05Mar/21

Kim Fielding

March 5, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Kim Fielding back as the guest on Episode 310 – Pew Pew!

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Kim Fielding is the bestselling, award-winning author of over 60 novels and novellas. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

Having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls California home. She lives there with her family, her cat, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

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May 1, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Kim Fielding as the guest on Episode 266 – Marry In A Cemetery!

Kim Fielding shares her current releases, The Bureau 2 and Hallelujah, and the necessity of quality research when writing about anything to do with the Criminal Justice System.

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Kim Fielding has migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States and currently lives in California. She’s a university professor who dreams of being able to travel and write full-time. She also dreams of having two perfectly-behaved children, a husband who isn’t obsessed with football, and a house that cleans itself. Some dreams are more easily obtained than others.
Kim donates 100% of the royalties from her self-published stories and audiobooks to Doctors Without Borders.

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December 27, 2019

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Kim Fielding, LA (Lori) Gallagher Witt & FE Feeley Jr as the guests on Episode 248 – 2019 Authors Roundtable!

LA (Lori) Witt, Kim Fielding, Frederick Feeley, Jr, and SA “Baz” Collins are herded by Vance Bastian as they reflect on their careers, struggles writers face, and what we look forward to in the future. A great discussion for rounding out the year!

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Kim Fielding has migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States and currently lives in California. She’s a university professor who dreams of being able to travel and write full-time. She also dreams of having two perfectly-behaved children, a husband who isn’t obsessed with football, and a house that cleans itself. Some dreams are more easily obtained than others.
Kim donates 100% of the royalties from her self-published stories and audiobooks to Doctors Without Borders.

L.A. Witt and her husband have been exiled from Spain and sent to live in Maine because rhymes are fun. She now divides her time between writing, assuring people she is aware that Maine is cold, wondering where to put her next tattoo, and trying to reason with a surly Maine coon. Rumor has it her arch nemesis, Lauren Gallagher, is also somewhere in the wilds of New England, which is why L.A. is also spending a portion of her time training a team of special ops lobsters. Authors Ann Gallagher and Lori A. Witt have been asked to assist in lobster training, but they “have books to write” and “need to focus on our careers” and “don’t you think this rivalry has gotten a little out of hand?” They’re probably just helping Lauren raise her army of squirrels trained to ride moose into battle.

F.E.Feeley Jr is married to his wonderful husband, John. Freddie is an avid reader of Mysteries, Horror, and Suspense, and biographies. He’s also a gamer. His favorites include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Star Trek Online, Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed, Fallout, and Civilization Five. He LOVES to cook and dives into trying new recipes. He’s an avid music junkie from POPular music to Opera, to Showtunes, Gospel, Rock, Rap, and Hip Hop.

SA “Baz” Collins hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his husband, and a kitten named Taki. A classically trained singer/actor (under a different name), Baz knows a good yarn when he sees it.
Based on years of his work as an actor, Baz specializes in character study pieces. It is more important for him that the reader comes away with a greater understanding of the characters and the reasons they make the decisions they do, rather than the situations they are in. It is this deep dive into their manners, their experiences and how they process the world around them that make up the body of Mr. Collins’ work.

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26Feb/21

Valerie Miner

February 24, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Valerie Miner as the guest on Episode 309 – You’re Gonna Get Into Big Trouble With This!

Valerie Miner shares her latest release, Bread and Salt: Stories. We discuss the work, and her other releases as well as spend some time on the value of “other” and those voices often repressed within the publishing world.

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Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of 15 books. The latest is BREAD AND SALT: STORIES. Two of her previous story collections were finalists for the Lambda Award in Lesbian Fiction. She teaches at Stanford University and lives with her partner in San Francisco and Mendocino, California.

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19Feb/21

M.D. Neu

February 19, 2021


It gives us great pleasure to welcome M. D. Neu back as the guest on Episode 308 – Oh God What Was I Thinking?!

M.D. “Marvin” Neu unveils his upcoming release, “The Called.” He & Baz also catch up on the virtual cons he’s participating in this year, and a short election themed story anthology, “A More Perfect Union.”

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M.D. Neu is an inclusive international award-winning Gay fiction writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to sci-fi and paranormal television and novels, Marvin was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.

Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man, he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.

When Marvin isn’t writing, he works for a nonprofit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric, his husband of twenty plus years.

