You know the drill by now. I temporarily accost a lesfic author, demand answers then go away again. If you think being accosted by me sounds fun, you can find some questions here.
Adan Ramie writes about strong women who love other women.
OK, let’s kick off by talking inspiration. Who or what inspires you?
People. I love people, especially strong women, and I love stories, so it was only natural that I write stories about brave, fallible women who love other women.
People? Eurgh… really? I guess they’re OK in small doses. Moving along, cats or dogs?
Yes. I have a fat, grumpy, black cat. My girlfriend has a happy, brindle pit-bull-mix who thinks he’s still a puppy and a lap dog. I love them both dearly.
Sounds great! (I can get much more enthusiastic about animals than people). Now, sandwiches. What is the king of sandwiches?
The Elvis! My favourite variation is peanut butter, bananas, bacon, and honey, grilled hot and served fresh.
I see what you did there. Anyway, lesbians. You can’t make ’em up, right? Except you do. So, are your fictional lesbians questioning?
Absolutely! They question their choices, their motivations, the people around them, and even, sometimes, their right to exist.
Sounds intense. So, what about non lesbians? Do they have questions?
They do. In my books, I have gay, bi, pan, queer, cis, trans, and others questioning things, too. I care because my whole reason for writing is to prove women who love other women are just like everyone else. We are not a niche!
OK! So, what inspired your latest collection?
My latest is a collection. The first book, Maladaptation, was inspired by a band poster… and Stockholm Syndrome.
Crikey! OK! If you could question any lesbian, who would you choose?
I’m going to cheat on this question and ask indie-folk-rock-pop, twin, lesbian duo, Tegan and Sara, if their mother will adopt me.
How could she possibly refuse? So, who do you want to see next on Questioning Lesbians?
Anyone! I love the idea and want to dive in head first.
And finally, hit me with your top 3 lesfic reads!
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, because it was the first book I ever read with lesbians in it, and it still holds up. Herself When She’s Missing, because I’ve been in a so-called relationship with a Criminal Mastermind before, and this story spoke to that in an edgy, cathartic way. And… I can’t pick a third. I agonised, but I can’t choose.
That’s OK! Thanks for stopping by!
You can find out more at: Https://www.adanramie.com