01Apr/22

Candas Jane Dorsey

April 1, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Candas Jane Dorsey as the guest on Season 7, Episode 13 – If You Read This Your Head Will Explode!

Candas Jane Dorsey shares her wise-cracking, grammar-obsessed, pansexual amateur sleuth from her The Adventures of Isabel and What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? crime novels AND her intersex teen from her The Story of My Life Ongoing, by CS Cobb young adult novel. She also can’t help teasing a masterclass in harnessing her passion for advocacy and using it to guide her writing.

Follow and support:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:
Candas Jane Dorsey is an internationally-known author of sci-fi, Y/A, and contemporary novels, poetry, short stories, reviews, and critical essays. She has received a variety of awards and honours for her books and short fiction.
Dorsey is a partner in Wooden Door & Associates, a professional communications consulting company in Edmonton since 1992, providing writing, editing, and consulting for private, public and non-profit clients. At WDA, Dorsey was the co-author of several significant reports including The Report of the Review Panel on the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, and Children’s Interactive Television in Canada. She has written screenplays and educational television scripts. She was editor/publisher for ten years of the arts newspaper The Edmonton Bullet and for fourteen years of literary press The Books Collective, including River Books and Tesseract Books.
She teaches writing to adults and youth, has been teaching at universities and continuing education since 1983, and at MacEwan University since before it was a university, where she now teaches in the Bachelor of Communications programme. She also speaks widely on writing, speculative fiction, and other topics.
She was founding president of SFCanada, and has been president of the Writers Guild of Alberta. Her awards include the Province of Alberta Centennial Gold Medal for her artistic achievement and community work, and the WGA Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, YWCA Woman of the Year Arts and Culture, and an Edmonton Arts Achievement Award. And in 2019 she was inducted into the City of Edmonton Arts and Cultural Hall of Fame.
Candas is also a community activist, advocate and leader who has won two human rights awards and served on many community boards and committees working for neighbourhoods, heritage, social planning, equality of policing, and human rights advocacy. And she also makes time to be a visual artist.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube:

YouTube player
25Mar/22

Shawn Hitchins

March 25, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Shawn Hitchins as the guest on Season 7, Episode 12 – The Gurgle!

Shawn Hitchins joins shares his memoir The Light Streamed Beneath It. We discuss love, loss, and the journey back to comedy.

Follow and support:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:
Best known for sparking the global wave of Ginger Pride by marching hundreds of redheads through the streets of Edinburgh, Shawn Hitchins is an award-winning entertainer and author who has toured throughout Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. From stage to page, Hitchins moves his audiences with laugh-out-loud humor and devastating truth as he strives for a greater understanding of love, work, and family.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube:

YouTube player
18Mar/22

Eric Peterson

March 18, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Eric Peterson as the guest on Season 7, Episode 11 – Tip-Tap-Typing Away!

Eric Peterson joins us with his debut novel, Loyalty, Love, & Vermouth. We discuss his journey from playwrite to novelist, how found family rallies together in a crisis, and including real people as aspects of his characters.

Follow and support:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:
Eric Peterson is a novelist and playwright. His plays include an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, Seven Strangers in a Circle (nominee, Best Play, Washington Theatre Festival), and Smoke & Mirrors. He has been a regular contributor to Letters from CAMP Rehoboth and NBC Out, and cohosts The Rewind Project, a podcast about old movies and modern times. He was named a finalist in the 2022 Saints + Sinners Short Fiction Contest for his story, “Little Boy Blue.”  Loyalty, Love, & Vermouth is his first novel.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube:

YouTube player
11Mar/22

William Jack Sibley

March 11, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome William Jack Sibley as the guest on Season 7, Episode 10 – You Can Fake It I Still Like It!

William Jack Sibley joins us to talk about his latest novel, Here We Go Loop De Loop. We ponder and laugh over love triangles, modern day ranching mishaps, and the intricacies of small town Texas.

Follow and support:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:
A versatile writer, Sibley’s work has spanned from writing dialogue for television’s “Guiding Light” to serving as a contributing editor at Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, to seeing his work produced Off-Broadway and regionally. Author of a dozen screenplays, two novels, one newspaper column and a freelance journalist – he’s completed his third work of fiction, “Here We Go Loop de Loop.”

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube:

YouTube player

04Mar/22

Slava Ukraini

March 4, 2022

We take a moment on Season 7, Episode 09 – Slava Ukraini to share some stories and verified organizations where you can help the Ukraini.

Twitter Accounts Mentioned:

Links mentioned in this episode:

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: 

YouTube player
25Feb/22

Romeo Preminger

February 25, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Romeo Preminger back as the guest on Season 7, Episode 08 – All The Drama Is Intentional!

Romeo Preminger returns to share The Arizona Series, a gay southern gothic set in Aacadiana of the 1980s. We discuss writing historical fiction in an era we lived through and some thoughts on queer literature today.

