character with a disability or mental illness

Character with a disability or mental illness (Sapphic Reading Challenge #7)

Category #7 of the Sapphic Reading Challenge features another group of people that is definitely underrepresented in WLW & lesbian fiction: characters who have a disability.

It can be a book about a character with a physical disability, a chronic illness, or a mental disorder. When you pick the book you’re going to read, don’t forget that some disabilities are invisible or less apparent, for example, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and mental illnesses.

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lesbian books about artists

WLW & Lesbian Books with Characters Who Are Artists (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #30)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books with characters who are artists.

Some of these books feature painters or sculptors; others are writers or musicians, and we even have a couple of tattoo artists.

So, here’s the WLW & lesbian books with characters who are artists 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.

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lesbian books set outside the US

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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characters over 40

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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lesbian fantasy novels

WLW & Lesbian Fantasy Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #21)

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian fantasy novels. Fantasy novels are set in imaginary worlds populated by fantastical creatures and diverse characters that sometimes have magical powers. There’s no limit to the imagination!   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 the drawing for the grand prize.   So, here’s the WLW & lesbian fantasy novels puzzle: You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the …

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lesbian books with characters who are lawyers

WLW & Lesbian Books with Characters Who Are Lawyers (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #19)

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books with characters who are lawyers, attorneys, or otherwise work in a legal profession. Lawyer heroines are very popular with a lot of readers. Maybe it’s the power suits or their tough-as-nails attitude? Whatever it is, I don’t think you’ll have any objection (pun intended) to this week’s puzzle.   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 the drawing for the grand …

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lesbian fiction authors

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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lesbian books by Bella Books

WLW & lesbian books from Bella Books (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #8)

  After Ylva Publishing and Bold Strokes Books got puzzles of their own, it’s time for another publisher’s edition. Today’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features another one of the big publishers of WLW & lesbian fiction: Bella Books. Bella Books has published their first lesbian book in 2001 and took over the backstock of Naiad Press in 2003. Since then, they have published popular authors such as Karin Kallmaker, E.J. Noyes, Katherine V. Forrest, KG MacGregor, Gerri Hill, Tracey Richardson, Heather Rose Jones, and many more.   Read up on the rules If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword …

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