The Lesbian Book Club With Monica McCallan

Episode 53 of the Lesbian Book Club sees me chat with US author Monica McCallan. Her latest book, Good Spin, is a mash-up of friends to lovers and the fake girlfriend trope. Who doesn’t love those? Monica has been writing and publishing for two years and her other novels include Back To The Start, Better Than A Dream and Sweat Equity. She talks about working at her craft, juggling a full-time job, listening to readers and how much she loves craft beer.

Then I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I also delve into the winners of the Golden Crown Literary Society awards, the Oscars of the lesbian fiction world. Plus, I chat about my recent happenings, including launching A Taste Of Love, book two in The Village Romance Series; and commissioning the audio for You’re My Kind. Phew!

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by Denise at My Lesbian Radio. Thanks so much to her!

The Lesbian Book Club With Denise Warner

Welcome to episode 52 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Denise Warner, who also happens to be the brains behind The Lesbian Lounge and MyLesbianRadio! We chat about Denise’s new books “The Player” and “The Player 2”, and Denise tells me what it’s been like finally getting her book out into the world and becoming a published author. We talk writing what you know, how to harness finishing energy, writing the next book and the power of taking a chance and putting yourself out there.

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, I take a look at the the winners of the Lambda Literary awards. Finally, I talk about what I’ve been up to, including getting my next lesbian romance “A Taste Of Love” almost to the finish line. Launch date is July 24th. Whoop!

I’ll be appearing at Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge on July 27th. Tickets are available at www.happyvalleypride.com

The Lesbian Book Club with Aurora Rey

Welcome to episode 51 of the Lesbian Book Club as I chat to US author Aurora Rey. Aurora’s latest novel is a farm-to-table romance, Recipe For Love. It’s perfect if you love a side order of food porn with your romance. Aurora’s other novels include Built To Last and the Cape End series, and she describes herself as a writer, femme and hopeless romantic. She talks food, the secret to writing a good sex scene, and how we need to do better with diversity in lesfic.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as chatting about the upcoming lesfic awards season. I also take some time to tell you what I’ve been up to, including releasing the audiobook of London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series. I’m also working on my upcoming village romance, set in the Cotswolds.

I’ll be appearing at Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge on July 27th.

Lesbians Who Write Ep9: Launching Your Book

In this episode, Clare & TB talk about their titanic/epic weeks, that included weeing the woods and seeing Michelle Obama speak. Who did what? Listen to the episode and find out!

TB turns the table on Clare and asks knowing what Clare knows now, how would she launch a book? Clare outlines several things she’d do differently. The big takeaway is to be nice. It ain’t rocket science. Also, have a mailing list, an ARC team and a willingness to share and connect.

TB shares why she started her website I Heart Lesfic. The short story, she got the stiff arm from other lesbian fiction websites when she first started out and she felt lonely. Now, TB wants to help other authors feel like they have support in the community. They both discuss certain services they use to make launching books easier.

Stop back next week when Clare and TB will be discussing their top tips for authors. If you’d like to leave a comment on the episode, head on over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com. We’d love to hear from you!

The Lesbian Book Club With Anna Larner

Welcome to episode 50 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview UK author Anna Larner. We chat about Anna’s brand-new book Love’s Portrait, as well as her debut, the well received Highland Fling. Anna’s debut was a finalist in the GCLS awards, as well as being recommended as a Top Ten Summer Read by AfterEllen. She talks about the craft of writing, the importance of never giving up and why Leicester is the perfect canvas for her stories.

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. As usual, I chat about what I’ve been up to, including releasing You’re My Kind, my latest lesbian romance, and writing book six in the London Romance series, out later this year.

If you’d like to see me reading and chatting live, I’ll be appearing at Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge on July 27th. Come along and say hi!

Lesbians Who Write: Brand New Podcast!

I’m thrilled to announce that TB Markinson and I have launched a brand-new weekly podcast called Lesbians Who Write. It’s about… well, lesbians who write. We decided not to be cryptic. People like us!

If you’ve ever wanted to draw back the curtain on the writer’s life, join us every Monday as we put out a new episode talking about what it is to be a writer in 2019, what it is to write lesbian fiction and the ups and downs of the writer’s life. If you’re a reader, it’s a fascinating insight behind the books. If you’re a writer, we hope you can relate.

Join us every Monday – the first three episodes are already up. For more information, go here: www.lesbianswhowrite.com

The Lesbian Book Club with Lily Hammond

Welcome to episode 49 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview New Zealand author Lily Hammond. Lily writes historical romances set in different times and places, where adventurous women dare to follow their hearts, defying convention in their pursuit of happiness. Her recent books have included The Way Home and Alice & Jean, and her reviews on Amazon are off the charts. Lily lives in Dunedin with her partner Valerie. She also writes as Kate Genet and Ana MacKenzie, so a multi-talented author!

I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK. I talk about what I’ve been up to, including readying my upcoming lesbian romance You’re My Kind for launch in March. Plus, I’ve also been busy writing the next book in my London Romance series, Made In London, due out in May. In lesfic news, the Diva Literary Festival is happening in March in Birmingham, UK. Go to www.divaliteraryfestival.com for more.

Thanks to Denise at the Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!

The Lesbian Book Club: 2018 Wrap-Up!

Welcome to episode 48 of the Lesbian Book Club as I round up the end-of-year Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as reviewing my favourite lesfic Christmas books.

There’s no interview this month. Instead, I take a look through the goals I set back in January to see if I hit them or not. It’s your chance to peek behind the curtain of a lesbian fiction author’s year and see how things work and how I tick. Did I write the books I said I would? Did I read the books I intended? Did I get guns of steel? And did I propel myself into public speaking like a demon? Take a listen and find out.

Thanks so much to Denise at the Lesbian Lounge for hosting & producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!

The Lesbian Book Club With Lise Gold

Welcome to episode 47 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview UK-based author Lise Gold whose book Fireflies has been bothering the top of the charts this autumn. Lise has been writing for a couple of years, and her other books include French Summer and The Cruise. She chats about her passion for travel, why she loves to write true love stories and how her previous job as a designer has helped her creative writing process.

Then I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I also chat about what I’ve been up to, including launching my latest book, London, Actually (book five in the London Romance series), and putting my All I Want series into Kindle Unlimited. If you want a rom-com for the festive season, pick up All I Want For Christmas now!