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About elizandersen

Elizabeth Andersen considers it a great triumph that despite two degrees in English literature, she has been able to live by, for, and with words her entire career. She has taught English composition at three universities, including Rockhurst University. As an editor at Andrews McMeel Publishing on the syndicate side from 1984 to 2001, Elizabeth edited newspaper columns and comic strips. She is currently an editor/proofreader for Bywater Books. Besides being on the production team for Kansas City's LGBT Film Festival "Out Here Now," she is on crew for the National Women's Music Festival. She hosts the Sandra Moran Radio Book Club every second Saturday of The Tenth Voice on KKFI 90.1 FM.

Sandra Moran Radio Book Club—Year 4

The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club is on The Tenth Voice every second Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Central time. This LGBT public affairs show has been on the air since 1989 on KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City’s 100,000-watt community radio station. … Continue reading

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Legacies of Lesbian Literature Project

I post regularly about The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club, but an even larger part of her legacy is the Legacies of Lesbian Literature Project. If every person who has been a panelist or who has listened to at least … Continue reading

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The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman

The worst-laid plans … often go awry. I will quite obviously not be recommending a book a day. As to how often during this merry month of May I will offer up a book, we shall see. Today’s book is … Continue reading

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Rivers Solomon: An Unkindness of Ghosts

My plan was to recommend a book a day, and I’m a day behind. I’ll catch up at some point, but in the meantime I’d like to heartily recommend “An Unkindness of Ghosts” by Rivers Solomon. This dystopian novel explores … Continue reading

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Gay Zoo Day by Mike McClelland

In online lesfic groups I see women proclaim that they will read only books by lesbians about lesbians, preferably romances, and they must have a happy ending. I have no problem with that except that anyone who has more eclectic … Continue reading

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Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Every day I’m citing an author who has created a memorable book. Today’s recommendation is Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s A Thin Bright Line (University of Wisconsin Press). Friends recommended the novel, I read about it online, and I saw reviews such as … Continue reading

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Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

So many friends write poems, chapters, novellas. I’ve decided my daily exercise for May will be to mention some exceptional authors I’ve read in the past few years. They are unlikely to be mentioned in online groups, where the same … Continue reading

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Sandra Moran Radio Book Club—Year 3

The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club is on The Tenth Voice every second Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Central time. This LGBT public affairs show has been on the air since 1989 on KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City’s 100,000-watt community radio station. … Continue reading

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As I Am*

Sixteen years ago my dream job screeched to a halt. It was Tuesday, Nov. 13, and I was at my desk as a senior editor at one of the top newspaper syndicates when our human resources person came to my … Continue reading

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect

I have really struggled to understand how supporters of this administration think. It makes sense that people who are trapped in poverty, who are discriminated against, who have serious health issues, etc. would want their lives to be improved. But … Continue reading

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