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October 25, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome M. D. Neu back as the guest on Episode 239 – There Might Be A Former Porn Star and a Scientist?

M. D. Neu brings his novel, TAD – The Angel of Death, to the show so we can discuss how he shone a light on an angel of death and a drag queen being kind over the years. Plus we crack each other up as our silliness grows.

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M.D. Neu is a Gay fiction writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to sci-fi and paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.

Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man, he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.

When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a nonprofit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric, his husband of twenty-plus years.

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March 8, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome M. D. Neu back as the guest on Episode 206 – What Would Grace and Frankie Do?

Join us for a very different format – we are talking MARKETING with author MD Neu. Which begs the question: #WWGaFD?

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M.D. Neu is a LGBTQA Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.

Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.

When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric his husband of twenty plus years.

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February 8, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome M. D. Neu back as the guest on Episode 202 – Stop Feeding the Beast!

MD (Marvin) Neu returns to talk about his latest release, A New World – Contact. We also discuss aliens, religion, global politics, and refugees – a very timely and entertaining discussion! #WWFD (Wanna find out what that hashtag means? Listen to the blooper at the end of the show!)

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M.D. Neu is a LGBTQA Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.

Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.

When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric his husband of twenty plus years.

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April 20, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome M.D. Neu as the guest on Episode 160 – Cross Gender, Cross Culture, Cross Economics!!

This week M.D. Neu joins us to chat about his works, with a deep look into the immortal vampires from his novel The Calling, as well as how our books are discovered, and the reality that LGBTQA is cross culture, cross gender, cross economics!!

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M.D. Neu is a LGBTQA Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.

Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man, he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.

When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric, his husband of eighteen plus years.

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12Feb/21

Tyler Davis

February 12, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Tyler Davis as the guest on Episode 307 – A Handbag With A Paintball Gun!

Tyler Davis delivers the first in his new political dystopian series, New America: Awakenings. We talk about how to craft a dystopian work without being centered on futuristic tech or fictional epidemics. It’s a great conversation all around.

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Tyler Davis is an LGBTQ and contributing politics writer for Palmer Report and Medium, blogger, and author.

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05Feb/21

Mike Munich

February 5, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Mike Munich as the guest on Episode 306 – Choose Your Own Adventure!

Mike Munich shines in a FABULOUS conversation on finding our inner divas! As a queer performer and healer, Mike leads a thought provoking and humorous exploration into why divas are so important to queer culture and how harnessing yours can lead to a more healthy life.

Use promo code “WROTE” at getstardusted.com to get $50 off your first session!

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Mike is a double Gemini with a Sagittarius rising, he’s never not lip synching, and his diva is Kylie Minogue. But more importantly, Mike is your permission— your permission to be weird, to feel all of your feelings, and to wear a wig on a Tuesday afternoon. As a dancer and musician, he’s been using the power of music to heal, release, and express since childhood. Music is his driving force. After a decade in the entertainment industry, Mike discovered a theme running through both his personal and professional lives. By surrendering to his truth as a queer artist (ie: giving zero fucks), Mike had inadvertently given his friends and followers the permission to be do the same. Today, Mike lives his life as this beacon of freedom, hoping to inspire those around him to unlock that power within. STARDUST was created to bring this freedom to you.

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29Jan/21

Christopher Zyda

January 29, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christopher Zyda as the guest on Episode 305 – Who Are You Texting At 2:32 In The Morning?

Chris Zyda shares his cathartic work, The Storm: One Voice From the AIDS Generation. Though a deep subject, our conversation focuses on the journey of writing a deeply emotional memoir and his approach to the work.

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Christopher Zyda was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1984. In 1989, he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He served as Disney’s Chief Investment Officer, overseeing more than $4 billion of company investments. In 2007, he launched Mozaic, a boutique investment management firm. Chris serves on the Board of Visitors for the UCLA Department of English, the Advisory Board for Veterans in Media & Entertainment, and the Advisory Board for the Landing Zone Grace Warrior Retreat.

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22Jan/21

Jade Winters

January 22, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jade Winters as the guest on Episode 304 – Get Some Reins on Me!

Jade Winters jumps into a discussion on her journey from author to filmmaker. She shares her books, film, and pending project in a discussion about storytelling and funding.

