Monthly Archives: January 2022

28Jan/22

Wendy Whitman

January 28, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Wendy Whitman as the guest on Season 7, Episode 04 – Revenge!

Wendy Whitman shares how her 20-year career producing crime on television led to her first novel, Premonition!

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Wendy Whitman has a unique background. Before attending Boston University School of Law, she worked for comedians Lily Tomlin and George Carlin. After graduating from law school, Wendy embarked on what turned out to be a twenty-year career in television covering crime. Because of her decades-long work as an executive and producer for Court TV and HLN, where she covered in detail almost every major high-profile murder case in the U.S., she has become an expert on the subject of murder in America. Wendy received three Telly Awards and a GLAAD nomination during her tenure at Court TV.

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21Jan/22

Robyn Gigl

January 21, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Robyn Gigl back as the guest on Season 7, Episode 03 – There’s A Little Bit Of Backstory!

Robyn Gigl returns with her second Erin McCabe novel, Survivor’s Guilt. We talk about trans characters being someone with whom you could have a beer, courtroom action, human trafficking, and vengeance.

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Robyn Gigl is an attorney, speaker and activist who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. Robyn is a partner at Gluck Walrath, LLP in Freehold, NJ, where she handles complex commercial and employment litigation. She has been selected as a NJ Super Lawyer since 2010 and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJ in 2020 & 2021. Robyn is a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Organization. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and Villanova University School of Law. A frequent lecturer on diversity issues, she lives in New Jersey where she continues to practice law by day, and work on her next novel by night. Fortunately for us bibliophiles, she has a very boring social life.

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June 25, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Robyn Gigl as the guest on Season 6, Episode 25 – A Behind-The-Scenes Peek!

Robyn Gigl, attorney and novelist, serves up a summer crime thriller with her novel By Way of Sorrow. We discuss a transgender main character, followed by the intersection of race, privilege, gender identity, and power on the justice system… and then get a behind-the-scenes peek into Robyn’s life!

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Robyn Gigl is an attorney, speaker and activist who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. Robyn is a partner at Gluck Walrath, LLP in Freehold, NJ, where she handles complex commercial and employment litigation. She has been selected as a NJ Super Lawyer since 2010 and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in NJ in 2020 & 2021. Robyn is a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Organization. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and Villanova University School of Law. A frequent lecturer on diversity issues, she lives in New Jersey where she continues to practice law by day, and work on her next novel by night. Fortunately for us bibliophiles, she has a very boring social life.

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14Jan/22

Matthew R Corr

January 14, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Matthew R. Corr as the guest on Season 7, Episode 02 – Start In The Action!

Matthew R. Corr shares his debut novel, Land on Me, which leads to discussions about LGBTQ issues in fiction, Young Adult vs New Adult, and a few stories from a first-time author.

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Even though Matthew was born and raised in New England, he always knew he was a city boy. He moved to NYC at 18 to pursue his dream and never looked back! He attended the American Musical And Dramatic Academy where he earned a degree in Musical Theatre. After years of performing on stages across the country, he is now adding Author to his resume! He currently lives in Brooklyn with his boyfriend, their cat Logan, and their pug Finn. Check out his socials to get to know him even more; but he guarantees it’s mostly made up of Marvel Superheroes, Movies, and cute pets.

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07Jan/22

Larry Duplechan

January 7, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Larry Duplechan as the guest on Season 7, Episode 1 – All Things Blackbird!

In this WROTE Reviews crossover episode we talk with Larry Duplechan about his novel Blackbird and its journey into becoming a film.

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Larry Duplechan is the author of five novels, including Blackbird (considered the first modern Black “coming-out” novel) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Got ‘til it’s Gone. His hobbies include singing, playing the ukulele, reading show business biographies, and pursuing his ongoing quest to forestall the physical aging process and build truly outstanding pecs. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband of 38 years and a 17 pound Chartreux cat named Mr. Blue.

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