Tag Archives: Disability

12Aug/22

John Whittier Treat

August 12, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 32 – John Whittier Treat + Our Review of Big Eden!

John Whittier Treat shares how his experience as a stutterer shaped his novel, First Consonants. We also discuss a bit about how the environment needs to be present in every story moving forward. Then Baz and Vance review Big Eden and share who won the week for them!

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John Whittier Treat is the winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award in fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee. He is the author of the novel The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House (Big Table Publishing Company), a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Best Gay Fiction. He was also a finalist for both the fiction and poetry prizes in the 2021 Saints & Sinners competition. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, HuffPost, and Out magazine. He’s lived in the Pacific Northwest for four decades, and currently resides in Seattle with his husband.

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27May/22

Stephen Graham King

May 27, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Stephen Graham King as the guest on Season 7, Episode 21 – Stephen Graham King and Our Review of The Staircase!

Stephen Graham King joins us to share his latest space opera novel that features queer and disability themes, Ghost Light Burn. Then Baz & I share our review of the mini-series “The Staircase.”

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Stephen Graham King (He/They) is a disabled survivor of metastatic synovial sarcoma, a story chronicled in the memoir, Just Breathe: My Journey Through Cancer and Back. Since then, he has concentrated on writing speculative fiction, in particular, queer-themed space opera. He has been a frequent guest on podcasts and panels, passionately advocating for lived experience queer and disability narratives in stories of the future. They are also an avid black and white photographer, with two of their photos appearing in an installation at the Art Gallery of Ontario. They are also working on a book compiling their intimate and immediate photos captured on the streets of Toronto, where they currently reside.

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28Aug/20

Linnea Capps

August 28, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Linnea “LiteralGrill” Capps as the guest on Episode 283 – A Lot of Weird Confusion at Zoos!

Linea Capps, trans author and disabled mom shares her amazing new release, What Makes A Witch. We also discuss anthropomorphic characters in queer works and the furry writing community.

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Linnea “LiteralGrill” Capps is a disabled trans mother of one living in Wisconsin. She is also a three time August Derleth award winning poet and Leo Literary Award winning author. She typically writes stories with anthropomorphic characters and stories with distinct queer themes.

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09Feb/18

Hannah Carmack

February 9, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Hannah Carmack as the guest on Episode 150: I Guess What Changed Was Me!!

This week Hannah Carmack joins us to talk about her first novel Seven-Sided Spy, poetry, the visibility of disabilities in fiction, her spotify playlist, and working with youth through STEM Reads!

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Hannah Carmack is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University. She enjoys volunteer work and spends most of her time working for the organization STEM Read, connecting reluctant readers and bookworms alike to the world of literature and science. She has a number of poetry publications, all of which regard living with ulcerative colitis. Although living with an auto-immune disease is difficult, she finds power in using her writing as a way to convey the world that people with disabilities live in to people who may not fully comprehend it. Her debut novel Seven-Sided Spy was released January 2018.

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