Tag Archives: Memoir

18Sep/20

Christopher Duquette

September 18, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christopher Duquette as the guest on Episode 286 – I Call Myself Discohead!

Christopher Duquette shares his three memoirs, the most recent of which is Off Balance in the Spin Cycle, and dives into “a true-life road to recovery and the tales in between.”

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Born in 1958 Northern California, and uprooted to attend public school in Upstate, New York, Christopher remained in social exile until escaping to SUNY @ Stony Brook at 18 yrs., where he got most of his education dancing in NYC clubs. He moved to Manhattan upon graduation, where he lived, advanced in the corporate world, and danced in clubs for twenty-four years until bottoming-out. Christopher became a man after a fresh start in the Hudson Valley, trying to do the next right thing. He’s now in a committed relationship with the long-time love of his life, Storm Orion.

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04Sep/20

Kergan Edwards-Stout

September 4, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Kergan Edwards-Stout as the guest on Episode 284 – I Didn’t Listen to My Bowels!

Kergen Edwards-Stout shares his latest release, Never Turn Your Back on the Tide, a memoir detailing some of the craziest moments of his life. He also gives some marketing ideas!

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Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and author, whose new fictional memoir “Never Turn Your Back on the Tide (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)” is a 2020 IndieReader award winner and a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist. His debut novel, “Songs for the New Depression,” won a 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award, was shortlisted for the Independent Literary Awards, was named one of the Top Books for 2012 by Out in Print. His collection, “Gifts Not Yet Given,” landed on multiple Best Book lists and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His greatest honor, however, was to have been named one of the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Fathers of the Year, as his husband and children nominated him.

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31Jul/20

Ruby Walker

July 31, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Ruby Walker as the guest on Episode 279 – Eff-It I’ll Try!

Ruby Walker shares her recent release, Advice I Ignored, which jump-starts a thought provoking conversation about queer youth and mental health issues.

Warning Note: When you hear the warning at 17:57, you can skip to 27:50 if the topic is one you’d rather avoid.

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Ruby Walker is eighteen, and is not depressed anymore. She got pretty tired of saying that, but she wrote and illustrated a book about it, so it’s kind of hard to avoid at this point. Ruby writes for fellow professional over-thinkers and imperfect slobs. She likes to brighten people’s days and bully her friends into respecting themselves more.

Yes– to Ruby’s horror, she’s turned from a local disaster into a mom friend.

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10Aug/18

Todd Allen Smith

August 10, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Todd Allen Smith as the guest on Episode 176 – A Deep Wound You Don’t Feel At First!!

Todd Allen Smith joins us to discuss his memoir Murder, Romance, and Two Shootings where he recounts being shot twice and the death of a close friend in a gay bashing. He also shares his expertise on the rising gun violence and the dangers of violence against the LGBTQ community in the US.

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Todd’s credentials include 20 years of experience as a writer.

He earned a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Kansas and has worked professionally as a reporter and editor for both newspapers and websites.

Having shared his viewpoints of the Kirkwood Missouri City Council shooting with the New York Times, Newsweek, MSN and local media outlets in St. Louis, he’s still sought out by national media for his viewpoints when it comes to mass shootings and violence (e.g., Ferguson).

In “Murder, Romance, and Three Shootings,” he shares for the first time the complete story of his survival and recovery from the robbery attempt in which he was shot in the leg, the Kirkwood shooting, and the gay bashing death of his close friend.

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