Monthly Archives: August 2019

30Aug/19
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Alex DiFrancesco

August 30, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Alex DiFrancesco as the guest on Episode 231 – Graphically and Vividly!

Alex DiFrancesco joins us to discuss their new novel, All City, and the effects of climate change and gentrification in post-apocalyptic community building!

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Alex DiFrancesco is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism who has published work in Tin House, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Brevity and more. Their essay collection Psychopomps (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press) and their novel All City (Seven Stories Press), were published in 2019. Publishers Weekly has called them “an immediate, compassionate voice.” Their storytelling has been featured at The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, The Queens Book Festival, and The Heart podcast. DiFrancesco is currently an MFA candidate at Cleveland State University.

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23Aug/19

Andrew Schulz

August 23, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Andrew Schulz as the guest on Episode 230 – She Has to Have Her Stories On!

Andrew Schulz reveals how watching vintage soap operas influenced his serialized fiction, The Homos of Harmony Haven (think Tales of the City-ish and you’ve got the idea)!

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Andrew Schulz was born in Indianapolis, IN and began writing at the age of seven. Due to his love of soap operas and classic Doctor Who, he followed their format by writing every story as a serial. After a twenty year detour as an actor in both theater and television, he received his master’s degree from The Actors Studio Drama School where he was encouraged to create his own stories. When battling mental illness, he found himself unable to continue his creative life on stage and returned to his roots of writing, using many of the techniques he’d learned at The Actors Studio. His first full-length novel, The Homos of Harmony Haven, was originally released in a serialized format January-June of 2019. He is hard at work on Book 2 of the series and expects to have it released in 2020.

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09Aug/19
Amanda Jean

Amanda Jean

August 9, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Amanda Jean as the guest on Episode 228 – Sword Fighting Chupacabras!

Amanda Jean join us for a delightful “behind the scenes” conversation. In her role as editor she has unique insights on the ins and outs of the publishing world. A very informative discussion!

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Amanda Jean is an editor, podcast host, and writer. She grew up devouring het romance novels and shifted to LGBT romance as a teen when her thirsty queer nature revealed itself. Amanda has worked with Ylva Publishing, Bella Books, and Less Than Three Press and serves as an Articles Editor at Strange Horizons and as the LGBT Director at Alternating Current. Projects she acquired or edited have garnered nominations and awards (Rainbow Book Awards, Bisexual Book Awards, Golden Crown Literary Awards, and the Tiptree shortlist, among others) and have been featured on Cosmopolitan.com, Pride.Com, the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Pride.com, and in USA Today’s Happy Ever After column. When she’s not wrangling manuscripts or co-hosting podcasts like The Red Pen with Austin Chant, you can find her watching documentaries, reading too many books on true crime, and caring too much about fictional characters.

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02Aug/19

Christian Baines

August 2, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines back as the guest on Episode 227 – Pollyannas Are Horrible!

Christian Baines returns for a great conversation about Urban Fantasy and his latest release, Sins of the Son, the third book of the Arcadia Trust series.

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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December 1, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines as the guest on Episode 140: A Kiss Kill Love Fight Relationship!

This week Christian Baines joins us to talk about his latest novel, Skin, writing the paranormal and the world-building behind it, dark heroes and LGBTQ antiheroes!

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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