Category Archives: Featured Guest

31Jul/20

Ruby Walker

July 31, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Ruby Walker as the guest on Episode 279 – Eff-It I’ll Try!

Ruby Walker shares her recent release, Advice I Ignored, which jump-starts a thought provoking conversation about queer youth and mental health issues.

Warning Note: When you hear the warning at 17:57, you can skip to 27:50 if the topic is one you’d rather avoid.

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Ruby Walker is eighteen, and is not depressed anymore. She got pretty tired of saying that, but she wrote and illustrated a book about it, so it’s kind of hard to avoid at this point. Ruby writes for fellow professional over-thinkers and imperfect slobs. She likes to brighten people’s days and bully her friends into respecting themselves more.

Yes– to Ruby’s horror, she’s turned from a local disaster into a mom friend.

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24Jul/20

Steff Green

July 24, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Steff Green back as the guest on Episode 278 – I’m Kind of a Cheerleader!

Steff Green returns to talk about How to Rock Self-Publishing and Unleash the Beast, and her author-coaching endeavors, including the Diversity Scholarship she’s offering!

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As Steff has been legally blind since birth, she’s dealt with rejection her whole life. Kids bullying her because she was different. Lecturers and employers locking her out of opportunities because they didn’t want to “deal” with her disability.

She could have given up. That would have been much easier. Instead, she kept writing. And when Amazon introduced their self-publishing platform, she started putting her work out in the world.

Surprise! People liked it.

So she kept writing and publishing and dreaming and doing. Now, she’s a USA Today bestselling author with a multi six-figure income. She writes tales of the paranormal, dark, gothic, and fantastical for thousands of readers across the world who never tell her she can’t write because of her eyes.

She’s also obsessed with helping other writers to find their voice, smash through the gatekeepers, and discover the badassitry of putting their work directly into the hands of readers.

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June 14, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Steff Green as the guest on Episode 220 – My Whipping Skills Are Not Up To Snuff!

Steff Green, a prolific Kiwi Author, joins us to discuss many topics including her two recent releases – one of which is a children’s book that sounds fab!

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Steff writes paranormal, gothic, and reverse harem romance under the name Steffanie Holmes. She’s known for her popular Briarwood Reverse Harem series. As S. C. Green she has published six weird fiction/dystopian fantasy novels, including the Engine Ward series, which was longlisted for a Sir Julius Vogel award.

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17Jul/20

Violet LeVoit

July 17, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Violet LeVoit as the guest on Episode 277 – That’s a Huge Toolkit!

Violet LeVoit joins us for a “most excellent” conversation about her recent release, Scarstruck. We also discuss the various issues keeping romance from having parity with other respected genres. Lastly, we touch upon her previous career being a movie critic. A very great conversation all around.

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Violet LeVoit is a film critic, novelist, poet and artist whose work has appeared in many publications in the US and UK, including RogerEbert.com, TurnerClassicMovies.com, Allmovie.com, Men’s Health, PressPlay.com, Bright Lights Film Journal, the Baltimore City Paper, Film Threat, and others. She is a contributor to the film history compendium Little Black Book: Movies, and was voted “Best Arts Writer” by Baltimore magazine.

Originally from Baltimore, Violet began her career in journalism as a television producer and video editor at Maryland’s PBS affiliate, where she won two Emmy Awards for outstanding original programming. After transitioning to print journalism and film criticism at the Baltimore City Paper, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University and published many works of fiction, including the short story collections I am Genghis Cum and I’ll Fuck Anything That Moves and Stephen Hawking (both Fungasm Press), the zine chapbook love poems/sɯǝod ǝʇɐɥ (Budget Press) and the critically acclaimed “experimental noir” novel I Miss the World (King Shot Press).

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10Jul/20

AJ Fitzwater

July 10, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome AJ Fitzwater as the guest on Episode 276 – Being Normal Didn’t Work Out For Me!

AJ Fitzwater joins us from the great country of New Zealand. We discuss their current release, No Man’s Land, and the historic research that went into writing this WW2 s Land Girls novel.

