Saturdays are when we curate all the sapphic book news and queer happenings of the week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal reading directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good woman loving woman book. What could be better?
In today’s post, you’ll find cheerful LGBTQ+ news stories to combat all the negative ones bombarding our screens.
Sapphic reader Leslie submitted a Caturday photo for a beloved cat that recently passed. We’ve created a special tribute and ask that you please send love and healing thoughts into the universe for Leslie.
One of the things we love about the weekly lesfic author selfie is getting to know the personality behind the words. Check out sapphic fiction author S.E. Smyth with the book In the Woods.
Finally, scroll to the bottom of the post to see photos of TB’s trip to New Orleans way back in 2019.
Before we get to today’s post, it’s time to reveal the identity of this week’s Guess the Author!
Every week, we’ll provide five clues about a sapphic author. This game helps readers get to know their favorite authors while having fun.
In case you missed them here are the clues:
1. I’ve been a lifeguard, bank examiner, and teacher.
2. I published my twentieth book in January 2024.
3. I drive by the inspiration for my latest series every day to and from work.
4. I get more “likes” on social media for pics of my dog than my books.
5. My new release is about the quiet sister.
Now it’s time to reveal their name. Drum roll please…
This week’s author is Jamey Moody!
Check out Cat Sloan is Swirling, Jamey’s new release!
Can a fake kiss lead to forever?
Cat Sloan opened her bookstore alongside her sisters’ stores. She quickly made a new friend in the delightful Elena Burkett.
When Cat’s ex and reason for her heartbreak returns to town, Elena devises a plan to help her friend send the ex packing. It all starts with a fake kiss.
Get Cat Sloan is Swirling here.
Jamey Moody is a bestselling author of sapphic contemporary romance. Her characters are strong women, living everyday lives with a few bumps in the road, but they get their happily ever afters.
Jamey lives in Texas with her adorable terrier Leo.
Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!
NEED A BOOK FOR THE WEEKEND?
If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 12 books on sale.
Three of them are brought to you by members of the IHS team. One is Heart of Ice by TB and Miranda. The second is Another Stupid Love Song by Miranda and Em Stevens. Do you know the third one? It’s The Crèche Keeper’s Guild by Ware Wilkins and Faith Anthony!
Faith has been an IHS admin for a few years now. She helps us with social media, graphics, and many other projects. If you are a fan of the IHS BookFinder, you should know that Faith is responsible for entering literally thousands of the book details that you find there. We’re so proud of Faith for publishing her first sapphic book, and we hope you’ll grab up a copy while it’s on sale!
Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 5,800 books for you to choose from, ranging from steamy sapphic romance books, ice queen wlw romances, lesfic audiobooks, queer superheroes, best friends to lovers lesbian romances and so much more!
Don’t see your favorite women-loving-women book in the I Heart SapphFic database? Let us know by filling out this form. We’ll take it from there!
Without further ado, let’s get to all the weekly queer news!
TB is determined to spread good rainbow news during 2024, which let’s face, is going to be a rough year. There are a lot of elections all over the world, which means we’re in for a lot of scaremongering. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital not to lose sight of the all the kindness in the world. Below are the happy queer stories that made TB smile this week. They’re queer news links worth clicking!
Retired gay couple has fostered 33 kids — rainbow heroes!
20 families rejected a baby with Down Syndrome until a single gay man adopted her — another rainbow hero and the photos are precious!
Trans woman gives opening prayer at Tennessee statehouse — a first in Tennessee!
Welcome to Wrexham’s Rob McElhenney says being raised by two gay mums was ‘a gift’ — very heartwarming.
Trans woman makes history as Sutton United football manager — dreams do come true!
I am submitting a photo of our cat Smudge. Smudge was a lovely girl with a 3 inch stub tail. Smudge died this week. She was 17 years old. Submitted by Leslie, a reader. All of us at IHS send you our love during this difficult time. It’s never easy to say goodbye, but we hope you cherish your memories with Smudge.
Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.
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