Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b - Interview with Heather Rose Jones
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 07:00
Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 131 (previously 40b) - Interview with Heather Rose Jones
(Originally aired 2019/11/09 - listen here)
A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.
In this episode we talk about:
- What are the advantages to setting stories in an invented country like Alpennia?
- The roots of Heather’s love for language and history
- Themes and tropes in the Alpennia books
- Why weren’t the books written as romances?
- Complex intersections of gender and sexuality in the books
- Queer coming of age in the 19th century
- What books inspired the Alpennia series?
- Why a laundry maid as a protagonist? Writing precarious lives.
- Touch-points for writing historic disasters and sowing seeds of revolution
- Why write a stand-alone book in the middle of a series?
- Why write in first versus third person?
- Finding the people of color in Alpennia
- Planting story-seeds to harvest in later books
- What’s next for the Alpennia series?
- Giving characters failure modes
- What else does Heather want to write?
- Books mentioned
Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online
Links to Heather Online