Follow and Connect:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:

He goes by Romeo because he likes writing steamy gay stories while working a much less steamy day job. Romeo has been called the “master of the romantic thriller.” He’s the author of over two dozen books and e-novelettes, including the branded thriller series: Guilty Pleasures Editions. His latest project is the Arizona series, a gay Southern Gothic set in 1980s Louisiana. It just hit stores at the start of the year.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: [LINK]


August 7, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Romeo Preminger as the guest on Episode 280 – Brought Me To My Knees A Couple Times!

Romeo Preminger shares his hot new erotic thriller, The Manny, that hits stores this week! We also dive into his self-publishing adventure and share some laughs along the way.

Follow Romeo and support his work:

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Bio:

He goes by Romeo because he likes the freedom to write gay romantic smut without losing his day job. So he has to be a bit cagey in his bio, but he does love interacting with readers.

Romeo’s been writing stories about gay sex pretty much since he popped his first boner dreaming about the cute boys who tormented him in junior high. Now later in life, he’s sharing that dirty imagination with the world.

However, it’s not all sex. He’s fascinated by the psychology and emotionality of gay relationships, and he thinks the truth is that love and attraction can be a hot mess. When two men get together, it’s triumphant, transcendent, and life-affirming while also scalding, stupefying and even enraging at times. That’s the kind of relationships he writes about because the journey to happily-ever-after isn’t all pretty, and when it comes to love stories, the more drama the better, right?

Romeo’s married to a great guy, and he believes in happily-ever-after.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

18Feb/22

Gemma Johns

February 18, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Gemma Johns as the guest on Season 7, Episode 07 – It Kept Me Up All Night!

Gemma Johns brings the three novels she wrote during the pandemic onto our show: A Marriage Sabbatical, Similar Features, and Shaken Worlds, proving she is a multi-genre powerhouse of an author to watch!

Follow and support:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:
Gemma Johns spent her childhood writing stories, but her sister told her she couldn’t get published until she’d actually lived a little. Many years later, Gemma has lived… a lot! She writes across a variety of genres – from romance to drama and domestic suspense. Gemma lives in Australia with her wife and their children, in a very busy household.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: 

YouTube player
11Feb/22

Albert Nothlit

February 11, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Albert Nothlit back as the guest on Season 7, Episode 06 – There’s Always Hope!

Albert Nothlit returns to share his new novel, Life Seed, and discuss the human impact on environment, writing hope punk, and finding LGBTQ representation outside of the US.

Follow and Connect:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:

Albert Nothlit is a writer and an engineer who enjoys creating science fiction worlds. He thinks it’s amazing to be able to connect with people by sharing stories, which are essentially pieces of his soul. He is always thankful when a reader gives him feedback. For him, hearing back from readers is the best part of the writing process.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: [YouTube Episode]

YouTube player

March 18, 2016

EarthshatterIt 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.

You can buy Earthshatter from one of the two retailers:

Follow Albert on your favorite social site:

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:


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.

Follow Albert on your favorite social site:

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

04Feb/22

Jason Vanhee

February 4, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jason Vanhee as the guest on Season 7, Episode 05 – A Ketchup Agent and Mustard Author!

Jason Vanhee didn’t join us to present his next novel. Rather he wanted to talk about shopping a novel around, accidentally writing a novel about someone and not realizing it, author care, and the healing power of writing.

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:

Jason Vanhee was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He writes in several genres and styles, including contemporary fiction, historical fiction, young adult, fantasy and horror. He once drank at every bar within the city limits of Seattle in a year in order to get out more often. He has worked around the world on Semester at Sea, which still amazes him. He appeared in a movie that was never released and as a result has a filmography scattered about the Internet that is essentially imaginary. He lives in his hometown with his husband, Adam.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: 

YouTube player
28Jan/22

Wendy Whitman

January 28, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Wendy Whitman as the guest on Season 7, Episode 04 – Revenge!

Wendy Whitman shares how her 20-year career producing crime on television led to her first novel, Premonition!

Follow Wendy and support her work:

Mentioned in this episode:

Bio:

Wendy Whitman has a unique background. Before attending Boston University School of Law, she worked for comedians Lily Tomlin and George Carlin. After graduating from law school, Wendy embarked on what turned out to be a twenty-year career in television covering crime. Because of her decades-long work as an executive and producer for Court TV and HLN, where she covered in detail almost every major high-profile murder case in the U.S., she has become an expert on the subject of murder in America. Wendy received three Telly Awards and a GLAAD nomination during her tenure at Court TV.

This Podcast episode is available on these channels (in order alphabetical):

Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayiHeartRadioSpotifyStitcherTuneIn

Or Listen Right Here:

OR Watch on YouTube: 

YouTube player