TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52b

Interview with Jane Walsh - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 52b

November 14, 2020

Interview with Jane Walsh

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 52b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • Writing the sexually-experienced romance heroine
  • The novels that made Jane fall in love with historic romance
  • Salon culture as a place to meet women
  • The complications of showing a HEA in f/f romance without marriage
  • Historical romance as a “common conversation” among authors
  • Jane’s optimistic hopes for the future of f/f historical romance
  • Plans for a connected series of sequels
  • Books mentioned

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts added when available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Jane Walsh Online

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Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51c

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51c

October 17, 2020

Book Appreciation with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51c 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:

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts are added as available.)

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Links to Heather Online

Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

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Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51b

Interview with Samantha Rajaram - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 51b

October 10, 2020

Interview with Samantha Rajaram

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 51b with Heather Rose Jones

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • How the anti-miscegenation policy of the Dutch East India Company inspired the story
  • Starting with characters and finding their stories
  • The experience of finding your place in the world
  • The difficulty of researching sexuality in the 17th century
  • Samantha’s complex professional history and how it feeds into her writing
  • Growing up as the only Indian family in a Wyoming town
  • Samantha’s experience in Pitch Wars and finding/being a mentor
  • Differing expectations in different genre cultures
  • Books mentioned

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts are added as available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Samantha Rajaram Online

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Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50b

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 50b

September 12, 2020

Interview with Nyri Bakkalian

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 50b with Heather Rose Jones

An interview with Dr. Nyri Bakkalian about her historical research and her cross-time novel.

In this episode we talk about:

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts added when available.)

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Nyri Bakkalian Online

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Better to be Lucky with Lynn Ames

Better to be Lucky with Lynn Ames

September 11, 2020

Better to be Lucky with Lynn Ames

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Lynn Ames

Lynn Ames is a superstar. She’s done a lot, she’s met interesting people, and this week she returns to talk about lesbian books that center on politics. She writes ‘em, she reads ‘em. Hope you enjoy.

Topics and Works Discussed:

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On the Beach with Kris Bryant

On the Beach with Kris Bryant

August 28, 2020

On the Beach with Kris Bryant

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant returns to the podcast along with the summer, which is perfect because this week Tara and Kris are bringing the beach reads to you in this Time of Covid. They even get a chance to play Lesbian Cliché Bingo! Stay safe out there.

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A Wee Chat with Jenny Frame

A Wee Chat with Jenny Frame

August 14, 2020

A Wee Chat with Jenny Frame

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Jenny Frame

This week, Tara sits down to have a wee chat with author Jenny Frame who tells a story about how a bad injury put her into a dark place before she was rescued by the twin sirens of lesfic: Xena Warrior Princess and fan fiction. An author who has written a lot, Jenny also talks about the differences between writing series vs. stand alone novels.

 

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Angie Williams and the Emotionally Vulnerable Butch

Angie Williams and the Emotionally Vulnerable Butch

July 31, 2020

Angie Williams and the Emotionally Vulnerable Butch

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Angie Williams

When Angie first joined the podcast she was but a humble reader, but now she has returned a seasoned author! Her first book, Mending Fences is out now from Bold Strokes Books and her second, Last Resort, is set to come out this September.

 

This week, Tara and Angie talk about butch women in lesfic, how they are portrayed, and what they’d like to see going forward. For a treat, Tara grapples with the possibility of a cross-over dog character between series, something I think we can all agree on we need to see more of.

 

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Fangirlin’ on Meghan O’Brien with KD Williamson

Fangirlin’ on Meghan O’Brien with KD Williamson

July 17, 2020

Fangirlin’ on Meghan O’Brien with KD Williamson

Les Do Books with Tara and guest KD Williamson

This week, Tara and author KD Williamson welcome you to The Fangirl Zone. The subject of this visit to the zone? Meghan O’Brien. Enjoy a deep dive into their favorite books and a discussion into what really speaks to them across her books. For a bonus, KD breaks down the relationship structure of the Harlequin books of her youth.

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Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48b

Interview with Luci Dreamer - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 48b

July 11, 2020

Interview with Luci Dreamer

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 48b 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 Luci Dreamer Online

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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.

Topics and Works Discussed:

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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!  

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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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