Women and Words

Women and Words

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Women and Words is a blog (and now podcast) dedicated to women and words. And whatever other fun bits of string that drift into our focus.


Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Introducing Louisa Kelley
Oct 16 • 13 min
Get to know our newest author, Louisa Kelley, during this brief Q&A wherein she tells us all the cool things there is to know about who she is and what makes her tick. You can learn more about her and her latest release, Fianna the Gold, online at Dirt…
Women and Words: When at altitude, hydrate!
Oct 5 • 48 min
Andi and Jove almost sound like they know what they’re talking about as they discuss youth, creativity, peer pressure, the language of queerdom, writing prompts, hope, and stress. But of course they spend some time wandering around in the weeds, too.…
Women and Words: Mother-fucking tomatoes and other improv scenarios
Sep 28 • 75 min
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Women and Words: Nobody was stoned in the making of this podcast (though you might think so)
Sep 21 • 55 min
Jove has a new job and it’s awesome! She’s working at a plasma center, and she’ll tell you why donating plasma is so important! Andi then waxed all history nerd over Stevie Carroll’s blog and Jove took Andi into the weeds where they rambled on about word…
Women and Words: Andi usually comes up with a title
Sep 14 • 65 min
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Women and Words: Don’t fuck with the river
Sep 7 • 60 min
Jove got the tech stuff figured out and she and Andi are fancy colleagues once again IN SEPTEMBER!!!! WHAT? It’s SEPTEMBER? And they talk vacation, spirituality, misfit produce, and things that help them with stress management. Andi also offers some…
Women and Words: That Pumpkin Spice Shit (PSS) is back
Sep 3 • 56 min
Andi and Jove note that last week they tried to put an episode up, but tech foiled them at every turn and they had the sadz because they liked that episode a lot. Dammit. This week they chat about whatever-the-hell, including kids back in school, Lee…
Women and Words: Get your own tamale lady! (or, get your own tamale, lady)
Aug 17 • 59 min
Andi and Jove are kind of obsessed with tamales (can you blame them?), and they agree with Angela Grace that people need to unplug from their devices at least once a week. Meanwhile, E.J. Kindred has a debut novel out; fanart is awesome; EVERYBODY has…
Women and Words: What is this “adulting” thing of which you speak?
Aug 11 • 75 min
Andi and Jove talk teens, books, “adulting,” Georgia Beers’ fanfic, Carsen Taite’s chat with Georgie, Toni Morrison, sex toys (because Andi and Jove), and coatis. Srsly.
Women and Words: Arbitrary dickheads, junk drawers, and vibrators
Aug 3 • 45 min
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Women and Words: That time Andi tried to out-sexy Jove by losing her voice a little.
Jul 20 • 80 min
Andi might be the voice to remember this time around, as she sounds like she did a few rounds with tequila and a bar dance at Coyote Ugly. Jove agreed. Then they talked about Pride, foster parenting, boots, some politics (ugh…but it wasn’t too bad), and…
Women and Words: That time Jove had a fight with a table saw and a wooden bowl…
Jul 13 • 51 min
Andi and Jove discuss Jove’s latest injury, fangirl over Cheyenne Blue, enjoy drink recipes supplied by Angela Grace, and wonder how they missed Fiona Zedde’s traipsing around Marrakesh before she got to France. Andi also totally got where Sam Ledel was…
Women and Words: Canada has no Internet! (unless you checked your phone plan)
Jul 6 • 46 min
Andi and Jove talk about Jove’s vacation north of the border and why it might take longer than you want to write a book. Plus, Andi binged the third season of Stranger Things and R.G. is on the road for the 4th. And if you’re dealing with mental health…
Women and Words: That time the Gulf of Mexico tried to kill Jove
Jun 22 • 64 min
Andi’s battling a cold and Jove’s getting ready for vacation, but they still managed to talk a lot about hair, misogyny, Everest, writer’s block, If These Walls Could Talk 2, periods, and mental health, thus demonstrating that these two love spending time…
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Passive voice and why it sucks
Jun 22 • 20 min
Jove and Andi discuss the downfalls of passive voice in fiction, how to identify it, and, most important, how to avoid it.
