Interview with Olivia Waite

In this episode of The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast, Heather Rose Jones does an interview with Olivia Waite

Episode 38b

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

Listen to this episode here

In this episode we talk about:

  • What attracted her to writing historical stories
  • How the Ladies’ Guide started as a straight romance and the contrast in social dynamics
  • Exerience versus imagination in writing romance
  • Bi representation in romance
  • Figuring out how your characters understand their sexuality
  • What it’s like to publish f/f romance with a mainstream publisher
  • The experience of being a bisexual woman reading lesfic
  • Classical erotic literature and the range of sexual experiences
  • Trying to get into the heads (or other organs) of people in history
  • The next two books in the “Feminine Pursuits” series
  • Books mentioned
    • The Ladies’ Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
    • Rule Breaker by Cathy Pegau
    • An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (m/f historical romance)
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Olivia Waite Online