Harper Bliss & Her Mrs
#116: Harper Fancies Herself a Comedian

#116: Harper Fancies Herself a Comedian

September 23, 2021
This week’s big news is that That Woman Next Door is out now in ebook and print! The book is a slow-burn opposites attract with lots of lesbian processing.
Harper is still not writing so she’s been occupying herself on Instagram.
 
We enjoyed the new season of Sex Education a lot, even though it was a bit more serious than previous seasons. It’s definitely more educational than the Sex Ed we got in school. We also watched the first episode of Alma's Not Normal on the BBC.
 
Caroline’s book this week is The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, which might not be for everyone, but she enjoyed so much.
 
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#115: Harper Had to Choose Between Angelina and Padma

#115: Harper Had to Choose Between Angelina and Padma

September 16, 2021
There is lots of audio news this week! About That Kiss (narrated by Abby Craden) is now available everywhere, and At Your Most Beautiful (narrated by Angela Dawe) is now out as well.
 
That Woman Next Door is going through the very last proofread before going to the retailers and Harper is enjoying it so much. She’s still not writing so she’s been on Instagram much more, which is not necessarily working out.
 
We rewatched season one of The L Word: Generation Q in preparation for when season two is available to us, and Harper wonders if there are armpit hair merkins.
 
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#114: Harper Is Pregnant With Idea

#114: Harper Is Pregnant With Idea

September 10, 2021
In this week’s episode, Caroline has tooth ailments. Harper is still on a writing break, but working on the final edits on That Woman Next Door, which will be out in ebook, audio, paperback AND a swanky hardcover.  She’s also trying to be social-media-savvy.
Harper is with book idea, but she has to wait a few weeks before she can begin writing it. Meanwhile, the Two Hearts Trilogy read along is still happening in the Facebook Group.
 
We’re enjoying Vigil on the BBC, which stars queer lady favourite Suranne Jones. We’ve also been watching old Silent Witness episodes. Harper has had some fan fiction in her head for years about Sam Ryan and Jane Tennyson (Prime Witness or Silent Suspect?)
Harper has discovered a new favourite podcast: the Period Power podcast.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is All Adults Here by Emma Straub, which has quite a bit of queer content and was very enjoyable.
 
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#113: Harper Dies of Embarrassment During the Episode

#113: Harper Dies of Embarrassment During the Episode

September 2, 2021
Apologies for skipping last week. Visiting friends and cat sitting duties made it impossible to record an episode.
 
That Woman Next Door is available for pre-order here! Harper reveals the story behind the unfortunate naming choice of one of its characters.
 
Harper's two attempts at writing Pink Bean 11 didn’t work out so she’s taking an extended break from writing. She’s decided to organise another read along in her Facebook group, this time of Two Hearts Trilogy. Join the group to participate. And don’t forget to answer the three questions to gain entry!
 
Tv shows we loved recently: The Unusual Suspects (Miranda Otto is so much better than Nicole K.), The Chair (with Holland Taylor for the queer lady interest), and F*** You Very, Very Much (a hilarious Flemish show about messy Millennials.) And we rewatched the first two seasons of Sex Education which is excellent. Plus it has Gillian Anderson, so what’s not to like.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell, which she loved. 
 
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#112: Harper Was Followed by One of Her Characters

#112: Harper Was Followed by One of Her Characters

August 19, 2021
We’re back after a relaxing holiday in Brittany. We’ll be going back soon!
 
About That Kiss, narrated by the great Abby Craden, is out in audio in most places (not Audible or Amazon.) And Harper posted her fantasy casting on her blog.
 
Harper’s next book finally has a title and it’s not Difficult Women. The editor suggested Two Lesbians ProcessingIt will be available for pre-order here
However, her next next book is proving to be a bit of a struggle.
 
Harper doesn’t like tv shows where the characters are too nice, so she loved The White Lotus.
 
In reading news, Harper has been devouring books by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Caroline’s read of the week is Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West, which she chose because of the cover.
 
