The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Interview with Catherine Lundoff

Interview with Catherine Lundoff 

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women, this episode features an Interview with Catherine Lundoff.

In this episode we talk about

  • How Alexandre Dumas and quitting law school started Catherine’s writing career
  • Sources of historic inspiration
  • Her favorite genres
  • Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare’s fictional sister
  • Her aspiration to blend Regency romance and pirates
  • Catherine’s academic background in history and feminist anthropology
  • Queen of Swords Press and other projects
  • Plans for publishing historical fiction with fantastic elements under Queen of Swords Press

Publications mentioned: 

  • Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. | |
  • “M. Le Maupin” in Lesbian Short Fiction, edited by Jinx Beers. Vol 3, Fall, 1997. Tantra Publications.
  • The Encyclopedia of Amazons by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. 1992.
  • Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era by Autumn Stephens. Conari Press, 1992. | |
  • “A Splash of Crimson” by Catherine Lundoff in Respectable Horror, ed. Ian Burdon. Fox Spirit Books, 2017. | |
  • “Shakespeare’s Sister” in A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. 1929. (
  • A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess. 1995. | |
  • “Great Reckonings, Little Rooms” by Catherine Lundoff (in Out of This World) | |
  • “Regency Masquerade” by Catherine Lundoff, reprinted in Kissed By Venus, May, 2008. Originally published in the Harrington Park Lesbian Fiction Quarterly. Vol. 3 (1), Alice Street Editions, 2002. (Historical Romance). (Mentioned in the interview as “Bath Masquerade”)
  • The Four Musketeers: The True Story of D’Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis & Athos by Kari Maund and Phil Nanson. Tempus, 2005. | |
  • Aphra Behn: A Secret Life by Janet Todd. Fentum Press, 2017. (reprint of the 1997 edition The Secret Life of Aphra Behn) | |
  • Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. (contemporary fantasy, not historical) | |

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