It's Banned Book Week and the guys start off with a reminder of the event The Novel Approach is hosting which they will be sharing on the podcast's Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as talking about the most challenged books of 2015.
Jeff talks about the revival of the musical Falsettos which begins on Broadway this week.
Bea & Leah Kock, owners of The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, stop by for an interview about how they started the only all-romance bookstore in the U.S. They also discuss how they stock the store, who their customers are, the events they have and much more.
Complete shownotes for episode 51, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys open the show with a preview of the Gay Romance Northwest Meet Up happening this weekend in Seattle (September 23 & 24). They encourage everyone to like the podcast Facebook page so they'll be notified of any Facebook Live broadcasts that happen during their trip to the event.
J.R. Barten is interviewed as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour where she talks about her new book, Un;finished.
Jeff and Will preview what they're looking forward to in the fall TV season--because it is premiere week!
Lisa from The Novel Approach stops by with news on Banned Book Week and the event her blog is hosting for the week. Plus she's got three recommendations for listener's fall reading list.
Complete shownotes for episode 50, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Writing news from Jeff opens the podcast as he discusses edits, cover paperwork and turning Dancing for Him into a paperback. Jeff heads to the East Coast this week to participate in Cycle for the Cause and gives details on supporting the HIV/AIDS services offered by the LGBT Center in NYC.
The guys have a poor update on their 60 Day Challenge before Jeff expresses his love for M.J. O'Shea's Marriage of Inconvenience.
Pat Henshaw drops by the podcast as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about the latest in the Foothills Pride series, Relative Best.
Jeff & Will review what they've been watching recently. Will's got the movie Boy Meets Girl. They both talk about finishing off the seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Empire and Dead of Summer. Jeff talks about the upcoming "Breakaway Day" to celebrate Space:1999. Jeff also announces there'll be no Dancing with the Stars conversation on the podcast for the dance show's upcoming season.
Brandilyn from Prism Book Alliance rounds out the podcast with a report on the recent UK Meet as well as what she's looking forward to at GRL.
Complete shownotes for episode 49, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
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 Kevin Keller 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.
Complete shownotes for episode 48, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.