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Revisiting Fairytales with Brandie June

Wine, Women and Words

Release Date: 10/13/2021

Seressia Glass and Seressia Glass and "Game On"

Wine, Women and Words

While chatting with Seressia Glass about her novel Game On, we touch on the racism and sexism in the gaming industry. We talk about tropes in romance and why only writers understand the phrase, "My characters talk to me." Get your copy of Game On here: Wine, Women and Words is a listener supported podcast, please consider buying us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Alex Martin and Next Door Nemesis show art Alex Martin and Next Door Nemesis

Wine, Women and Words

We sit down with Alex Martin to talk about the horrors of HOAs and why it is the perfect place to set a rom-com. We also discuss some of the finer points that go into the making of a rom-com novel.  Pick up your copy of NextDoor Nemesis here: Wine, Women and Words is a listener-supported podcast, please consider buying us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Donna Hill show art Donna Hill

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We chat with Donna Hill about her novel I am Ayah: The Way Home about the craft of writing. We find out we have a new title holder for most books written and Michele and Diana find out that they might end up in a book one day. Help Support Our Podcast: Pick up your book here: Buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Denny S. Bryce and Eliza Knight show art Denny S. Bryce and Eliza Knight

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Eliza and Denny stop by to talk about their book Can't We Be Friends. We discuss the history of Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald's friendship, how Denny and Eliza started this book, and how they balance more than one book contract. Pre-order your copy here: Support our podcast by purchasing a cup of coffee for us: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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 Kirthana Ramisetti  show art Kirthana Ramisetti

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We chat with Kirthana Ramisetti about her book Advika and The Hollywood Wives and what happens when the fantasy isn't what you thought it would be. Kirthana and Diana talk about the editor they shared at Grand Central. Pick up your copy here: Support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Jeanne Mackin show art Jeanne Mackin

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In this episode, we chat with Jeanne Mackin about her novel Picasso's Lovers. We also marvel at how visual artists see the world, we talk about Macarthyism and the nuanses of Color Blindness. You can pre-order your book here: Show our podcast how much you love us, buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Welcome 2024 show art Welcome 2024

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Michele and Diana are back! We are discussing what we did over our Christmas break, chatting about our upcoming episodes along with some fun side quests. Support our podcast! Buy us a cup of coffee: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Rosie Danan show art Rosie Danan

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We chatted with romance author, Rosie Danan about her novel Do Your Worst. We also talk a bit about building tension, what it takes to write a romance and weird search histories.   Get your copy of Do Your worst here: https://bookshop.org/a/55881/9780593437148

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Constance Sayers and The Star and The Strange Moon show art Constance Sayers and The Star and The Strange Moon

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Constance Sayers stopped by the podcast to talk about her latest novel The Star and the Strange Moon.  We talked about our love for strange books, old Hollywood, and how agents deserve so much praise for putting up with eccentric authors like us. Pick up our copy of The Star and Strange Moon here: Support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Breanne Randall show art Breanne Randall

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Breanne Randall stopped by to talk about everything under the sun, quite literally, from her book to her grandmother's influence. Pick up your copy of the book here: Support our podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winewomenwordspodcast

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Brandie June joins us to discuss "Gold Spun," her debut novel. We chat about fairytale retellings and origin stories, what inspired her to reimagine the Rumpelstiltskin and the writing process behind giving a new spin on a classic tale. 

We also introduce our October book of the month "Feral Creatures." 

Be sure to check out our shop on Bookshop.org to be able to help support independent bookstores and this podcast. You can find "Gold Spun" under "Featured Books;" our book of the month, "Feral Creatures" in our 'Book of the Month' shop.