01Jul/22

David S. Pederson

July 1, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 26 – David S. Pederson + Our Review of season three Love, Victor!

David S. Pederson shares his two 1940s sleuths with us, and we then discuss his recent novel: Murder on Monte Vista, as well as his love of rendering floor plans and designs. Then Baz and Vance review season three of Love, Victor and share who won the week for them!

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David S. Pederson was born in Leadville, Colorado, where his father was a miner. Soon after, the family relocated to Wisconsin, where David grew up, attending high school and university, majoring in business and creative writing. Landing a job in retail, he found himself relocating to New York, Massachusetts, and eventually back to Wisconsin. He and his husband now reside in the sunny Southwest.

A two-time Lambda finalist, he has written many short stories and poems and is passionate about mysteries, old movies, and crime novels. When not reading or writing, David enjoys working out, and studying classic ocean liners, floor plans, and historic homes.

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24Jun/22

Sven Davisson of Rebel Satori Press

June 24, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Sven Davisson of Rebel Satori Press as the guest on Season 7, Episode 25 – Rebel Satori + Our Review of Queer as Folk!

Sven Davisson introduces us to Rebel Satori Press and its imprints: Queer Mojo, Queer Space, Arabi Manor, and The Library of Homosexual Congress. We then discuss their most recent release, Fever Spores: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs. Then Baz and Vance review Peacock’s Queer as Folk and share who won the week for them!

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Rebel Satori is celebrating their 20th year in publishing (though it actually started with a zine back around 1989). In addition to the main press, Rebel has three imprints Queer Mojo, Queer Space (edited by Joseph Campbell) and Arabi Manor. They recently announced their fourth imprint—The Library of Homosexual Congress curated by Tom Cardamone—that will focus on bringing out of print queer books back in to print before they are lost to history. First LOHC title will appear this fall.

Sven Davisson is a writer, photographer and editor based in New Orleans. He is the Owner/Publisher of Rebel Satori.

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17Jun/22

Hans Hirschi

June 17, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi as the guest on Season 7, Episode 24 – Hans M. Hirschi + Our Review of Fire Island!

Hans M. Hirschi returns to discuss his novel Michel: Fallen Angel of Paris! We discuss how this minor character from an earlier novel has stayed with Hans waiting for his story to be told. Then Baz and Vance review Fire Island and share who won the week for them!

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Hans writes books and stories that deal with things that are important to him, family, relationships, everyday life of regular people in unexpected situations. They are mostly contemporary, inspiring feel-good fiction with unconventional, but always hopeful or happy endings. Because… It’s what he likes to read.

He’s not just an author, he’s a public speaker, a training executive, a tour guide, and an activist on behalf of our LGBTQ+ siblings around the world. He loves travel, as it often inspires his writing. Hans, his amazing husband Alex, their beautiful son Sascha, two cats, and a bunch of fish live together on an island in the Gothenburg archipelago where they are car-free and mostly carefree…

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March 27, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi back as the guest on Episode 261 – Nobody Ever Told Me How to Douche!

Hans M Hirschi shares his upcoming release Matt: More Than Words, and a project he’s working on that pairs writers and dancers, plus a bit about being creative in this Covid-19 era.

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Hans likes to read books that deal with issues he can relate to, tackling the big as well as the mundane questions facing humanity and particularly the LGBT community today, from parenting, family relationships, love, loss, but also difficult subjects like our environment, trafficking, child abuse, racism, global warming, aging etc.

He’s a father married to the most amazing man, Alex. Together they have a beautiful son, Sascha. He considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively (a hobby) through another three. He has friends all over the world.

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September 6, 2019

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi back as the guest on Episode 232 – I’ve Never Spoken About This to Anybody…

Hans M. Hirschi returns to discuss the conclusion of his YA series, The Golden One, and reveal the next children’s book he’s working on.

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Hans likes to read books that deal with issues he can relate to, tackling the big as well as the mundane questions facing humanity and particularly the LGBT community today, from parenting, family relationships, love, loss, but also difficult subjects like our environment, trafficking, child abuse, racism, global warming, aging etc.

He’s a father married to the most amazing man, Alex. Together they have a beautiful son, Sascha. He considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively (a hobby) through another three. He has friends all over the world. When he’s not writing, he has a new side venture working as a tour guide in Gothenburg.

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April 12, 2019

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi back as the guest on Episode 211 – Are We Supposed to Respond?

Hans M. Hirschi shares his latest book and audiobook releases for children (The Dragon Princess) and young adults (The Golden One trilogy).

