Author Interview || Elizabeth Tammi

This November, Elizabeth Tammi will release her sapphic novel Outrun the Wind, based on Greek mythology. Going by the number of asks we see on Tumblr from readers who are looking for books set in Ancient Greece, I’m thinking this is a story that will get people hyped. And hopefully, we can get more historical recommendations soon!

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Author Interview || Lee Blauersouth

Lee Blauersouth self-published her superhero YA book this year and we finally got to interview them for the website. I have a feeling Lee’s book about a group of diverse LGBTQAP+ superheroes is the kind of genre many people around here like to read so I’m excited to let them share more about their writing here.

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Q1: Hi, Lee. Tell us a bit about what’s your superhero book about.

It’s about Opal- whose come to Chicago with the ambition to join a superhero team, the Sentinels

And Issac, whose keeping illegal and high-tech secrets in the high-security Sentinels base of operations.

And Yael, whose supervillainous birthparents are a taboo subject in xyr own household

And Jamie, who wants to save the world but can’t figure out how to save her family.

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Author Interview || Hannah Carmack

A few weeks ago, Hannah Carmack got in contact with me to review her new novella and interview her for the blog and I instantly got interested in this when she told me what it was about. Take Your Medicine is an Alice retelling with a protagonist that has Vasovagal Syncope, something that I also live with my whole life although with different triggers. For those who don’t know what this is, Vasovagal Syncope occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. It was so nice to see a part of me in a book that I’ve never seen before so I’m glad to bring Hannah here to share a bit about her writing.

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Q1: Where did the inspiration to write an Alice retelling with a protagonist who has Vasovagal Syncope came from?

Ironically, it started with her mother. Having the Queen of Hearts as a Cardiothoracic surgeon was a no brainer, but it had to be relevant. Living with a physical disability, I also knew I wanted to write about a character who struggled with illness. The two kind of met in the middle and blended perfectly.

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Author Interview || Taylor Brooke

Next month, an awesome soulmate F/F romance is coming out and I can’t wait for everyone else to be able to read such an interesting book. Curved Horizon has so many things in it that I think romance readers will absolutely love it so I couldn’t miss the chance to have the author, Taylor Brooke, sharing a bit about her work on our blog.

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Q1: How would you explain the Camellia Clock world to someone who’s starting the series from Curved Horizon?

You know, I left the Camellia Clock open for interpretation on purpose. I wanted people to find their own footing within a soulmate universe because the term soulmate is so different for all of us. Soulmate could be best friend, someone could have multiple soulmates – there’s room to explore. But to go over the basics: The Camellia Clock is fate. The driving force behind its decision making is unknown, but as it was developed, scientists could track patterns and changes influenced by this anomalous human hormone – the soul. Being able to pinpoint exactly when two lines of energy will meet, or when multiple lines of energy will meet, opened up the discussion for sexualities, gender identities and so on. Even though the Camellia World seems to lean toward a bi/pan mindset, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other Rose Roads, including ace/aro Rose Roads. Because the Camellia Clock is a tether for soulmates, someone who is asexual would be matched with people suited for them depending on where they landed on the spectrum. That goes for aromantic folks as well. After a pair/group reaches 00:00 on their Camellia Clocks, they’re faced with a decision to take their relationship in two directions – Emotionally or Physically. Sometimes it’s a mix of both, sometimes couples/groups lean one direction more than the other, it just depends. There’s room to navigate identities, fluidity, boundaries, trust and so on. That’s really one of the most interesting parts of the story for me – the act of falling in love backward, or forming an intense bond backward. When the characters are presented with their soulmate/soulmates, whether stranger, friend, rival or acquaintance, they’re faced with a future most people would’ve wondered about for a long time. There’s curiosity trying to balance with lust, love trying to balance with friendship. There could also be absence in curiosity, lust, love, friendship, or a significant increase in one or the other. Depending on who is paired with who and how they identify, a Rose Road could be romantic, it could be friendship, it could be companionship. Emotional connection means something different to everyone and so does physical connection. The Camellia Clock doesn’t have stipulations placed on souls. Once the pair/group times out, it’s up to them to figure out how they proceed, what’s good for them, what’s necessary, wanted and encouraged.