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While Jade Winters has been putting words together since she was a child, it wasn’t until 2010 that she became a serious writer. As a full-time author, she has published several novels in the lesbian fiction genre as well as a number of short stories.

Jade was born and educated in London where she studied journalism for three years at a London University. She now makes her home in Dorset in the South of England with her partner and furry companions Zorro, Buttons and Zeus.

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15Jan/21

Rachel Mann

January 15, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Rachel Mann as the guest on Episode 303 – Sex, Death, and Religion!

Rachel Mann, one of the first ordained transgender priests in the Church of England, teases us with secrets about her page-turner novel, The Gospel of Eve. We discuss ancient religious texts, conspiracies, and the historic church’s taboo practices!

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Rachel Mann is an Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in Manchester, UK. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2, contributing to Pause for Thought and presenting The Daily Service. She is also a visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester Writing School Manchester Metropolitan University. Rachel was one of the first transgender priests to be ordained in the Church of England.

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08Jan/21

The Magic Emporium Authors

January 8, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Meghan Maslow, EJ Russell, Ari McKay/Rachel Langella, and Morgan Brice/Gail Z. Martin as the guests on Episode 302 – The Save Me Sack!

Meghan Maslow, EJ Russell, Ari McKay/Rachel Langella, and Morgan Brice/Gail Z. Martin explode onto the 2021 scene with their multi-author series “The Magic Emporium.” The four bring their wit and banter to our show to share the project’s concept and their individual contributions! We also explore what a world bible can do for an author writing as part of a team.

If you’re looking for comedy, fantasy, or dead bodies in your romances—sometimes all three at once!—Meghan Maslow’s your gal. She loves writing gay romance because she’s a sap for a happy ending, and believes everyone should be able to find books that have them. And if that romance comes with a dash of mischief, magic, or murder, all the better.
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E.J. Russell-certified geek, mother of three, recovering actor–writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst, and happy endings. Reality? Eh, not so much.

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.
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Ari McKay and Rachel Langella are a writing duo who have been working together since 2004. As Ari McKay, they write Contemporary and Action/Adventure romantic fiction, while they publish Urban Fantasy and Paranormal as Rachel Langella.

Rachel is an assistant teaching professor of creative writing and literature, while Ari is a former systems engineer who moved to full time writing in 2020. Their collective works include the Herc’s Mercs action/adventure series, the Asheville Arcana series, and the Blood Bathory trilogy of urban fantasy.

When not writing, they can be found binging shows together, or collaborating on historical and fantasy costumes.
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Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy, MM paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic and urban fantasy, with less romance, more explosions.
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01Jan/21

ReQueered Tales

January 1, 2021


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Matt Lubbers-Moore back as the guest on Episode 301 – It Was a Win-Win-Win!

Matt Lubbers-Moore from ReQueered Tales shares which out-of-print queer works they’ve published this year, and what they have slated for 2021!

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The mission of ReQueered Tales: to bring back to circulation this treasure trove of fantastic fiction which, for one reason or another, has fallen by the wayside. In an era of e-books, everything of value ought to be accessible. For a new generation of readers, these mystery tales are full of insights into the gay world of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. And for those of us who lived through the period, they are a delightful reminder of our youth and reflect some of our own struggles in growing up gay in those heady times. At ReQueered Tales, they are honored to be custodians shepherding back into circulation some of the best gay and lesbian fiction writing. We hope to bring many volumes to the public, in modestly priced, accessible editions, worldwide, over the coming months and years.

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October 11, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Matt Moore as the guest on Episode 237 – Learning About Handkerchiefs and Code Words!

Publisher Matt Moore shares how his group, ReQueered Tales, is bringing back queer literary works no longer in print!

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The mission of ReQueered Tales: to bring back to circulation this treasure trove of fantastic fiction which, for one reason or another, has fallen by the wayside. In an era of e-books, everything of value ought to be accessible. For a new generation of readers, these mystery tales are full of insights into the gay world of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. And for those of us who lived through the period, they are a delightful reminder of our youth and reflect some of our own struggles in growing up gay in those heady times.
We are honored, here at ReQueered Tales, to be custodians shepherding back into circulation some of the best gay and lesbian fiction writing. We hope to bring many volumes to the public, in modestly priced, accessible editions, worldwide, over the coming months and years.

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