This week’s Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast was epic for me. Brent Hartinger has been a huge inspiration in my writing over the years, particularly Hat Trick (if you’ve read that, you know he’s one of the authors I call out as inspiration in the acknowledgements). His Russel Middlebrook Series of young adult books informed so much of what I wanted to accomplish with Hat Trick. Now I’ve interviewed him for this week’s episode and it was all kinds of surreal awesomeness for me. I did my best to keep my fanboy at bay, but sometimes it was difficult. I hope you’ll give a listen to the show (and the bonus reel since Brent and I talked for longer than we should’ve) and check out Brent’s new book, The Otto Digmore Difference, as well as his other titles that we talk about.