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Hans likes to read books that deal with issues he can relate to, tackling the big as well as the mundane questions facing humanity and particularly the LGBT community today, from parenting, family relationships, love, loss, but also difficult subjects like our environment, trafficking, child abuse, racism, global warming, aging etc.

He’s a fifty-one-year-old father married to the most amazing man, Alex. Together they have a beautiful five-year-old son, Sascha. He considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively (a hobby) through another three. He has friends all over the world. When he’s not writing, he has a new side venture working as a tour guide in Gothenburg.

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May 23, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi back as the guest on Episode 165 – Don’t Do This Without Parental Supervision!!

Hans M. Hirschi returns to the show to share his latest novel Returning to the Land of the Morning Calm, to talk about how he weaves all the elements of life into a story, and why he’s a feel-good writer!!

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Hans likes to read books that deal with issues he can relate to, tackling the big as well as the mundane questions facing humanity and particularly the LGBT community today, from parenting, family relationships, love, loss, but also difficult subjects like our environment, trafficking, child abuse, racism, global warming, aging etc.

He’s a fifty-one-year-old father married to the most amazing man, Alex. Together they have a beautiful five-year-old son, Sascha. He considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively (a hobby) through another three. He has friends all over the world. When he’s not writing, he has a new side venture working as a tour guide in Gothenburg.

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October 13, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hans M. Hirschi as the guest on Episode 133: Hits Close to Home!

This week Hans M. Hirschi joins the show to discuss his latest release, Disease, writing about the tough topics that face families of every type, and the upcoming GayRomLit Retreat!

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Hans likes to read books that deal with issues he can relate to, tackling the big as well as the mundane questions facing humanity and particularly the LGBT community today, from parenting, family relationships, love, loss, but also difficult subjects like our environment, trafficking, child abuse, racism, global warming, aging etc.

He’s a fifty-year-old father who clings to the illusion of still being his pen-age of twenty-seven, despite his body’s daily wake-up reminders to the contrary. He’s married to the most amazing man, Alex, and together they have a beautiful four-year-old son, Sascha. He considers himself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively (a hobby) through another three. He has friends all over the world. When he’s not writing, he likes to do public speaking or training (where he has his professional background).

 

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10Jun/22

Veronica Carrera

June 10, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Veronica Carrera as the guest on Season 7, Episode 23 – Veronica Carrera + Our Review of Tangerine!

Veronica Carrera joins us to discuss her memoir 140 Miles of Life: A Remarkable Journey to Self Acceptance & Love! We discuss how she framed her themes of immigration, loss, faith, identity, love, and self acceptance within the legs of her Ironman experience. Then Baz and Vance review Tangerine and share who won the week for them!

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Veronica’s story of triumphing over adversity, not only offers hope and inspiration for readers to discover true inner wisdom and acceptance but may save lives!

Hers is a story of love, loss, courage and healing.

Today, she is an avid triathlete and passionate advocate for human rights, a highly sought-after speaker and a successful sales leader at one of the top tech companies in the world. She is also the creator/producer of the LinkedIn Live show 30 Minutes of Wisdom-Rising in Consciousness & Mindfulness.

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03Jun/22

Marcus James

June 3, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Marcus James as the guest on Season 7, Episode 22 – Marcus James + Our Look at Queer Themes in the Star Trek Series!

Marcus James joins us to share his novel about sex, revenge, deceit, and affluenza – Where the Vile Things Are! Then Baz and Vance discuss queerness through the Star Trek series!

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Marcus James has been writing since the age of 5. At 17 he finished his first novel, and at 19 he was signed with his first literary agent. He’s been published in a dozen anthologies, and has published nine of his own novels – all of them varied and wonderful, filled with complex and engrossing people.

Marcus’ experience with conversion therapy at the age of 14 led to a lifelong activism for LGBTQ rights and sharing his story to help end clinical conversion therapy in Washington state.

He’s a horror FANATIC, and loves to cook. Marcus also loves his pets, history, music & live shows, and drinking champagne till he can’t take the bubbles anymore! Through his novels he hopes to always show that everyone can be a hero, everyone can save the world, even a fem gay boy with a swish in his step!

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27May/22

Stephen Graham King

May 27, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Stephen Graham King as the guest on Season 7, Episode 21 – Stephen Graham King and Our Review of The Staircase!

Stephen Graham King joins us to share his latest space opera novel that features queer and disability themes, Ghost Light Burn. Then Baz & I share our review of the mini-series “The Staircase.”

