Monthly Archives: January 2021

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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