To kick off the holiday season, Jeff & Will welcome Roan Parrish. The conversation starts with Christmas and Roan’s holiday romance The Lights on Knockbridge Lane. The book, the third in the Garnet Run series, is historic in that it’s the first time an m/m romance has been a part of a Harlequin series line. Roan talks about the romance between Adam and Wes, writing about pets that aren’t cats and dogs, as well as writing her first ever child character.
Shifting gears to Halloween, we discuss Roan’s Audible Original Strange Company. This collection of creepy short stories includes a mix of old and new stories perfect for the season. Roan shares her love of Halloween and scary things, as well as the experience of working with her girlfriend, Timmi Meskers, who composed the music for the production.
Jeff & Will present a conversation that took place between authors Frederick Smith, Chaz Lamar Cruz and Adriana Herrera. The event was part of the book tour for Frederick and Chaz’s book Busy Ain’t The Half Of It. Adriana talked with Fredrick and Chaz about the book and their co-writing experience, including how the process changed since the first book they wrote together. They also discussed reading and writing books with Black characters, the importance of diversity in books and media, and the impact Lil Nas X has had on music and pop culture.
Jeff & Will kick off the show with the announcement of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for October: This Is Not a Horror Movie by Sara Dobie Bauer.
The guys talk about four musicals they’ve watched recently: Diana on Netflix, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on Amazon Prime, Come From Away on Apple, and Dear Evan Hansen at the movies.
Books coming in the first half of October are previewed, including titles by Casey Cox, May Archer, Macy Blake, KD Casey, J.M. Dabney, Farhad J. Dadyburjor, Amiee Nicole Walker, and Briar Prescott. Jeff and Will also review their recent reads: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, Drawing Lines by Jeris Jean, and Busy Ain’t the Half Of It by Frederick Smith & Chaz Lamar Cruz.
Jeff & Will visit Hollywood for this month’s Book Club as they discuss the sexy, sweet story about two actors who fall in love while working on a TV show in Jeris Jean’s Running Lines. As always, in our book club chat there are spoilers ahead so keep that in mind if you haven’t read the book yet.
Jeff & Will welcome back Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach to find out what they’ve been reading recently. Recommendations include books by Alison Cochrun, Penny Aimes, Vawn Cassidy, Rory Michaelson, TJ Nichols, Aden Polydoros, Kate Hawthorne & E.M. Denning, and Hailey Turner.
Episode 333 – Author Julian Winters and Narrator Silas Whitaker Bring “How to Be Remy Cameron” to Audio
Before we get into this week’s interview, Jeff reviews the audiobook of How to Be Remy Cameron, as well as the new anthology Black Boy Joy, edited by Kwame Mbalia.
We are super excited this week to welcome Silas Whitaker, a new audiobook narrator who already has a few titles out for young adult and gay romance fans. Author Julian Winters joins us as well to tell the story of how Silas came to narrate How to be Remy Cameron. We get the scoop on how Silas recorded his first book, managed the large cast of characters, and what his favorite scene was. We also talk about the books Silas has recorded in the gay romance genre. In addition, Julian discusses his short story in the Black Boy Joy anthology.