantra lurks in the back of her mind: Never date a billionaire!

Until the one night she does give in, anyway. Then everything goes to hell.

EVA

Life as a billionaire heiress isn’t all sunshine and kitty whiskers, especially if that heiress is Eva Warren. She’s managed to shake off tabloid gossip that’s ruined more than one woman’s life, but she’ll never be able to shake the two things she wants most: to work for her family’s business, and to date every beautiful woman she meets.

Curvy Nadia isn’t like the others, however. Even though the mutual attraction exists, for some reason she keeps shooting down Eva’s advances. Until Eva finally gets Nadia right where she wants her…

So begins one of the hottest games of hard to get to ever befall womankind. High society might not survive it.

 

Get this book on Amazon US, Canada or Germany https://amzn.to/2MXRyQf

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2quebnT

 

 

Connect with Hildred Billings Online at the links below

Website http://www.hildred-billings.com/site/

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

Author page on Amazon https://amzn.to/2P6eGyW 

 

 

 

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