Writing Historicals: A Panel Discussion – BGFP episode 255

Jeff and I remind everyone that the August installment of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, featuring HJ Welch’s terrific bodyguard romance Troubled Waters, debuts this week.

Back in April, Jeff moderated a panel at Interlude Press’s Tiny Book Festival. In this episode, we’re presenting that discussion, which focused on historical novels from many time periods. The panel features Alysia Constantine, Suzey Ingold, Carrie Pack, Amy Stilgenbauer and Laura Stone. The group not only discusses the books they’ve written but also what they did to research the time period and accurately represent it, why they’re inspired to write historicals and they’ve got book recommendations too.

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Representation and Examining Genre With LaQuette – Big Gay Author Podcast episode 57

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In the second part of our interview with author LaQuette about her Critical Lens workshop, she discusses historicals, why this class is valuable for reviewers and readers as well as the importance of normalizing marginalized characters in the romance genre.

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Davidson Kings’ Haven Heart – BGFP episode 253

Jeff and I are pleased to announce that the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for the month of August is Troubled Waters by HJ Welch.

We also talk about the excellent documentaries We Are Freestyle Love Supreme and Howard and suggest that you check them out.

Jeff shares a listener recommendation before I review the delightful Boyfriend with Benefits by Allison Temple. Jeff reviews two books by Jim Provenzano: Everytime I Think of You and Message of Love.

Davidson King sits down with Jeff to talk about her Haven Hart universe, which includes her latest book To Die For that is part of the spin-off Joker’s Sin series. Davidson also discusses Sticky Fingers, what got her to take the leap to writing her own book and the Diverse Reader review site. Plus she talks about some books she’s been enjoying this summer.

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Audiobook Narrartor Joel Leslie – BGFP episode 252

Jeff and I talk about the super fun High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+. Jeff has more book recommendations from listeners and also gives his review of Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material. I review the heartfelt vacation romance, Honeymoon for One by Keira Andrews.

For this first listener favorite episode, we feature Joel Leslie’s appearances on the podcast. He talks about working with Haley Walsh on the Skyler Foxe Mysteries and with Marshall Thornton on Femme. Joel also talks about what it means to him voicing so many LGBTQ+ characters across more than 200 books.

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Supercharge Your Scene With J Thorn – Big Gay Author Podcast episode 55

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Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight into scene structure. Jeff and J. also discuss J’s podcasts, the events he puts on and what got him into working with authors on craft.

Programming note: We’re taking next week off. We’ll be back with a new episode on August 15.

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