Yearly Archives: 2019

20Sep/19

R. R. Campbell

September 20, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome R. R. Campbell back as the guest on Episode 234 – Old Western But With Dinosaurs Instead of Horses!

R.R. (Ryan) Campbell returns to discuss the new installments of his EMPATHY series. Do you like old westerns but with dinosaurs? Well, we’ve got that too!

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R. R. Campbell is an author, editor, and the founder of the Writescast Network, a podcast collective for writers, by writers. His work has been featured in Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow, Erotic Review, and with National Journal Writing Month. He is the author of titles including Accounting for It All and EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn (both through NineStar Press). Ryan lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Lacey, and their cats, Hashtag and Rhaegar.

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February 1, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome R. R. Campbell back as the guest on Episode 201 – Quote-Unquote-Fun!

R.R. Campbell joins us to discuss his latest release: EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn, the life of sequels, and the ethics of invasive technology.

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R. R. Campbell is an author, editor, and the founder of the Writescast Network, a podcast collective for writers, by writers. His work has been featured in Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow, Erotic Review, and with National Journal Writing Month. He is the author of titles including Accounting for It All and EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn (both through NineStar Press). Ryan lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Lacey, and their cats, Hashtag and Rhaegar.

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November 16, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome R. R. Campbell as the guest on Episode 190 – Why Not Both?

R.R. Campbell joins us to discuss his latest release: Accounting For It All and his upcoming release EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn. We also discuss perceptions of sex work and sex workers, sex positivity and more.

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R. R. Campbell is an author, editor, and the founder of the Writescast Network, a podcast collective for writers, by writers. His work has been featured in Five:2:One Magazine’s #thesideshow, Erotic Review, and with National Journal Writing Month. He is the author of titles including Accounting for It All (NineStar Press) and EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn (NineStar Press, January 2019). Ryan lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Lacey, and their cats, Hashtag and Rhaegar.

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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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26Jul/19

David Pratt

July 26, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome David Pratt back as the guest on Episode 226 – The Story of You Know Who!

David Pratt returns to discuss his latest release, Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High, and his new endeavors in publishing.

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David Pratt is the author of the novel “Bob the Book” (2010, Lambda Literary Award winner,) and a collection of stories, “My Movie” (2012) one of which became the basis for his 2014 novel “Looking After Joey.” His young adult novel, “Wallaçonia,” followed in 2017. In 2018 David founded Hosta Press, which is bringing out his contemporary new adult satire, “Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High.” Going forward, Hosta intends to pursue prose, poetry and art, with a queer focus. David has performed his work for the theater at many venues in New York City, including Dixon Place, HERE, the Duplex, the Cornelia Street Cafe and the NY International Fringe Festival. In 2018 collaborated with Michigan artist Nicholas Williams on a performance piece, “TIME,” at the Forge in Detroit.

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April 7, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce David Pratt as the guest on episode 106: I’ll Answer Anything!

This week David Pratt joins us to talk about his new YA novel, gay and straight relationships in the same narrative, and writing an intergenerational relationship.

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David Pratt is the author of three novels, “Wallaçonia” (Beautiful Dreamer Press), “Looking After Joey” (Wilde City) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning “Bob the Book” (Chelsea Station). David’s story collection, “My Movie,” (Chelsea Station) includes both new work and short fiction published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly and other periodicals. Recent anthology publications include Louis Flint Ceci’s “Not Just Another Pretty Face,” Paul Alan Fahey’s “The Other Man,” and Jameson Currier’s “With.”

David has directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Flea and the New York International Fringe Festival. His collaborations with Rogerio M. Pinto include “Os Tres Porquinhos,” “Chapeuzinho Vermelho,” and “Branca de Neve,” Brazilian Portuguese versions of, respectively, “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Snow White.” In the 1980s, David was the first director of plays by the Canadian playwright John Mighton.

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19Jul/19
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Johnny Miles

July 19, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Johnny Miles back as the guest on Episode 225 – I Just Write Better Naked!

Johnny Miles returns to share his latest novel, Café y Chocolate, and to tell the amazing story of the inspiration behind his work, as well as discuss the importance of cultural representation.

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Johnny Miles began his writing career in 1985 when his first erotic short story was published by Numbers magazine. Since then, his work appeared in various adult magazines, including Blueboy, First Hand, and Honcho.