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AJ Fitzwater lives between the cracks of Christchurch, New Zealand. Their work focuses on feminist and queer themes, and has appeared in venues of repute such as Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Giganotosaurus, GlitterShip, and in various anthologies. They are the author of rodent pirate escapades in The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper, and the WW2 land girls shape-shifter novella No Man’s Land. With a background in radio, AJ lends their voice to podcast narrations, including for the Escape Artists universe. They enjoy maintaining a collection of bow ties. A unicorn disguised in a snappy blazer, they tweet @AJFitzwater.

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03Jul/20
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F.E. Feeley Jr.

Jul7 3, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome F.E. Feeley Jr. as the guest on Episode 275 – Somebody’s Got a Crane!

F.E. (Fredrick) Feeley, Jr. – author, poet, and screenwriter, returns to chat about releasing the print, ebook and audio versions of two collaborations with fellow authors, Kim Fielding (Hallelujah) and Jamie Fessenden (Borderland), as well as some about creating during the Covid-19 era and some politics for good measure.

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F.E. Feeley Jr is a believer in magic, in music, in literature, art, and those things that connect us all. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Feeley is a veteran of the United States Armed Services. Feeley has written eight novels in the past six years, including Memoirs of the Human Wraiths, Closer, When Heaven Strikes, The Color of Love, Borderland, and Hallelujah. Feeley has published a collection of Poetry in his book, Heaven Underneath the Sound of the World.

Married to the love of his life, John, Frederick resides in Southeast Texas where they take care of their cat, Ms. Abigail Adams.

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February 15, 2020


It gives us great pleasure to welcome F.E. Feeley Jr. back as the guest on Episode 255 – The State of the Queer Union!

Frederick Feeley, Jr. shares his latest release, Hallelujah, and some political discussion regarding where he thinks we are as queer people in these often stressful times.

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F.E. Feeley Jr is a believer in magic, in music, in literature, art, and those things that connect us all. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Feeley is a veteran of the United States Armed Services. Feeley has written eight novels in the past six years, including Memoirs of the Human Wraiths, Closer, When Heaven Strikes, The Color of Love, Borderland, and Hallelujah. Feeley has published a collection of Poetry in his book, Heaven Underneath the Sound of the World.

Married to the love of his life, John, Frederick resides in Southeast Texas where they take care of their cat, Ms. Abigail Adams.

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November 1, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome F.E. Feeley Jr. back as the guest on Episode 241 – It’s The Imperfections That Keep You!

FE Feeley Jr. (Freddie) steps in to share his recent releases in the The Color of Love series, which leads us into diving into the complexities of two people coming together while healing from their own pasts. A very engaging and thoughtful conversation!

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F.E.Feeley Jr is married to his wonderful husband, John. 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.

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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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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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March 16, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome F.E. Feeley Jr. back as the guest on Episode 155: A Fun Return to the Dark Side!

This week F.E. Feeley Jr. returns to discuss “Closer” – his latest novel, his adventures in poetry, and the meaning of art.

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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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June 9, 2017

Cover Reveal: When Heaven Strikes

It gives us great pleasure to welcome F.E. Feeley Jr. back as the guest on Episode 115: Pin Him Down!

F.E. Feeley Jr. returns to the show to unveil the cover of his upcoming novel, and to talk about what a Paranormal Romance Guild membership can do for you. He then drops a hint about his next work in progress. We’ll give you a hint… “paper faces on parade.”

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F.E.Feeley Jr is the author of six published works. Four full length novels, two short stories featured in anthologies, and poet. Married to the love of his life, John, he came to the writing world about four years ago where he fell in love, again, with the written word.

 

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23 July, 2015


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It gives us great pleasure to announce F.E Feeley Jr. as the guest on episode 009: Fingers Grasping the Veil!
Join us as we talk with Fred about his journey, writing horror, and the truth beneath the fiction.
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26Jun/20

Jayne Lockwood

June 26, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jayne Lockwood as the guest on Episode 274 – You’ve Ruined It!

Jayne Lockwood, one of WROTE’s co-founders, returns for a lengthy, brilliant, informative and thoroughly entertaining discussion about her latest novel “Going Down,” and touching up and re-releasing older works!

(Normally, we would edit for conciseness, but when Jayne’s in the hot seat, you just sit back and let her go!)

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Jayne Lockwood has always wanted to learn to fly. Spending free time honing her Peter Pan skills on an aerial hoop, she also creates flights of fancy in her books, mingling sex and romance with angst and a healthy dash of dark humor.

