Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 45 – Joanna Penn on Author Entrepreneurs, GRL Blog Tour With Lex Chase & More
Writing news from Jeff opens the show this week before the guys talk about out Olympians.
Jeff read and reviews two books: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle and How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune.
The 2016 GRL Blog Tour continues with Lex Chase discussing her new book Urban Fairy Tale, which comes out August 19, as well as her love of the show Lost.
Joanna Penn returns for the second part of her interview. This week she talks about running an author business and focusing on the long game as well as more about author mindset.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 44 – Joanna Penn on Author Mindset, GRL Blog Tour With Hans M. Hirschi & More
Jeff opens with a quick recap of this week: finishing edits on Love’s Opening Night, seeing Grey Gardens in L.A., visiting The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City and catching Star Trek Beyond at the movies.
Hans M. Hirschi stops by as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about his new book Shorts and the upcoming Jonathan’s Legacy.
Jeff & Will welcome podcaster and indie publishing guru Joanna Penn for part one of her interview about her latest book The Successful Author Mindset. The insightful interview is ideal for both authors and readers as Joanna’s tips are applicable to nearly any career.
Jeff opens with the announcement that the Love Is Proud anthology, which benefits Equality Florida’s fund for the victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub shooting, is now out. In addition, he gives some updates on his writing week.
In podcast news, the show is now distributed on iHeartRadio’s podcast network. Listeners are also encouraged to like the show on Facebook where we’ve been experimenting with Facebook Live and Will posts pictures of hot guys reading.
Jeff is participating in Cycle for the Cause: The Northeast AIDS Ride for the sixth year. Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS Services at the LGBT Center in NYC.
Jeff and Will interviewed Joanna Penn earlier in the week about her non-fiction books for authors. Joanna’s interview will air August 8 and 15. It’s loaded with great information for authors and is a peek inside the author business that readers should also find interesting.
Wade Kelly appears on the show as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about her new book, Back Off! That’s My Jock, which comes out August 26. She’s also got a giveaway as part of her blog tour for the book.
The guys talk about summertime TV (Dead of Summer and the Looking finale movie) and review books from M.J. O’Shea, Christian Baines and Ava Drake. They’ve also got the first calendars for 2017… and they’re hot!
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 42 – Michael Vance Gurley Interview, GRL Blog Tour With Deanna Wadsworth & more
Jeff opens with updates on his writing before Will looks at the gorgeous 50th Anniversary hardback of Valley of the Dolls. Will also reviews the special romance edition of the Author Earnings Report that was delivered at RWA.
The listener poll is also in it’s final week. It will close at the end of the day on Sunday, July 31.
The 2016 GRL Blog Tour continues with Deanna Wadsworth as she talks about the latest in the 1 Night Stand series. The Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway continues with a Rafflecopter to win a Fire Tablet loaded with ebooks.
Debut author Michael Vance Gurley chats with Jeff about The Long Season. They are also giving one lucky listener the chance to win an ebook copy of their books The Long Season and Hat Trick. The Rafflecopter giveaway is on the shownotes page.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 41 – Daniel Schloss & Charlie Sohne Discuss “Truth Slash Fiction”, GRL Blog Tour With J. Scott Coatsworth & more
We open by congratulating two LGBT-themed books that won RITA Awards over the weekend: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy’s Him, which won for Mid-length Contemporary Romance, and Alexis Hall’s For Real: A Spires Story, which won for Erotic Romance.
The Reebok CrossFit Games are coming this week (July 19-24) in Carson, California and we talk of our love of the competition and our CrossFit crush on Mat Fraser. Plus we point listeners to the documentary about last year’s games, Fittest On Earth, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
J. Scott Coatsworth is here as part of the GRL Blog Tour. He talks about his latest short story, which is part of the A More Perfect Union anthology, as well as his work in the Queer Sci-Fi community.
Daniel Schloss & Charlie Sohne join us to talk about their award winning comedy pilot, Truth Slash Fiction. They discuss the origin of the show, what the process has been like to shoot and shop the show at festivals and where they hope it goes in the future.
We remind listeners that there’s a poll running through July to find out who listens to the podcast. Everyone should also enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 40 – Scott Pomfret Talks About 4 New Books, GRL Blog Tour With Laura Baumbach & More
Jeff & Will talk about two new books targeted towards authors: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn and How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen. They highly recommend both.
Laura Baumbach joins the show as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about her career writing m/m romance and her new book, which is expected to debut just before GRL.
The guys discuss two movies they’ve recently seen: the dark comedy You’re Killing Me and the drama Those People.
Jeff interviews Scott Pomfret about the four books he’s released this year, including The Second Half: A Gay American Football Story, which Jeff loved.
The show concludes with a reminder to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway and to participate in the podcast listeners poll.