Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022
Big Gay Fiction Podcast celebrates Pride 2022 with the Big Gay Fiction Fest, a special series of author spotlights, panel discussions, and a Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection.
Episode 387 – Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Cozy Mysteries with Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito and S.C. Wynne
We’re talking about cozy mysteries in this final Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion. Authors Michael Craft, Frank Anthony Polito, and S.C. Wynne join us to discuss the genre, what got them started writing in it, and we learn about their latest releases. Each author also shares what aspects of cozies they enjoy most, the most interesting thing they’ve learned in their research, and what Pride means to them in 2022.
For this final Author Spotlight of Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 we welcome Beth Bolden. Beth gives us the scoop on her new Miami Piranhas series, and why she loves sports romances so much. Beth also shares how her love of analysis helps her fiction writing, the pros and cons of setting her books in one big universe, and how her writing has evolved over the years. Of course, since this is a Pride month episode, we also hear what Pride means to her and how that comes through in her stories.
Episode 385 – Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Paranormal Romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe
For our second Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we take on paranormal romance with Jenn Burke, Kiki Burrelli and Mia Monroe. We talk about the differences and crossovers between urban fantasy, magical realism and other genres, as well as the work that goes into creating a world where you decide all the rules. Of course we also discuss what drew each of them to write paranormal, their latest books, and how they make paranormal creatures uniquely their own.
J.R. Gray joins us for this Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 Author Spotlight. We talk with Gray about how making up sci-fi stories when he was young led to the queer romance author he is today. He also shares how a pre-pandemic discovery about himself helped him stay focused and writing through it all, and how he likes to learn at least one new skill per year. We also discuss his new Love Equations series, how his stories have evolved over the years, and what Pride means to him.
Episode 383 – Fiction Fest Panel Discussion: Historical Romance with Merry Farmer, Annabelle Greene and Cat Sebastian
In this Big Gay Fiction Fest panel discussion we talk about historical romances with Annabelle Greene, Merry Farmer and Cat Sebastian. In addition to talking about the latest books from Annabelle, Merry and Cat, we find what brought them to historicals and why they write in the periods they do, the importance of showing queer love and happiness in their stories, why historicals are so popular now, and what Pride means to each of them.
Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride 2022 begins! The guys announce the the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for Pride is the super sexy second chance, bodyguard romance Under His Protection by LaQuette.
For the first Fest Author Spotlight, Kate Hawthorne talks about her latest series, Not Ready for Love, including how the inspiration for the books came from cover photos that she saw. Kate also discusses how standalones books often turn into series, the types of kink and angst she likes to include in her stories, and the importance of keeping the writing process fun.