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23Oct/20

Liz Faraim

October 23, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Liz Faraim as the guest on Episode 2919 – It Takes Some Time!

Liz Faraim joins us for her first interview ever! We discuss the first book in her series, Canopy, due Oct 26 from NineStar Press. Come find out what Liz’s debut novel is all about and what the she has planned for the rest of the series.

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Liz Faraim is a recovering workaholic who has mastered multi-tasking, including balancing a day job, solo parenting, writing, and finding some semblance of a social life. In past lives she has been a soldier, a bartender, a shoe salesperson, an assistant museum curator, and even a driving instructor.

Liz writes contemporary fiction that highlights queer characters and often includes complex polyamorous relationships. Her writing has a hefty dose of soul searching and emotional turmoil while also taking the reader on fun adventures. She loves spending time in nature and does her best to share nature with her readers.

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16Oct/20

Benjamine Lester

October 16, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Benjamine Lester as the guest on Episode 290 – Who Doesn’t Like Sexy Big Men in Their Underwear?

Benjamine Lester shares his figure skating-to-figure painting story, and we discuss the artist’s role in promoting body positivity and mental health awareness.

On our NEW YouTube channel, we have the visual of this great conversation with examples of Benjamine’s incredible work.

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A Texas artist known for his use of color and uniquely masculine tone, Benjamine Lester uses his experience to describe modern masculinity as being expressive, careful and creative. A Modern figurative painter, he has shown in prestigious galleries such as Plano Arts and Humanities Gallery, The Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas. He has earned multiple awards including; Winner of the NRH Arts Exhibition and CCAN Arts Exhibition.

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09Oct/20

Abigail de Niverville

October 9, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Abigail de Niverville back as the guest on Episode 289 – They Went There!

Abigail de Niverville returns to share her latest novel, We Go Together, and we discuss healing from abuse, bi-representation, a trans love interest, and music’s role in a story. A great discussion all the way around.

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Abigail de Niverville is a Moncton-born composer and author living in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2017 with a Master’s of Composition, having studied with Alexander Rapoport. She has previously studied with Kevin Morse at Mount Allison University. While studying music, Abigail would often escape the daily stresses of university life by writing stories and novels. Her experiences in theatre performance and production often influence her creative works in all mediums. In 2019, her debut novel I Knew Him was released by NineStar Press. She continues to dedicate her time writing novels, poetry, and songs.

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April 26, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Abigail de Niverville as the guest on Episode 213 – Unnecessarily Mysterious!

Abigail de Niverville joins us to discuss her new novel, I Knew Him, as well as how her musical composition informed her work and her take on YA literature.

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Abigail de Niverville is a Moncton-born composer and author living in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2017 with a Master’s of Composition, having studied with Alexander Rapoport. She has previously studied with Kevin Morse at Mount Allison University. Her experiences in theatre performance and production often influence her creative works.

Recent musical works include: Letters (for tenor and piano), Let Me In (for Ensemble Atlantica), and October 4th, 1967 (a mini opera).

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25Sep/20

Jude Tresswell

September 4, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jude Tresswell as the guest on Episode 287 – A Tiny Little Box I Hadn’t Ticked!

Jude Tresswell joins us to discuss her County Durham Quad Series, her Scar Ghyll Levels works, ACE representation from an ACE author, Ace love in a polyamorous relationship, found family, and other complications when writing about this part of the queer spectrum.

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  • Scar Ghyll Levels, a historical short story about two miners in an ace/non-ace relationship was always intended to be spoken. The video is complete with 200 photographs.

Bio:

Jude has written six novels featuring her crime-prone, all-male, North East England quad and she still doesn’t know what the characters look like. Hence the silhouettes on the books’ covers. She’s pretty sure that her Q+ labels are ace and aegosexual. She doesn’t even like to read about other women, let alone write about them—it’s too close to self-participation—but, although never present in body in the stories, she is often there in mind, especially when she writes about compromise. Being an ace who has been long married to a non-ace man, she reckons she’s an expert on relationships involving compromise.

She blogs regularly, has a YouTube channel (only one upload as Covid scuppered her plans), and is happy scrabbling in mining-spoil heaps, indulging in her love of geology and industrial history.

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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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11Sep/20

Redfern Jon Barrett

September 11, 2020

GiddyDeathOfGaysandStrangeDemiseofStraightsIt gives us great pleasure to welcome Redfern Jon Barrett back as the guest on Episode 285 – That Solidarity That We Need!

Redfern Jon Barrett returns to discuss the literary worlds of academic, general speculative fiction and alternative history from a queer perspective.

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Born in the North of England in August 1984, Redfern grew up in market towns, seaside resorts, and post-industrial cities, before moving to Wales and gaining a PhD in Literature from Swansea University. They are author to the novels Forget Yourself and The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights – which was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. They were elected Gay & Bisexual Officer at Swansea University, have served on the review committee for the Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy at UC Berkeley, and publicly debated the issue at UCL. Their campaign work for LGBTQ+ and polyamory rights has been referenced in various media outlets. In 2010 Redfern moved to Berlin, where they live with two boyfriends and far too many books.

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July 22, 2016

GiddyDeathOfGaysandStrangeDemiseofStraightsIt gives us great pleasure to announce Redfern Jon Barrett as the guest on episode 067: Hell is Being a Conforming Adult!

Join us as we discuss his artistic journey, the role of polyamory in LGBTQ+ culture, the importance of writing polyamorous fiction, and the expanding and expansive nature of queer identity.

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Born in the north of England in the summer of 1984, REDFERN JON BARRETT is a writer and polyamory rights campaigner. Armed with a doctorate in literature from Swansea University/Prifysgol Abertawe, they are author to novels The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights (finalist for the 2016 Bisexual Book Awards) and Forget Yourself, as well as having contributed to publications including Guernica Daily, PinkNews, Van Winkle’s, and Strange Horizons on topics ranging from 18th century nonmonogamy to 23rd century science fiction. Redfern has worked with both Guernica and PEN America as a reader, and currently divides their time between Britain and Berlin, where they live with their two partners.

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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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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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14Aug/20

J Warren

August 14, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome J. Warren back as the guest on Episode 281 – A Minor Character Named Sharkey!

J. Warren is a scholar, an author, a comic book reader, a lover of all things science fiction, a drinker of Belgian beers, and transgressive fiction fanatic.

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J. Warren is a scholar, an author, a comic book reader, a lover of all things science fiction, a drinker of Belgian beers, and transgressive fiction fanatic.

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July 21, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce J. Warren as the guest on Episode 121: So That’s a Thing!

This week J. Warren joins us to discuss his latest novel, Remains, the allure of transgressive fiction, and the echoes of Greek myth in his horror.

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*** At one point in the interview, Joe said “The Lost Boys by Burroughs.” It should have been: “The Wild Boys by Burroughs.”
*** At another point, Baz said “Brian Fischer” while referencing Star Trek Discovery on CBS. It should have been: “Bryan Fuller.”
All three of us apologize for missing it before the audio went live! ***

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J. Warren is a scholar, an author, a comic book reader, a lover of all things science fiction, a drinker of Belgian beers, and transgressive fiction fanatic.

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07Aug/20

Romeo Preminger

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.

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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.

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