Gregory Ashe talks about his new crossover series Iron on Iron, which unites characters from the four series that make up the “Hazardverse.” He also shares his strategies for balancing the large cast, and why he decided to do a Kickstarter. In addition, Greg discusses his day job as a high school librarian and the book bans he’s dealt with first hand.
Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, October 9.
Jeff & Will kick off the episode reviewing two YA books, Lion’s Legacy by L.C. Rosen and Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee.
Then they bring you a panel discussion that Jeff hosted for a Barnes and Noble NOOKEvent Live featuring authors Gregory Ashe, Josh Lanyon, Layla Reyne, and Felice Stevens. The authors discuss their careers writing queer fiction, as well as how their characters and plots often surprise them as the writing unfolds. They also discussed the joy of bringing back characters in cameos, the challenges of crafting slow burn romances, and they each discuss their recent and upcoming books.
Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, September 25.
Jeff & Will welcome journalist and podcaster Tre’vell Anderson to talk about their book We See Each Other: A Black, Trans Journey Through TV and Film. Tre’vell discusses the history of trans and gender expansive characters in TV and film, and how these representations impacted their own identity and community. They also highlight important moments through history, ongoing issues around representation, the memoir/personal aspects of the book, and advice for improving trans representation in media.
Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, September 11.
Jeff & Will kick off this episode with their thoughts on Heartstopper season 2, and the movie adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue.
Timothy Janovsky discusses his new book New Adult, including its inspiration from time travel movies like 13 Going on 30. He talks about the book’s themes of character growth, “queer time,” memory, and the impacts of making the wrong choices. He also shares how he started writing romance during the pandemic, his love of rom-coms, and his favorite tropes. We also get details on his forthcoming books, including The (Fake) Dating Game, and a queer holiday romance spin on The Santa Clause.
Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, August 28.
This week we revisit our interview with Casey McQuiston from May 2019. It’s the perfect way to get ready for the Red, White & Royal Blue movie adaptation that hits Amazon Prime Video on August 11. Casey shares the inspiration for the book, how it changed during the 2016 election cycle, and some of the tropes and pop culture influences that are in the book. They also talk about the movie, which had been optioned just a few days before the interview.
Look for the next episode of Big Gay Fiction Podcast on Monday, August 14.
Jeff & Will welcome author Robin Knight as he celebrates 15 years of publishing stories featuring queer characters. He talks about the conclusion of the Fathom’s Five adventure series, which is the series that began his career. We also get details on his latest romances with Under the Arabian Sky and Heartless, which is his first m/m/m story. Robin also reveals what else he’s working on, and he’s got book recommendations too.