The guys kick off the show wishing everyone a happy Pride month. Jeff talks about Mississippi YA librarian Stefani, who created a Pride display only to have it removed by her library before the day was over due to complaints. Jeff encourages everyone who sees organizations supporting the LGBTQ community to thank them in an effort to make sure love always trumps hate.
After Jeff updates his writing progress for the week, the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour kicks off with Jaime Reese talking about her latest book, A Mended Man and her cover design work as her alter ego Reese Dante.
Will talks about the recently released author lineup for February 2017’s Costal Magic convention. And, following up on last weeks discussion of #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, Jeff highlights an essay he read this week called “Fandom is Broken”.
Debut novelist Richard Pearson stops by to talk about The Role. The interview went long, so this week there’s a bonus segment on the the podcast and YouTube feeds with nearly fifteen more minutes with Richard.
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Here are the things we talk about in this episode:
- Mississippi YA Librarian Stefani’s YA Pride Display on Twitter
- 2016 GRL Official Blog Tour: Jaime Reese
- Jaime Reese: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon
- A Mended Man by Jaime Reese
- Covers by Reese Dante website
- Follow the entire 2016 GRL Official Blog Tour here.
- Costal Magic convention website
- Fandom is Broken by Devin Faraci at Brith.Movies.Death website
- Richard Taylor Pearson interview:
- Richard Taylor Pearson: Website | Facebook | Twitter
- The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson on Amazon
- Jeff’s Review of The Role on JeffandWill.com
- Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle on Amazon
- The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt on Amazon
- Edmund White on Amazon
- David Levithan on Amazon
- Suzanne Collins on Amazon
- Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo on Amazon
- From Harlem to Broadway: A Reading and Conversation with Two New York Novelists: Richard Taylor Pearson and Joe Okonkwo at BGSQD (June 8 @ 7pm ET)
1) I want to say Will, You’re the best. Jeff was being completely professional. Telling us listeners to give more compliments when we see positive pride displayed. Which I agree with 100 percent. Everyone shares their negative thoughts so easily but giving a compliment seems to be hard. The world needs more compliments and positivity and you Will bust in with “Fuck the haters”. I snort laughed. It was fantastic and I also agree with that 100 percent.
2) I think I’ve said this before, so I apologize for the redundancy but……SQUEEEEEE….Spin-off to Hat Trick Series. Do we get more details Jeff or are you leaving me over here in the dark dancing like a crazy person?
3) All these hashtags and fan demands reminds me of the song, “Video killed the radio star.” Not the exact same message by far but I have this fear that studios, writers, producers, etc, will start to adhere to these demands. You want XYZ, well here they are. Just to placate their audience. Keep the money flowing. I guess I fear this will stifle creativity. As someone who would like to write stories but doesn’t have the patience, or more importantly, a creative bone in my body, I rely heavily on you artists to entertain me. I don’t want to lose that because of fan demands. (Does any of this make sense? I know I ramble too much.)
Thank you two for being you! I look forward to Mondays now. Even though this week I didn’t get to watch until Saturday.
Have a good weekend/week!!!
Hi Christina! Thanks for commenting!
1) I loved Will’s burst in, and even more since he got you to snort laugh 🙂
2) I think I’ve said before, although maybe not on the podcast directly, that the spinoff will focus on the Rainbow High team that was introduced in HT3. There was a character that got left out of HT3 for space reasons, plus there’s lots more to do with Scottie, TJ, Bryan and the team.
3) Totally agree with you. I’d rather see what the creator’s going to make rather than tell them how to craft their story.
Hoep you enjoy this week’s show!