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29Jul/22

J.P. Jackson

July 29, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 30 – JP Jackson + Our Review of Dance of the 41!

JP Jackson returns to share his latest novels: A Tended Garden, Hood’s Ride is Red, Cursed, and Devil’s Due with us. Then Baz and Vance review Dance of the 41 and share who won the week for them!

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J.P. Jackson is an award-winning author of dark urban fantasy, paranormal, and paranormal romance stories that feature LGBTQ+ main characters. He works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, and lives with his husband of 24 years and his two Chihuahuas, Canela and Jalisco.

His other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to grandma), extensive traveling, and believe it or not, knitting.

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April 16, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome J.P. Jackson back as the guest on Episode 316 – We Have To Do This As A Threesome!

J.P. Jackson returns with his latest release, Summoned, and then we discuss his involvement in the FREE writers convention from NineStar Authors – IQARUS Book Con (online May 8th, 2021).

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J.P. Jackson is an award-winning author of dark urban fantasy, paranormal, and even paranormal romance stories, but regardless of the genre they always feature LGBTQ main characters. He works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implements.

At night, the writing happens, where demons, witches and shapeshifters congregate around the kitchen table and general chaos ensues. His husband of 23 years has very firmly put his foot down on any further wraith summonings and regularly lines the doorway with iron shavings and salt crystals. Imps are most definitely not house-trainable. Ghosts appear at the most inopportune times, and the Fae are known for regular visits where a glass of wine is exchanged for a good ole story or two. Although the husband doesn’t know it, Canela and Jalisco, the two Chihuahuas, are in cahoots with the spell casting.

J.P.’s other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to his grandma), extensive traveling and believe it or not, knitting.

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June 22, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome J.P. Jackson as the guest on Episode 169 – Put Strange Things in Your Mouth!!

This week JP Jackson returns to the show to give us a behind-the-scenes on his new novel Magic or Die, explains the continued percolation of the apocalypse, and encourages you to try new things!

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J.P. Jackson works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implements.

At night however, the writing happens, where demons, witches and shape shifters congregate around the kitchen table and general chaos ensues. The insurance company refuses to accept any more claims of ‘acts of the un-god’, and his husband of almost 20 years has very firmly put his foot down on any further wraith summoning’s in the basement. And apparently imps aren’t house-trainable. Occasionally the odd ghost or member of the Fae community stops in for a glass of wine and stories are exchanged. Although the husband doesn’t know it, the two Chihuahuas are in cahoots with the spell casting.

J.P.’s other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to grandma), extensive travelling and believe it or not, knitting.

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July 7, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to announce J.P. Jackson as the guest on Episode 119: I Like Flirting with the Darkness!

This week JP Jackson joins us to discuss his first novel, what happens when you flirt with darkness, finding your genre, and the year of too many projects.

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J.P. Jackson works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implements.

At night however, the writing happens, where demons, witches and shape shifters congregate around the kitchen table and general chaos ensues. The insurance company refuses to accept any more claims of ‘acts of the un-god’, and his husband of almost 20 years has very firmly put his foot down on any further wraith summoning’s in the basement. And apparently imps aren’t house-trainable. Occasionally the odd ghost or member of the Fae community stops in for a glass of wine and stories are exchanged. Although the husband doesn’t know it, the two Chihuahuas are in cahoots with the spell casting.

J.P.’s other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to grandma), extensive travelling and believe it or not, knitting.

 

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26Nov/21

J Warren

November 26, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome J. Warren back as the guest on Season 6, Episode 47 – There Will Be A Quiz Later!

J. Warren returns to share his latest novel, Tygers. We look at an alternate timeline where the ultra-conservative element in the world has radicalized queer individuals.

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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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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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13Aug/21
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David R. Slayton

August 13, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome David R. Slayton back as the guest on Season 6, Episode 32 – A Sort of Gritty Pride!

David R. Slayton returns to share the sequel to his novel White Trash Warlock. Preorders for Trailer Park Trickster are up now. We go over character points of view, and the importance of writing stories that have personal meaning for the author.

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David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.

In addition to writing, David is a regular presenter and speaker on writing. He has appeared on panels at Denver Pop Culture Con and taught workshops the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference, and the Seymour Agency Winter Retreat. He also regularly speaks to library and high school audiences.

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January 10, 2020


It gives us great pleasure to welcome David R. Slayton as the guest on Episode 250 – A Bloody Little Windup Toy!

David R. Slayton joins us for a great conversation about his upcoming work, White Trash Warlock. It’s a laugh-laden exploration of his philosophy about queer writing, own voices, allies and publishing in general. PLUS! We have the longest blooper/outtake in WROTE’s history! Well worth the listen.

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David Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.

In addition to writing, he has taught workshops and appeared on panels at Denver Comic Con, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference, and the Seymour Agency Winter Retreat.

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02Jul/21

Michael G. Williams

July 2, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Michael G. Williams as the guest on Season 6, Episode 26 – Probably Selectively True!

