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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 48 – Christian Baines Interview, GRL Blog Tour With Brandon Witt & More

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This week featuring
Brandon Witt

Jeff was in L.A. during the past week and visited The Ripped Bodice bookstore again–this time to talk with owners Bea & Leah Koch for an interview that will be coming up in episode 51 (September 26). He also talks about the editing and paperback formatting he’s been working on.

The guys got big news this week–they’ll be hosting a Podcasting 101 workshop during RT in Atlanta (May 2017). They are excited and maybe a little freaked out.

Jeff once again mentions Cycle for the Cause and the book giveaway he’s doing for U.S. residents who pledge $100 or more and he thanks his past week’s donors. On the book front Jeff & Will call out accomplishments from Devon McCormick and Riley Hart as well as TJ Klune news and the latest installment of the Life with Kevin comic book that comes out this week.

Fall Book conventions are underway as the UK Meet, Decatur Book Fair and the Central New York Author Expo all took place over Labor Day weekend. Jeff and Will have an update on the 60 Day Challenge they are doing and a shoutout to Star Trek on its 50th anniversary.

Brandon Witt previews two new series and chats about what he’s looking forward to in Kansas City as part of the GRL Blog Tour. Christian Baines also stops by to discuss his latest urban fantasy, The Orchard of Flesh.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 47 – GRL Blog Tour With Arshad Ahsanuddin, Dani from Love Bytes has Book Recs & More

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This week featuring
Arshad Ahsanuddin

Contract news from Jeff opens this week’s show before the guys mention Joanna Penn’s appearance on the Self Publishing Podcast where she talks more about the Successful Author MindsetThey also discuss the first week’s progress with their Sixty Day Challenge.

Continuing to look at 2017 calendars, Will shows off the Michael Breyette calendar that was recently released.

Jeff makes the offer that anyone in the U.S. who donates $100 or more to Cycle for the Cause can receive signed copies of the Hat Trick trilogy in paperback. He also thanks Nancy and Wade for their generous donations to the ride.

Arshad Ahsanuddin stops by as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour to talk about his latest book, Insurrection (The Interscission Project Book 3). 

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Will talks about movies he’s recently seen: Holding the Man and Me Him Her. Jeff focuses on binging Crazy-Ex Girlfriend plus Empire and Mr. Robot.

Dani from Love Bytes Reviews makes her podcast debut by offering up books and series that she’s been enjoying.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 46 – A.J. Truman Interview, GRL Blog Tour With C.S. Poe & More

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C.S. Poe

Jeff kicked off the show with writing updates before giving a shoutout to the SkullFace Project, which is a creation of artist Matthew O’Brien. It combines his love of art, music, history, celebrity and current events.

The proposed TV pilot Truth Slash Fiction (which the guys absolutely love) became an official selection for both ITVFest-Independent Television Festival and the New York Television Festival.

Jeff talked about the new comic book, The Backstagers, which chronicles the behind the scenes adventures of a high school stage crew whose members cover the LGBTQ spectrum. Will reviewed Marriage of Inconvenience by M.J. O’Shea, which is her third Dreamspun Desires book in 2016. Jeff and Will also discuss their sixty day fitness goal to eat right in advance of GRL.

C.S. Poe joins the show as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about her latest book, The Mystery of Nevermore, as well as her time teaching in Japan. Next A.J. Truman is interviewed about his Browerton University series and makes some book and Netflix recommendations.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 45 – Joanna Penn on Author Entrepreneurs, GRL Blog Tour With Lex Chase & More

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This week featuring
Lex Chase

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.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 44 – Joanna Penn on Author Mindset, GRL Blog Tour With Hans M. Hirschi & More

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This week featuring
Hans M. Hirschi

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.

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Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Episode 43 – GRL Blog Tour With Wade Kelly, TV & Book Talk & more

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This week featuring
Wade Kelly

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!

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