09Aug/19
Amanda Jean

Amanda Jean

August 9, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Amanda Jean as the guest on Episode 228 – Sword Fighting Chupacabras!

Amanda Jean join us for a delightful “behind the scenes” conversation. In her role as editor she has unique insights on the ins and outs of the publishing world. A very informative discussion!

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Amanda Jean is an editor, podcast host, and writer. She grew up devouring het romance novels and shifted to LGBT romance as a teen when her thirsty queer nature revealed itself. Amanda has worked with Ylva Publishing, Bella Books, and Less Than Three Press and serves as an Articles Editor at Strange Horizons and as the LGBT Director at Alternating Current. Projects she acquired or edited have garnered nominations and awards (Rainbow Book Awards, Bisexual Book Awards, Golden Crown Literary Awards, and the Tiptree shortlist, among others) and have been featured on Cosmopolitan.com, Pride.Com, the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Pride.com, and in USA Today’s Happy Ever After column. When she’s not wrangling manuscripts or co-hosting podcasts like The Red Pen with Austin Chant, you can find her watching documentaries, reading too many books on true crime, and caring too much about fictional characters.

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02Aug/19

Christian Baines

August 2, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines back as the guest on Episode 227 – Pollyannas Are Horrible!

Christian Baines returns for a great conversation about Urban Fantasy and his latest release, Sins of the Son, the third book of the Arcadia Trust series.

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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December 1, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines as the guest on Episode 140: A Kiss Kill Love Fight Relationship!

This week Christian Baines joins us to talk about his latest novel, Skin, writing the paranormal and the world-building behind it, dark heroes and LGBTQ antiheroes!

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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26Jul/19

David Pratt

July 26, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome David Pratt back as the guest on Episode 226 – The Story of You Know Who!

David Pratt returns to discuss his latest release, Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High, and his new endeavors in publishing.

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David Pratt is the author of the novel “Bob the Book” (2010, Lambda Literary Award winner,) and a collection of stories, “My Movie” (2012) one of which became the basis for his 2014 novel “Looking After Joey.” His young adult novel, “Wallaçonia,” followed in 2017. In 2018 David founded Hosta Press, which is bringing out his contemporary new adult satire, “Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High.” Going forward, Hosta intends to pursue prose, poetry and art, with a queer focus. David has performed his work for the theater at many venues in New York City, including Dixon Place, HERE, the Duplex, the Cornelia Street Cafe and the NY International Fringe Festival. In 2018 collaborated with Michigan artist Nicholas Williams on a performance piece, “TIME,” at the Forge in Detroit.

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April 7, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce David Pratt as the guest on episode 106: I’ll Answer Anything!

This week David Pratt joins us to talk about his new YA novel, gay and straight relationships in the same narrative, and writing an intergenerational relationship.

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David Pratt is the author of three novels, “Wallaçonia” (Beautiful Dreamer Press), “Looking After Joey” (Wilde City) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning “Bob the Book” (Chelsea Station). David’s story collection, “My Movie,” (Chelsea Station) includes both new work and short fiction published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, Velvet Mafia, Lodestar Quarterly and other periodicals. Recent anthology publications include Louis Flint Ceci’s “Not Just Another Pretty Face,” Paul Alan Fahey’s “The Other Man,” and Jameson Currier’s “With.”

David has directed and performed his work for the theater in New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Flea and the New York International Fringe Festival. His collaborations with Rogerio M. Pinto include “Os Tres Porquinhos,” “Chapeuzinho Vermelho,” and “Branca de Neve,” Brazilian Portuguese versions of, respectively, “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Snow White.” In the 1980s, David was the first director of plays by the Canadian playwright John Mighton.

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19Jul/19
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Johnny Miles

July 19, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Johnny Miles back as the guest on Episode 225 – I Just Write Better Naked!

Johnny Miles returns to share his latest novel, Café y Chocolate, and to tell the amazing story of the inspiration behind his work, as well as discuss the importance of cultural representation.

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Johnny Miles began his writing career in 1985 when his first erotic short story was published by Numbers magazine. Since then, his work appeared in various adult magazines, including Blueboy, First Hand, and Honcho.

