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22Jan/21

Jade Winters

January 22, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Jade Winters as the guest on Episode 304 – Get Some Reins on Me!

Jade Winters jumps into a discussion on her journey from author to filmmaker. She shares her books, film, and pending project in a discussion about storytelling and funding.

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While Jade Winters has been putting words together since she was a child, it wasn’t until 2010 that she became a serious writer. As a full-time author, she has published several novels in the lesbian fiction genre as well as a number of short stories.

Jade was born and educated in London where she studied journalism for three years at a London University. She now makes her home in Dorset in the South of England with her partner and furry companions Zorro, Buttons and Zeus.

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15Jan/21

Rachel Mann

January 15, 2021

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Rachel Mann as the guest on Episode 303 – Sex, Death, and Religion!

Rachel Mann, one of the first ordained transgender priests in the Church of England, teases us with secrets about her page-turner novel, The Gospel of Eve. We discuss ancient religious texts, conspiracies, and the historic church’s taboo practices!

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Rachel Mann is an Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in Manchester, UK. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2, contributing to Pause for Thought and presenting The Daily Service. She is also a visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester Writing School Manchester Metropolitan University. Rachel was one of the first transgender priests to be ordained in the Church of England.

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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!

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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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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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20Nov/20

J. Marshall Freeman

November 20, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome J. Marshall Freeman as the guest on Episode 295 – Coming Out As a Novelist!)

J Marshall Freeman shares his latest release, The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood. We talk about the evolution of the book and real, self-discovering queer characters in a world with dragons!

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J. Marshall Freeman is a writer of fiction and poetry, a musician, and graphic designer. He is a two-time winner of the Saints+Sinners fiction contest (2017 and 2019). In 2019, he published “Arthropoda,” a chapbook of poetry.

In December 2020, his young adult fantasy novel, The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood, will be published by Bold Strokes Books. Upcoming work includes the young adult adventure novel, Barnabas Bopwright Saves the City, and the climate change science fiction novel, Cicada Rises from the Earth.

He lives in Toronto, Canada with his husband and dog.

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13Nov/20

Kirsten Beverley-Waters

November 13, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Kirsten Beverley-Waters as the guest on Episode 294 – Lean Into It A Bit! (Or… The Big Gay Epic Adventure!)

Kirsten Beverley-Waters, a motivational speaker, author, and movement coach, joins us to discuss some life lessons and wellness approaches presented in her book Struggle Guru.

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Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a motivational speaker, author, movement coach, and yoga teacher who leads workshops and retreats around the globe. As the founder of Aiiro Wellness, an online platform and sharing space for health and healing, she is an advocate for total wellness that is centered on a deep mind and body connection. Kirsten believes that vulnerable storytelling, strong laughter, and the sweetness of a donut can cure almost anything.

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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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