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March 9 Edition: Sapphic Book News, Nance Sparks, 18 Books on Sale, Caturday, Guess the Author Reveal, and More!

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Happy weekend!

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 Joy shares an adorable Caturday photo.

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 Nance Sparks with Appalachian Awakening.

Finally, scroll to the bottom of the post to see photos of Miranda and TB’s recent visit of a Gilded Age Mansion in the Berkshires and they brought along a book by Aunt Georgia Lee! 

Guess the Author GraphicBefore we get to today’s post, it’s time to reveal the identity of this week’s Guess the Author!

Every week we provide five clues about a sapphic author. On Saturday, we reveal the author’s identity.

Before we unveil this week’s author, here are all 5 clues in case you missed them:

1: I moved to France when I met my wife.
2: My first book was published in 2022 featuring an English photographer and a French book publisher
3: I have two adorable furbabies. One was featured in my last Christmas novella
4: The subject of my second book is a passion of mine.
5: I included another fury friend in my upcoming release.

Now it’s time to reveal their name. Drum roll please…

This week’s author is Alyson Root!

Check out Broken Parts Included, Alyson’s new release!

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Lydia wants two things in life. Good health and someone who loves her, broken parts included.

When life is a balancing act of tireless fights with her doctor and an endless search for “the one,” Lydia has all but given up on the latter. But she’s about to discover, all is not lost. This is a journey of self-discovery, resilience and the promise that true love accepts us for all that we are.

Get Broken Parts Included here.

Alyson’s bio:

Alyson was born and raised in the heart of England. She moved to Paris in 2015 when she met her wife. Together they moved to the west of France where they now live with their two dogs and pet bird. Alyson spends her time running a small campsite and holiday home. During her off time, she loves to read lesbian romance books, write and Scuba Dive.

Visit Alyson’s website.

Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!


If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 18 books on sale.

Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 6,080 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!

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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 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!

6 Westboro extremists showed up to cheer the death of a teen. Hundreds chased them away. — TB remembers blocking this hateful group with large signs during a memorial for Matthew Shepard in the late 90s.

Haters attacked an inclusive public library. So its director made the whole city a book sanctuary. — this warms our book-loving hearts!

Trans folks in LA can safely cast their ballots at the country’s first trans voting center — wonderful!

International Women’s Day: 10 queer women who’ve changed the world in the last year — inspiring!

How this bookstore is fighting back against LGBTQ book bans across the US: ‘Stories save lives’ — visibility matters!

Good News from the IHS Community

We love sharing things that’ll make people smile, which is why we’ve started asking for good news from the IHS community.

We’re kicking off this new feature with good news from author S.E. Chandler: I bought a house and filed for divorce on Leap Day! Yea! Making the most of that extra day in 2024.

Here’s a photo of the house. So cute!

S. Elizabeth Chandler Home

Do you have good news to share? Submit it here. Help put a smile on someone’s face while celebrating one of your wins!

Meet Lusa! Lusa was born at the town cemetery and made her quirky way into our hearts. Her name means black in Choctaw. Submitted by Joy, a reader.

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Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.

I Heart SapphFic best of the best winner (Sapphic Book Bingo #6)

Announcing the Book of the Month Winners

Have community news you want included in a future edition of this section? Click here for submission details.

Great SapphFic Bargains

Please note, sale prices may change without notice, so please check the price before clicking a buy button. International prices may vary.

Have you read Appalachian Awakening by Nance Sparks yet?

Have you read Appalachian Awakening by Nance Sparks yet? Here’s the tagline: When nothing is working, try something completely different!

TB and Miranda love exploring places near and far, almost as much as they love a good sapphic book. Follow them on their travels and find out what sapphic books they’ve brought along!

TB here.

Miranda was finally up  for a drive since having surgery, so we headed out last Sunday for the Berkshires. It was fantastic to get out and the sun was shining! We brought along They Call Me Dr. Feelgoode by Aunt Georgia Lee, who is such an amazing person. Have you checked out her new website? It’s dedicated to queer women of color books.

Here are the photos from our wonderful day out.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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