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11Mar/16

Stephen del Mar

It gives us great pleasure to announce Stephen del Mar as the guest on episode 048: Digital Disruption, Baby!
Join us as we talk with Stephen about world building, the Lady of Guadalupe, and the exciting possibilities in publishing.
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Bonus: Subscribe to Stephen’s Newsletter HERE and receive one of his ebooks free!

 

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July 2015: It gives us great pleasure to announce Stephen del Mar as the guest on episode 008: Have a Setting Fetish!
Join us as we talk with Stephen about writing on the beach, the emerging swamp fantasy genre, and the importance of telling LGBT stories.
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04Mar/16

Suzanne van Rooyen

SCARDUST cover IHeartRobot TheOtherMe It gives us great pleasure to announce Suzanne van Rooyen as the guest on Episode 047: Remember Me as a Time of Day.
Join us as we talk with Suzanne about her journey in writing YA and New Adult, equality and diversity, living genderqueer, and writing as an immigrant in a nation where the native language is not your own.
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28Feb/16

2015 WRAFTA Awards

Announcing The 2015 WRAFTAS!!!

WR – Wrote (podcast inferred)
A – Award
F – For
T – Talented
A – Authors (and)
S – Storytellers

The awards were presented in a special broadcast ceremony on Sunday, February 28.

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Without further ado, the nominees are…

(In Alphabetical Order by Award)

Baz Collins Award for Inducing a Japanese Fangirl Moment:
– Jordan L. Hawk
– Lee James
– Steven dos Santos

Blood and Guts Award:
– Lee James
– Shannon Murphy
– Steven dos Santos

Breaking Surface Award:
– Keelan Ellis
– Shannon Murphy
– Brandon Witt

Doctor Dolittle Award:
– Shira Anthony
– Andy Burns
– Stephen del Mar

Doctor Who Award:
– Shira Anthony
– Kora Knight
– AJ Rose

Dreamy Environs Award:
– Michael Bode
– Stephen del Mar
– J Tullos Hennig

I Don’t See Me on the Menu Award:
– Avon Gale
– Rick R. Reed
– Brad Vance

Immersive Labryrinth Award:
– Jordan L. Hawk
– J Tullos Hennig
– Albert Nothlit

Jayne Lockwood Award for Most Laughs in an Episode:
– Michael Bode
– Joe Cosentino
– AJ Rose

Margaret Mitchell Award:
– Lee James
– Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
– AJ Rose

Maven of Mayhem Award:
– Carole Cummings
– Jordan L. Hawk
– Stephen del Mar

Monsters in the Bed Award:
– Andy Burns
– Rick R. Reed
– Brandon Witt

Nikola Tesla Award:
– Carole Cummings
– Angel Martinez
– Albert Nothlit

Norma “Jean” Cassady Award:
– Avon Gale
– Kora Knight
– Brad Vance

The Rainbow Flag Award:
– Joe Cosentino
– Carole Cummings
– Avon Gale

Rosalind Russell Award:
– Shira Anthony
– Joe Cosentino
– Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

Tender Tears Award:
– J. Scott Coatsworth
– F.E. Feeley, Jr.
– Albert Nothlit

Vance Bastian Award for Community Building:
– Andy Burns
– J. Scott Coatsworth
– Angel Martinez

Velvet Chocolatier Award:
– Angel Martinez
– Brad Vance
– Brandon Witt

Violet Quill Award:
– J. Scott Coatsworth
– Kora Knight
– Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

Wait, Did You Hear That? Award:
– Keelan Ellis
– F.E. Feeley, Jr.
– Rick R. Reed

What Lies Beneath Award:
– Keelan Ellis
– F.E. Feeley, Jr.
– Shannon Murphy

You Said What? Award:
– Michael Bode
– Steven dos Santos
– J Tullos Hennig

Statistical Award for Loyal Listener:
– Torhild Borg
– Freddie MacKay
– Angel Martinez

Statistical Award for Most Listened Episode:
– Jordan L. Hawk
– AJ Rose
– Brad Vance

Audience Award for Best Guest Host:
– J. Scott Coatsworth
– Angel Martinez
– F.E. Feeley, Jr.
– Brad Vance

Audience Polling Awards (to be voted on our FB Group Page):
– Best Event
– Best Episode

** Award names will be explained during the ceremony – Winners posted here in a few days after everyone’s had a chance to listen **

26Feb/16

Ron Suresha

 TheBiggestLoverHibernation-web It gives us great pleasure to announce Ron Suresha as the guest on Episode 045: The Deliciousness.
Join us as we talk with Ron about his journey in writing, breaking into Bearotica, compiling The Biggest Lover anthology, bisexual advocacy, and stories with heart.
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19Feb/16

Pat Henshaw

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It gives us great pleasure to announce Pat Henshaw as the guest on Episode 044: You Deserve To Be Loved.
Join us as we talk with Pat about her journey in writing, the world of reviews, and the novella-length story as a choice.
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05Feb/16

David Berger

 TaskForceGaea1TaskForceGaea2TaskForceGaea3InDarknessPeering It gives us great pleasure to announce David Berger as the guest on Episode 042: Sacred Band of Thebes.
Join us as we talk with David about mythic inspiration, Wonder Woman, and getting the most out of conventions.
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28Jan/16

Jamie Fessenden

March 15, 2019

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jamie Fessenden and Freddie Feeley, Jr back as the guests on Episode 207 – More Fun With the Creepy Scenes!

