Category Archives: Featured Guest

03Jun/16

Andrew Q. Gordon

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June 3, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Andrew Q. Gordon as the guest on episode 060: When a Rose Isn’t a Rose!
Join us as we discuss his writing journey, writing fantasy, language and cultural tie-ins and how we rely upon them, when exposition becomes something harder to convey, which is harder to write – Sci Fi or Fantasy – which is harder to write, and marketing to fantasy readers.

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Bio:

Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. His books blend LGBTQ characters with his lifelong love of fantasy and the paranormal to produce a different voice for readers. Though most of his stories fall into the epic fantasy or contemporary paranormal molds, the occasion contemporary LGBTQ work will push its way to the front.

Andrew currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his husband of twenty years, their young daughter and three dogs. In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. ‘insiders’, Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and seeing how much coffee he can drink in a day and still fall asleep at night.

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27May/16

Richard Pearson

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May 27, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Richard Taylor Pearson as the guest on episode 059: Moments of Otherworldly Treasures!
Join us as we discuss his writing journey, writing about theater, surprises for a first time writer, balancing the triple threat, Kirkus Reviews, and offering signed ebooks.

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Bio:

Richard Taylor Pearson is a triple threat: author, actor, and attorney. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he appeared in many plays and musicals. After graduating from Rhodes College, Richard went on to obtain a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. While he works as an attorney by day, his nights and weekends are spent writing novels and performing in theatrical events all over New York City. Richard lives in Jersey City with his husband, Brian, and their daughter, Natalie.

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13May/16

Mischief Corner Books

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May 13, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Mischief Corner Books as the guest(s) on episode 057: Behind the Mists of Serialized Fiction!
Vance is joined by Freddy MacKay, Toni Griffin, Angel Martinez, and J. Scott Coatsworth in an awesome roundtable discussion about writing serial fiction. They define serial fiction, go over the aspects of planning, world building, and working collaboratively, and then Vance pokes at distribution possibilities. They wrap up with the benefits to serial writing, and offer advice for content creators who want to work on serialized content.

The ongoing stories discussed in this episode are:

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Bio:
Mischief Corner Books is an organization of superheroes… no, it’s a platinum-album techno-fusion group…no, hold on a sec here…

Ah, yes. Mischief Corner is a diverse group of authors who met on a mountain in Tennessee and decided since we probably were too easily distracted to rule the world that we’d settle for causing a bit of mayhem instead.

In addition to making mayhem, we publish books with a diverse range of genres and topics… we live to break molds.

MCB. Giving voice to LGBTQ fiction.

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Air Date: 4 March, 2016

EternityInTheTides BesideABlackTarn TheAutumnLands MCBQuarterly It gives us great pleasure to announce Mischief Corner Books as the guest on our first  Publisher Spotlight Episode.
Join us as we talk with Angel, Freddy, and Toni about how the company was formed at a mountaintop retreat, what it’s like to wear multiple hats in a small company, the types of submissions MCB is looking to receive, and their current projects!.
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06May/16

Jeff Adams

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May 6, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Jeff Adams as the guest on episode 056: Reserved But Sparkly!
Join us as we discuss his writing journey, romance as a trope/genre, queering it and comfort reads, working with his husband on books and the podcast, and queer representation in media.

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Bio:

Jeff’s written stories since he was in middle school and became a gay romance writer in 2009 when his first short stories were published. Since then he’s written several more shorts and novels, including some in the young adult genre, and he plans to keep writing as long as wonderful readers keeping picking up his books.

Jeff lives in rural Northern California with his husband of twenty years, Will. Some of his favorite things include the musicals Rent and Title of Show, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey teams, and the reality TV competition So You Think You Can Dance. If forced to pick his favorite book it would be a tie between Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and David Levithan’s Every Day.

He also co-hosts the weekly show Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast with his husband.

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29Apr/16

Tim O’Leary

June 25, 2019

DEMONHUNTR Production Campaign. Be a part of the action by donating (what you can) to this worthwhile production. Who doesn’t want to see some quality #queerhorror?

From their campaign page at Seed&Spark:

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO CONTRIBUTE!!!

Ever wanted to see a gay Asian Buffy? A bisexual Latinx Sabrina? A queer Professor X? DEMONHUNTR is the story of a group of queer super-powered friends who create an app in which people can hire them to kill demons. But sometimes they sleep with the demons first. I mean, it’s LA.