After several decades of working varied careers – from typesetting/graphic design to massage therapy, customer service, and copywriting – Johnny celebrated 2008 with the release of his first full-length novel, Casa Rodrigo, later produced as a dramatic audio play available on Audible. Published by Loose Id, the controversial story was followed by Lauderdale Hearts, Learning To Samba and The Rosas of Spanish Harlem. Described by his editor as porn noir, Rosas was quickly followed by Christmas Baby, published by Untreed Reads, then The Last Stop: USA, released by MLR Press, and the Yuletide Knights series. His latest, Café y Chocolate, was self-published February 2019 and is available for Amazon Kindle, as well as trade paperback.

Johnny lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband of 23 years and 2 loving pugs.

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February 24, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce Johnny Miles as the guest on episode 100: I Didn’t Know I Had This In Me!

This week Johnny Miles joins us to talk about his latest book series and his radio-drama style audiobook, his favorite aspects of the craft, and the good side of social media.

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Johnny Miles began his writing career in 1985, when his first erotic short story was published by Numbers magazine. His work has since then appeared in various adult magazines, including Blueboy, First Hand, and Honcho.

After working in varied careers – from typesetting and graphic design to massage therapy, from customer service to copywriting – Johnny re-entered the world of erotica in 2008 with the release of his first full-length novel, Casa Rodrigo. The controversial story was followed by Lauderdale Hearts, Learning To Samba, The Rosas of Spanish Harlem, Yuletide Knights and Yuletide Knights 2: A Spring Frost, all available from Loose Id, as well as The Last Stop: USA, released by MLR Press. Non-erotic titles include Christmas Baby and My ABCs.

In 2015, Casa Rodrigo was adapted from novel format into an audio book. With four and a half hours of pure aural entertainment and 12 outstanding actors, the story is richly layered and textured with sounds effects that will stimulate your senses. It’s an immersive experience not to be missed!

Johnny is currently at work on Book Three of the Yuletide Knights series. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband of 19 years and a grumble of pugs.

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12Jul/19

Angel Martinez

July 12, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Angel Martinez back as the guest on Episode 224 – You Have That Ability to Question!

Angel Martinez returns to share The Mage on the Hill from her Web of Arcana series, to talk about queer speculative fiction as a sociopolitical mirror, and to share some convention experience.

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Angel Martinez is the pen name of a writer of several genres, she writes both kinds of queer fiction – Science Fiction and Fantasy. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware, (and full time inside the author’s head) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.

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November 9, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Angel Martinez and Freddy MacKay back as the guests on Episode 189 – There’s Murder Involved!!

Angel Martinez and Freddy MacKay introduce the second book in their Lijun Series: Trysts and Burning Embers. We also delve into writing non-binary characters and ways to bend tropes into something new.

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The unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower intellectual family, Angel Martinez has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-four years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.
Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.
She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.

Freddy Mackay is a bisexual, biromantic, genderfluid nerd and geek who grew up in the Midwest playing soccer, diving, swimming and doing gymnastics, along with running around outside as much as possible–preferably spending that time in swamps and hiking through forests. The haphazard escapades have not changed, except some of them have been replaced with a healthy geocaching addiction and a love for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Freddy likes worms, dancing and being outside… and toll passes, but you’ll have to ask on that one.

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August 25, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Angel Martinez back as the guest on Episode 126: A Chart of Jackalopes!

This week Angel Martinez returns to the show to discuss her next Offbeat Crimes release, Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs, the importance of asexual characters, and the balance of ‘author as friend’ in social media.

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The unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower intellectual family, Angel Martinez has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-eight years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.

Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.

She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.

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October 14, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce J Scott Coatsworth and Angel Martinez as the guests on episode 079: Flash Fiction Takes Flight!

This week J. Scott Coatsworth (Moderator of Queer SciFi) and Angel Martinez (of Mischief Corner Books) join us to talk about the art that is the Flash Fiction contest, what they looked for as judges, and to announce the release of the contest’s anthology: Flight. As a bonus, SA “Longform” Collins shares what he learned as a competitor!

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J. Scott Coatsworth has been writing since 4th grade, when he won a University of Arizona writing contest for his first sci fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid-twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.

Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member. Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.”

Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some started years before. After seeing his first sale, he’s embarking on a new trilogy. He also runs the Queer Sci Fi (http://www.queerscifi.com) site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.
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Angel Martinez is the unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower, intellectual family. She has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-four years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.

Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.

She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.

 

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August 5, 2016

limegelatinandothermonsters_9781786514691_xlrg-180x288It gives us great pleasure to announce Angel Martinez as the guest on episode 069: Angel Martinez – Now With Bonus Content!

Join us as we discuss her recent blog tour, humor in queer fiction, how to use a convention to extend your audience base, and things you need to consider when you want to re-issue a story with a new publisher!

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The unlikely black sheep of an ivory tower intellectual family, Angel Martinez has managed to make her way through life reasonably unscathed. Despite a wildly misspent youth, she snagged a degree in English Lit, married once and did it right the first time, (same husband for almost twenty-four years) gave birth to one amazing son, (now in college) and realized at some point that she could get paid for writing.

Published since 2006, Angel’s cynical heart cloaks a desperate romantic. You’ll find drama and humor given equal weight in her writing and don’t expect sad endings. Life is sad enough.

She currently lives in Delaware in a drinking town with a college problem and writes Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes.

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June 25, 2015

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It gives us great pleasure to announce Angel Martinez as the guest on episode 005: She Came, She Saw, She Made a Mess!
Join us as we discuss Angel’s accidental “sideways” move into Science Fiction, her ire over 2 dimensions and paper dolls. You’ll fall in love with her wry wit as she professes both her vexation and love of multiple genres.Angel’s recent works include:

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05Jul/19

Casey Wolfe

July 5, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 223 – I Geeked Out Over the Whole Thing!

Casey Wolfe returns to share the 2nd book in their Inquisition Trilogy, A Vampire’s Redemption, and to fill us in on what they’ve been up to since their last visit.

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History nerd, film buff, avid gamer, and full-time geek; all of these things describe Casey Wolfe. They prefer being lost in the world of fiction—wandering through fantasy realms, traveling the outer reaches of space, or delving into historical time periods. Casey is non-binary and ace, living with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, all of which informs their writing in various ways. Happily married, Casey and their partner live in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio with their furry, four-legged children.

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September 21, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 182 – Don’t Quote Me On This!!

Casey Wolfe came back to discuss their new novel, A Mage’s Power, as well as twisting tropes, and reviews as a marketing tool!

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** Read Jayne’s Review of A Mage’s Power HERE!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all-around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose-leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

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October 27, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe as the guest on Episode 135: Weird Stupid Kid Stuff!

This week Casey Wolfe joins the show to discuss their novel, One Bullet, writing contemporary before Urban Fantasy, and world building with Vampires, Mages, and Werewolves – Oh My!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

 

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28Jun/19

Lou Hoffmann

June 28, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Lou Hoffmann as the guest on Episode 222 – Lots of Light and Flying!

Lou Hoffmann joins Baz for a lively and thoughtful discussion about queerdom in literature, society and how they are expressed in YA works.

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Lou Hoffmann, a mother and grandmother now, has carried on her love affair with books for more than half a century, and she hasn’t even made a dent in the list of books she’d love to read—partly because the list keeps growing. She reads factual things—books about physics and history and fractal chaos, but when she wants truth, she looks for it in quality fiction. She loves all sorts of wonderful things: music and silence, laughter and tears, youth and age, sunshine and storms, forests and fields, flora and fauna, rivers and seas. Even good movies and popcorn! Those things help her breathe, and everyone she knows helps her write. (Special mention goes to (1) George the Lady Cat and (2) readers.) Proud to be a bisexual, biracial woman (of European and Native American descent), Lou considers every person a treasure not to be taken for granted. In her life, she’s seen the world’s willingness to embrace differences change, change back, and change again in dozens of ways, but she has great hope for the world the youth of today will create. She writes for readers who find themselves anywhere on the spectrums of age, sexuality, and gender, aiming to create characters that live not only in their stories, but always in your imagination and your heart.

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21Jun/19

OF Cieri

June 21, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome O.F. Cieri as the guest on Episode 221 – Just Go Berserk and Start Shooting Lightning!

O.F. Cieri joins us to discuss their upcoming release, Lord of Thundertown, as well as the role history plays and gender representation in fiction!

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  • Lord of Thundertown – coming soon from Ninestar Press

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O.F. Cieri is a New York historian and author with her first work of fiction being published by Nine Star Press in summer of 2019.

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14Jun/19

Steff Green

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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