Women and Words: Sweating, Swearing, and Heavy Breathing
Jun 16 • 70 min
Jove and Andi talk about Jove and her air conditioner while Andi attempted to explain the zip line she designed back in the day (it totally didn’t work). They also got a little deep discussing Pride and police and representation in media
Women and Words: Tiling bathrooms, Vegas plans, and Pride
Jun 9 • 48 min
Jove is finally tiling her bathroom after a lot of research (and Andi wants pix). Also, Ann Etter recommends some cool books that feature characters faced with difficult circumstances and Pascal Scott has a new book out while Carsen Taite has launched a…
Women and Words: Wandering in the Weeds
Jun 1 • 50 min
Andi and Jove realized it was a fifth week on the blog and KD Williamson was busy on edits, so they filled in a lot of space with various discussions and rants that may or may not have anything to do with anything else. They were excited, however, that…
Women and Words: Even Andi doesn’t know who the hell she is, but whatever! Listen anyway!
May 25 • 65 min
Andi and Jove talk spring, weeds, appliances, Pride, Gen X, Gen Z, and other random cray that may or may not relate directly to the podcast. lol
Women and Words: Judging books by their covers and sleuthing with Sapphics
May 18 • 55 min
Andi and Jove try not to talk politics but goddammit, they did a little bit. Sorry! But then they talked writing! Book covers, Sapphic sleuths, and audio stories.
Women and Words: Air-conditioned pilots and zombie burlesque
May 11 • 45 min
ERMAGERD Andi and Jove managed to remember to record a podcast! Life is crazy busy, y’all! Anyway, Ann Etter is on the road (literally), Jove and her wife are planning a trip to Vegas next summer, and Fiona Zedde is jetting off to Spain (again). Author…
Women and Words: Sorry we missed last week but HERE ARE SOME DEEP DISCUSSIONS! Maybe.
May 4 • 70 min
Andi has been on the road and is freaking strung out on exhaustion but talks politics anyway with Jove (dammit, Jove). But yay! Yvonne Heidt stopped by to chat about her latest obsessions and KD Williamson lets her geek flag fly and reminds us that…
Women and Words: Cooties, queer spaces, and ClexaCon
Apr 20 • 49 min
Y’all, Jove has MOAR COOTIES WTF. These cooties are particularly shitty because they stole most of her voice. Bastards. So Andi muddled through with various noises from Jove (you’re all welcome), spouting about beta readers, cool literary festivals, links…
Women and Words: When Andi’s away, Jove and Ashley will play.
Apr 13 • 56 min
Jove and Ashley did the podcast thang this week because Andi is running around at ClexaCon in Vegas. Enjoy.
Women and Words: Who has time for drama and some unicorns might be scary
Apr 7 • 46 min
HELLO, dahlings! Jove and Andi are BACK after illin’-ness. We hope all is well in your part of the world. Jove wonders if it’s possible that older main characters in books aren’t as common as younger because being older, you just don’t have time for…
Women and Words: It’s time to plant your potatoes, folks!
Mar 23 • 40 min
Andi and Jove had crazy weeks. Andi’s on the road and Jove is just…Jove. So happy St. Patrick’s Day! Also, gray hair can be awesome. So can hot springs. And if you’re going to be a judge in a book contest, maybe you should act out scenes to see how the…
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Interview with Sacchi Green
Mar 18 • 16 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove sits down with award-winning editor and author Sacchi Green to discus her new release, Wild Rides and other Lesbian Erotic Adventures, available now from Dirt Road Books.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Ready to launch (part 2)
Mar 15 • 38 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun, Jove and Michelle discuss the virtues of a virtual book launch.
Women and Words: Be responsible with your crossbows, people
Mar 10 • 50 min
Andi and Jove talk weaponry (because why not), audio books, understanding your own dysfunction (everybody join in!), and a few other things that may or may not make sense. You be the judge.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: We’re a go for launch (part 1)
Mar 7 • 24 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Michelle L. Teichman joins Jove Belle to discuss the joys of a traditional book launch.