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Author Interview || N. G. Peltier

N.G. Peltier is publishing a free F/F Christmas short story with Trinidadian characters tomorrow on her blog! To celebrate that we had a little chat about her inspirations and what she’s planning next for this story.

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Q1: Your short story has a lot of food references that sound delicious. Tell us a bit about them and what are your favorite Christmas food!

Yes! We Trinidadians love to eat, and Christmas time is no exception. The food is my fave part of Christmas actually. I mention specifically ham and pastelles in the story as these are usually staples meals for that time. Some people simply bake the ham with a glaze on it others will get a little fancy and add some pineapple and cloves like below. Either way it’s delish!

While I enjoy a good ham the pastelles are definitely my favourite! Pastelles are a meat filled, either beef/pork/ chicken or veg stuffed cornmeal dish that we wrap in fig leaf. There’s also olives and capers in there. So to eat, simply unwrap the leaf and dig in! My family always makes this one week before Christmas and we split it among ourselves sooo yummy!

As for drinks my fave is ponche de crème a milky type drink with alcohol. I believe it’s sort of like the eggnog Americans have. My mom makes her quite strong 😉

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Author Interview || Brigitte Bautista

Brigitte Bautista is an author from the Philippines who’s debut novel, Don’t Tell my Mother, was a delight for me. She has a great writing that is funny and heartbreaking at all the right times with interesting and complex characters. I’m sure many people will love to get to know her better in this interview and hope everyone picks up her book!

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Author Interview + GIVEAWAY || Siera Maley

When I first started looking for F/F books Siera Maley was one of the first authors I stumbled upon. Her YA stories are all super sweet with well-written romances and it was easy to fall in love with them. I’m so excited to have her on the blog today to share some of her inspirations and as a plus, she’s giving away an Ebook AND an Audiobook of her contemporary paranormal novel, Colorblind!

Giveaway: Ebook || Audiobook

Winners: Nina A. || Yana S.

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Author Interview || Vanessa North

It’s been a while now since I got an ARC of Roller Girl, the third book in a series called Lake Lovelace, and had a pleasant surprise when I realized this was a great F/F adult book with steamy times and a nice found family vibe related to sports. Today, I chatted with the author, Vanessa North, and got some interesting answers about her research and even about a new F/F story coming soon to share with readers!

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Q1: Roller Girl was the first F/F book in the Lake Lovelace series. How did you feel making this transition?

I don’t think it was a difficult transition at all for me as a writer–Tina was an integral part of the Lake Lovelace community from the first book, and her story was plotted concurrently with the second book, so it was really just a matter of figuring out her character’s vulnerabilities and strengths and exploring them.

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Author Interview || RoAnna Sylver

I had the chance to interview the lovely author RoAnna Sylver for the blog! Besides sharing a bit about Chameleon Moon (a dystopian book with an F/F/F established relationship!), she’s also bringing some awesome news for a new series. Check out her amazing and fun answers.

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Q1: Your novel Chameleon Moon has been calling a lot of attention of the reading community lately. How would you summarize the story of this book for new readers?

There’s a city. It’s on fire. And it’s quarantined behind a giant energy barrier, like a big bubble. Trapped inside is everyone you’d ever expect to fall in love with and then watch die, in every other movie or book that broke your younger self’s heart. Queer people, disabled, neurodivergent, asexual and aromantic, polyamorous folks, married lesbians, agender and nonbinary trans people, kids with PTSD and brains trying to kill them. In this story, they live. They’re the heroes. Sometimes they’re super-heroes. And they freaking rock.

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Author Interview || Lyssa Chiavari

We have Lyssa Chiavari today on the blog to share a bit about her new release, Cheerleaders from Planet X! This is a fun and refreshing take in SciFi where cheerleaders fight aliens (I know, what a great idea). I’m sure many readers will love this book as much as I did when it comes out later this month.

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Q1: Cheerleaders from Planet X has such an original story! Can you tell us a bit about where this idea came from?

I know it sounds trite, but it actually came from a dream I had! A loooot of my short stories have come from dreams, but this was the first full novel I’ve written that stemmed directly from a dream. It seems like a lot of times my subconscious is working out for me what I should write next, because I always know when I wake up when something’s meant to be written down rather than just being an ordinary dream. In the case of Cheerleaders, I woke up and immediately wrote the first two chapters in a frenzy. I don’t think I ever could have come up with such an off-the-wall premise consciously!

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