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Award-winning WLW & lesbian fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #31)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle covers WLW & lesbian fiction that won an award! Some of them won mainstream awards, others won awards from LGBT+ literary organizations such as a Lambda Literary Award or a Golden Crown Literary Society Award.

Lists of award winners are usually a great source of finding books that are worth reading, so take a look at the books in this puzzle.

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F/F Romance Novel Glossary

If you’ve been part of a community for a while, it’s easy to forget that you’re using special terms, abbreviations, and acronyms that not everyone is familiar with. I’ve recently been reminded of that when a reader asked me what a “toaster oven” romance is, and another wanted to know what WLW stands for.

So I put together this handy glossary of f/f romance terms that you might find helpful.

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WLW & Lesbian Books Set Outside of the US (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #27)

Most lesbian books and novels featuring women-loving women are set in the US, so today’s puzzle features books that take place outside of the US. The puzzle includes books set in South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Canada, and various countries in continental Europe and the United Kingdom.   So, here’s the “WLW & lesbian books set outside the US” puzzle: You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the picture below or download the PDF with the crossword grid and the clues. You don’t necessarily need a printer to play. You don’t need to send in the filled-out …

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12 WLW & Lesbian Phone or Online Romance Novels

  I realized there aren’t that many WLW & lesbian romance novels around in which the characters meet online—maybe via a dating app—or start communicating via emails, texts, or phone calls and meet face-to-face only a little later in the book. Which is a little strange, since so many of us find love—or great friends—online, right? So I thought I’d put together a list of 12 f/f romances that start out on the Internet or via the phone. Make sure you scroll all the way down for a free bonus story.   Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae Flirting has …

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WLW & Lesbian Books with Characters Over 40 (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #26)

Just as we lack a lot of books with plus-sized characters, middle-aged and older characters also seem underrepresented in WLW & lesbian fiction, especially in romances. So to prove that there’s love & life after 40, this week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books with characters over 40. In some of the featured books only one of the main characters is over 40 while the other is younger, making it an age gap romance. In others, both main characters are over 40. The age of the characters in these books ranges from their early forties—as in my …

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WLW & Lesbian Science Fiction Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #15)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian science fiction novels. Science fiction is a fascinating genre. It explores new worlds, new technologies, and new ideas, while embracing diverse characters and tackling issues of human—or alien—society. But there aren’t that many sci-fi novels with women-loving women around, so I hope this puzzle gives you new books to read if you like this genre.   You can still solve previous puzzles & win ebooks! If you haven’t solved all the previous puzzles yet, you can still do so! For every solution you send in, you get an entry into …

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Popular WLW & lesbian fiction authors (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #14)

Today’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle is different from the previous ones: instead of featuring books, this puzzle is about some of the most popular WLW & lesbian fiction authors. This time, there are also more clues than usual—20 instead of 15—because it was incredibly tough to narrow down the long list of lesbian fiction authors to just a few handfuls. Really a wonderful problem to have! Isn’t it great that we live in a time when there are so many authors writing books about women-loving women? Each of the clues describes an author, and you’ll have to put their (pen) …

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