Welcome to episode 72 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview UK author Laura Kay. Her debut novel The Split has been described as like “meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O’Porter in a gay bar in Sheffield.” Laura tells us about writing it: “I wanted to write about a friendship between a queer woman and a queer man, and it was just a joy.” She also talks about how Sheffield is the worst place to run “crazy hilly and cold!”, and how she could never live on a houseboat.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news from lesfic world. My upcoming novel Change Of Heart is out in October, and the audiobook of Big London Dreams is coming in November.
Welcome to episode 71 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview five lesbian fiction authors and asks them how their 2021 is going in this Summer Special. What a year it’s been so far, right? The five authors are: Erica Lee, Rachel Spangler, Natasha West, Melissa Lenhardt and Quinn Ivins. Expect accents a-go-go, lofty goals and lesbian fiction galore!
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and share the news that Before You Say I Do won a Goldie. Yay! Also, there’s the first chapter of my Hot London Nights audiobook included as an end bonus. I hope you enjoy the podcast!
Welcome to episode 70 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview UK author Rosie Wilby. Rosie is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster whose first book was entitled Is Monogamy Dead? She just released her second book, The Break-Up Monologues, asking what we can learn from heartache and how it can teach us so much about ourselves and relationships. It’s a funny and honest delve into the human psyche and what it takes to stay in a relationship for all the right reasons.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. I hope you enjoy!
Welcome to episode 69 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview UK author Kate Davies. Kate is a novelist, screenwriter and author of children’s books. Her debut novel In At The Deep End won the 2020 Polari Prize and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The Guardian described it as ‘without doubt, the afterparty book for anyone looking to continue their Fleabag fun’. Kate talks about writing from a place of truth, celebrating queer London, living her best life in a Scottish castle, and writing stuff that shocks you. “There’s stuff in the book I’d be embarrassed to read out loud!”
As usual, I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. I hope you enjoy – Kate was a fabulous guest!
Welcome to episode 68 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview UK author Kirsty Eyre. Her first novel, Cow Girl, won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Award and a publishing contract with Harper Collins. Kirsty talks about how she stumbled into writing late, but is now fully embracing the world of novel-writing. Throughout lockdown she’s been juggling home schooling, a new puppy, a day job and trying to write her next three books. No pressure!
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. I’m currently deep in draft two of my next book, Big London Dreams, which is available for pre-order now.
Welcome to episode 67 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month the focus is on me as I round up my goals for 2021, including publishing three books and four audiobooks, as well as getting more stretchy in body and flexible in life! I also shine a light on my new release Hot London Nights, and give you a listen of the first chapter of my Made In London audiobook – all of which should get you bang into the London Romance mood.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, if you want to come along to my Zoom event in association with Stockport Library on February 25th – A Conversation With Clare Lydon – you can register for free tickets by clicking here.
Welcome to episode 66 of the Lesbian Book Club where I bring you a bumper festive special to end the year! In it, I quiz seven authors about their writing year, their festive plans and their hopes for 2021. Interviewed are: AL Brooks, HP Munro, Cara Malone, Rosy Dee, Harper Bliss, Kris Bryant and Monica McCallan.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about what I’ve been up to. If you want to know what all the authors want from Santa, listen now!
Happy holidays to you, and see you next year for more Lesbian Book Club Podcasts!
Welcome to episode 65 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview US author Haley Cass. Haley’s debut novel Those Who Wait took the lesbian fiction world by storm this year, along with its follow-up Forever And A Day. Her new book, When You Least Expect It is currently thrilling lesbian romance readers around the world, too.
She talks about how her debut started life as a Game Of Thrones fanfic, and how blown away she still is by the reaction from readers. She also talks about how her favourite part of writing is the angst – when characters truly have to face their fears: “Break-ups and their aftermath are the first things that go in my outline. I’m always ready to write those.”
As usual I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. My new book, Christmas In Mistletoe, is riding high in the charts alongside Haley’s, which is perfect timing!
Enjoy the podcast, and I’ll be back with a festive special before Christmas!
This month on The Lesbian Book Club podcast, I chat to US author, Erin Zak, famed for her books The Road Home and Breaking Down Her Walls. A two-time Lammy finalist, Erin has spent most of the last four years writing as much as possible. She talks about taking 12 years to pen her first novel, her love of Vegas and Chicago, writing as therapy, and how she fits in so much to her packed schedule.
All this, plus I do the usual run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about what I’ve been up to. Mainly, penning my upcoming Christmas romance, Christmas In Mistletoe, out in November. Plus, launching the audiobook of Before You Say I Do.
Fill up your ears with lesbian goodness today! Head to my website and click on Podcasts. Link in bio!
Welcome to episode 63 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Melissa Lenhardt. A lifelong Texan, Melissa writes women’s fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. She’s just released The Secret Of You And Me, her first foray into lesbian romance – and also the first lesbian romance published by Mills & Boon. Melissa talks about her writing career, how she came to write her first queer romance, and how she hopes it’s the first of many taken on by her publisher. Also, she has a way-cool southern accent which I neglected to tell her!
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, which this month is terribly literary with authors like Emma Donoghue, Sophie Ward and Bernardine Evaristo. I hope you enjoy the podcast!