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!
Welcome to episode 62 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview eight lesbian fiction authors and asks them how their 2020 is going in this Half-Year Summer Round-Up show. What a year it’s been so far, right? Nobody could have written this.
The eight authors are: Eliza Lentzski, Clare Ashton, Cheyenne Blue, Giselle Fox, Jae, Wendy Hudson, KJ & Lise Gold. I quiz them on what they’ve learned, what they’ve written, the plans for the rest of the year, where they’d love to be and their future hopes. Expect high-brow answers, lofty goals and humour peppered throughout.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, I outline how I’ve changed my publishing goals for the year, shifting her next London Romance book to January 2020 after completing my own Half-Year Goals Round-up and reflecting on it. I hope you enjoy this special girl-gang episode, I loved asking so many authors how their year is going!
Welcome to episode 60 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview US author Anna Burke. Anna writes a crossover of fantasy and sci-fi, and more recently has turned her hand to romance. Her award-winning debut, Compass Rose, had lesbian pirates, and her latest, Nottingham, is a queer retelling of Robin Hood. Is there a strong theme throughout her books? Anna says: “I like to write strong female characters. Ones that you want to have sex with, but ones who might also kill you.”
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. My new book, a co-write with TB Markinson, is due out on June 16th – title and cover reveal coming soon.
If you fancy going to the South Coast Lesfic Hangout and meeting a ton of UK lesfic authors on Sept 12th, go here: https://sclho.wordpress.com/
Welcome to episode 59 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview US author Karin Kallmaker, the queen of lesbian romance. Karin needs no introduction, having written over 30 novels and countless short stories, including the classic Painted Moon and her latest, Because I Said So. She talks about the inspirational power of Wonder Woman, plus how to write the perfect sex scene: “They’ve changed so much over the years. Now I would describe myself as a sensualist.” Karin also talks about the magic of being ‘in flow’, and how she owes Katherine V Forrest (of Curious Wine fame) so much: “Without her guidance, I wouldn’t be writing books 30 years later.” Find out more about her at: www.kallmaker.com
As usual, I also a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. My new book, Before You Say I Do, is getting rave reviews, and I’m already cracking on with my next book, a co-write with TB Markinson due out in June. In audiobook news, A Taste Of Love is also available now.
Welcome to episode 58 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview Australian author SR Silcox. Selena writes queer YA fiction for girls who love girls, “the kind of books I wish I’d been able to read growing up”. Her first novel Crush was a huge hit, part of The Girls Of Summer series. She’s also written the Alice Henderson series, focusing on another great love, cricket. Find her at: https://srsilcox.com/
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I’m just about to launch my next book, Before You Say I Do, due out March 10th. In audiobook news, Made In London is out now, and A Taste Of Love is due to drop on March 31st. You can also catch up with me at the South Coast Lesfic Hang Out where I’ll be selling & signing books. More at: https://sclho.wordpress.com/
Welcome to episode 56 of the Lesbian Book Club as I round up the final chart of the year for lesfic on Amazon UK & US, then give you a run down of how my year’s gone. The answer: it’s been my best year yet! I’m currently finishing off a first draft of my first book due in 2020. Tune it to find out my publishing plans for the year ahead.
I then pose a few questions to a seven lesbian fiction authors: Jae, Clare Ashton, Melissa Tereze, Lise Gold, Jen Silver, Jody Klaire and SR Silcox answer the following. First, favourite lesfic of the year. Second, favourite festive lesfic ever. Third, what they’re hoping for from Santa. Fourth, what they like to eat and drink at Christmas. Finally, their publishing plans for the year.
Thanks to Denise at The Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!
Welcome to episode 55 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview fellow UK author Claire Highton-Stevenson. Claire’s latest book, In Dyer Need, is an end-of-the-world romance that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Claire writes detective stories as well as romance, and also won a Goldie award this year for her heartfelt book, The Promise. Claire talks about creating strong characters, writing sex scenes and how she’s an accidental writer. Her advice: decide what you want and go for it! Find her at: www.itsclastevofficial.com
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, I talk about what I’ve been up to, including working on my next, as yet untitled book, and berating myself for not writing a Christmas book this year. Next year, I promise I’ll write one. And the year after that too, just to make up for a lack of one for the past four years.
In episode 54, I interview UK author Jenn Matthews.
Most popular books: Hooked On You and The Words Shimmer.
Jenn talks fanfic, and how her novels explore life’s ‘invisible people’, who she hopes to shine a light on with her fiction. Her upcoming books focus on mental health, pregnancy and addiction. Jenn lives in England’s South West with her wife, two dogs and cat.
I also do a rundown of the Amazon lesfic charts in the US & UK, as well as filling you in on the world of lesfic, and the world of me!
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. Continue reading » “The Lesbian Book Club With Monica McCallan”
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!