After several decades of working varied careers – from typesetting/graphic design to massage therapy, customer service, and copywriting – Johnny celebrated 2008 with the release of his first full-length novel, Casa Rodrigo, later produced as a dramatic audio play available on Audible. Published by Loose Id, the controversial story was followed by Lauderdale Hearts, Learning To Samba and The Rosas of Spanish Harlem. Described by his editor as porn noir, Rosas was quickly followed by Christmas Baby, published by Untreed Reads, then The Last Stop: USA, released by MLR Press, and the Yuletide Knights series. His latest, Café y Chocolate, was self-published February 2019 and is available for Amazon Kindle, as well as trade paperback.

Johnny lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband of 23 years and 2 loving pugs.

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February 24, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce Johnny Miles as the guest on episode 100: I Didn’t Know I Had This In Me!

This week Johnny Miles joins us to talk about his latest book series and his radio-drama style audiobook, his favorite aspects of the craft, and the good side of social media.

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Johnny Miles began his writing career in 1985, when his first erotic short story was published by Numbers magazine. His work has since then appeared in various adult magazines, including Blueboy, First Hand, and Honcho.

After working in varied careers – from typesetting and graphic design to massage therapy, from customer service to copywriting – Johnny re-entered the world of erotica in 2008 with the release of his first full-length novel, Casa Rodrigo. The controversial story was followed by Lauderdale Hearts, Learning To Samba, The Rosas of Spanish Harlem, Yuletide Knights and Yuletide Knights 2: A Spring Frost, all available from Loose Id, as well as The Last Stop: USA, released by MLR Press. Non-erotic titles include Christmas Baby and My ABCs.

In 2015, Casa Rodrigo was adapted from novel format into an audio book. With four and a half hours of pure aural entertainment and 12 outstanding actors, the story is richly layered and textured with sounds effects that will stimulate your senses. It’s an immersive experience not to be missed!

Johnny is currently at work on Book Three of the Yuletide Knights series. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband of 19 years and a grumble of pugs.

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05Jul/19

Casey Wolfe

July 5, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 223 – I Geeked Out Over the Whole Thing!

Casey Wolfe returns to share the 2nd book in their Inquisition Trilogy, A Vampire’s Redemption, and to fill us in on what they’ve been up to since their last visit.

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History nerd, film buff, avid gamer, and full-time geek; all of these things describe Casey Wolfe. They prefer being lost in the world of fiction—wandering through fantasy realms, traveling the outer reaches of space, or delving into historical time periods. Casey is non-binary and ace, living with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, all of which informs their writing in various ways. Happily married, Casey and their partner live in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio with their furry, four-legged children.

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September 21, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 182 – Don’t Quote Me On This!!

Casey Wolfe came back to discuss their new novel, A Mage’s Power, as well as twisting tropes, and reviews as a marketing tool!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all-around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose-leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

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October 27, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe as the guest on Episode 135: Weird Stupid Kid Stuff!

This week Casey Wolfe joins the show to discuss their novel, One Bullet, writing contemporary before Urban Fantasy, and world building with Vampires, Mages, and Werewolves – Oh My!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

 

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28Jun/19

Lou Hoffmann

June 28, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Lou Hoffmann as the guest on Episode 222 – Lots of Light and Flying!

Lou Hoffmann joins Baz for a lively and thoughtful discussion about queerdom in literature, society and how they are expressed in YA works.

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Lou Hoffmann, a mother and grandmother now, has carried on her love affair with books for more than half a century, and she hasn’t even made a dent in the list of books she’d love to read—partly because the list keeps growing. She reads factual things—books about physics and history and fractal chaos, but when she wants truth, she looks for it in quality fiction. She loves all sorts of wonderful things: music and silence, laughter and tears, youth and age, sunshine and storms, forests and fields, flora and fauna, rivers and seas. Even good movies and popcorn! Those things help her breathe, and everyone she knows helps her write. (Special mention goes to (1) George the Lady Cat and (2) readers.) Proud to be a bisexual, biracial woman (of European and Native American descent), Lou considers every person a treasure not to be taken for granted. In her life, she’s seen the world’s willingness to embrace differences change, change back, and change again in dozens of ways, but she has great hope for the world the youth of today will create. She writes for readers who find themselves anywhere on the spectrums of age, sexuality, and gender, aiming to create characters that live not only in their stories, but always in your imagination and your heart.

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