Ep. 15 Cat Sebastian: It Takes Two to Tumble

catstwitterprofileWe’re joined in this episode by Cat Sebastian, who writes Regency romance featuring LGBTQ characters. We discuss her current release, It Takes Two to Tumble and her upcoming release, Unmasked by the Marquess. You can find Cat on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,or on her website.

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • LGBTQ+ representation in historical romance
  • How HEAs should be written for non-neurotypical people and people with disabilities
  • How she’s approaching writing a non-binary character
  • Romance novels as a treatment for postpartum depression
  • Why surprise pregnancy plots are THE WORST
  • What her querying process looked like
  • Her membership in an amazing new group for writers and fans of historical romance
  • Why she calls herself ‘lazy’ despite being a successful author
  • How many times she’s taken the Pottermore sorting quiz

Books mentioned in this episode:

It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Books by KJ Charles

Books by Jordan Hawk

A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian

The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian

The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

Books by N.K. Jemison

The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

Books by Sherry Thomas

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Beyond Series by Kit Rocha

An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

Links mentioned:

The League of Extraordinary Historical Romance Authors 

Embracing the HEA by Cat Sebastian (PPD Article)

About the Author
Jenny Nordbak earned a B.A in Interdisciplinary Archaeology from the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent two years leading a double life, working in healthcare construction by day, while secretly working as a Dominatrix at a dungeon in LA by night. Her memoir, The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), is a candid look into that time in her life. Jenny is an advocate for sex positivity and female empowerment. She writes the Stocks and Bondage column for Penthouse and has been featured as a sex expert on The Doctors. She contributes to Men’s Health and has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She is currently working on developing her memoir for TV and finishing her next book, a romance novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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