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 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 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!