TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

July 3, 2020

Military Lesfic with Jax Meyer

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jax Meyer

This week, Tara is joined by author Jax Meyer to talk about how she found her way into military lesfic. In addition to talking about her own work and the books she loves, Jax discusses the importance of exploring this part of our collective history.

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Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

June 19, 2020

Audibly in Love with Heather Rose Jones

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Heather Rose Jones

This week, Tara is joined by author and podcaster Heather Rose Jones to talk about audiobooks and how the form in which we experience a story can dramatically change our appreciation of it. Additionally, we discover what secret habit Heather indulges in when she’s high on nitrous, waiting in a dentist’s chair with her phone at the ready. Enjoy! 

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Interview with Amy Hoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47b

Interview with Amy Hoff - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 47b

June 13, 2020

Interview with Amy Hoff

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 47b 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 Amy Hoff Online

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Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

June 5, 2020

Love in Small Towns with Andi Marquette

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Andi Marquette

This week, Tara sits down with the omni-present and ever impressive Andi Marquette to talk about one of her favourite things: small towns in fiction. There’s lots of recommendations in this episode and some interesting questions are posed. Such as, is it an episode if Tara doesn’t bring up Ann McMan? Spoiler: no, it is not. Also be warned: Andi gets kinda deep.

Topics and Works Discussed:

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The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

May 22, 2020

The Possibility and the Promise with Radclyffe

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Radclyffe

 “Everything with me is a long story because I always back up to the beginning.”
* laughs* “No one will mind.”

This week, Tara sits down with Radclyffe (Love on the Night Shift) to talk about her personal history as a reader, a writer, and publisher of lesbian literature. Also, Tara asks a question she’s afraid she won’t like the answer to.

Topics and Works Discussed:

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History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46c

History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 46c

May 16, 2020

History and Historic Fiction with Janet Todd

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 46c with Heather Rose Jones

A chat with historian and historical novelist Janet Todd.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Janet Todd Online

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Interview with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #46b

Interview with Janet Todd - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #46b

May 9, 2020

Interview with Janet Todd

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode #46b 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 Janet Todd Online

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Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

May 4, 2020

Why Not? With Rae D. Magdon

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Rae D. Magdon

Tara is joined by Rae D. Magdon this week to talk fan fiction, bisexuality and what drives her to write speculative fiction. Rae is a prolific writer, with 11 novels and 10 novelettes featuring women loving other women, the latest of which is Fur and Fangs. Make sure you stay till the end where they are joined by a surprise celebrity guest!  

Topics and Works Discussed:

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Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

April 24, 2020

Hidden Histories with Paula Martinac

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Paula Martinac

This week, Tara sits down to talk historical fiction with author Paula Martinac (Clio Rising). As both an author and a reader, Paula is deeply interested in history and historical fiction, especially how it intersects with lesbian literature. Lesbian history is a hidden history, and through fiction we get the chance to see ourselves revealed in a world written by others.

Some of Paula’s recommendations are YA. Others aren’t. They’re all historicals and they all have romantic aspects, but they’re not dedicated romances. After listening to Paula describe these books, you’ll end up with more on your list than you’d bargained for. Enjoy!

Paula Recommends:

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Interview with Edale Lane - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 45b

Interview with Edale Lane - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 45b

April 11, 2020

Interview with Edale Lane

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 45b 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 Edale Lane Online

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Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

April 10, 2020

Writing Lesbian Fiction from the Grave with Paige Braddock

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Paige Braddock 

This week, Tara goes all over the map with Paige Braddock. Paige is possibly best known as the creator of  Jane’s World, the first gay-themed comic work to receive online distribution by a national syndicate. Or you might know her by another name: Missouri Vaun. After working at comics for many years, Paige turned to novels to get all the other stories inside of her out, the latest being Chasing Sunset.

Tara and Paige cover a lot of ground, including how self-publishing and fan fiction have led the way to the lesfic we all know and love of today. If you stay till the end, you’ll even find out how a woman can write lesbian fiction from the grave.

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What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

March 27, 2020

What’s Your Series with A.L. Brooks

Les Do Books with Tara and guest A.L. Brooks

This week, Tara’s joined by A.L. Brooks (Never Too Late for Heroes), a self-confessed “bit of a geek” who has created a Grand Classification for Romance Series (GCRS). Is your favourite series a pure, shared universe (which sub-divides further into closely and loosely shared universes) or an evolving universe series? Get comfortable — unless you’re stuck in your lesbian cave, in which case come on and join us — and find out! 

Angela’s Recommendations (as sanctioned by the GCRS):

Tara’s Recommendations (unsanctioned by the GCRS)

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Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 44b

Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 44b

March 14, 2020

Interview with Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 44b with Heather Rose Jones

An interview with the founder of Queen of Swords Press about the process of starting a publishing company.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Schedules and timelines
  • Finding the balance in content
  • What to tackle by yourself and when to bring in experts
  • Making the finances work
  • How success can trip you up
  • The surprising cross-market potential of dapper lesbian capybara pirates
  • Books mentioned - you are encouraged to buy through the Queen of Swords website
    • Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff
    • Out of This World by Catherine Lundoff
    • Murder on the Titania by Alex Acks
    • Medusa’s Touch by Emily L. Byrne
    • Scourge of the Seas of Time and Space edited by Catherine Lundoff
    • Wireless by Alex Acks
    • Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff
    • The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Queen of Swords Press and Catherine Lundoff Online

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5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

March 13, 2020

5 Character Driven F/F Books Charley Clarke Recommends

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Charley Clarke

This week, Tara’s joined by Charley Clarke (debut novel Always a Love Song) who has brought her favorite character driven romances to talk about.

Charley’s Recommendations:

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Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

February 28, 2020

Everything is Not As it Seems with Cass Sellars

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Cass Sellars

You can’t tell a reader just by looking at them. They could be anyone, anywhere. Authors are the same. And they come from all walks of life, too. Some have been lawyers and doctors before they wrote lesfic, and this week she’s talking to Cass Sellars, who, before writing her own books, investigated criminal, corporate and financial fraud. What inspired the change? Listen and find out.

Among other things, Tara and Cass talk about the books where we find ourselves between the pages, the pairings that surprise authors that readers latch onto, and their hopes for the future.

Cass’ Recommendations:

Books Discussed:

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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:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

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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:

Find S.W. Andersen online

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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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