Authors Jamie Fessenden and Freddie Feeley, Jr team up to share with us their forthcoming horror novel, Borderlands, and what it was like to team up.

NOTE: Jamie accidentally said “bodega” in this episode. He caught it after the fact and knew he meant “botánica” – offering his apologies to anyone he confused.

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Bio:

Jamie Fessenden is an author of gay fiction in many genres. Most involve romance, because he believes everyone deserves to find love, but after that anything goes: contemporary, science fiction, historical, paranormal, mystery, or whatever else strikes his fantasy.
     Jamie set out to be a writer in junior high school. He published a couple short pieces in his high school’s literary magazine and had another story place in the top 100 in a national contest, but it wasn’t until he met his partner, Erich, almost twenty years later, that he began writing again in earnest. With Erich alternately inspiring and goading him, Jamie wrote several screenplays and directed a few of them as micro-budget independent films. He then began writing novels and published his first novella in 2010.
     After nine years together, Jamie and Erich have married and purchased a house together in the wilds of Raymond, New Hampshire, where there are no street lights, turkeys and deer wander through their yard, and coyotes serenade them on a nightly basis.
     Jamie recently left his “day job” as a tech support analyst to be a full-time writer.

F.E.Feeley Jr is married to his wonderful husband, John. He’s a father to their German Shephard, Kaiser. Freddie is an avid reader of Mysteries, Horror, and Suspense, and biographies. He’s also a gamer. His favorites include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Star Trek Online, Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed, Fallout, and Civilization Five. He LOVES to cook and dives into trying new recipes (hint hint). He’s an avid music junkie from POPular music to Opera, to Showtunes, Gospel, Rock, Rap, and Hip Hop. Finally, he’s a Poet – a lot of which is offered on his site for free.
     As if that weren’t enough, he’s the author of six published works – four full length novels and two short stories featured in anthologies.

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Violatedbillys-bonesmurder-on-the-mountain It gives us great pleasure to announce Jamie Fessenden as the guest on Episode 041: NaNoWriMo Got Raunchy.
Join us as we talk with Jamie about settings, staying on target, why bisexual is a more real gay-for-you, and his experience at “Viable Paradise” – a SciFi Writing Workshop.
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22Jan/16

Dena Hankins

 heart-of-the-lilikoi blue-water-dreams It gives us great pleasure to announce Dena Hankins as the guest on Episode 040: Navigating Gender Waters.
Join us as we talk with Dena about characters finding love, how gender and identity enhance the richness of a story, and connecting with people at events.
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15Jan/16

Amy Hoff & Caledonia

 Caledonia The-Connoisseur It gives us great pleasure to announce Amy Hoff, Alasdair Reavey, and Christopher Stanley as the guests on Episode 039: Watch the Background Carefully.
Join us as we talk with Amy, Alasdair and Chris about Caledonia, how they translate the printed work to the screen, the importance of real characters, and highlighting the real Glasgow.
You can find Amy’s novels here:

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01Jan/16

Brent Hartinger

December 9, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Brent Hartinger and Tim O’Leary as the guests on episode 088: Cockshrubbery!  They join us to talk about LGBTQ Film and Television from an insider’s perspective and the increasing need for diversity.

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Bio:

For the last twenty years, Brent Hartinger has made his living writing just about everything that involves words: novels, screenplays, plays, web content, even greeting cards. These days, he writes in lots of genres in many different mediums. His latest project is a dark and edgy gay teen book — part horror, part puzzle box thriller — called Three Truths and a Lie (published by Simon & Schuster).
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Tim O’Leary is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, ghostwriter, author, and playwright. On his website, timolearyonline.com, you will find news about his latest projects, including his various webseries and the next book in his adults-only Greek myth book series, The Lusty Journey of Perseus.

 

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January 1, 2016

 TheGeographyClub-webTheThingIDidntKnow-webBarefootInTheCityOfBrokenDreams-webTheRoadToAmazing-web It gives us great pleasure to announce Brent Hartinger as the guest on Episodes 037 and 038: Prank Phone Calls, part 1 and 2.
Join us as we talk with Brent about why being a goof with friends is the most cherished memory, his journey from writing YA into Adult novels, and having a book optioned for film.
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