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 ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.

The Melting of Lady Grey

It’s been a while since I shared some photos of Lady Grey on the blog. I have to admit she’s one of the strangest cats I’ve ever met. For the first month or so, she scared the crap out of … Continue reading

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How Many Times Have You Been There?

One of my absolute favorite places to visit in Massachusetts is The House of the Seven Gables in Salem. And, I fully admit I’ve paid to tour the house on more than one occasion. Actually, when I met up with … Continue reading

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Making New Memories

One of my favorite places in Massachusetts is Concord. Not only is the downtown area so quaint, with fun shops, but the city oozes with history. Whenever I get a chance, I visit, but during Covid, this wasn’t really possible. … Continue reading

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The Weather Gods Hate Me

For the past few days, Massachusetts has been sweltering. Temps in the 90s with 80% humidity. It’s been unbearable and kind of a kick in the teeth. Why you ask? Over Memorial Day weekend, I reserved a hotel room with … Continue reading

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Perfect Ending To My Birthday

Recently, we hopped in a car and drove to Provincetown for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Every time we drive to the tippy-top of the cape, I’m reminded how long the drive is. When I first moved to Massachusetts … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean That!

One of the banes of a writer’s life are typos. Some of my typos are a result of bad habits, like when I write back in forth. For some reason, I always type it out that way, instead of back … Continue reading

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I Have Some Work To Do

We just passed a milestone in the TBM household. Lady Grey has been living here for six months, and while I prepped a celebratory meal, she sat me down for my review. To be honest, I didn’t have a clue … Continue reading

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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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