Femme Friday – Nairne Holtz and Femme Confidential

I don’t know about you, queer femme sisters, but have been known to slump about the house moaning about the lack of novels about femmes. I’m not sure what the problem is, or rather, I’m quite sure it’s a much longer discussion, so for today, I just want to give a huge THANK YOU to Nairne Holtz for writing Femme Confidential, published by Insomniac Press in 2017. It just showed up in my mailbox and I’m only a few pages in, so I can’t tell you much, but I have to write about it because I’m so excited to be reading an honest-to-goodness, really-o, truly-o actual FEMME NOVEL!

Deep gratitude to Nairne Holtz for loving Femme Confidential into existence and giving us queer femmes a novel of our own.

Femme Confidential is a wry look at sexual freedom and finding yourself, your queer tribe, and the not-so-perfect girlfriend. Beautiful and charismatic Veronika, whose primary dating criteria is hotness, embraces the role of mean girl – until she has a baby. Liberty, the daughter of leftist Quaker hippies, is quick to judge but discovers some butches make it hard for a femme to do the right thing. Dana, a trans woman, struggles to find her place in the lesbian community where masculinity, something she wants to irradiate from her being, is embraced by the femmes she desires.

–from the back cover of Femme Confidential by Nairne Holtz, who “lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her wife and miniature dogs.”

Every Friday, I showcase a queer femme goddess. I want to feature you! Write to me at thetotalfemme@gmail.com and let me shine a spotlight on your beautiful, unique, femme story!

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)





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