The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Interview with T.T. Thomas - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 31

September 19, 2020

Interview with T.T. Thomas

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - episode 31

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

In this episode we talk about:

  • What T.T. finds so interesting about the decades around 1900
  • Her fascination with the Regency-era figure of Anne Lister, whose diaries discuss her affairs with women in code
  • Using professional journals, dictionaries, and court records for historic research
  • Correspondence as a medium of storytelling
  • How T.T.’s international family history inspired her settings
  • The cross-country romantic odyssey of The Blondness of Honey from San Francisco to Chicago
  • The story-within-a story of Vivien and Rose: when your characters start writing their own gothic romantic adventures
  • Writing less common takes on sexuality
  • Speaking of sex in code and metaphor, both in historic documents and fiction
  • Mistress of Mogador and researching cultures very different from your own
  • Books mentioned

A transcript of this podcast may be available here. (Transcripts added when available.)

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