Michael G. Williams joins us to discuss relating the queer experience through horror, science fiction, and urban fantasy. We dive into empowering queer voices rather than exploiting queer identities, and laugh about some of the joys of writing queer stories.

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Michael G. Williams writes queer-themed science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror celebrating monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations.

Michael is an avid podcaster, activist, and gaymer, and is a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi. He cohosts Arcane Carolinas, a podcast about the strange and unexplained found on the backroads of North & South Carolina, and Data at Rest, an information security podcast. He also hosts Social Distancing Radio, a podcast intended to recreate the experience of author readings at science fiction and fantasy conventions. Michael lives in Durham, NC, with his husband, a variety of animals, and more and better friends than he will admit he deserves.

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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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02Aug/19

Christian Baines

August 2, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines back as the guest on Episode 227 – Pollyannas Are Horrible!

Christian Baines returns for a great conversation about Urban Fantasy and his latest release, Sins of the Son, the third book of the Arcadia Trust series.

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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December 1, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Christian Baines as the guest on Episode 140: A Kiss Kill Love Fight Relationship!

This week Christian Baines joins us to talk about his latest novel, Skin, writing the paranormal and the world-building behind it, dark heroes and LGBTQ antiheroes!

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Christian Baines is an awkward nerd turned slightly less awkward author of weird and dark fiction. His work includes the gay paranormal series The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, and Puppet Boy, a finalist for the 2016 Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. Born in Australia, he now travels the world whenever possible, living, writing, and shivering in Toronto, Canada on those odd occasions he can’t find his passport.

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05Jul/19

Casey Wolfe

July 5, 2019

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 223 – I Geeked Out Over the Whole Thing!

Casey Wolfe returns to share the 2nd book in their Inquisition Trilogy, A Vampire’s Redemption, and to fill us in on what they’ve been up to since their last visit.

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History nerd, film buff, avid gamer, and full-time geek; all of these things describe Casey Wolfe. They prefer being lost in the world of fiction—wandering through fantasy realms, traveling the outer reaches of space, or delving into historical time periods. Casey is non-binary and ace, living with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, all of which informs their writing in various ways. Happily married, Casey and their partner live in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio with their furry, four-legged children.

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September 21, 2018

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe back as the guest on Episode 182 – Don’t Quote Me On This!!

Casey Wolfe came back to discuss their new novel, A Mage’s Power, as well as twisting tropes, and reviews as a marketing tool!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all-around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose-leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

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October 27, 2017


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Casey Wolfe as the guest on Episode 135: Weird Stupid Kid Stuff!

This week Casey Wolfe joins the show to discuss their novel, One Bullet, writing contemporary before Urban Fantasy, and world building with Vampires, Mages, and Werewolves – Oh My!

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For Casey, writing equals existence. History nerd, film enthusiast, avid gamer, and just an all around geek. Casey has been known to spend a lot of time dancing around the kitchen to music while cooking. Add in an unapologetic addiction to loose leaf tea, and you get the general picture. Married, with furry, four-legged children, Casey lives happily in the middle-of-nowhere, Ohio.

 

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21Jun/19

OF Cieri

June 21, 2019


It gives us great pleasure to welcome O.F. Cieri as the guest on Episode 221 – Just Go Berserk and Start Shooting Lightning!

O.F. Cieri joins us to discuss their upcoming release, Lord of Thundertown, as well as the role history plays and gender representation in fiction!

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  • Lord of Thundertown – coming soon from Ninestar Press

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O.F. Cieri is a New York historian and author with her first work of fiction being published by Nine Star Press in summer of 2019.

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14Dec/18

Sara Codair

December 14, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Sara Codair as the guest on Episode 194 – Yeah That Happens!

Sara Codair joins us to discuss their novel, Power Surge, and the importance of mental health representation.

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Sara Codair lives in a world of words, writing fiction in every free moment, teaching writing at a community college and binge-reading fantasy novels. When not lost in words, Sara can often be found hiking, swimming, or gardening. Find Sara’s words in Alternative Truths, Helios Quarterly, and Secrets of the Goat People, at https://saracodair.com/

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15Jun/18

Katze Snow

June 15, 2018


It gives us great pleasure to welcome Katze Snow as the guest on Episode 168 – I Can’t Escape the Kink!!

This week Katze Snow joins us to share her novel Sinister Hunger, along with the re-release of Conflicted. She also talks about her love of dark, twisted men and tatties-mince-and-dough-balls.

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After leaving school and renting a crummy flat at sixteen, Katze Snow now lives in Scotland with her wolf-dog and kitty. When she’s not writing or listening to music, she works for a top-secret, underground organization, but sshhh, it’s a secret. She finally published her debut novel in 2016.

Her writing is dark, gritty, and takes satire to a whole new level. Come and join her! But be warned: Katze likes her men dark, twisted and all kinds of messed up. She hopes you do too.

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