For the first time in weeks the guys manage a podcast without an interview segment–meaning nearly all the talk is theirs!
Jeff kicks it off with news about how his writing is going, then it’s a final shout out to Tammy Middleton’s Author’s Sign Off for Autism Awareness, which raised more than $3,000 dollars for Autism Speaks.
Will reviews The Cattle Baron’s Bogus Boyfriend by Nicki Bennett. The Tony Award nominations came out and Jeff & Will spend some time dissecting them before moving on to discussions of The Real O’Neals, superhero shows and the delightful comedy, The Intern. Archie Comics also gets a shout out for its upcoming series featuring gay character Kevin Keller, who will also show up in the CW’s pilot for Riverdale.
Lisa from The Novel Approach stops by with book recommendations from Jordan L. Hawke, Andrea Speed, Charlie David and S. Hunter Nisbet.
Jeff discusses the idea of authors using video-based content, as well as seeing reviewers in the romance genre producing video reviews. Will recaps some of the learning he’s doing–including a book about romance writing from Gwen Hayes and a course from Dean Wesley Smith.
It’s a big anniversary show this week!
Jeff & Will celebrate 21 years since their first date, the podcast celebrates six months and Dreamspinner Press celebrates nine years in business with a week long sale of books from authors who started with them during their first three years (which includes Jeff). Jeff also talks about the decent writing month he had in April and that Tammy Middleton’s Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness Auction ended with a $110 bid for the Hat Trick books.
Jeff will be on the WROTE podcast on Friday, May 6. The guys also gave a shout out to their friend David LaBounty whose Bookstores & Baseball zine was written up on Minor League Baseball’s website and that David had written a nice piece about BGFP on his The First Line Facebook page. The writeup included the instructions for the a BGFP drinking game.
Will reviews two books: The Unstable Stud by Ariel Tachna and Duke in Hiding by M.J. O’Shea. They guys also discuss the upcoming second season of Lifetime’s UnReal and the webseries they caught this past week, UnReal: The Faith Dairies, which focuses on the lesbian character, Faith.
Jay from Joyfully Jay stops by to discuss a couple of LGBTQ panels from the recent RT convention and gives some book recommendations. Then Jeff welcomes Jeff Garvin, author of Symptoms of Being Human to the show to talk about the book, his writing process, Stephen King and more.
And the bonus Jeff Garvin interview segment:
The guys kick off with an acknowledgement of Prince’s death and call out the appreciation CBS Sunday Morning offered. Listeners are also reminded that this is the last week of Tammy Middleton’s Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction as bidding closes on Saturday, April 30.
Jeff reviews The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson before the guys get into talking about this week’s The Voice and Dancing with the Stars. They also gave a shout out to the Pride Coloring Book, from the same team that created the Gay Sex Positions Coloring Book, which is having a GoFundMe campaign to get it off the ground.
Next up Jeff & Will interview Donnie & Greg, the guys behind the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, a book store, gallery and event space inside the LGBT Center in New York City. After the interview the guys reveal that Donnie and Greg are part of the new team of contributors for the podcast which also includes bloggers Joyfully Jay, Love Bytes, The Novel Approach, Prism Book Alliance and QUEERCentric Books.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 28 – Rainbow Book Fair Wrap Up, 13 Author Interviews, 8 Musicals Reviewed & Lots More
On this week’s show Jeff & Will discuss their trip to New York and review the eight musicals they saw: The King & I, Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet, She Loves Me and Disaster.
Tammy Middleton stops by for a brief interview about her Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction that runs all month and Jeff mentions that he’s added a book to the Hat Trick series that’s already up for auction.
Jeff reviews Ariel Tachna’s Unstable Stud before the guys talk about Nyle’s Tarzan Samba on Dancing with the Stars, The Voice’s cut to the Top 12 and the delightful Peanuts Movie. Jeff also calls out his participation in Diane’s Book Blog Hockey Romance Author’s Stanley Cup Bracket feature.
Episode 27’s Question of the Week is answered before the guys recap Rainbow Book Fair, which includes 13 quick author interviews they did with fair exhibitors.
Kicking off the show, Jeff’s Sweet and Sexy gay romance short story collection coming to paperback at the end of the month. Tammy Middleton’s Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction is showcased with a reminder than more than 30 items are available with items from authors including Kindle Alexander, RJ Scott, Sara York, Rick R. Reed, Andrew Grey, Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford and many more.
Among the other topics discussed are B.A. Tortuga’s book Trial by Fire, the movies The Martian and Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2, Cookie Monster’s commercial for Siri and Sara Barellies’ stall for time during a recent preview of Waitress.
Episode 26’s Question of the Week isn’t recapped since the guys recorded this episode early, but the answers received are further down this page. Jeff & Will welcome author Clare London to the show. Clare talks about her latest releases, Branded and Double Scoop as well as her writing process and more. The show wraps up with a new Question of the Week, this one from listener Katie: “I have a friend who loves the darker side of m/m romance. Some favorites are Jack L. Pyke and Joseph Lance Tonlet. What are some others?”
This week the guys are getting ready for Rainbow Book Fair in New York City!
The show kicks off with a brief update on Jeff’s writing and the creation of a production schedule that goes into 2019. Next, they show off the Gay Sex Coloring Book and the picture Jeff colored. On the TV side, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars and the Supergirl/Flash crossover episode are discussed.
April is Autism Awareness Month and friend-of-the-podcast Tammy Middleton is running her annual Authors “Sign Off” for Autism Awareness auction, which features an array of goodies to bid on from authors and publishers–including Jeff’s Hat Trick trilogy in paperback.
Jeff talks about Born for This by Chris Guillebeau and Jeff & Will wish the Love Bytes Review blog, run by Dani Maas, a very happy third Anniversary. The guys go over some answers to last episode’s Question of the Week. Casey at the Bat creator Bob Glasscock joins the show for an interview about the comic, what inspired him to create Casey and what is process is for writing and drawing it. Bob also asks this week’s question: “What comics do you like to read online? Long form? Sci-Fi epics? Gag-a-day?”