The guys express their sadness that Rainbow Con had to cancel this year. For the authors in the audience, they recommend this week’s episode of the Self Publishing Formula Podcast, episode 57, which features an interview with Data Guy from the Author Earnings Report.
Tammy Middleton stops by to discuss this year’s Autism Awareness Month Auction, which kicks off on April 1. She also talks about her upcoming projects releasing under the name T.M. Smith.
Will reviews the Bob Mizer: AMG, 1000 Model Directory coffee table book while Jeff talks about The Real Thing by B.G. Thomas and Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen
Turning their attention to TV and movies, Jeff & Will discuss the Supergirl/Flash musical crossover episode, Kong: Skull Island and Beauty & The Beast. They also congratulate the crew of Where the Bears Are for hitting their Kickstarter goal so they can begin production on season six.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 76 – Trish Barnaby (aka J.P. Barnaby) Interview, Lammys Finalists, Book Reviews & More!
The guys congratulate the winners of the Foxe Tail audiobook from episode 74.
Former podcast guests Joe Okonkwo, Jeff Garvin and Richard Compson Sater were announced as finalists for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards this past week. They were congratulated along with the authors in the gay romance and lesbian romance categories. The April 8 Bold Strokes Books Signing at the Ripped Bodice Bookstore is also mentioned.
Jeff reviews This Fire Inside by Jordan Nasser and A Matchless Man by Ariel Tachna while Will reviews Faking It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack. Will also discusses the documentary Love Between the Covers, which focuses on the romance book genre.
This week’s Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover and the Broadway Backwards charity event are talked about.
Trish Barnaby, who has written under the name J.P. Barnaby since 2009, is interviewed about her new release Sophie, which is the final book in the Survivors series. She’s also on the Farewell JP tour, which she explains, along with her advocacy for LGBT youth and more.
They discussed GayRomLit registration, which took place February 25 and that they’re looking forward to that October trip.
They reviewed the new Netflix show, Ultimate Beastmaster, and Jeff talked about the debut YA thriller from Igor Max called Awakened, which is the first installment in Max’s Mind Agents series.
Haley Walsh and Joel Leslie are this week’s featured interview. Haley is the author of the Skyler Foxe Mystery series and Joel is the narrator for the audiobooks. Haley discusses the series and how Joel came to be the narrator. Joel talks about his work on the series, including some of the challenges Haley has given him through the books. Haley and Joel are giving away five Audible codes to download Foxe Tail. Podcast listeners can enter to win with the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this page.
The guys discussed the just announced closing of Prism Book Alliance.
Jordan Nasser’s third book in the Home is a Fire series came out late last week. Jeff and Will are excited to read The Fire Inside. To celebrate the release, Jordan is offering podcast listeners to win Amazon ebooks of the first two installments in the series–Home is a Fire and The Fire Went Wild. A Rafflecopter is below to enter.
The show’s new patron, Olivia, is thanked. Patrons are reminded to leave questions for the March bonus episode on Patreon.
Jeff & Will look forward to ABC’s premiere of When We Rise this week. Jeff looks back on last week’s episode of This Is Us. Plus they talk about an NYC concert presentation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: The Musical coming in March.
Michael Scott Garvin is interviewed about his debut novel, A Faithful Son, along with details on how he balances being an interior designer/homebuilder with his love of writing and about his second book, Aunt Sookie & Me.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 72 – M.J. O’Shea Interview, Book Reviews, “Where the Bears Are 2” & More
Will shows off his groovy Valley of the Dolls inspired shirt from Tom’s Trendy Tees.
The podcast’s new patron, Brandon, is thanked.
The Gay Readers Club is discussed as is the new Provincetown bookstore, East End Books Ptown. Jeff reviews new books from Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy as well as Geoffrey Knight while Will reviews Promised Land, a children’s book featuring a farm boy and prince who fall in love.
The guys talk about Where the Bears Are 2 (along with its Kickstarter for season 6) as well as One Million Years BC. They also lament that they’ll miss Sara Bareilles going into the lead role in Broadway’s Waitress.
M.J. O’Shea is here to talk about her latest Dreamspun Desire along with her prolific writing life.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 71 – Poppy Recaps Coastal Magic, Joyfully Jay Talks Theme & Books & More
The winner of the Valentine’s Day Gay Romance Paperback Giveaway is announced. Congratulations Sue!
The guys talk about skipping Rainbow Book Fair and Rainbow Con this year, along with the news that GayRomLit registration is set to begin February 25.
The podcast’s new patron, Brent, is thanked. Patrons are reminded that the February bonus episode will be posted on Tuesday, inside Patreon, for Valentine’s Day.
Poppy Dennison has a recap of last weekend’s Coastal Magic convention.
Will talks about some podcasts you should be listening to form Rachael Herron. An episode of Smart Podcast, Trashy Books is also mentioned since it features Bea & Leah from The Ripped Bodice bookstore. CBS Sunday Morning‘s Valentine’s weekend story on romance books is discussed.
Jeff reviews the latest romance from Kindle Alexander as well as a middle grade series about musical theatre nerds by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead while Will looks at the new Dreamspun Desire from M.J. O’Shea.
Jeff gets musical with news about the current Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical playing movie theaters. TV shows Powerless and Crazy-Ex Girlfriend are also discussed.
Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by to talk about her website’s upcoming theme week, plus offers up three book recommendations.