Summertime Reading – BGFP episode 145

Jeff and I kick off the show by looking back at some of their favorite summertime vacation memories.

The Coastal Magic Reading Challenge is discussed.

I’m so happy!!! We celebrate the news that Pose will get a second season on FX! We also discuss the new series from Brian Sloan called West 40s as well as season 3 of the Starz series Outlander. The Amazon original A Very English Scandal is also reviewed.

I review The Garden, the second of Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series (it’s sooo god). Jeff reviews Geoffrey Knight’s The Temple of Time and Rachael Herron’s Fast Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours.

Lisa from The Novel Approach drops by to recommend two series from Gregory Ashe–Hazard and Somerset and HallowFolk–as well as The Heretic Doms Club series by Marie Sexton.

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All the Deets on Coastal Magic Con 2019 – BGFP episode 144

Jeff reviews the audiobooks With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and narrated by Joel Leslie and Hearts in Ireland by J.C. Long with narration by John Steinkamp. He also discusses the children’s book Maiden Voyage. I review The Palisade by Rosalind Abel and narrated by Kirt Graves.

We recently talked to Jennifer Morris, the director of the Coastal Magic Convention. We get all the details on the 2019 gathering, why she started the con and how she curates the weekend’s activities. Jeff and I will be attending Coastal Magic in late February and can’t wait to see everyone there!

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Broadway! Books! Brandilyn! -BGFP episode 143

Registration is now open for the Coastal Magic Convention 2019! We’ll be there. Will you?

Jeff and I review the plays and musicals we saw on our recent New York trip, including Angels in America, The Boys in the Band, Afterglow, Once on this Island, A Letter to Harvey Milk and Carousel.

We also discuss watching Man in an Orange Shirt (it’s so damn good!) and I review Andrew Grey’s The Best Worst Honeymoon Ever.

Brandilyn stops by to recommend the audiobooks of North on Drummond by K.C. Burn and Blood from a Stoner by L.A. Witt.

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Libraries, of the Lavender Sort – BGFP episode 142

Big Announcement! The Big Gay Fiction Podcast will be joining the fun at the 2019 Coastal Magic Convention (February 28 – March 3 in Daytona Beach, Florida).

For movies this week, Jeff talks about the extras on the Love, Simon Blu-Ray while I talk about two older films featuring gay leading men of yesteryear–Jack the Giant Killer and The Female Animal.

We remind everyone that Maiden Voyage, the second book from the duo behind last year’s Promised Land, arrives on June 26. I review Prince & Knight and The Story of Harvey Milk & The Rainbow FlagMeanwhile, Jeff discusses C.B. Lee’s Not Your Sidekick.

Jeff and I visited Sacramento’s Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange to interview board member Trevor Neeley. We talk about the history of the library, what its mission is, how it serves the community and what’s coming as it prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To see Trevor give a tour of the library, go to the last eight minutes of this week’s YouTube video.

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Talking With Charlie David – BGFP episode 140

To kick things off, Jeff and I talk about how much we love Pose, the new FX series from Ryan Murphy that looks New York City’s ball culture in the late 80s. The Netflix original film Alex Strangelove is also discussed. Jeff reviews the first two books in Layla Reyne’s Agents Irish & Whiskey SeriesSingle Maltand Cask Strength.

Jeff interviews Charlie David about his new anthology TV series Shadowlands, which is based on his short story collection. Charlie talks about adapting his stories for television, what it was like directing scripted television for the first time (including directing himself) and what projects are coming next for him.

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Pride Month 2018 Begins! – BGFP episode 139

Jeff and I wish everyone a happy Pride month. We hope you June is filled with light, love, fun and unicorns!

Speaking of unicorns, Jeff reviews The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune and Running with Lions by Julian Winters.

Jeff interviews debut author Julian Winters. They discuss Running with Lions along with how Julian was encouraged to write the book, his love of comic books and what’s coming next.

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