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.
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
- 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)