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Stephen Graham King (He/They) is a disabled survivor of metastatic synovial sarcoma, a story chronicled in the memoir, Just Breathe: My Journey Through Cancer and Back. Since then, he has concentrated on writing speculative fiction, in particular, queer-themed space opera. He has been a frequent guest on podcasts and panels, passionately advocating for lived experience queer and disability narratives in stories of the future. They are also an avid black and white photographer, with two of their photos appearing in an installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario. They are also working on a book compiling their intimate and immediate photos captured on the streets of Toronto, where they currently reside.

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20May/22

Tyler Boyle

May 20, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Tyler Boyle as the guest on Season 7, Episode 20 – Tyler Boyle + Our Review of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!

Tyler Boyle joins us to share his successes as an inspiring and energetic speaker and performer. He and Baz talk about the impact it can have when you share from the heart. Then Baz & I share our review of the older film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

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Spirit Artist – a term once used to describe Tyler’s niche in the visual world, now used to describe his uplifting and inspiring energy and performances.

Tyler is an entertainer, host/emcee, hype-guy and speaker. Since 2012, he has been working in the festivals and events industry as a dancer and hype-guy. In 2017, he was invited to perform at TEDx Collingwood then invited back the following year as host. He has also hosted various Pride events and his local chapter of the popular show Dragon’s Den. In 2019, Tyler participated in Speaker Slam, Canada’s #1 Inspirational Speaking Competition. His talk entitled, Sabotaging my Dating Life went viral after it was posted online.

Tyler is also a painter and sculptor specializing in Spirit Art where he explores the theme of masculinity and the gay male experience.

As an elementary school teacher, Tyler is a recipient of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Award of Teaching Excellence and the 2020 Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario’s Award for Local Humanitarian. Additionally, Tyler is an EDGEucator and resource consultant for a progressive education company called Moving EDGEucation.

Currently, Tyler is working on expanding the Dreamwalkers Meditations project. Dreamwalkers is a mental health resource of guided meditations for youth in schools.

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13May/22

Greg Howard

May 13, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Greg Howard as the guest on Season 7, Episode 19 – Greg Howard + Our Review of Latter Days!

Greg Howard joins us to share his recent novels, Middle School’s A Drag, You Better Werk! and The Visitors. We talk about writing for early adolescent readers in a way that opens conversations about life topics like self-discovery, racism, homophobia, bias, and forgiveness. Then Baz & I share our review of the older film “Latter Days.”

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Greg Howard was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry where his love of stories blossomed at a young age. Following his songwriting dream to Nashville, Greg spent years producing the music of others before returning to his childhood passion for writing stories. His critically acclaimed, debut middle-grade novel, The Whispers was nominated for an Edgar Award and is currently being adapted for film. His second middle-grade novel, Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk! is being adapted for television by Harry Potter producer David Heyman, Heyday Television, and NBC/Universal.

Greg writes for and about LGBTQ youth, creating the kind of books he wishes he’d had access to as a young reader. When he’s not writing books, Greg enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends. He lives in Nashville with his two rescued fur-babies—Molly and Riley.

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06May/22

Laury A. Egan

May 6, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Laury A. Egan as the guest on Season 7, Episode 14 – I Got to Write the Lyrics!

Laury A. Egan joins us to share her recent novels, Wave in D Minor and Doublecrossed. We talk about artistic solitude, sexual ambivalence, psychological suspense, and revenge!

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Laury A. Egan is a prolific author. She’s written young adult and adult fiction in multiple genres, including comedy, mystery, psychological suspense, and poetry… and many of her works seem to include the messy realism of romance. Living on the northern coast of New Jersey, she is also a fine arts photographer and former book designer.

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29Apr/22

Todd Shewchuk

April 29, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Todd Shewchuk as the guest on Season 7, Episode 17 – A Conversation Sparker!

Todd Shewchuk joins us to share his upcoming novel, A Family Divided. Baz and Vance also give their reviews of Our Flag Means Death, and then share what they’re reading, watching, and listening to!

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Todd Shewchuk was raised in a very Catholic household in Waukegan, Illinois, which was the inspiration for his novel, as he and his father have butted heads over the years about his homosexuality. The novel started off as a play in 2012. After meeting his now fiance Lee Pulaski, he was inspired to take the story deeper and turn it into a novel. Still in the editing process, Todd hopes to have the book out by this fall. Todd also has a small craft business called Creations By TS, you can also find him on Facebook, promoting health and wellness after a very dramatic 130 pound weight loss.

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