Women and Words: A call for submissions, age discrimination, and representation
Mar 2 • 66 min
Jove has added (at least temporarily) to her household while Andi admits she’s really freaking tired after being on the road for a bit. Also, no matter what anybody says, age discrimination is a thing and workers are still getting screwed. They are also…
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Points of view in narrative
Feb 27 • 37 min
This week on Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove and Michelle discuss points of view in narrative. Yes, it’s a lot sexier than it sounds. You should totally give it a listen. http://www.dirtroadbooks.com
Women and Words: Toddler bags, plus, penguins are pretty fluid
Feb 23 • 63 min
Andi struggles to keep Jove on track but then joins her in the weeds as they ponder reality TV, trigger warnings, Rachel Weisz (because seriously, who wouldn’t), ants and other bugs, and writing from the not-so-happy places in your mind.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: What to think about when you’re thinking about writing a book
Feb 19 • 26 min
On this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Andi Marquette joins Jove Belle to discuss a few things to seriously consider before entering the world of publishing.
Women and Words: Dentistry, Introverts, and Big Gay Movies
Feb 16 • 62 min
Andi and Jove discuss National Toothache Day (wtf), decide they would love to work with Jessie Chandler at a Home Depot, think writing postcards to elected officials is a really cool idea (just don’t Andi it up) and agree with Fiona Zedde that the movie…
A Litany of Privilege: what’s coming across which border?
Feb 14 • 34 min
In this episode of A Litany of Privilege, Ashley and Jove talk about how the US border patrol guards (or not) the Canadian border.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Acquisitions and other such torturous activities
Feb 12 • 56 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Michelle asks Jove what she looks for when acquiring a manuscript.
Women and Words: Copper pipes only look like they sweat, depression and creativity, and unpacking identity
Feb 9 • 63 min
Whew! Jove and Andi got kinda deep this week (thanks, contributors, for writing stuff that made us do it!) and they talked about depression, identity, and water conservation (no, really). Also, could author Chris Zett please tell us more about smuggling…
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: It’s all been done before Part 2
Feb 6 • 52 min
Michelle and Jove continue the conversation about the main story lines in fiction. Dirt Road Books
Women and Words: Consequences are a thing, parenting is STILL hard, and air travel can suck
Feb 3 • 62 min
Consequences are a thing, parenting is STILL hard, and air travel can suck (so does bronchitis). It was KD Williamson week up in here! Which is fine by us, cuz Andi and Jove LUUUUV KD and all the wisdom she drops as well as the fun stuff, too. Also,…
Women and Words: 12-Gauge Birthdays and Remember to Be Kind
Jan 26 • 48 min
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Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: The awesome that is writing prompts
Jan 22 • 32 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Michelle and Jove talk about the awesomeness of writing prompts. Visit our website to learn more about Dirt Road Books.
Women and Words: Killer hammocks, shooting stars, and the awesome that is genre fiction
Jan 13 • 61 min
Andi and Jove accidentally talk about writing (and genre fiction) thanks to Kate Christie. Also, therapy is a really good thing. And you should totally try to see a shooting star/meteor shower. Check out the Women and Words blog.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: The believability of fiction vs reality.
Jan 8 • 27 min
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle and Michelle L. Teichman talk about the realities that are simply too strange for fiction. Check out their website to learn more about Dirt Road Books.
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: YA kicks ass and you should read it!
Jan 7 • 28 min
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle and Michelle L. Teichman discuss the kickass nature of young adult fiction. Also, they’re pretty sure your life would be much happier if you read it too. Visit Dirt…
Women and Words: Resolutions, meditation, and family wonkiness
Jan 5 • 40 min
29 Dec. 2018: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta had a few new-to-her books and authors to start out the new year, including Sam Ledel, who will be blogging with us on a Friday each month, starting next week. Check it out. 31 Dec. 2018: Author and Women and…
Hootenanny is over!
Jan 4 • 44 min
The very first episode of Women and Words!