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 Spark for Heart of Ice

I need to confess something. I frigging love cemeteries. The old, beautiful ones that date back well over a hundred years. When I lived in London, I would stroll through Brompton Cemetery to let my mind wander. It’s a very … Continue reading

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Not Acting my Age

The other day, I strapped on my backpack, which was mostly empty, but I made sure I had a full water bottle. With my mask on, I went out for a walking adventure, doing my best to avoid people. Not … Continue reading

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The Wedding Speech I Don’t Remember

Many, many years ago, I was maid of honor for my best friend’s wedding. I’d never been the maid of honor before, and I think it took some time for it to sink in that I would have to give … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Having an Odd Head

I have an odd head. There’s no breaking that news gently. Trust me, many have, especially people who cut my hair. They try to gently say I have terrible hair to style and not to expect a miracle. What’s odd … Continue reading

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A Day for Celebration

When Miranda and I published Holly and Ivy, we treated ourselves to a day at the spa. With COVID, that wasn’t an option this time around. However, neither of us wanted to skip celebrating the release of Heart of Ice, … Continue reading

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Is This Your Forever Home?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is where I get my ideas from. My answer is always disappointing to some, because I get them from everywhere, all of the time. There’s no special sauce, which I think … Continue reading

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The New Reality

When Clare and I started planning our research trip to Whitstable for One Golden Summer, our cowrite, neither of us had an inkling how quickly world events would change. In February, I started reading stories about the virus plaguing China. … Continue reading

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How do you say…?

Sometimes cowriting with an author, even one who is a good friend, presents awkward moments. For those of you who listen to the Lesbians Who Write podcast, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m terribly shy when it … Continue reading

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The things I do for work

I’m not adventurous when it comes to food. There are two types of food I usually despise: vegetables and seafood. Having said that, I should mention I do try things when traveling, but it’s rare for me to say, “Oh, … Continue reading

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I think 2020 hates me

When I promised to share my triumphs and failures during the course of 2020, I had hoped I’d have more good shiz than setbacks to report, but so far, this year has my number. Okay, I’m going to dive in. … Continue reading

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