Interview with Heather Rose Jones
The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 131 with Heather Rose Jones
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
- Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp
- Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog
- RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/
- Twitter: @LesbianMotif
- Discord: Contact Heather for an invitation to the Alpennia/LHMP Discord server
- The Lesbian Historic Motif Project Patreon
Links to Heather Online
- Website: http://alpennia.com
- Email: Heather Rose Jones
- Twitter: @heatherosejones
- Facebook: Heather Rose Jones (author page)