Author Archives: TBM

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.

The Healing Power of the Beach

For as long as I can remember, bodies of water have soothed me. Perhaps this is a result of growing up in Southern California. For many years, when adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, … Continue reading

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Creature of Habit

I love this time of year. January is over (hate that month and February isn’t much better), and daylight is stretching out. For the majority of the year, I go for a long walk at the end of my work … Continue reading

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Yes, I Really am a Moron

One of the most popular questions I get asked is: Where do you get your ideas from? I think some want to hear about how I have access to a magic fountain where ideas freely flow, and after I make … Continue reading

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Amazing Deals on Books

Miranda and I are prepping for the I Heart Lesfic mega sale starting on March 15th. These sales take a lot of work, and it’s always a mad dash to get things done. On more than one occasion, I’ve almost … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Prove You’re a Liar

Before I get to the post, please note at the bottom of the page, you can enter a giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of The Love Project. Now for my … Continue reading

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That Time I Had an Obnoxious Neighbor

In The Setup, Rory shares a story about collecting discarded plants to build a plant wall on her deck to block out an annoying neighbor. This is actually based on something that happened in my real life. When I moved … Continue reading

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Lady Grey Wishes You a Happy Valentine’s Day

Before I get to Lady Grey, I just wanted to mention, if you click on the image above, you’ll be taken to a page to download two free books. A Woman Complete, Book 7 in the Lizzie series, and Letters … Continue reading

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How Many Sausages Can I Cram into This?

During one of the scenes in A Woman Trapped, Lizzie has an Instacart misfire. This incident was kinda based on one of my own ordering mishaps. Way back in another lifetime, early April 2020, I downloaded the Instacart app since … Continue reading

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Are Mohawks Back In Style?

I have terrible hair. It’s super thin and dull brown, although gray is quickly overtaking the brown strands. I’ve never been able to style my hair the way I want it. Even professionals have tossed their hands up in defeat. … Continue reading

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The Long Stare

One of the things I love about cats is their attitude. No one can throw shade as well as a cat. I mean the Better Half does a decent job when she notices another gnome (to understand this, click here … Continue reading

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