The guys reveal the May 2020 Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection: Romancing the Rough Diamond by Clare London. Jeff shouts out a recent episode of Tea & Strumpets, which featured KJ Charles’s Band Sinister.
Jeff & Will discuss the documentaries Studio 54: The Documentary, Cherry Grove Stories and Circus of Books. Jeff reviews Layla Reyne’s Variable Onset as well as the new children’s book The One and Only Dylan St. Claire by Kamen Edwards and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.
Emma Scott discusses her book Someday, Someday, including the research she had to do in order to write about the many elements the book tackles, including opioid addiction and conversion therapy. Emma also talks about what got her started with writing and her shift from fantasy to romance.
In this episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, Jeff and Will discuss LOL: Laugh Out Loud by Lucy Lennox & Molly Maddox.
Jeff talks about the new Netflix series Hollywood, which premieres Friday, May 1. Will reminds everyone that the April Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode featuring LOL: Laugh Out Loud by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox drops on Tuesday, April 28.
Jeff reviews Surreal Estate by Jesi Lea Ryan and Will reviews Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian.
K.M. Neuhold is here to talk about Nailed, the latest in the Four Bears Construction series that releases on May 1. She also discusses the Love Logic series, her co-writing with Nora Phoenix and what got her started writing m/m romance. There’s also some teasers about what she’s working on next.
Jeff talks about an article he wrote for Frolic featuring some of his favorite m/m hockey romances to read since there’s no hockey on TV. Will lets people know what’s happening in this month’s Patreon bonus episode.
Will reviews Temporary Husband by Dev Bentham while Jeff talks about The Fever King by Victoria Lee.
Julian G. Simmons joins Jeff this week to talk about his work as the narrator of Jordan L. Hawk’s Whyborne & Griffin series. Julian shares about how he got the gig and how he prepared to record the books. He also discusses his background in performing as well as his writing and producing projects.
Candy Miller from Interlude Press talks with Jeff about The Tiny Book Fest, which takes place on Sunday, April 19 and Sunday, April 26 with several panels designed to bring authors and readers together to celebrate books in a virtual environment.
Alice Archer discusses her new novel, The Infinite Onion. She has details on what prompted her to write the story of Grant and Oliver and where the title comes from. She also chats about her other books, Repeating History and Executive Decision, as well as telling the story of how she got started writing.
Jeff talks about this week’s release of Keeping Kyle and the rest of the Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid Romances. The guys also announce the April pick for the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, LOL: Laugh Out Loud by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. They also shout out a live-streamed, benefit performance of Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart that takes place Monday, April 6.
Jeff & Will recommend some great things available on streaming services to help pass the time. The picks include TV shows Toy Boy and Time After Time, documentaries At The Drive-In, Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four and Man Made, and movies The Sun is Also A Star, I Am Jonas, Just Friends and The Thing About Harry.
As a sample of what happens on the Big Gay Author Podcast, Jeff & Will present four author Q&A’s that have appeared on that show. L.A. Witt, Gregory Ashe, Layla Reyne and Lucy Lennox each offer insight into their writing process, successes and failures, as well as offer advice to those just starting out.