Inclusion Statement

Created by a gay man, cowritten by a bi man, with episodes directed by a Latinx woman, diversity is the beating heart of Demonhuntr. The cast includes a buddy duo of 2 mediums — a gay Asian man and a straight black man — a bi Latinx sorceress, a pan Middle-Eastern djinn, and a lesbian Asian PI.

About the Production

From Tim O’Leary, creator of Demonhuntr:

“Ever since I was a kid, I was a huge fan of sci-fi, horror, action films, you name it. If there were monsters or kung fu, I would watch it.

But while I would devour these films, comics, and TV shows, I never saw myself represented in them. I was gay, and though I searched and searched, I never saw the gay hero I so desperately wanted. I wanted to see a gay guy pop up in these stories and get to kick some demon butt…

Find out more here.

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:

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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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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April 29, 2016

 TheLustyAdventuresOfTheseus ConjuringTheShroud It gives us great pleasure to announce Tim O’Leary as the guest on episode 055: Five Stars Are Better!
Join us as we discuss his writing, theater life in New York, transplanted writer in California, the move from playwriting to screenplay writing, being Star Struck in the Biz, and The Lusty Adventures of Theseus.You can buy Tim’s work here:

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Bio:
Tim O’Leary is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, author, playwright, and contributing writer for TheBacklot.com. On his website, timolearyonline.com, you will find news about his latest projects, including his werewolf action comedy pilot, Wolf Island, and his steamy novel, The Lusty Adventures of Theseus.

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22Apr/16

Michael Graves

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April 22, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Michael Graves as the guest on episode 054: The Little Prince Who Could!
Join us as we discuss His two published works – Dirty One and Parade, the nature of reviews, queer characters in literature, and femme shaming in the gay community.

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Bio:
Michael Graves is the author of Dirty One, a collection of short stories. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and an American Library Association Honoree. His fiction and poetry has been featured in numerous literary publications, including Post Road, Pank, Velvet Mafia and Chelsea Station Magazine. Michael’s short work has also been featured in several anthologies, such as Cool ThingThe Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered and Eclectica Magazine’s Best Fiction, Volume One.

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This past fall, Michael released his debut Novel, Parade. Bill Biss of Edge Boston says, “Michael Graves has a keen eye of the farce and facts of life. Parade is a page-turner of surprise that holds the attention and a skillfully crafted novel to be savored for its uniqueness.” Writer, Michael Carroll says, “Parade is one jigger Capote’s Answered Prayers, a jigger of Tennessee Williams’s story ‘Two on a Party,’ and a generous pour of Michael Graves’s tenderly transgressive yet never abrasive tonic of satire and sweetness, all of it going down bracingly, not bitter. It is a story of callow youth contrasted with the tough and ultimately ruefully true choices that adulthood tries to force us into. In the author’s hands the narrative of rite of passage and religious hypocrisy goes down unsettlingly, which is the mark of the mixer’s skillful hand.”

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15Apr/16

JB Sanders

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April 15, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce JB Sanders as the guest on episode 053: Glen and Tyler’s Unexpectedly Quiet Life!
Join us as we discuss the evolution of Glen and Tyler’s series, bisexual guys in queer writing, writing queer high adventure stories yet avoiding cliches, writing your characters into a corner when writing a series, deciding what to include in your world, cover art and branding.

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25Mar/16

Jayne Lockwood, SA “Baz” Collins, & Vance Bastian

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March 25, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Jayne Lockwood, SA “Baz” Collins, and Vance Bastian as the hosts on episode 050: Holy Crap, We Did It!
Join us as we discuss making it to episode 50, Cover Design and Repackaging Works, Writers Strike gave us Reality TV, English Drama vs. US Reality Shows, and EPIC RFQs with Jayne Lockwood in the hot-seat.

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18Mar/16

Albert Nothlit

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March 18, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Albert Nothlit as the guest on episode 049: Finding Strength in Weakness!
Join us as we discuss Albert’s latest story – his first full-length novel – Earthshatter. Albert not only drops a few spoilers, but talks about world building, how culture shapes world building and genetic engineering, writing serial fiction, and his own successes with social media in marketing outside his native language.

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June 12, 2015

It gives us great pleasure to announce Albert Nothlit as the guest on episode 004: Re-Engineering Sci-Fi!
Join us as we discuss Albert’s focus on the Science Fiction and characters over the romance, and then dive into why treating LGBTQ romance the same as “mainstream” romance is so important.We then discuss the evolution of his writing, the evolution of Science Fiction, and the direction genre writing is headed.

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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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