Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Spice Girls, Witch Hunts, and Female Friendships with Juno Dawson

In this episode, Rah sits down with Juno Dawson to discuss her book, HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL COVEN. They discuss female friendships, the parallels between the issues of today and witch hunts of the past, identity, and who is Juno’s favorite Spice Girl.  Get the book here:  Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson Links mentioned:  …

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Author Interview, Blog, FBC Box, Podcast Shownotes

June Unboxing + Wellness Retreat or Creepy Cult? with Stephanie Wrobel

First Renee shares everything about our June Trans Voices box, including stories about our featured trans businesses and trans artists. Then Ashley interviews Stephanie Wrobel for her second novel, THIS MIGHT HURT, about sisters Natalie and Kit who are tied into a cult fashioned as a luxurious retreat that pulls at their secrets. Stephanie shares …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Coming Out of the Romance Novel Closet! Author Interview with Emily Henry

Mariquita talks with Emily Henry about her latest book, Book Lovers, a title just perfect for rom-com cynics and true believers alike. They also discuss the tightrope women are expected to walk in society and why the “cold, bitchy woman” stereotype deserves another look. Books mentioned:  Book Lovers by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Humor and Grief in the 90s with Colleen Hubbard

Ashley speaks with Colleen Hubbard about her debut novel, Housebreaking. The story follows Del, a 24-year-old who inherits a home after her mother died and dismantles it to move across the pond during one winter. In the conversation, Ashley and Colleen’s discussion includes age and milestones, welcoming humor amidst grief, and writing fulfilling gay men …

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Author Interview, Blog, Podcast Shownotes

Healing in the Past and Present with Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Ashley sits down with Dolen Perkins-Valdez to talk about her third novel, Take My Hand. This thoughtful conversation includes naming the story, the power of the main character’s name, writing about Black girls, and the Relf sisters’ case that inspired the novel’s story about the sterilization of Black girls.Content warning: abortion, forced sterilization, racism, depression …

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