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08Jan/21

The Magic Emporium Authors

January 8, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Meghan Maslow, EJ Russell, Ari McKay/Rachel Langella, and Morgan Brice/Gail Z. Martin as the guests on Episode 302 – The Save Me Sack!

Meghan Maslow, EJ Russell, Ari McKay/Rachel Langella, and Morgan Brice/Gail Z. Martin explode onto the 2021 scene with their multi-author series “The Magic Emporium.” The four bring their wit and banter to our show to share the project’s concept and their individual contributions! We also explore what a world bible can do for an author writing as part of a team.

If you’re looking for comedy, fantasy, or dead bodies in your romances—sometimes all three at once!—Meghan Maslow’s your gal. She loves writing gay romance because she’s a sap for a happy ending, and believes everyone should be able to find books that have them. And if that romance comes with a dash of mischief, magic, or murder, all the better.
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E.J. Russell-certified geek, mother of three, recovering actor–writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst, and happy endings. Reality? Eh, not so much.

E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.
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Ari McKay and Rachel Langella are a writing duo who have been working together since 2004. As Ari McKay, they write Contemporary and Action/Adventure romantic fiction, while they publish Urban Fantasy and Paranormal as Rachel Langella.

Rachel is an assistant teaching professor of creative writing and literature, while Ari is a former systems engineer who moved to full time writing in 2020. Their collective works include the Herc’s Mercs action/adventure series, the Asheville Arcana series, and the Blood Bathory trilogy of urban fantasy.

When not writing, they can be found binging shows together, or collaborating on historical and fantasy costumes.
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Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy, MM paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic and urban fantasy, with less romance, more explosions.
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11Dec/20

Frank W. Butterfield

December 11, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank W. Butterfield back as the guest on Episode 298 – I Knew The Answer To This Yesterday!)

Frank W. Butterfield returns to share a year of holiday-oriented short stories, dealing with COVID in contemporary novels, and his deep dive into a real 1947 murder in Daytona Beach and how he’s using it as a template for a novel!

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Amazon best-selling author Frank W. Butterfield (not an assumed name) loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun.

Although Frank worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast. Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983. After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he now makes his home in a hurricane-proof apartment, built in 1926, with superior water pressure. While he hasn’t met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

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August 16, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank W. Butterfield back as the guest on Episode 229 – 3000 Questions About the Past!

Frank W. Butterfield returns to chat about his three series, how they’re all related, and about queer history and history in general. A fabulous time had by all!

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Amazon best-selling author Frank W. Butterfield (not an assumed name) loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun.

Although Frank worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast. Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983. After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he now makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel, built in 1947, with superior water pressure. While he hasn’t met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

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October 26, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank W. Butterfield back as the guest on Episode 187 – My Gay Perry Mason!!

Frank W. Butterfield returns to the show to discuss adding a series alongside his current series, reconstructing history, and reviewer vs character point of view.

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Frank W. Butterfield, not an assumed name, loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun.

Although he worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast.

Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983.

After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he currently makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel with superior water pressure that was built in 1947.

While he hasn’t met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

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November 17, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank W. Butterfield as the guest on Episode 138: It’s All True and Very Silly!

This week Frank W. Butterfield joins us to talk about his latest novel, The Rotten Rancher, the joys (and woes, but mostly joys) of writing a historical fiction series, and suspending belief long enough to let historical figures impact a story without their legacies being impacted!

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** Read Jayne’s Review of The Laconic Lumberjack HERE!

Bio:

Frank W. Butterfield, not an assumed name, loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun.

Although he worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast.

Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983.

After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he currently makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel with superior water pressure that was built in 1947.

While he hasn’t met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

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04Dec/20

Wayne Goodman

December 4, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Wayne Goodman as the guest on Episode 295 – I’m Missing a Part of My Brain!)

Wayne Goodman, writer of historical fiction and producer of the Queer Words Podcast, joins us to discuss his recent releases, Tim Tam and the Space Pirates, and his collection of queer short stories, All the Right Places.

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Wayne Goodman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life (with too many cats). Goodman hosts Queer Words Podcast, conversations with queer-identified authors about their works and lives. Over the last decade he has mainly written historical fiction with an emphasis on queer characters. Recently, Wayne has branched off into the world of Middle Grade Readers. When not writing or recording, he enjoys playing Gilded Age parlor music on the piano, with an emphasis on women, gay, and Black composers.

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27Nov/20

Andrew Faulk, M.D.

November 27, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Andrew Faulk, M.D. as the guest on Episode 296 – Things Will Never Be The Same After This!)

Andrew Faulk M.D. joins us for a powerful and thought provoking conversation about his journey as a doctor during the hard days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His book, My Epidemic: An AIDS Memoir of One Man’s Struggle as Doctor, Patient and Survivor shares personal memories of those he treated, takes a hard look at survivor’s guilt, and offers advice on saying goodbye. He currently blogs about the healthcare industry and state of COVID, and is someone you’re going to want to follow.

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ANDREW FAULK, M.D., a native of Seattle, received his B.A. from Columbia University where he graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his M.D. from the University of Washington. During the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, while still in medical school, Faulk saw his first AIDS patient. After training in San Francisco, an epicenter of the AIDS epidemic, in 1988 he moved to Los Angeles where he limited his practice to others with the disease. He now lives with his husband, Frank Jernigan, in San Francisco where he paints with shattered glass and is active in progressive politics.

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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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