Lady Jaguar is Jayne Lockwood’s unpredictable alter ego. Her first den was in the depths of Wattpad and AO3, where she still writes fan fiction. She two books out and one on the way. Expect erotic filth, high-octane frolics and every beloved romance trope known to mankind!

Lady Jaguar is on Instagram (when they haven’t banned her,) Twitter, and down with the kids at Tumblr.

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19Jun/20

Maram Taibah

June 19, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Maram Taibah as the guest on Episode 273 – A Scene With A Lot of Potatoes!

Maram Taibah, children’s fantasy author, shares her recent releases, The Road to Elephants and Weathernose – a steampunk fantasy for kids!

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Maram Taibah is a novelist, screenwriter and blogger. She is the author of two novellas, The Road to Elephants and Weathernose, and the writer/director of two short films. Maram is currently working on an exciting fantasy novel.

She’s been a mentor to many writers in Saudi Arabia through workshops, coaching programs, and online events.

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12Jun/20

Jo Quenell

June 12, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jo Quenell as the guest on Episode 272 – Transgressive Trashy Stuff!

Jo Quenell joins us for a fun look at their current release, The Mud Ballad, their current anthology, Bleak Friday, and a talk about various subgenres of horror.

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Jo Quenell uses They/them and She/her pronouns. Their short fiction has been featured in Zombie Punks Fuck Off, Dark Moon Digest, Bleak Friday, When the Sirens Have Faded, and LAZERMALL. They are the author of THE MUD BALLAD.

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05Jun/20

Afterlife

June 5, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Tuffy Stanley as the guest (along with Baz) on Episode 271 – Depend on That!

Tuffy Stanley and our very own Baz have started a new YouTube channel called Afterlife to discuss queer life after the age of 30. Vance tries to keep them on task, but silliness and giggles ensue.

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29May/20

Jerry Wheeler

May 29, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jerry L. Wheeler back as the guest on Episode 270 – I Don’t Have Any Wisdom!

Author and editor Jerry L. Wheeler joins us to discuss his revamping of his back catalog, and how he’s trying to stay creative in this lockdown era.

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Jerry L. Wheeler is the editor of seven anthologies of gay erotica for Bold Strokes Books, Wilde City Press, and other publishers. His own collection of short fiction and essays, “Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits” was awarded a spot on the shortlist for the Lambda Literary Award and has recently been re-published. He has also been Lammy-shortlisted for “Tented: Gay Erotic Tales From Under the Big Top” (2010) and “The Bears of Winter” (2014). He lives and writes in Denver CO, maintaining his review blog, “Out In Print: Queer Book Reviews” (https://outinprintblog.wordpress.com/) and his own editing business, Write And Shine (https://jerrywheelerblog.wordpress.com/).

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February 10, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce Jerry Wheeler as the guest on episode 097: Going Down Editing Holes!

This week author Jerry Wheeler returns to talk about the re-opening of his review site Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews, the status of Queer literature in general, a bit about the life of the editor, and we have a good bit of fun.

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Jerry L. Wheeler is the editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalist Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top (Lethe Press, 2010) as well as Riding the Rails: Locomotive Lust and Carnal Cabooses, The Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu, and is the author of Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits (Lethe Press, 2012), also a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He’s working on his first novel, The Dead Book.

He lives, works and writes in Denver CO, where he misspends time in fleeting encounters with men best described as trashy. Some on work release programs. Despite this, he heads a freelance editorial service, Write and Shine. Please feel free to contact him at his website, www.jerrywheeleronline.com.

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November 4, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Jerry Wheeler as the guest on episode 082: Work For It!

This week author Jerry Wheeler pulls into the depot to talk about erotica vs romance, his role as an editor, his own writing and being a Lambda finalist, and his audio narration career.

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Jerry L. Wheeler is the editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalist Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top (Lethe Press, 2010) as well as Riding the Rails: Locomotive Lust and Carnal Cabooses, The Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu, and is the author of Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits (Lethe Press, 2012), also a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He’s working on his first novel, The Dead Book.

He lives, works and writes in Denver CO, where he misspends time in fleeting encounters with men best described as trashy. Some on work release programs. Despite this, he heads a freelance editorial service, Write and Shine. Please feel free to contact him at his website, www.jerrywheeleronline.com.

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