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Our Official GRL 2017 Wrap-Up – BGFP episode 107

For the first time ever, we recorded an entire episode on location. Just moments after GRL 2017 finished, Jeff and I sat down in our Denver hotel room and recapped our entire GayRomLit experience. This years retreat was phenomenal and we give you all the details. Check out BigGayFictionPodcast for more, including links to the special live bonus episodes we recorded throughout the weekend!

GRL 2017 Pics Post

Jeff and I made it safely back from Denver and the 2017 GayRomLit Retreat. In a word, it was amazing (as always). Here are a few select pics of us and our adventures.

I moderated several Q&A panels over the course of the weekend. Here I am with Devon Rhodes. Rinda Elliott and Jocelyn Drake.

Moderating a panel with J.R. Gray, Kay Simone and Amy (A.E.) Wasp.

Me with the amazing K.C. Wells.

I met Lucy Lennox!

Jeff and I with K-Lee Klein.

Here we are hanging out with the super talented Shira Anthony.

Holy crap!!! We met Chris Owen!!!

Posing with the always enchanting Poppy Dennison on the day of the big author signing.

Jeff and I with T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes on the night of the Wild West party.

With saloon gal Jay from Joyfully Jay Reviews.

Tired but happy. Jeff and I at the airport for our flight home.

 

New Releases, Book Recs and a GayRomLit Preview – BGFP episode 106

Jeff’s new book, Tracker Hacker,  releases on Tuesday, October 17!!! We discuss the blog tour, how he’s been creating posts, and the promo video he shot.

Brandilyn stops by with recommendations with a spotlight on Felice Stevens.

Jeff reviews the new anthology Myths, Moons & Mayhem: Paranormal Gay Menage and Erotic Romance, which was collected by Dale Cameron Lowry. The guys also review the YouTube show Danny The Manny.

This week’s GayRomLit Retreat is previewed and we discuss the schedule of events we’re participating in as well as what we are looking forward to. The podcast will have several special broadcasts and listeners should keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for specific details.

The 2017 GRL Blog Tour wraps up with A.E. Via who discusses her new book, her first foray into paranormal, and talks about her venture into publishing new authors.

All this and more can be found at BigGayFoctionPodcast.com!

The Dreamspinner Press Author Workshop 2017

Jeff and I made our way to Florida for a couple of days to attend the Dreamspinner Press Author Workshop 2017. If you’re curious about the event itself, be sure to check out what I had to say about last years event (my thoughts haven’t changed). Unlike last year, we managed to take a lot more pictures! Below is our weekend as told in selfies.

Jeff and I

Jeff and I begin our travels at SFO.

 

Jeff and I with the ‘Ari’ half of Ari McKay.

 

Jeff and I with the incomporable Clare London.

 

Jeff and I surround the lovely Tere Michaels.

 

Evening libations with K.C. Wells. Her latest, Step By Step, just came out. Seriously, go buy it!

 

I got to meet Rayna Vause! I loved her book, Extrasensual Perception, so much!!!

GayRomLit 2016 – A Photo Retrospective

 

First Class all the way baby!

First Class all the way baby!

Devon McCormack's reading didn't disappoint. What a filthy bastard!

Devon McCormack’s reading didn’t disappoint. What a filthy bastard!

Three of my favorite people, Jeff Adams, Wade Kelly and Angel Martinez!

Three of my favorite people, Jeff Adams, Wade Kelly and Angel Martinez!

Wade and Jeff at the big author signing.

Wade and Jeff at the big author signing.

Jeff and I manning the Big Gay Fiction Podcast table at one of the Author Lounges.

Jeff and I manning the Big Gay Fiction Podcast table at one of the Author Lounges.

I'm clearly impressed with author K.C. Wells at the Over The Rainbow party!

I’m clearly impressed with author K.C. Wells at the Over The Rainbow party!

Flanked by two of our favorite ladies, Devon Rhodes and T.A. Chase.

Flanked by two of our favorite ladies, Devon Rhodes and T.A. Chase.

DSP Writers Workshop 2016

12552694_10208121833027559_3817766318179304281_nJeff and I got back late last night from the 2016 Dreamspinner Press Authors Workshop, which was held at the Gaylord Palms resort in Orlando Florida, and it was wonderful.

Dreamspinner has been holding these get togethers for years and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to attend. The event is for DSP authors, of which I am not one… yet. Jeff is published with DSP and we’ll be co-writing a book together in the near future, so I’m a DSP aspirant.

The workshop is a terrific, low-key event, that brings together everyone in the DSP family to chat, talk shop and make plans for the coming year. There were several workshops focusing on different aspects of the publishing process: Craft, marketing, business. My favorite was the talk given by dynamo Damon Suede about Scene & Sequel. I’m thrilled that I’m not the only one who geeks-out about Dwight V. Swain’s concepts.

What really makes this event unique is that Anne, Lynn, and Elizabeth are so open and willing to sit down with anyone and discuss upcoming projects, career or just about anything writing related. Jeff and I pitched a couple of ideas that were met with interest, though ‘pitched’ is a bit too high-pressure to describe what actually happened. We had ‘chats’ that should lead to some interesting opportunities in the coming months.

I had a splendid time and want to thank everyone behind the scenes who made it possible. I hope I get the chance to go again next year.

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