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#111: Harper Has Stuck Her Head Even Farther Up Her Own Behind

#111: Harper Has Stuck Her Head Even Farther Up Her Own Behind

July 29, 2021
About That Kiss is out now everywhere! It could be your feel-good read of the summer :-) Harper is feeling the launch stress.
Another new release is the German translation of A Lesson in LoveDie Erfahrung von Liebe.
 
Harper finally typed THE END on Difficult Women, which is set in Brittany, which is where we’re going on holiday.
 
We watched season four of Unforgotten, and loved it, but the end left Caroline reeling. We also started rewatching Homeland, starting at season four, which has Laila Robins.
Harper has a rant about Ted Lasso.
 
Caroline’s book this week is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a beautiful book about difficult topics, gorgeously written and very compelling.
 
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#110: Harper Will Be an Easier Woman Tomorrow

#110: Harper Will Be an Easier Woman Tomorrow

July 22, 2021
We record this episode on our National Holiday and also the 21st anniversary of our first meeting. Harper is feeling the stress of finishing her current first draft and preparing for a launch next week. Thank goodness for her punching bag.
The first two chapters of About That Kiss are available to read on the blog.
 
We had a movie night in which we watched two very different films: Gunpowder Milkshake and Let Them All Talk. We enjoyed both in different ways. We’ve also been on a streak of teenage/high school shows: Gossip Girl, Never Have I Ever and Young Royals.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is Hostage by Clare Mackintosh. The premise was good, but unfortunately the book didn’t deliver. But, spoiler alert, next week’s book will get a rave review!
 
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#109: Harper Likes It When Things Are About Her

#109: Harper Likes It When Things Are About Her

July 15, 2021
Caroline’s birthday was celebrated profusely which led us to not be able to record a podcast last week, for which we apologise.
 
Harper’s editor loved About That Kiss and gave it the perfect review. It will be out in two weeks!
 
Harper is rereading her Pink Bean books and really loved No Other Love (Book 6). She’s now on Love Without Limits, and thinks she must have been crazy writing that book.
 
We absolutely loved the new season of This Way Up and are now rewatching Fleabag. We also started watching Manifest, but Caroline has many grievances about it.
 
Caroline’s book of the week is traditionally published lesbian fiction: Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre. A fun, light read.
 
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#108: Harper Is Toppling the Patriarchy One Punch At a Time

#108: Harper Is Toppling the Patriarchy One Punch At a Time

July 1, 2021
In this week’s episode, Harper talks about her Difficult Women (working title), but she doesn’t know yet how they’ll get together. This book may also have brought her to take on a new (violent) hobby.
 
About That Kiss is getting its final touches and will be out on 27 July. The editor loved it! And Harper reveals which book she’ll work on when she’s done with the difficult women.
 
Our shout-out of the week is to the Flemish Government for their PSA with two middle-aged lesbians.
 
In between all the football we managed to binge the new and last season of Bosch. Another show we’re enjoying is This Is Pop on Netflix.
Harper made Caroline sit through a Celine Dion concert on YouTube.
A major televisual letdown was Sex/Life. Even Carmen from The L Word can’t make it watchable.
 
This week it’s Harper’s turn to recommend a book: The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel. It’s a true piece of art.
 
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#107: Harper and Her Mrs Are Annoying Middle-Aged Lesbians

#107: Harper and Her Mrs Are Annoying Middle-Aged Lesbians

June 24, 2021
We’re back after a short getaway in the countryside, which was so nice. We even went for an outdoor run early in the morning!
In other fun news: we booked tickets to go see Celine Dion in 2022!
 
Harper’s next two audiobooks have been cast and lesfic audiobook fans will be happy.
 
This week’s shoutout is an attempted hommage to sexy Scottish accents.
 
We enjoyed the last season of Master of None, which has great houseporn. Harper has started watching Death in Paradise as her go-to-sleep show. This show was compared to Celine Dion, so it makes sense.
This YouTube video rang so true for us, and it has a great Celine Dion joke. 
 
Caroline’s book of the week is Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, which deals with mental health issues while being very funny. Another five-star read!
 
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