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July 9, 2013 / Cheri

Bar Rag – Isabella and the Left Coast Lesbian Conference

Award winning author Isabella stopped by to give us all sorts of great information about the upcoming Left Coast Lesbian Conference taking place in Palm Springs, CA, the weekend of October 9th – 13th. You can get loads of information about the sessions, registration, and more by going to the main Left Coast Lesbian Conference site:
Check out the LCLC’s Facebook page to keep up to date on all the happenings!

Because Isabella is awesome, she’s offered up 3 copies of any of her books for you, our lovely listeners. That’s right! Your choice of ebook or signed paperback of her newest release, American Yakuza II (The Lies that Bind), or any of her other titles. All you have to do is leave a comment with what you’d like to see at a lesbian conference. Easy, right? Post your comments no later than July 26th to be eligible to win.

If you decide to participate in the LCLC, be sure to find Nancy Jean and get a Cocktail Hour or Bearded Clam button or magnet!

Andy and me talking to Isabella at GCLS. She's TALL!

Andy and me talking to Isabella at GCLS. She’s TALL!


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  1. Allison Mugnier / Jul 9 2013 10:20 pm

    I want to see Cheri & Andy performing as dancing bar girls please! And I want AY #3 as my book if I win!! (I’m guessing neither of those things is going to happen.) We already have plans for this October but we are seriously considering the LCLC for next year. Will be following developments with great interest, thanks!

  2. bethsnewlife / Jul 9 2013 10:30 pm

    I love all of you bitches! πŸ™‚

    • Rev / Jul 9 2013 10:33 pm

      My favorite!

  3. Erin / Jul 9 2013 11:01 pm

    1 hour and 12 minutes according to Google maps- Ontario airport to the Casitas Laquita. I think Allison is on to something with the dancing bar girls….But maybe a morning walk/run/swim with an author. I do like that there is a comedian participating this year. And the idea of including movies would be pretty cool- have a lesbian movie showing maybe one that won some type of award that current year or something.

    • Erin / Jul 10 2013 12:16 pm

      And after an enlightening conversation with Beth on FB it sounds like having the sharing session with Isabella made public would be a hit. Especially if there were pedicures and hair brushing included.

  4. Terry Fountain / Jul 9 2013 11:16 pm

    I’d love to see my butt there in attendance, having a blast with everyone. Sadly this won’t be the case. So, a signed copy of AY or AY2 by Isabella would sure make me feel better. πŸ˜‰
    As for those attending…have a GREAT time! Cheers!!

  5. Mary Deutcher / Jul 9 2013 11:20 pm

    Hmmm, road trip? You never know!!! All the states in between would never be the same!!

  6. ...jaynes ; ) / Jul 10 2013 12:11 am

    I’m going ; )
    I’d love a book…
    And I’m a big fan !

  7. vera / Jul 10 2013 12:24 am

    i’d love to attend but it’s a bit out of the way πŸ™‚
    got the kindle versions but wouldn’t mind a paper one

  8. Donna / Jul 10 2013 12:44 am

    I’d like to see me at the conference…..

  9. nancyjean / Jul 10 2013 4:44 am

    I’ve already purchased the all-access registration, woot! And I am planning on some new buttons and magnets just for LCLC. Special edition, y’all.

  10. nancyjean / Jul 10 2013 4:47 am

    Also, some thoughts on travel: For the love of cats, do NOT fly into LAX. However, I am a big fan of Ontario, CA’s airport, as mentioned on the podcast, and it is about 1.5 hours from Palm Springs right down I-10. ONT is also a Southwest Airlines airport, so you can get cheap flights.

  11. nancyjean / Jul 10 2013 4:53 am

    And… a suggestion before I forget: Maybe the conference organizers can purchase an easy-to-remember URL like that redirects people to ?? It’s only $10 to $17 to reserve the URL. I do this all the time for our conferences, using, which has great customer service.

    I actually found finding info on LCLC to be a little confusing, even doing google searching, so this might help others.

  12. Donna Landers / Jul 10 2013 8:18 am

    I’d like to see my Butt there with yours Terry Fountain, but if your not going guess I’m not going either…lol So make me feel better too!! Winning a book would definately do it!!

    • Terry Fountain / Jul 11 2013 1:58 pm

      Okay….the deal is if I win I’ll let you read my copy and visa-a-versa. Since we can’t play in Palm Springs.

  13. amy / Jul 12 2013 7:04 pm

    I think I agree with the people that wish they would be there. I would like to see me there, but no chance of me going to the west coast any time soon. Enjoy your conference.

  14. Cas / Jul 13 2013 6:05 pm

    Hi Girls, I’d like to see (if possible) for those attending the conference a 5% discount on books being sold there. ((Just an idea)). πŸ˜‰
    And any book is fine, Isabella is a great author. And yes, she’s tall too! LOL

  15. Alena / Jul 16 2013 3:09 am

    I’d like to see books, books and more books. Also, I wouldn’t mind running into Nancy and her awesome buttons. I think they were a genius promotion idea!

    The idea about the conference discount is great!

  16. Carrie Gooch / Jul 16 2013 12:20 pm

    I would love to see me a lesbian conference! πŸ™‚ maybe one year,

    I agree with what Isabella said, that editors should receive awards to! They do a great job so they should be recognised for their work. I know they get mentions in the authors acknowledgments so it would be nice to see them getting awards.

    I would love a signed paperback of AY1 it’s my favourite book πŸ˜€

  17. Lisa T. / Jul 21 2013 8:45 pm

    I also won’t be attending the conference, but it sounds cool! Good luck with your planning. As a reader what I’d like at such a conference would be to hear from writers about their books and writing processes.


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