29Apr/16

Tim O’Leary

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.

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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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Stamp-Out-HungerMichael is a strong supporter of Stamp Out Hunger. Please consider leaving food in a bag beside your mailbox on Saturday, May 14.  https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive

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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01Apr/16

SA Collins

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April 1, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce SA “Baz” Collins as the guest on episode 051: A Contrarian Life!
Join us as we discuss Baz’s Angels of Mercy evolution as writing performance art, the Violet Quill Gang and Baz’ homage to that prolific era of queer men’s writings, Queer Representation at the literary table – time to step into full equality = Mainstream, and new RFQs with SA Collins in the hot-seat.

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Author’s Note:
Angels of Mercy is first and foremost, a series of character studies. A great deal of it is inner-monologue. Elliot will pause the action, will break momentum as he grapples with his world – all the while flipping a finger to the fourth wall. He knows you’re there. It was far more important to me as its author (and a gay man) that the reader come away with the whys of Elliot’s choices in how he navigates his often tumultuous world. The same can be said of Marco (his jock boyfriend) who will pick up the tale with Volume Two.

I’ve read much queer literature and what I find rather interesting is that for the majority of it, very little is written about the character’s headspace. When you live in a world where you constantly have to be vigilant as you navigate through, it can make for some very powerful storytelling. That is my goal in writing these boys’ lives. I want the reader who may not be queer themselves to come away with what it might be like to be in a gayboy’s shoes – constantly polling and pulse-checking your world because your very survival depends upon it. All of that while you hope, you secretly pray, that you’ll find someone who will see you too and find they can’t live without you in their world. A small slice of happiness to call your own. And though you do everything to keep to yourself, you may still run into those who find your very existence threatens who they are and how they think the world should run. I pull no punches with this work. They are hormonally charged eighteen year old young men who are sexually active. While the sex is present in the work it is not gratuitous in that the main character does evolve from his physical intimacy with his high-profile boyfriend. It is not a genre romance read either, though it has a very strong romance threaded in the work. These elements bring a light to their relationship that attracts all the wrong attention.

In a time where more queer youth are coming out to their teammates and their loved ones, I find that work of this nature is both timely and necessary to tell. I hope you’ll find it as interesting and provocative a read as I believe it is.

Our Voices. Our Lives – as we live them.

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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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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

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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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